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Senior Project Manager - FSP Team

PPD is a leading global contract research organization.  At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health.

We partner directly with our clients to deliver projects from study start-up through close-out activities. In Project Management, you will oversee the delivery of PPD groups collaborating to support our clients.  In short, you are a crucial piece in earning the trust of our clients.


Serves as the Project Lead and primary sponsor contact. Accountable for the overall delivery of the project (quality, time, cost) on behalf of the organization. Establishes and communicates customer expectations to the project team with minimal direction. Ensures that escalation pathways are adhered to internally and externally. Leads the cross functional project team to meet or exceed deliverables. Manages project(s) of increasing complexity (such as but not limited to: multi-service, multi-region/country,therapeutic complexity, financial scope).




•Serves as the primary contact between the sponsor and the organization at the project level.


•Ensures escalation pathways adhered to internally and externally (Rules of Engagement –communication pathways).


•On projects where the scope requires, ensures clear delineation in responsibilities and communication pathways for secondary project leads (such as lead in a specific region, lead for a specific vendor(s) or subset of delivery).


•Drives and owns the overall delivery of the cross-functional project (time, cost, quality).


•Ensures financial stewardship at a project level by demonstrating an intimate understanding of the contract, resource alignment to budget, management of Out of Scope activity, drive the Con Mod process/negotiations and team execution to timelines.


•Establishes, communicates and manages customer expectations to achieve optimal delivery during the project.


•Drives Risk Identification and Issue Resolution at project level (RBQM/RESOLVE).


•Ensures project team compliance with organization policies, SOPs, ICH-GCP, regulatory and project specific requirements.


•Acts as a mentor.


•Develops or contributes to process improvement initiatives.


Grow within Project Management with opportunities to advance to Associate Director and Director within Project Management.  Or grow your career in other departments across PPD.


At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. It's not just talk - our award winning training programs speak for themselves.

To learn how PPD can advance your career, apply now!
What To Expect Next
We look forward to receiving your application. A member of our talent acquisition team will review your qualifications and if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8 years’).
In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 •Technical and systems competency, such as computer skills, to include effective use of systems and applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as organization systems (CTMS,Preclarus, Clarity)
•Ability to delegate and effectively prioritize workload and resources for project team members in a frequently changing environment
•Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
•Proactive, solutions oriented and adaptable in changing priorities and situations•In-depth therapeutic area knowledge and clinical development guidelines and directives
•Advanced knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (Time, Quality, Cost)•Effective interpersonal including the ability to lead, motivate and coordinate cross-functional project teams
•Strong customer serviceskills with the ability to proactively address and prioritize expectations
•Good judgment and decision making skills and proven ability to apply critical and analytical strategic thinking skills to manage complex/ambiguous situations
•Strong negotiation skills with ability to influence others and achieve results, including a cross cultural awareness
•Strong financial acumen with the knowledge andability to minimize risk by proactivelymanaging and adjusting budgets/forecasts/resources
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 


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 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 require travel (Recruiter will provide more details) 

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