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Project Manager - Patient Access - FSP Team

About PPD:

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.  



Lead operational implementation and ongoing execution of assigned R&D Patient Access programs and initiatives


Serve as the lead for assigned program(s) interfacing with internal stakeholders in Global, Regional, and Local offices as well as external vendors to ensure efficient and compliant delivery of assigned R&D Patient Access programs, and quickly resolve issues when raised.


Manage program level internal training, tracking, and reporting supporting patient access initiatives.


Drive the execution of assigned R&D Patient Access Expanded Access Programs (including program implementation, maintenance, and closure), ensure they meet overall objectives and achieve results for the benefit of patients.


Monitor assigned program(s) operational performance against established metrics, escalating issues as needed and identifying areas for process improvement


Manage relationships with key external partners and vendors on behalf of R&D Patient Access


Collaborate with internal stakeholders for assigned programs, including but not limited to Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Quality, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, Supply Chain, and applicable Business Units to launch and manage programs and design solutions to ad hoc issues, ensuring program alignment to stakeholder needs.


Develop product demand plan and budget for assigned program(s), including tracking and periodic review and updates to ensure quality and timely delivery of efficient programs


Provide regular and ad hoc program reports to internal stakeholders, including updates for the PSMF, PSURs and PBRERs


Deliver regular and ad hoc program training sessions and materials to educate new and current colleagues on R&D Patient Access programs. Creating materials where required/requested.



About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:

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. 

Education and Experience:


Minimum Bachelor’s degree required.


Experience working on global Expanded Access Programs (e.g. Named Patient Programs,  Early Access Programs, Compassionate Use Programs, etc.) preferred


4 years relevant professional experience in a multi-disciplinary, global environment. R&D experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.


2 years of relevant project management or leadership experience preferred


1 years of line or matrix management experience preferred


Knowledge of global research and development and the interface with other organizations, functions and business units


Experience working with supply chain, vendors and external organizations (including corporations, associations, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions) relevant to the patient access field


Experience working within a complex, global organization and demonstrated ability to work across functions and regions at all levels without direct authority


Self-driven and clear track record of results delivery


Experience supporting cross-functional initiatives


Strong written, oral communications and presentation skills


Strong experience in MS Excel (e.g. formulas, ability to take a data set and produce metrics using pivot tables) and in MS PPT (e.g. skilled at developing complex slides)



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 for typical working hours. 

  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments. 

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

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

  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.   

  • This role requires independent travel up to 10%, inclusive of traveling in automobiles, airplanes, and trains. 


PPD Defining Principles:


- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - 

We are game changers - 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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