Senior Manager, Site Start Up - Madrid Spain

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Madrid, Spain
30 Dec 2020
29 Jan 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Senior Manager SIA - Madrid, Spain

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.  

Our goal-driven teams combine and deliver startup activities for the clinical trials, collaborating to improve processes, cycle and flexibility. We partner with our sites, businesses and colleagues around the world to decrease startup timelines and exceed expectations.

We have a new position available within our Site Patient Access team in Madrid. We are looking for a Senior Manager to join the team.

In this position you will Lead and manage SIA staff for an assigned country or group of countries. Acts as main point of contact for information and escalation for issues related to an assigned country. Coordinates with Contract Managers, Regulatory Specialists and other key site activation stakeholders to ensure technical

risks and issues are properly routed and resolved and to confirm local hires reflect the necessary technical skills and experience. Provides local expertise for the execution of site activation activities within an assigned country or group of countries. Responsible for oversight and delivery of site activation deliverables for an assigned country or group of countries. May act as the SIA country lead manager for an assigned country or group of countries.


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences preferred or licensed or certified health care training (e.g.: RN, MT, PA, RPh,)
  • Significant clinical research experience (comparable to 5 years) including one of or a combination of; clinical management, regulatory, contract management, study management and start-up
  • Management experience within clinical management, regulatory, contract management, study management and start-up (comparable to 6 years)Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Valid Passport

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrate leadership of the country team, ensuring PPD core competencies are maintained and enhanced
  • Demonstrate effective mentoring ability including excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a cross functional team of professionals who may have expertise in a different areas of clinical research
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ability to learn and demonstrate understanding of PPD SOPs, WPDs, and relevant regulations e.g. ICH/GCP, FDA guidelines)Demonstrate ability to evaluate medical research data and demonstrate proficient knowledge of medical terminology
  • Effective organizational and negotiation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good knowledge of English language and grammar
  • Competent use of computer to include data entry, archival and retrieval
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Excellent team player with team building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Utilize problem-solving techniques applicable to constantly changing environment
  • Proficient knowledge of medical/therapeutic areas and medical terminology

PPD is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V - embracing diversity and the responsibilities of corporate citizenship in our communities. PPD values our former military and transitioning service member's service.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.