Feasibility Strategist (all levels- remote US)

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


About PPD:

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health!

About the Department:

PPD Strategic Feasibility has developed a novel approach to accessing sites and patients—a new approach grounded in clinical innovation that puts the focus on patients. By fine-tuning startup objectives, expanding resources and realigning our expertise and operations, we've created an industry-leading startup approach. This integrated approach allows PPD to focus completely on helping our clients meet aggressive enrollment goals and bend the cost and time curve of drug development.

About the Position:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our global team as a Feasibility Strategist. This position provides input to departmental strategy and the ongoing innovation of the range of feasibility services. We do offer this role as an Associate Strategeist as well.

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees.

Job Description:

The role sources and analyzes data to develop site and patient strategies for proposals and post-award feasibility offerings. He/she will manage assigned feasibility offerings, including pre-award efforts and post-award Trial Optimization and/or Site ID assessments, from the Request for Proposal stage through to the end of the feasibility assessment, delivering accurate and robust data-driven strategies to drive a successful study endpoint.

The ideal candidate will enjoy developing and building strong relationships with internal and external customers at all levels, ensuring clear channels of communication. Specific responsibilities include: Develops and presents site and patient strategies by researching and analyzing data, writing proposal text, participating in bid defenses and serving as functional bidder for assigned RFPs. Leads awarded feasibility offerings by confirming or revising the site and patient strategy and scope of work through discussions with the client and cross functional team members, overseeing creation of the optimal site profile, creating site assessment surveys, reviewing data from sites, determining parameters for tiering sites and providing PSV recommendations. Translates feasibility assessment data/results into visual presentations and/or written reports, as required, and delivers to internal/external stakeholders in the determined forum (e.g. client or team meeting). Organizes cross functional collaboration for trial optimizations and develops and presents the final report to the client. Leads cross functional teams to coordinate Trial Optimization efforts and is accountable for final report deliverable and presentation to the client. Participates in intra and inter-departmental meetings, presenting information on strategic feasibility offerings, demonstrating continued value-add of the department, providing training on best practices, processes and tools and contribute to designated feasibility initiatives About PPD:

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health!

About the Department:

PPD Strategic Feasibility has developed a novel approach to accessing sites and patients—a new approach grounded in clinical innovation that puts the focus on patients. By fine-tuning startup objectives, expanding resources and realigning our expertise and operations, we've created an industry-leading startup approach. This integrated approach allows PPD to focus completely on helping our clients meet aggressive enrollment goals and bend the cost and time curve of drug development.

About the Position:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our global team as a Feasibility Strategist. This position provides input to departmental strategy and the ongoing innovation of the range of feasibility services. We do offer this role as an Associate Strategeist as well.

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees.

Job Description:

The role sources and analyzes data to develop site and patient strategies for proposals and post-award feasibility offerings. He/she will manage assigned feasibility offerings, including pre-award efforts and post-award Trial Optimization and/or Site ID assessments, from the Request for Proposal stage through to the end of the feasibility assessment, delivering accurate and robust data-driven strategies to drive a successful study endpoint.

The ideal candidate will enjoy developing and building strong relationships with internal and external customers at all levels, ensuring clear channels of communication. Specific responsibilities include: Develops and presents site and patient strategies by researching and analyzing data, writing proposal text, participating in bid defenses and serving as functional bidder for assigned RFPs. Leads awarded feasibility offerings by confirming or revising the site and patient strategy and scope of work through discussions with the client and cross functional team members, overseeing creation of the optimal site profile, creating site assessment surveys, reviewing data from sites, determining parameters for tiering sites and providing PSV recommendations. Translates feasibility assessment data/results into visual presentations and/or written reports, as required, and delivers to internal/external stakeholders in the determined forum (e.g. client or team meeting). Organizes cross functional collaboration for trial optimizations and develops and presents the final report to the client. Leads cross functional teams to coordinate Trial Optimization efforts and is accountable for final report deliverable and presentation to the client. Participates in intra and inter-departmental meetings, presenting information on strategic feasibility offerings, demonstrating continued value-add of the department, providing training on best practices, processes and tools and contribute to designated feasibility initiatives

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8 years’).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills Adept at analyzing data to form independent decisions Effective time management skills as demonstrated through management of multiple projects and staff Excellent oral and written communication skills Capable of motivating others to define and reach team objectives Proven ability to make difficult decisions under pressure, at times without all desired information Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Good leadership skills including experience leading a global and/or cross-functional team Strong understanding of budgeting and forecasting Strong computer skills

Management Role:

No management responsibility

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours. Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities. May require minimal travel as-needed (<10%)

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are game changers - 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 – we would love to hear from you.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8 years’).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills Adept at analyzing data to form independent decisions Effective time management skills as demonstrated through management of multiple projects and staff Excellent oral and written communication skills Capable of motivating others to define and reach team objectives Proven ability to make difficult decisions under pressure, at times without all desired information Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Good leadership skills including experience leading a global and/or cross-functional team Strong understanding of budgeting and forecasting Strong computer skills

Management Role:

No management responsibility

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours. Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities. May require minimal travel as-needed (<10%)

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are game changers - 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 – we would love to hear from you.


2021-01-12 00:00:00


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