Director / Sr Director, Strategy- Decentralized / Digital Trials

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


Submission for the position: Director / Sr Director, Strategy- Decentralized / Digital Trials - (Job Number: 177375)We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

PPD Digital is PPD’s dedicated business unit responsible to accelerate decentralized trials via strategic consultancy and excellence in execution.

We offer flexible trial solutions across the decentralized (DCT) spectrum to increase patient access and improve the patient experience, resulting in time efficiencies and data quality enhancements.

PPD Digital applies solutions drawing upon our operational, patient centered research and regulatory expertise. We design the optimal flexible strategy to extend patient reach and enhance data collection utilizing PPD assets and industry-leading technology and healthcare organizations.

Our solutions fit the trial to the patient, rather than the patient to the trial. We overcome the geographic barriers associated with the traditional brick-and-mortar site visit and reduce the patient burden through a compelling patient-centered experience integrated seamlessly into everyday life.

We act as industry leaders whilst driving to bend the time cost curve for our clients.

About the Position:Come join our team as PPD Digital revolutionizes the patient and site experience!

We have an exciting new position open for anDirector/Senior Director, Strategy of Decentralized and Digital Clinical Trials.

This new role provides decentralized strategy to clients, partners and our internal teams to ensure PPD are leaders in development and execution of decentralized strategies.

They will lead and champion the customized digital and virtual trials delivery model that is most effective for the client’s portfolio.

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 Director/Senior Director, Strategy of Decentralized (DCT) and Digital Clinical Trials serves as an expert in all DCT matters. They inform functional leads and other key internal stakeholders on operational and strategic priorities to promote collaboration and creativity.Acts as a consultant and subject matter expert for all things relating to DCT trialsAnalyses protocols and client development strategies offering DCT alternative solutions.Ability to assess external and industry solutions and develop a supporting business case for adoption.Partners globally with other groups to develop new business and to deliver existing business. Responsible for achieving overall financial goals (sales/repeat business, revenue and profitability).Partners with cross-functional leadership on the continuous development and improvement of business processes to support teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately.Develops excellent working relationships with internal colleagues and leaders responsible for the delivery of projects and services to improve information exchange, project delivery, and understanding between groups. Ensures coordination across geographies, therapeutic areas and functions and achieve superior delivery of projects and services.May serve as oversight director on a portfolio of projects involving deployment of DCT/digital solutionsLeads on key account development, driving the strategy behind our solutions and representing the department at bid defenses, ensuring realization of the department vision.Utilizes systems, tools and reports to identify trends in risks and/or issues that present opportunities to leverage the team influence and expertise.Collaborates with leadership team and other senior, therapeutic area, geography and functional leaders to enable oversight of operational performance, resourcing, financial health/strategy and business planning and execution.Serves as the customers’ executive single point of contact and escalation support person for all operational issues/discussions. Communicates with sponsors regularly to identify potential problem areas and acts quickly to remove the risk/resolve the issue.Supports vendor management at the governance level and contributes to the compilation of goals and business plan objectives for the strategic partnership.The ideal candidate will be able to lead all DCT related discussions, provide oversight and offer consultancy to all level of stakeholders.The role requires a strong experience of cross functional execution, especially the clinical landscape, with a clear knowledge on how DCT may impact sites and/or patients. A strong understanding of the global regulatory or operational limitations per country will be required and experience in reviewing complex protocols, assessing end points and offering valid alternative solutions.

The candidate will be experienced with business development related activities and comfortable in leading DCT related topics in bid defense and various levels of client engagement.

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

PPD Digital is PPD’s dedicated business unit responsible to accelerate decentralized trials via strategic consultancy and excellence in execution.

We offer flexible trial solutions across the decentralized (DCT) spectrum to increase patient access and improve the patient experience, resulting in time efficiencies and data quality enhancements.

PPD Digital applies solutions drawing upon our operational, patient centered research and regulatory expertise. We design the optimal flexible strategy to extend patient reach and enhance data collection utilizing PPD assets and industry-leading technology and healthcare organizations.

Our solutions fit the trial to the patient, rather than the patient to the trial. We overcome the geographic barriers associated with the traditional brick-and-mortar site visit and reduce the patient burden through a compelling patient-centered experience integrated seamlessly into everyday life.

We act as industry leaders whilst driving to bend the time cost curve for our clients.

About the Position:Come join our team as PPD Digital revolutionizes the patient and site experience!

We have an exciting new position open for anDirector/Senior Director, Strategy of Decentralized and Digital Clinical Trials.

This new role provides decentralized strategy to clients, partners and our internal teams to ensure PPD are leaders in development and execution of decentralized strategies.

