Associate Project Manager, Hematology/Oncology

Cambridge, United Kingdom
18 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Project Management
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 Project Delivery team directs, coordinates and manages the technical and operational aspects of projects, securing the successful completion of clinical trials. We collaborate with functional area leads to identify and evaluate fundamental issues on the project and ensure that solutions are implemented.

We have a new vacancy for Associate Project Manager in our Hematology/Oncology Team in the EMEA region.

The Associate Project Manager drives and owns a sub-set of project-specific activities as directed by the Project Lead. Provides ownership related to the compilation of tasks to support overall delivery of the project (quality, time, cost).

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 wellbeing of our employees.

Key responsibilities
  • Own a sub-set of project tasks as deputized by the Project Lead to support the cross-functional delivery of the project
  • Create, track and update project plans
  • Compile project reports and status updates
  • Coordinate and lead internal & external (if needed) project team meetings
  • Contributes to the day-to-day management of project finances including performing financial analyses, updates and required follow-up with functional leads when necessary
  • Own vendor management activity
  • Bring together information from internal project functions to coordinate the execution of project deliverables
  • Manage and coordinate cross-functional gathering of information for the project Risk Register (from initiation to closure)
  • Maintain compliance with all PPD policies , SOPs , ICH- GCP, regulatory and project specific requirements


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent computer skills, to include effective use of systems and applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as PPD systems (CTMS, Preclarus, Clarity)
  • Solid attention to detail and process focused
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proactive and results-driven
  • Attentive to stakeholder needs
  • Good organizational, time management and planning skills to coordinate multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Basic therapeutic area awareness
  • Good understanding of the key principles of project management (time, quality, cost), including basic financial acumen

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'd love to hear from you.

Closing date: 4th March 2021



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