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Associate Director, SIA Team Management - EMEA-149040

Company: PPD
Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-UK-England-Cambridge,
Reference: 149040
Closing Date: 20 Sep 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

PPD has a new opportunity available within our Site Activation & Intelligence Team for an Associate Director, SIA Team Management.  This is a line management position, and will be based in the EMEA region.   Summarized Purpose: Responsible for the effective operations and delivery of site activation deliverables across all regions, within the assigned projects. ...


PPD has a new opportunity available within our Site Activation & Intelligence Team for an Associate Director, SIA Team Management.  This is a line management position, and will be based in the EMEA region.


Summarized Purpose:

Responsible for the effective operations and delivery of site activation deliverables across all regions, within the assigned projects. Providing strategic direction and creating a high performance culture

through leadership, management, coaching and development to achieve delivery of site activation service targets/measures (e.g. cost, quality, time) and the effective development & implementation of systems,

processes and policies for the group. Fosters a culture that drives customer focused solutions, personal accountability, and delivery excellence.

Essential Functions 

  • Accountable for the line management for staff members. Effectively recruits, inducts and retains staff. Provides ongoing coaching, feedback and training,  addresses performance issues, responsible for formal performance appraisals, development plans and career coaching. Responsible for proposing salary and bonus recommendations and supporting recommendations with appropriate documentation
  • Ensures the timely and customer-focused execution of site activation with a focus on quality deliverables for assigned projects
  • Supports, develops and drives the specific and overall site activation strategies to ensure optimum performance and achievement of project plans and targets
  • Facilitates site intelligence and activation planning/kick-off meetings to identify potential risks and work with the project team to develop and communicate contingency plans
  • Ensures project risks and potential contingencies impacting time/quality/cost of deliverables are discussed with Senior Management through appropriate escalation pathways
  • Reviews and assesses team profitability through the identification of “out of scope” activity in a timely manner and supporting follow through on all aspects of contract modification
  • Communicates with sponsor(s) regularly to obtain direction and feedback on implementing scope of work as well as performance to date. Identifies unusual or significant problems encountered during the course of a clinical trial and proposes strategies for preventing or correcting significant problems
  • Assists in business development activities to obtain additional contracts by reviewing sections of proposals related to site start-up, making presentations to potential clients and representing the location/region at appropriate professional meetings and conferences
  • Builds and cultivates productive relationships and internal/external networks of contacts across the global SIA function to facilitate service delivery, client satisfaction and operational effectiveness. Develops and maintains strategic relationships with customers. Collaborates with business leads for business development, alliance management, contracts and proposals development, project management, clinical management, operational personnel, and executive management to achieve project goals.
  • Ensures individual project targets are met, client satisfaction, services are provided with the highest quality standards and policies and procedures are followed.
  • Contributes to and may lead change initiatives across the Clinical Development Services (CDS) and within the SIA department.



Education and Experience:

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to

10 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, & experience.

5 years of management responsibility

Proven leadership skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strategic thinking, planning and organization skills
  • Ability to analyze data, anticipate and mitigate risk, exercise sound judgment, problem solving and decision-making working under pressure and at times with limited desired information
  • Ability to use personal influence and persuasion to effectively promote ideas and proposals to shapestakeh older opinions
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and cultivate strong internal/external networks of contacts and resources to help ensure operational execution
  • Acts as an ambassador for change, influences and motivates, demonstrates solid interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates credible leadership style, with concise, well organized oral and written communication skills and proven ability to mobilize and foster team productivity
  • Ability to motivate managers and supervisors to define and reach team objectives
  • Expertise in budgeting and resource management
  • Maintains a solid understanding of FDA, GCP, and ICH guidelines with a track record of successful operational delivery

Directs through lower management levels and / or highly skilled specialist employees who exercise significant latitude and independent judgment. Often heads one or more departments or a large centralized staff function. In some instances may be responsible for a functional area (as determined by executive management) and not have subordinate supervisors or employees.  May manage employees across multiple regions.

Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
  • Occasional drives to site locations, frequent travels both domestic and international.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Moderate mobility required.
  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups both internally & externally.
  • Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
  • Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

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Contact Information:

Address:  PPD Cambridge
Granta Park
Great Abington

CB21 6GQ
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