Manager Clinical Supplies (Managing Project Managers) - EMEA

Cambridge, United Kingdom
27 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Summarized Purpose:

Manages a team of Project Managers within the department and effectively oversees projects to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Serves as a point of escalation for department related issues and concerns. Interacts with both internal and external management level peers to resolve day to day challenges and issues. Develops process improvements and makes recommendations in workload organization of the department by focusing on end results using metrics and key performance indicators to manage performance.

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.
  • Identifies training needs for staff to ensure appropriate customer service/communications and compliance.
  • Sets goals for direct reports based on departmental objectives and performance.
  • Monitors and validates metrics and weekly/monthly reports for assigned group.
  • Makes strategy recommendations at Departmental, Project, and Team Meetings.
  • Participates in the bidding process and/or bid defense opportunities.
  • Ensures the effective resource and utilization management of staff to meet departmental targets set by senior leadership.
  • Provides functional updates to senior leadership in a collaborative cross functional environment to support departmental targets.


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)
  • 1+ year of leadership responsibility

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong supervisory and people management skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal, including strong command of English language
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Solid understanding of the overall clinical supplies operations, legislation and best practices
  • Ability to motivate and integrate teams and teach/mentor team members
  • Solid negotiation and multi-tasking skills

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:


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