Mgr CDM (United Kingdom)

Bellshill, United Kingdom
16 Apr 2021
12 May 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.

Are you a data and a people person? Here's your team. We manage and clean the data collected in a clinical trial — from the design and build of the database and edit checks, through the entry and cleaning of data to the final delivery of clinical trial data. We work closely with the project teams and clients to identify best practices and processes, meet and exceed our clients' needs, and do the right thing to earn their trust.

As a Manager Clinical Data Management, you will help ensure the success of your team and CDM Projects. You will work to provide training, mentorship and guideance. This includes but not limited to interviewing new staff, performance management, reviewing and approving time and expense reports.

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.

Summarized Purpose:

Manages project staff and workload of direct reports. Responsible for training, mentoring, and guiding project staff and direct reports within a portfolio.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, 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.

  • Provides support, oversight and coaching to the DM team to ensure that all tasks are completed accurately, on time and within budget to meet or exceed client expectations.

  • Ensures staff compliance with documented procedures. May monitor, evaluate and propose mitigation strategies surrounding risk to deliverables.

  • Assists with implementation of operational activities of study or portfolios, with focus on quality in order to better support study manager.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of processes, procedures and training for the data management function.

  • Manages resourcing (allocations) for all assigned staff within DM portfolio, includes global resourcing reporting and strategizing with senior management.



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).

1+ year of leadership responsibility

In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively apply knowledge and skills in a highly organized fashion while adhering to regulatory guidelines, SOPs and client expectations

  • Strong attention to detail and skill with numbers

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with strong command of English language and grammar

  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with clinical data and client's proprietary data

  • Strong customer focus and excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to act as a study or department expert for DM processes

  • Ability to effectively manage and motivate others and to effectively supervise and delegate tasks

  • Ability to set and meet, for self and team, timelines or be able to recognize and schedule changes in response to project demands

Working Environment:

PPD values the health and wellbeing 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 travel. 10-20% annual possible.

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 -

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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