Director, Project Delivery - People Manager (Hematology/Oncology)

6 days left

Cambridge, United Kingdom
12 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
Project Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
PPD's mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to find a 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 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 internal opportunity in our Hematology/Oncology Project Delivery team. This role is for a People Manager. The position will be at Director level and manage a team of Project Leaders leading delivery of Hem/Onc projects.

You will be an active member of the Hematology/Oncology People Management team with contributing responsibility for developing Project Management performance in the team, providing input towards optimising performance, support to our growing delivery team and related departmental activities.

This role will include all aspects of people management, engagement and development, including preparing and conducting performance calibrations, reviews and salary reviews; ensuring compliance with company policies alongside being accountable for Project Leaders to ensure successful execution of all project deliverables within assigned project(s) and supporting individuals in their chosen career pathway. You may also represent Project Delivery in cross-functional activities and initiatives.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or licensed certified health care training or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Operating at Director role in PM.
  • Recognised ability to effectively develop and implement strategies across a large team.
  • Experience and competence in managing, coaching and leadership of managers is highly desirable.
  • General Medicine or relevant experience within Project Management.
  • Proven line management skills preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading, developing, motivating and integrating senior teams and empowering others for success.
  • Understanding of client and project oversight and commercial expectations is highly desirable.
  • Proven judgement and decision-making skills, combined with excellent interpersonal and problem-solving ability.
  • Effective organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent networking skills and able to liaise with other Divisions/Departments where necessary.
  • Strong business and financial acumen; ability to trouble shoot operationally, budgeting, forecasting and resource management.
  • Self-motivated and possess good interpersonal skills and a demonstrably positive attitude.
  • Ability to effectively teach required skills, combined with proven coaching and mentoring skills.

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



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