PPD

Systems Specialist (Argus)

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Company
PPD
Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Apr 2021
Closes
11 May 2021
Ref
1168998
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
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.

PPD has an exciting opportunity for a Systems Specialist (Argus), to join our team of professionals. PPD works in collaboration with this pharmaceutical partner; you will be dedicated to the client projects, processes, working within their teams and systems on behalf of PPD.

Key responsibilities:

Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to prepare, organize, coordinate, document and/or provide the development and delivery of department products and services to a globally dispersed, cross-functional audience in support of business outcomes and industry compliance requirements.

  • Extensive knowledge of the Argus application and database.
  • Resolve incidents and perform Argus troubleshooting (L1).
  • Perform User Account Maintenance.
  • Argus Console maintenance, including study configuration, code list management, field validations, ICSR checks, reporting destination maintenance, etc.
  • Report monitoring/management.
  • Generate ad hoc Oracle SQL queries.
  • Provides guidance and reviews or creates varied support materials, presentations, and/or tools to support department's remit and strategies.
  • Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to develop, optimize and improve processes, associated systems/applications, training and communications.
  • Leads large scale, complex process improvement initiatives.
  • Skillfully develops process improvement processes and solutions.
  • Proactively identifies and collates information required to assess compliance with processes and to prioritize business process improvement needs.
  • Mentors, coaches, and supports team members in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.
  • Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to prepare, organize, coordinate, document and/or provide the development and delivery of department products and services to a globally dispersed, cross-functional audience in support of business outcomes and industry compliance requirements.


Qualifications:

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:
  • Knowledge of MedDRA and WHODrug dictionaries.
  • Custom development (updates).
  • Strong knowledge of PV regulations, systems and processes (Argus, Cognos etc.)
  • Proven PV operations expertise (Case Management; CSRT etc.), particularly in understanding PV QMS needs related to safety reporting and regulations to balance the existing expertise in the group
  • Ability to translate business needs and priorities into processes and systems requirements
  • Good Project management skills to support/lead process improvement initiatives
  • Experience with root cause analysis, process optimization and change management
  • Computer literate with the ability to work within multiple databases
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Thorough understanding of the global regulatory requirements and the importance of and compliance with procedural documents and regulations


At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize 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 a benefits package. 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 organization 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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