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Senior Project Manager - FSP Team

This exciting opportunity is to support our client located in Boston. Requires candidate who is commutable to client location to work partially onsite in their office once conditions are safe to do so. Ideal candidate will have Biotech/Pharma experience working in rare neuromuscular diseases, but will consider alternate indications as well.

PPD is aleading global contract research organization.At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - toimprove health.

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

As a SeniorProject Manager, you are responsible for the overall management and successfuldelivery of the clinical study from start-up through close-out activities. You often work globally, withmulti-functional leads to anticipate problems, find solutions and deliverresults. You lead the collaboration that shows our clients we are one teamfocused on our purpose, mission, and strategy.

  • Works to ensure that all project deliverables meet the customer'stime/quality/cost expectations
  • SPMs may work with Directors and/or Associate Directors, Project management and Contracts & Proposals Development on the development of new proposals and general capabilities presentations to Customers for new business.
  • The SPM, with support from the Project Management Directors and/orAssociate Directors, working in collaboration with other functional area leads,is accountable for ensuring that all project deliverables meet thecustomer/contract expectations, providing accurate hour forecasts, reviewingpass through costs and ensuring timely invoicing.

Grow withinProject Management with opportunities to advance to Associate Director andDirector within Project Management. Orgrow your career in other departments across PPD.

At PPD wehire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power ofbeing one team. It's not just talk - our award winning training programs speakfor 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.

Job Qualification:


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or licensed certified health care training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Has an in-depth understanding and extensive experience working within clinical development (equivalent to five years). This could include specific experience in a particular functional area
  • Can demonstrate experience successfully managing and/or leading large groups or teams
  • Experience using project management software
  • Solid understanding of how to craft and manage a project budget
  • Must possess a valid passport, as appropriate

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Possesses a high level of the following skills and attributes:
  • 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 organized, 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
  • Ability to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc
  • Possesses cross cultural awareness and is able to adapt appropriately
  • Has an in-depth understanding and appreciation of clinical research/development, including medical and therapeutic areas, phases and medical terminology
  • Has experience with leading, liaising and coordinating cross-functional project teams
  • Has an in-depth knowledge/understanding of clinical development guidelines and Directives

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)

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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