Project & Budget Analyst - UK

Bellshill, United Kingdom
12 May 2021
04 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Project & Budget Analyst - UK
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.   

Our Biostatistics department are passionate about being data and technically agile, and driving enhanced value for our clients and patients. Determined to improve patient health, we help PPD provide industry-leading statistical, programming and clinical pharmacology contributions through global delivery, consistent quality adherence and scientific insight.

We are currently recruiting for a Project & Budget Analyst to join our Biostatistics department in EMEA, working remotely in the UK or at one of our office locations in - Cambridge, Winchester or Glasgow.

As a Project & Budget Analyst you will contribute to the achievement of financial and business objectives through timely monitoring and analysis of budgets and resource data. Working cross-functionally with other departments and functional project leads to complete assigned tasks on time.

Main responsibilities:
  • Administers the daily financial management of simple or moderately complex studies, for the functional area's portion of a project budget, as assigned with minimal supervision.
  • Performs review of contract and bidding assumptions.
  • Performs analysis of budget to actual data on monthly or other specified basis.
  • Works closely with project lead to update resource forecasts and unit grids, present and resolve pending issues with resource forecasts, unit grids and contract modifications.
  • Works closely with other departments and project lead to oversee financial aspects of functional area's portion of projects.
  • Assists project team to identify risks, define reasons for unsupported hours, and attends risk meetings as needed.
  • Prepares estimates for contract modifications.


To be considered for the position you should have the following:

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, mathematics or related field
  • 2+ years project management experience to include allocation of resources against budget, forecasting, and completion/coordination of related quantitative and analytical tasks

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Solid budgeting and forecasting skills
  • Solid analytical skills and capable of handling data effectively
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, etc.) for analysis and presentation of data
  • Good understanding of project management principles and application
  • Capable of focusing on individual projects while covering similar aspects across multiple projects
  • Capable of working independently
  • Capable of providing mentorship and promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.  

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel. 

- 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.