Manager, Operations Finance, Cambridge UK

Cambridge, United Kingdom
05 Jan 2021
04 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
PPD's mission is to improve health . It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it's you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people.  We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams . 

Our colleagues in corporate strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing financial and industry environments.

Our team is expanding and we are looking to hire a Manager for our Operations Finance team .

The Manager, Operations Finance, manages a team of professionals who provide analysis and reporting on commercial contracts and financial support to internal operations.

Your responsibilities will include some of the following;
  • Oversees team's daily activities including the review all project budgets and financial issues.
  • Manages contract deliverables and contract-specific financial reporting.
  • Oversees budgets that require senior attention with respect to revenue exposure, risk, or client needs.
  • Manages client relationship for assigned account(s) with responsibility for contract negotiations, issue resolution, and delivery of reporting.
  • Tracks timeliness and quality of deliverables and provides necessary reporting.
  • Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, coaching and mentoring, employee counseling, 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.


Education and Experience:

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, and experience.

1+ year of leadership responsibility

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good supervisory and management skills

Proficiency in problem solving and prioritizing

Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization

Strong knowledge of accounting/financial principles and best practices

Strong analytical and quantitative skills

Good business acumen

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Excellent interpersonal 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.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recogni s e 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 competit ive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees . We have a f lexible 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.

- 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.

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