This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Sr Project Manager - Labs (Cell Lab)

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.  At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health.

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.


As a Senior Project Manager you are responsible for direct oversight of client project portfolio management.  The Senior Project Manager provides leadership of the PPD project team and acts as chief liaison to the operational personnel of major clients, often working globally, with multi-functional leads to appraise project risks, interpret data, apply financial stewardship and achieve timely and high quality study milestones.


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.


Essential Functions: 


Provides oversight and coordination of client portfolios.  Provides oversight to internal departments and external clients to ensure the project requirements are understood, agreed and followed at all times (requires negotiating and real-time decision making with clients).  Facilitates the flow of technical and laboratory information to all stakeholders.  Consults and uses, where appropriate, the scientific input of laboratory management and technical staff to assist the client with management of the project.


Prepares the project specifications documents and follows the preparation according to budgets and contracts. Maintains at all times an updated project master file with version controls for specs, budgets and contracts. Ensures sponsors have authorized and signed off most recent versions of all documents and that a contract exists prior to deliver any services. Assures compliance with FDA and Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines, PPD SOP’s, personnel policies and procedures, PPD Exposure Control Plan, IATA, and other regulations regarding the transport of biological specimens.


During initial review of project documentation, consults with internal groups and support staff regarding procedural and budgetary items and the necessity for change due to any subsequent project documentation amendments. Obtains other functions’ commitment to close gaps and address issues timely and effectively. Serves as chief liaison between sponsor and all PPD internal departments performing the required tasks during all project phases. Controls, manages and follows day to day activities during the course of the project to resolve any issues and answer queries.


Actively consults with IT and data management development groups in the design, validation and implementation of new software and functionalities pertinent to project management activities.


Consults with BD and finance staff during initial project documentation review on standard services and costs, supporting RFP feasibility assessments. Advises on possible solutions if needed. Drafts responses for proposals.


Responsible for accurate invoicing and coordinates with Finance and laboratory management for all billing/invoicing for the client’s portfolio of projects.


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 5 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


·        Strong science and business acumen

·        Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

·        Strong negotiation skills

·        Superior time management, planning, and organizational skills

·        General knowledge of biopharmaceutical development, manufacturing, and approval processes

·        Competent with project management tools and software, including Microsoft Project

·        Demonstrated compliance with procedures and policies

·        Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively in a stressful environment

·        Extensive knowledge and experience in Project Management

·        Strong client relationship management skills

·        Ability to work effectively with multi-level teams


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 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.





Apply Now

Share this