Senior Project Manager - GenMed Division
Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. - United States

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Job Category

Project Management

Primary Location

North America-United States


The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the overall coordination and management of clinical trials from start up through close out activities. Directs the technical and operational aspects of the projects -- thus securing the successful completion of clinical trials. Works with major functional area leads to identify and evaluate fundamental issues on the project, interpret data on complex issues, make good business decisions and ensure solutions are implemented.

Works to ensure that all project deliverables meet the customer's time/quality/cost expectations. The SPM, with support from the Project Management Directors and/or Associate Directors, working in collaboration with other functional area leads, is accountable for ensuring that all project deliverables meet the customer/contract expectations, providing accurate hour forecasts, reviewing pass through costs and ensuring timely invoicing.

In addition, SPMs may work with Directors and/or Associate Directors, Project management and Contracts & Proposals Development on the development of new proposals and general capabilities presentations to Customers for new business.


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

Has an in-depth understanding and extensive experience working within clinical development (equivalent to five years). This could include specific experience in a particular functional area

Can demonstrate experience successfully managing and/or leading large groups or teams

Experience using project management software

Solid understanding of how to craft and manage a project budget

Must possess a valid passport, as appropriate

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possesses a high level of the following skills and attributes:

Knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (Time, Quality, Cost)

Solid financial acumen

Applies a range of negotiation techniques to achieve desired outcomes with evidence of commercial and organizational acumen

Displays effective communication skills (listening, oral, written) and can communicate in English language (oral, written)

Sound interpersonal skills, is flexible and adapts to changing situations

Has the ability to persuade, convince, and influence or impress others

Is organized, proficient at multi-tasking with good attention to detail

Able to lead, motivate and coordinate teams. Coach/mentor team members as appropriate

Able to delegate, effectively prioritizes own and workload of project team members

Ability to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc

Possesses cross cultural awareness and is able to adapt appropriately

Has an in-depth understanding and appreciation of clinical research/development, including medical and therapeutic areas, phases and medical terminology

Has experience with leading, liaising and coordinating cross-functional project teams

Has an in-depth knowledge/understanding of clinical development guidelines and Directives

PPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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