Senior Director Medical Writing

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


PPD’s mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

We have a new role within our Global Medical Writingteam for:

Senior Director Medical Writing

Job purpose and responsibilities:

Provides strategic direction, leadership, and management for the Global Medical Writing department to secure successful completion of medical writing deliverables. Develops organizational structure, recruits and manages staff to ensure excellence in performance. Develops and manages operating budgets for the department. Identifies and develops business opportunities involving new Medical Writing projects and opportunities for the company. Provides support to Business Development and Contracts & Proposal Development for proposal development, client interactions and presentations. Assists in resource utilization, strategic insight, policy development and goal implementation.

PPD’s mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

We have a new role within our Global Medical Writingteam for:

Senior Director Medical Writing

Job purpose and responsibilities:

Provides strategic direction, leadership, and management for the Global Medical Writing department to secure successful completion of medical writing deliverables. Develops organizational structure, recruits and manages staff to ensure excellence in performance. Develops and manages operating budgets for the department. Identifies and develops business opportunities involving new Medical Writing projects and opportunities for the company. Provides support to Business Development and Contracts & Proposal Development for proposal development, client interactions and presentations. Assists in resource utilization, strategic insight, policy development and goal implementation.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s (scientific discipline preferred) with 10 or more years relevant experience or an advanced degree with 10 years relevant experience

6 experience within the pharmaceutical industry

5 years supervisory/management experience

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent understanding of business principles, including contracts and proposals Exceptional understanding of departmental and project finances Excellent knowledge of drug development, including ICH and regulatory guidelines Ability to effectively communicate with potential clients and corporate leadersDemonstrated evidence of strong management skills, including the ability to supervise and evaluate departmental personnel Demonstrate innovation and leadership in developing new ideas related to Medical Writing, including process improvements

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - 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 until Monday, March 1st – we’d love to hear from you.

As we are likely to receive many applications, sometimes we are unable to provide feedback to everyone.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s (scientific discipline preferred) with 10 or more years relevant experience or an advanced degree with 10 years relevant experience

6 experience within the pharmaceutical industry

5 years supervisory/management experience

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent understanding of business principles, including contracts and proposals Exceptional understanding of departmental and project finances Excellent knowledge of drug development, including ICH and regulatory guidelines Ability to effectively communicate with potential clients and corporate leadersDemonstrated evidence of strong management skills, including the ability to supervise and evaluate departmental personnel Demonstrate innovation and leadership in developing new ideas related to Medical Writing, including process improvements

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - 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 until Monday, March 1st – we’d love to hear from you.

As we are likely to receive many applications, sometimes we are unable to provide feedback to everyone.


2021-02-22 00:00:00


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