North America-United States-California-San Francisco
Are you ready to take the next step in your project management career? PPD project management executives work locally and globally to deliver quality to our customers via our experienced teams and our award winning clinical research technology. PPD Project Management executives are rewarded with an annual bonus plan for executives, continued career advancement at the executive level from home-based positions and much, much more!
We welcome the opportunity to show you how we work locally and globally to attract and retain our project management executives!
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
PPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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