Manager, Site Start Up - Madrid Spain

Madrid, Spain
18 Feb 2021
17 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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 an exciting opportunity within our Site, Patient Access team. We are looking for a Manager to join our team in Spain.

As a Manager SIA you will lead and manage a team of employees responsible for site activation related activities and execution of project deliverables to ensure the achievement of department goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, behavioral and technical 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. Promotes all aspects of PPD Equal Employment Opportunity policy and Affirmative Action Plan. Assures department adherence to good ethical and regulatory standards.
  • Manages start-up activities and may act as the lead for an area of focus. Provides input based on expertise/experience to internal customers resulting in internal/external customer satisfaction
  • Manages the contractual aspects of studies in collaboration with project teams
  • Manages operational delivery by monitoring the progress of work versus the project plan and coordinating with client sponsors.
  • Ensures that risks and issues are properly routed and resolved in coordination with other departments and key stakeholders
  • Develops or contributes to local WPDs and leads/participates in process improvement initiatives
  • Alerts management to quality issues and facilitates client and internal quality assurance audits as required.
  • Provides input into the bidding process for the procurement of new business.
  • Manages the allocation of staff to projects. Ensures all staff CVs, training records, position profiles and experience profiles are complete and up to date.


Education and Experience

  • B achelor's Degree in Health Sciences preferred or licensed or certified health care training (e.g.: RN, MT, PA, RPh,)
  • Previous clinical research experience (comparable to 5+ years) that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job including one of or a combination of; clinical management, regulatory, contract management, study management and start-up
  • 1+ year of leadership responsibility and/or management experience within clinical management, regulatory, contract management, study management and start-up and/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:
  • Good leadership, mentoring, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to manage a cross functional team of professionals who may have expertise in different areas of clinical research
  • Capable of evaluating medical research data and good understanding of medical terminology
  • Thorough organizational and negotiation skills
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including English language and grammar
  • Good computer skills, particularly word processing and spreadsheets (MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Excellent team player with team building skills
  • Capable of utilizing problem-solving techniques applicable to constantly changing environment
  • Working knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and resource management
  • 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.

PPD Defining Principles:

- 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

Closing date for applications: 5th March 2021


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