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Sr Study Start-Up- line manager

PPD is proud to employ over 20,000employees worldwide, across 47 countries and 89 offices. In just over 30 years,PPD has grown to become a leading U.S. based CRO and recently has won accoladesfor industry leading CRA team, employee training & development, excellencein service and numerous awards for Best CRO. Our sustained year on year growthmeans that we are always looking for exceptional clinical talent to join ourcompany.

Since opening in 2007, PPD's offices inChina now include 20 different departments. The combined Beijing and Shanghaioffices are now seven times the size they were two years ago and are continuingto grow. PPD China is able to offer our staff opportunities to collaborate onprojects not only in Asia Pacific, but in regions around the world. You'll havethe opportunity to work on multinational trials-with top-tier sponsors, and onan industry-leading platform.

This is a great time to join PPD China.Currently PPD is recruiting for Sr Study Start-Up- line manager to join our SiteIntelligence & Activation (SIA) department. Our goal-driven teams combineand deliver study start-up activities for clinical trials in China,collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with oursites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease start-uptimelines and exceed expectations.

Essential Functionsand Other Job Information:
  • Manages staff, which may includeinterviewing and selection, job description preparation, professionaldevelopment, goal setting, performance management, behavioral and technicalcoaching and mentoring, employee counseling, and separations. Approves coursesof action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action, andterminations. Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, requests forleave, and overtime. Promotes all aspects of PPD Equal Employment Opportunitypolicy and Affirmative Action Plan. Assures department adherence to goodethical and regulatory standards.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert inproviding guidance to internal customers to develop site activation strategiesand enhance internal/external customer satisfaction. Actively drives sitestart-up activities, including site ID/selection, essential document collectionand MoH / EC Submissions, site contracts and budget negotiations, andcoordination of project-specific requirements for site activations.
  • Manages the contractual aspects ofstudies in collaboration with project teams.
  • Contributes to operational deliverythrough review of patient cards, IP labels, ICF QC, among other documents.Monitors the progress of studies against the contracted FSA/LSA and projectedactivation plan.
  • Develops or contributes to local WPDsand leads/participates in process improvement/training initiatives.
  • Monitors quality issues and facilitatesclient and internal quality assurance audits as required.
  • Collaborates on strategic activities(e.g., conduct feasibility studies, support contacts with investigators forstrategic partnerships etc.), provides input into the bidding process andcontributes to the procurement of new business.
  • Ensures effective allocation of staffto projects. Ensures all staff CVs, training records, position profiles andexperience profiles are complete and up to date.
  • Drafts, reviews, negotiates andfinalizes templates, process and negotiation parameters with clients inaccordance with contractual considerations and processes.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or above
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8+ years).
  • 2+ years of management responsibility

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Substantial leadership, mentoring, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Capable of managing a cross-functional team of professionals who may have expertise in a different areas of clinical research
  • Capable of evaluating medical research data and good understanding of medical terminology
  • Advanced organizational and negotiation skills
  • Effective attention to detail
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills, including English language and grammar
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly word processing and spreadsheets (MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Excellent team player with team building skills
  • Capable of utilizing problem-solving techniques applicable to constantly changing environment
  • Effective understanding of budgeting, forecasting, and resource management

Our offer : As a compensation, you will be provided with a competitive remuneration, corporate trainings and the opportunity to become a part of a fast growing, multinational company. At PPD, we encourage our employees to demonstrate creativity, innovation and fresh insights as well as a solution-focused approach. We also value teamwork, camaraderie and enthusiasm. This is a full-time, permanent position .

Locations we are hiring in are:
  • Office based Beijing
  • Office based Shanghai

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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