Manager, Project Management – Central Labs

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


Company overview:

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!  

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success. 

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 wellbeing of our employees.  

Summarized Purpose: 

PPD is looking for a dynamic and engaging leader to join PPD’s Global Central Lab (GLC) Project Management team! The Manager, Project Management – Labs ensures achievement of project management group objectives through leadership and development to meet the needs of the business. This person will need to be able to act as Project Manager for key studies and a back-up for the Associate Director PM when required. Advise on project management issues and identifies areas within Project Management for development and efficiencies in performing tasks. Liaises with major sponsor's operational personnel and manages all project related activities internally and with external vendors. Strong communication skills and experience with building relationships are essential to this role. Manages and motivates project management staff. Recruits, trains, develops, and assesses employees' performance. Writes, evaluates, amends and deploys procedures and SOPs in global alignment. Monitors SOP and key task compliance. Serves as chief liaison between sponsor and all PPD internal departments performing the required tasks during the conduct of the study. Controls, manages and delegates day-to-day activities during the course of the clinical trial to resolve any issues and answer queries. Conducts regular face-to-face client meetings and continuously addresses client concerns and interprets needs in order to increase client satisfaction Manages client and/or program level oversight and relationship to pro-actively address needs, expectations and modifications across similar studies. Establishes and advocates high-level of customer service for clients and programs to support continued service and growth of relationship. Plans and supports work flow of team members. Performs as a mentor and trainer, identifies and coaches on areas for development and efficiencies in performing tasks. Authors, reviews, revises and implements relevant procedural documents. Serves as a back-up for the Associate Director PM, when needed and advises on action plans.

Company overview:

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!  

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success. 

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 wellbeing of our employees.  

Summarized Purpose: 

PPD is looking for a dynamic and engaging leader to join PPD’s Global Central Lab (GLC) Project Management team! The Manager, Project Management – Labs ensures achievement of project management group objectives through leadership and development to meet the needs of the business. This person will need to be able to act as Project Manager for key studies and a back-up for the Associate Director PM when required. Advise on project management issues and identifies areas within Project Management for development and efficiencies in performing tasks. Liaises with major sponsor's operational personnel and manages all project related activities internally and with external vendors. Strong communication skills and experience with building relationships are essential to this role. Manages and motivates project management staff. Recruits, trains, develops, and assesses employees' performance. Writes, evaluates, amends and deploys procedures and SOPs in global alignment. Monitors SOP and key task compliance. Serves as chief liaison between sponsor and all PPD internal departments performing the required tasks during the conduct of the study. Controls, manages and delegates day-to-day activities during the course of the clinical trial to resolve any issues and answer queries. Conducts regular face-to-face client meetings and continuously addresses client concerns and interprets needs in order to increase client satisfaction Manages client and/or program level oversight and relationship to pro-actively address needs, expectations and modifications across similar studies. Establishes and advocates high-level of customer service for clients and programs to support continued service and growth of relationship. Plans and supports work flow of team members. Performs as a mentor and trainer, identifies and coaches on areas for development and efficiencies in performing tasks. Authors, reviews, revises and implements relevant procedural documents. Serves as a back-up for the Associate Director PM, when needed and advises on action plans.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree(or higher) in relevant field along with previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years) Or equivalent years experience in lieu of education Experience should be within project management or directly related to project management 1 year of leadership responsibility required Candidates with experience within Project Management for a CRO or Central Laboratory/GMP/GLP environment are highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong verbal, written and presentation skills Solid Microsoft Office skills for analysis and presentation of data Critical thinking skills to support quality decision making Advanced knowledge of project management theories, principles and best practices relating to lab operations Strong attention for detail orientation and compliance with procedures and policies Effective client relationship management skills Strong supervisory and management skills with ability to work effectively at all levels Proficient in problem solving and prioritizing Strong analytical and quantitative skills Ability to multi-task and handle pressure

Management Role: Manages experienced professionals and / or subordinate management who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments. Often heads one or more sections or a small department.

Working Environment: 

PPD values the health and wellbeing 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 and/or standing for typical working hours.  

Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds  

Able to work in non-traditional work environments.  

Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.  

May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. 

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.    

PPD Defining Principles: 

- 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 – we’d love to hear from you

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree(or higher) in relevant field along with previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years) Or equivalent years experience in lieu of education Experience should be within project management or directly related to project management 1 year of leadership responsibility required Candidates with experience within Project Management for a CRO or Central Laboratory/GMP/GLP environment are highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong verbal, written and presentation skills Solid Microsoft Office skills for analysis and presentation of data Critical thinking skills to support quality decision making Advanced knowledge of project management theories, principles and best practices relating to lab operations Strong attention for detail orientation and compliance with procedures and policies Effective client relationship management skills Strong supervisory and management skills with ability to work effectively at all levels Proficient in problem solving and prioritizing Strong analytical and quantitative skills Ability to multi-task and handle pressure

Management Role: Manages experienced professionals and / or subordinate management who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments. Often heads one or more sections or a small department.

Working Environment: 

PPD values the health and wellbeing 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 and/or standing for typical working hours.  

Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds  

Able to work in non-traditional work environments.  

Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.  

May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. 

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.    

PPD Defining Principles: 

- 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 – we’d love to hear from you


2020-08-12 00:00:00


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