Assoc Director, Development Operations, Biotech

Cambridge, United Kingdom
03 May 2021
30 May 2021
Project Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
We have a vacancy coming up for AD Development Operations in our Biotech Team in the EMEA region.


Works with other assigned Development Operations Leads on the PPD Strategic Partnerships. Drives and owns a sub-set of portfolio-specific activities as directed by the Development Operations Lead.

Key responsibilities
  • Creates, compile and manages operational, quality and financial metrics buy utilizing systems, tools and reports to identify trends in risks and/or issues (i.e., key performance indicators for, key quality indicators, key relationship indicators, etc.)
  • Responsible for partnership standards, such as but not limited to: coordination of partnership training, communications, governance materials, tracking operational or partnership metrics/goals, partership websites.
  • Responsible for preparing assigned client presentations and proposal development.
  • Collaborates with Client contacts, functional leads and other stakeholders on workstreams, operational and strategic priorities.
  • Influences internal operations to minimize potential for risk and maximize client satisfaction.
  • Works with assigned DevOps Lead on the continuous development and improvement of business processes to support teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately.
  • Develops working relationships with internal colleagues responsible for the delivery of projects and services to improve information exchange, project delivery, and understanding between groups.


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).5+ years of management responsibility
  • Proven leadership skills

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 and Abilities:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to manage internal and external stakeholders to acheive partnership tasks/goals
  • Ability to manage and create metrics, reports of the portfolio management, inclusive of operations, quality and financial
  • Good judgment and decision making capability with ability to apply critical and analytical thinking skills and manage complex/ambiguous situations
  • Capable of building a strong relationships
  • Proficient knowledge of project management principles and application
  • Proficient knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management
  • Understanding of regulatory guidelines and directives
  • Marketing and negotiation skills
  • Effective in working across geographies and cultures
  • Computer Skills



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