They will lead and champion the customized digital and virtual trials delivery model that is most effective for the client’s portfolio.

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 Director/Senior Director, Strategy of Decentralized (DCT) and Digital Clinical Trials serves as an expert in all DCT matters. They inform functional leads and other key internal stakeholders on operational and strategic priorities to promote collaboration and creativity.Acts as a consultant and subject matter expert for all things relating to DCT trialsAnalyses protocols and client development strategies offering DCT alternative solutions.Ability to assess external and industry solutions and develop a supporting business case for adoption.Partners globally with other groups to develop new business and to deliver existing business. Responsible for achieving overall financial goals (sales/repeat business, revenue and profitability).Partners with cross-functional leadership on the continuous development and improvement of business processes to support teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately.Develops excellent working relationships with internal colleagues and leaders responsible for the delivery of projects and services to improve information exchange, project delivery, and understanding between groups. Ensures coordination across geographies, therapeutic areas and functions and achieve superior delivery of projects and services.May serve as oversight director on a portfolio of projects involving deployment of DCT/digital solutionsLeads on key account development, driving the strategy behind our solutions and representing the department at bid defenses, ensuring realization of the department vision.Utilizes systems, tools and reports to identify trends in risks and/or issues that present opportunities to leverage the team influence and expertise.Collaborates with leadership team and other senior, therapeutic area, geography and functional leaders to enable oversight of operational performance, resourcing, financial health/strategy and business planning and execution.Serves as the customers’ executive single point of contact and escalation support person for all operational issues/discussions. Communicates with sponsors regularly to identify potential problem areas and acts quickly to remove the risk/resolve the issue.Supports vendor management at the governance level and contributes to the compilation of goals and business plan objectives for the strategic partnership.The ideal candidate will be able to lead all DCT related discussions, provide oversight and offer consultancy to all level of stakeholders.The role requires a strong experience of cross functional execution, especially the clinical landscape, with a clear knowledge on how DCT may impact sites and/or patients. A strong understanding of the global regulatory or operational limitations per country will be required and experience in reviewing complex protocols, assessing end points and offering valid alternative solutions.

The candidate will be experienced with business development related activities and comfortable in leading DCT related topics in bid defense and various levels of client engagement.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualificationPrevious clinical research experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12-15 years’ experience) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experienceExperience with decentralized trials preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent knowledge of the clinical development lifecycleExperience in reviewing/consultancy of protocols and proposing alternative strategiesExperience of cross functional operational execution and understanding the implications of changes between functions and being comfortable in offering alternative operational strategies.Experience in the business development cycle and holding a leading role.Creative thinker that can consolidate complex strategies into condensed focused deliverables.Ability to develop business cases for future adoption of DCT related solutions.Strong financial acumen with strong knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource managementExcellent judgment and decision-making capability with ability to apply critical and analytical thinking skills and manage complex/ambiguous situationsStrong interpersonal skills and ability to influence at all levels, including the capability to build strong relationships in a matrix organizationExcellent knowledge of project management principles and applicationStrong understanding of regulatory guidelines and directivesProficient in medical therapeutic area and medical terminologyStrong marketing and negotiation skillsCultural awareness with ability to work across geographies and culturesExpert in process improvement techniquesCapable of executing strategic plans through leveraging relationships and influencing others through strategic thinkingManagement Role:

No management responsibility

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.#LI-TK1

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualificationPrevious clinical research experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12-15 years’ experience) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experienceExperience with decentralized trials preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent knowledge of the clinical development lifecycleExperience in reviewing/consultancy of protocols and proposing alternative strategiesExperience of cross functional operational execution and understanding the implications of changes between functions and being comfortable in offering alternative operational strategies.Experience in the business development cycle and holding a leading role.Creative thinker that can consolidate complex strategies into condensed focused deliverables.Ability to develop business cases for future adoption of DCT related solutions.Strong financial acumen with strong knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource managementExcellent judgment and decision-making capability with ability to apply critical and analytical thinking skills and manage complex/ambiguous situationsStrong interpersonal skills and ability to influence at all levels, including the capability to build strong relationships in a matrix organizationExcellent knowledge of project management principles and applicationStrong understanding of regulatory guidelines and directivesProficient in medical therapeutic area and medical terminologyStrong marketing and negotiation skillsCultural awareness with ability to work across geographies and culturesExpert in process improvement techniquesCapable of executing strategic plans through leveraging relationships and influencing others through strategic thinkingManagement Role:

No management responsibility

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.#LI-TK1

Submission for the position: Director / Sr Director, Strategy- Decentralized / Digital Trials - (Job Number: 177375)


2020-10-23 00:00:00


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