Associate/Feasibility Manager - Clinical Trials (EMEA)

Cambridge, United Kingdom
07 Jan 2021
05 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About PPD:

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.

About the Department:

Our goal-driven teams in Site and Patient Access combine and deliver feasibility and startup activities for 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.

About the Position:

The PPD Feasibility Manager develops and oversees collaborative relationships with internal departments to conduct and ensure delivery of high quality feasibility/site identification assessments. This includes conducting feasibility surveys and participating in intelligence gathering to coordinate feasibility projects and deliverables according to contractual obligations.

This is a home-based position in the EMEA.

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 Feasibility Manager leads the setup, survey programming, securing of resources and overall conduct for allocated feasibility studies according to timeline, quality standards and client expectations for all phase study type awards. This includes leading mid-level partnerships and client alliances.

  • Leads and/or contributes to internal planning meetings, training calls, client KOM and interim client teleconferences.
  • Collaborates on the development of initial site list development (initial site prioritization).
  • Ensures accuracy and quality of survey driven data, including review and QC of departmental deliverables at all stages of the feasibility conduct.
  • Oversees and analyzes project status to ensure successful completion of milestones, timelines and deliverables.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the department and liaises cross-functionally.
  • Reviews and analyzes project status to ensure successful completion of milestones, timelines and deliverables.
  • Works with team to identify potential risks and out of scope activity; discusses contingency plans with strategist and/or PM; identifies risk trends across projects.
  • Assists in the development of the feasibility budget in the instance of a budget modification. Manages feasibility hours / budget for assigned projects.
  • Contributes to the development, testing and maintenance of the feasibility system.
  • May serve as a "buddy" to new hires.
  • Leads standalone Feasibility work (Lawson code set-up, close collaboration with other internal stakeholders, etc).



Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.

Previous clinical experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8+ years').

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong analytical skills in reviewing data to make effective decisions
  • Strong project management skills as shown through management of multiple projects, with cross-functional and client interaction
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good knowledge of regulatory guidelines and directives
  • Good understanding of budgeting and forecasting, and managing to contractual expectations
  • Strong computer skills

Management Role:

No management responsibility

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require minimal travel (under 10%)

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

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