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Sr Project Manager - Ph IIIb / IV - Interventional Hematolgy / Oncology Clinical Trials Team (Remote

The Senior Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the successful implementation and completion of our most complex and challenging recruitment campaigns and retention programs. As a Senior Project Manager on our team, you will oversee and be accountable for all aspects of projects and serve as a mentor to more junior team members. You are, first and foremost, the client's advocate to Acurian and Acurian's advocate to the client. You set the tone for the customer service focused atmosphere crucial to our success. Our team is made up of highly sophisticated and responsive, cross-functional team managers who understand the balance between delivering on customer expectations and maximizing revenue for the company - and further that the former feeds the latter.

Job Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Leads internal team members to ensure recruitment and retention project milestones are met as contracted.
  • Ensures revenue is realized and projects function within budgetary perimeters for each project/program assigned.
  • Understands fully each protocol assigned, in collaboration with Recruitment Strategy & Analytics, Marketing Operations, and Creative, and is able to lead and participate in creation/coordination of patient recruitment strategy.
  • Serves as an extension of the client team in order to successfully spearhead the completion of internal deliverables in accordance with study timelines.
  • Partners with Account Directors to ensure that client expectations are well defined and achieved.
  • Responsible for leading every client facing meeting which may include, but not limited to, discussing contract deliverables, budget allocation, explaining performance metrics, projection modeling, and site performance.
  • Monitors and coordinates the efforts of the internal and external project teams and acts as the primary point of contact for clients.
  • Leads the development of project turnaround strategies when initial approaches are not working.
  • Analyzes recruitment reports and projections and implements changes to strategy/tactics as necessary to achieve contracted goals.
  • Oversees IRB approval processes for all patient recruitment and retention materials.
  • Provides feedback to Management regarding the maintenance of effective levels of recruitment activities for each project.
  • Provides customer training on Recruitment and Retention Manager, Acurian's patient tracking software platform.
  • Ability to successfully manage Acurian's most complex projects and challenging sponsors. Complex projects are considered, but not limited to: budgets exceeding $3MM, global, multi-protocol, and difficult TAs
  • Serves as mentor to more junior project managers.
  • Actively participates in the development and presentation at Bid Defense and Capabilities meetings as needed.
  • Conduct an annual performance evaluation of direct reports when applicable.

Job Qualification:

Requirements:Minimum of five to seven years of experience in project management in clinical research or patient recruitment, marketing/advertising, or other process-driven, revenue-dependent environment.Demonstrable leadership and problem-solving abilities.Keen customer service instincts.Comfortable in a results-driven, revenue-focused atmosphere that rewards individuals based on merit.Minimum two to three years of experience in basic profit/loss and costing principles specific to project financeKnowledge base of clinical research, methodology, protocol and study design, and IRB approval process.Experience in patient recruitment and retention process. A history of attention to detail, self-motivation and strong computer skills (MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Ability to work individually or within a team in whatever capacity may be required to ensure timely delivery of timeline assignments and/or resolution to current issues.Bachelor Degree strongly preferred.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Strength in public speaking and presenting.Ability to manage multi-faceted projects. Ability to travel ~25%.Working ConditionsWork is performed in an office/ laboratory and/or a clinical environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to electrical office equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Physical DemandsAbility to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Frequent mobility required. Occasional crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs. Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups. Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task. Regular and consistent attendance.Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, the parent company of PPD Development, L.P. and Acurian, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.



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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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