Sr/Prin CTM - Client-dedicated, China exp

Cambridge, United Kingdom
26 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
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 global Clinical department consists of colleagues with institutional knowledge, in-depth therapeutic experience, and robust operational tools. Together, we help clients define and develop clinical programs, minimize delays and execute high-quality, cost-efficient clinical studies.

As a Clinical Team Manager (CTM)/ Project Manager, you combine deep knowledge, therapeutic expertise, and robust tools to help our clients deliver life-changing therapies to market. You take ownership, anticipate problems, find solutions and deliver results. This position will be dedicated to one client, using their SOPs and clinical systems & will be responsible for oversight of China and operations there.

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:
Accountable for achieving the final clinical deliverable (usually clean data from evaluable patients as specified in the study protocol) within the time period specified in the contract with the customer. Interprets data on complex issues and makes good business decisions with minimal support. Works to ensure that all clinical deliverables meet the customer's time/quality/cost expectations. Maintains profitability by ensuring clinical activity is conducted within contract scope, through efficient management of the clinical team. Typically works on projects of high complexity and may assume regional/global lead or Clinical Study Manager responsibilities.

Essential Functions:
  • Manages all clinical operational and quality aspects of allocated studies, of high complexity, in compliance with ICH GCP. In accordance to project specific requirements, may assume Lead/Global CTM responsibilities on regional/global level, Clinical Study Manager (CSM) responsibilities or take on additional responsibilities; e.g. process improvements, manage complex programs, have wider management or project coordination responsibilities.
  • Develops clinical tools (e.g. Monitoring Plan, Monitoring Guidelines) in conjunction with the Data Quality Plan. Contributes to the development of the Master Action Plan (MAP) for providing clinical related documents. Ensures timely set up, organization, content and quality of the relevant sections of the Trial Master File (local and central). Participates in the design and development of CRFs, CRF guidelines, patient informed consent templates and other protocol specific documents as required. Collaborates with the project manager to prepare, organize, and present at client meetings, including bid defense and hand-off meetings.
  • Serves as a primary/lead contact for project managers and CRAs. Collaborates with the clinical team and other departments as needed to meet deliverables of the project. Regularly communicates with the team and leads team meetings to ensure that timelines, resources, interactions, and quality are maintained. Responsible for the implementation and training of standardized clinical monitoring processes within the study and according to corporate standard policies. Responsible for the timely archiving of documents and study materials for the department.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the final clinical deliverable within the contractual time period specified by preparing and monitoring clinical activity timelines and metrics, providing status updates to the project manager, regularly reviewing projects using tracking and management tools, implementing recovery actions, reviewing monitoring visit reports, and managing CRF collection and query resolution. Continuously monitors clinical trials to assess performance and ensure contractual obligations are met.
  • Communicates with study sites regarding issues such as protocol, patient participation, case report form completion and other study-related issues
  • May coordinate all start-up activities and ensures that essential document quality meets the expectation of Regulatory Compliance Review. Ensures timely regulatory submissions (if appropriate) are addressed. Reviews and follows up on all questions raised by ethics committees. Responsibilities may vary based on project timelines.
  • Provides input into preparation of forecast estimates for clinical activities. Responsible for clinical resource management, assignment, delegation of clinical responsibilities and identification of additional resource requirements.
  • Provides mentoring and training to junior team members.


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 10+ years) in a CRO/Pharma environment.
  • Fluency in English and ideally Mandarin
  • Experience with & knowledge of the Chinese market
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent leadership skills, effective at mentoring and training, and capable of motivating and integrating teams
  • Superior planning and organizational skills to enable effective prioritization of workload and workload of team members
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills to promote teamwork in a multicultural matrix organization
  • Mastery of the practices, processes, and requirements of clinical monitoring
  • Excellent understanding of change management principles to optimize positive outcomes
  • Excellent judgment, decision making, escalation, and risk management skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including English language proficiency
  • Capable of evaluating and managing own and team members workload against project budget and adjusting resources accordingly
  • Excellent financial acumen and knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal management
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Mastery of relevant regulations e.g. ICH/GCP, FDA guidelines, etc.
  • Excellent computer skills to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Capable of independently managing complex clinical only studies

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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