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Phase 1 Project Manager

Manages allocated studies according to timelines and quality standards. Coordinates activities of all functional departments and vendors involved in the project; in some cases the multi functional project management lead will have to take direct responsibility for the clinical subspecialty functional area. Works with team and management to develop plans/guidelines for project implementation using PPD tools. Monitors and analyzes project status to ensure successful completion of project parameters, milestones, timetables (i.e., regulatory document, research agreement, site payments, interim monitoring, CRF retrieval, CRF data entry, etc.). Ensures teams are entering and updating internal tracking tools e.g. Project Pulse, CASCADE, etc. Works with team to identify potential risks, develop contingency plans.

• Acts as principal liaison between Sponsor and PPD by facilitating the flow of information between PPD and client. Provides Sponsor with timely project updates, project related fiscal information, ensures correct protocol interpretations, and obtains direction and feedback on implementing scope of work. May discuss and obtain feedback from Sponsors regarding PPD's performance to date.

• Plans and communicates to team members study specific tasks and priorities for projects. Delegates, as appropriate, assigned responsibilities to project team members. Liaises with managers in all functional areas within PPD to optimize performance and utilization of the project team members. Appropriately escalates any issues or potential issues to the Project Management Director or Associate Director for all project related issues.

• Works closely with finance and legal to manage all financial and contractual aspects of the study including establishing and recognizing financial milestones for invoice and subcontractor purposes, subcontracting with third-party service providers, approving subcontractor invoices, establishing proper accrual for investigator grants, assisting with negotiation of the investigator grants as needed and similar pass-throughs. Works with the project team to establish appropriate controls to ensure that project resources and expenses are aligned

with budgets. Works closely with Project Management Director or Associate Director to provide details for the development and negotiation of contract modifications, as needed.

• Ensures that appropriate assessment and coordination of project/protocol specific and therapeutic area training needs and activities are occurring for the team members as needed.

• Provides input into hiring, performance management, training and other activities related to leading project staff members across functional areas.

• Works to prepare and present at client meetings as the assigned Project Manager. Attends bid defenses as necessary.

Job Qualification:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (Time, Quality, Cost).

• Solid financial acumen.

• Applies a range of negotiation techniques to achieve desired outcomes with evidence of commercial and organizational acumen.

• Displays effective communication skills (listening, oral, written) and can communicate in English language (oral,written).

• Sound interpersonal skills, is flexible and adapts to changing situations.

• Has the ability to persuade, convince, and influence or impress others.

• Is organised, proficient at multi-tasking with good attention to detail.

• Able to lead, motivate and coordinate teams. Coach/mentor team members as appropriate.

• Able to delegate, effectively prioritizes own and workload of project team members.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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