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Senior Director, PVG-135284

Company: PPD
Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-UK-England-Cambridge
Reference: 135284
Closing Date: 06 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits:

Job Summary:

We have a vacancy for a Senior Director to be based in the UK to oversee daily operations for the department and personnel for the Pharmacovigilance (PVG) team across EMEA and Asia Pacific. These locations provide a variety of client services in the clinical trial and post approval product life cycle. The role can be office based in Cambridge or Bellshill (nr Glasgow) or home based anywhere in the UK but will require travel to these 2 locations and also our office in Sofia, Bulgaria. ...

Requirements:

We have a vacancy for a Senior Director to be based in the UK to oversee daily operations for the department and personnel for the Pharmacovigilance (PVG) team across EMEA and Asia Pacific. These locations provide a variety of client services in the clinical trial and post approval product life cycle.

The role can be office based in Cambridge or Bellshill (nr Glasgow) or home based anywhere in the UK but will require travel to these 2 locations and also our office in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Senior Director is instrumental in the growth and development of services and staff with EMEA and Asia Pacific. The successful candidate will provide strategic direction, leadership and management across multiple divisions to direct the delivery of projects and programs with cost, time and quality requirements ensuring successful compliance and fulfilling contracted safety services.

The position has 5-7 direct reports (approx 500 staff)

Core responsibilities

  • Provides global leadership to the department, cultivates supportive, motivating and collaborative work environment and also builds an effective and productive team focused on overall department and corporate deliverables.
  • Supervises and coordinates the functions of managers for the department. Ensures that cross regional calibration meetings occur during year-end performance assessments.
  • Collaborates with global management team, directs, guides and initiates new departmental and corporate initiatives. Identifies unusual or significant problems encountered for safety processes and proposes strategies for preventing or correcting significant problems.
  • Ensures projects are properly resourced, managed and executed and develops verifiable project goals for staff.
  • Manages the overall budgeting activity of the department - annual and long range forecast
  • Ensures financial stewardship of responsible projects is maintained by allocated teams
  • Assists business development activities, obtains additional contracts, writes and reviews proposals, makes presentations to potential clients and represents the department at appropriate professional meetings and conferences. Fosters client relationships and supervises strategic sell initiatives of the department.
  • Manages staff of experienced professionals, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, coaching and mentoring, employee counselling, and separations. Approves courses of action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action, and terminations. Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, requests for leave, and overtime.
  • Establishes policies appropriate for the function. Interprets and recommends modifications to company-wide policies and practices. Develops and is responsible for budgets, schedules, and performance standards.
  • Interacts with executive and VP management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company. Conducts business and technical briefings for executive and top management.


Qualifications

  • Previous Pharmacovigilance experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 15 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, & experience.
  • 7 years of management responsibility
  • Healthcare professional or life science degree
  • Advanced leadership skills
Skills and experience
  • Expert knowledge of regulatory guidelines for adverse event reporting
  • Relevant industry experience is essential along with a solid understanding of safety processes
  • Previous  management experience across global locations of individual contributors and manager/director personnel is essential
  • Expert knowledge of GCPs, and FDA/ICH guidelines
  • Thorough understanding of safety database activities including regulatory reporting and system validation
  • Thorough understanding of sponsor / CRO business practices and an in depth understanding of PPD operational / financial practices (previous CRO work experience would be an advantage)
  • Ability to tactfully supervise and objectively evaluate divisional staff
  • Expertise in motivating and integrating teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and positive attitude
  • Excellent teaching and mentioning skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Highly organized and detail orientated 
  • Analytical skills as well as excellence in oral and written communications
  • Ability to handle multiple issues on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of independence with respect to decision making and problem solving
  • Ability to liaise with other departments and divisions to ensure successful outcome of contract and regulatory deliverables as well as with business development and present safety services to sponsor

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Contact Information:

Address:  PPD Cambridge
Granta Park
Great Abington
Cambridge

CB21 6GQ
England
Tel:  +44 1223 374100
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