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Sr Project Manager - Portfolio Management

About PPD:

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!

About the Department:

Our colleagues in corporate IT strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of adapting to changing financial and industry environments.

About the Position:

ThePM / Senior Project Manager- IT Portfolio Management coordinates and monitors multiple complex IT projects from initiation through delivery within the Portfolio Management team. This role reports into the Associate Director, IT.

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 well-being of our employees.

Job Description:

The IT PM- Portfolio Management serves as the liaison between IT and the business line to ensure that all targets and deliverables are met.
  • Develops project plans and cost estimates.
  • Manages cross-project inter-dependencies in order to avoid potential impacts and identify optimizations in regards to scope, schedule, budget, and resource utilization.
  • Works under minimal supervision and may assist less experienced peers to identify and evaluate fundamental issues on the project.
  • Reviews data on complex issues, makes good business decisions, and ensures solutions are implemented.
  • Ensures all project deliverables meet the customer's time/quality/cost expectations.
  • Manages and provides oversight and direction to allocated project team members to ensure quality and timely delivery of project requirements.


Job Qualification:

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 5-8+ years' project management experience in systems development, application development and implementation)

Project Management certification (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience in PMBOK v. 6, Six Sigma, COBIT, ITIL, or other QMS frameworks
  • Experience with various systems, such as, CTMS, eTMF or TMF, content management.
  • Experience with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors, data integrations, data migrations and data analytics reporting / dashboards.
  • Highly skilled level of proficiency in the key principles of cross-functional project management (ex: time, quality, cost)
  • Excellent financial acumen
  • Proven track record of project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work across the organization and interact/influence/negotiate effectively at all levels
  • Critical thinking skills with solid judgment and strong initiative
  • Proficiency in leadership/influence and collaboration across multiple and diverse groups
  • Strong leadership skills and teamwork abilities
  • Ability to delegate and effectively prioritize own and project team members workload
  • Ability to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications such as Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Seasoned in managing geographically distributed teams
  • Familiar with formal change management processes and methods (Prosci or similar approach)

Management Role:

No line management responsibility. Must be able to manage teams by influence

PPD values the health and well-being 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.
  • Ability 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 (under 10%)

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.

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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