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PPD

Manager Data Analytics (Mgr./Sr. Mgr.)

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.     

Data Analytics is an integral part of PPD’s risk-based monitoring strategy, driving centralized monitoring efforts through a new approach to risk surveillance and centralized statistical monitoring. This approach combines the power of statistical and analytical tools with expertise from operationally experienced staff to analyze and monitor clinical trial data. Data Analytics’ staff (CMAs) holistically explore study data to pinpoint meaningful signals, resulting in more efficient and effective resolution of issues and a proactive approach to risk detection. Using this data driven approach, study teams are able to quickly address systemic problems or site performance, directing remediation activities where needed, and positioning on-site monitoring activity in a targeted approach. 

As a Manager Data Analytics, you’ll provide tactical and strategic planning, operational oversight, support and direct supervision of the CMA and Lead CMA functions within Data Analytics.   

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.    

PPD's data analytics group delivers a new approach to risk surveillance and centralized statistical monitoring, combining the power of statistical and analytical tools with expertise from operationally experienced staff to monitor and manage clinical study data. Data analytics staff explores study data holistically to pinpoint meaningful signals, resulting in more efficient and effective issue resolution and a proactive approach to risk detection. Using this data-driven approach, PPD can address study problems or site performance quickly, directing remediation activities where needed and positioning on-site monitoring activity in a targeted approach. 

Data analytics is an integral part of PPD’s risk-based monitoring (RBM) strategy and supports centralized monitoring efforts. Ongoing data assessments from our data analytics group allows to adapt monitoring plans dynamically so that CRAs can focus on the factors that have the greatest impact on data integrity and subject safety. Regardless of the percentage of source data verification (SDV), the data analytics group's centralized statistical monitoring approach identifies risk signals that may be difficult to detect through traditional review methods, such as on-site monitoring.

Data analytics evaluates data within and across studies, sites, countries and regions. Our analytic approach provides insight into:

  • Data errors, deviations.
  • Trends, outliers.
  • Unusual variation (or lack of variation).
  • Potential data manipulation, fraud.
  • Other systematic errors or data integrity issues.

Summarized Purpose:

Provides tactical and strategic planning, operational oversight, support and direct supervision of the CMA and Lead CMA functions within Data Analytics. Works closely with functional area leads to evaluate signals of operational risk at various levels and be an adovcate for risk mitigation strategies.

Essential Functions:

Project oversight, including production, quality, financial management.

Resource management and planning.

Client and Functional team participation, risk escalation.

Manage tools and analytical processes to detect, investigate, diagnose, and mitigate risk within clinical trials more efficiently and accurately from a global perspective.

Develop and manage project and program-specific risk analysis plans, analyze operational and patient clinical trial data to identify and characterize issues and trends that can be indicators of project risk and manage high impact escalations.

Broad trend and risk investigation, process improvements.

Support implementation of departmental and cross-functional initiatives.

May represent the department in meetings.

Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, coaching and mentoring, employee counseling, and separations. Approves courses of action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action, and terminations. Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, requests for leave, and overtime.

Education and Experience:

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, and experience.1 year of leadership responsibilityKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Demonstrated leadership qualities, coaching skills, motivate others

Strong analytical, interpersonal and customer service skills

Excellent organization and communication skills (oral and written)

Prior experience and knowledge in supporting clinical trials, such as clinical monitoring, data management, or biostatistics

Ability to manage project timelines and utilization targetsExperience with Risk Management and ability to solve problems while adhering to regulatory guidelines

Working Environment:    

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:  

 Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.  

 Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.   

 Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds   

 Able to work in non-traditional work environments.   

 Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.   

 May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.  

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.     

PPD Defining Principles:  

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD -  

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.   

 

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