Director, Project Management
Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. - Wilmington, NC

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Job Category

Global Late Stage Research

Primary Location

North America-United States-North Carolina-Morrisville - 3900 Paramount


The Director, Project Management works effectively across multiple divisions to direct the delivery of projects/programs within cost, time and quality requirements.

May provide direct supervision, support, training and mentoring to project managers. Works with leadership in all functional areas on the continuous development/improvement of business processes to support cross functional teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately. Serves as a liaison with Business Development and Bids/Contracts for the client presentations and proposal development. Assists in resource utilization, policy development, and implementation of goals.

This position may be responsible for directing and leading the activities of a therapeutic area within a Region and accountable for the P&L of a specific therapeutic area. Develops and drives the specific and overall therapeutic area strategies to ensure optimum performance and achievement of annual plans and targets. Has overall responsibility for instigating and leading change initiatives within the therapeutic area and works with peers of Therapeutic areas in the overall leadership of the Project Management group.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or licensed certified health care training or equivalent combination of education and experience

Demonstrated track record of success in clinical development (equivalent to 8 years) and in leading and developing professional staff in a project led environment

Proven experience developing and managing the budgets and resources of a segment of the business

Experience using project management software

Valid Passport, where appropriate

Or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong leadership skills

Strong financial acumen

Excellent judgment and decision making skills

Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing

Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving ability

Effective organizational skills and negotiation skills

Expert knowledge of project management principles and application

Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management

A relationship builder who is able to work effectively in matrix organizations

Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and Directives

Skilled in process improvement, especially as it applies to clinical trials, clinical development and project management

Knowledge of medical therapeutic area and medical terminology

Strong marketing and negotiation skills

Computer skills

PPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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