Site Payments Specialist

Sofia, Bulgaria
28 Jul 2021
27 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Site Payments Specialist Sofia, Bulgaria

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.  

Provides management of studies to ensure project deliverables and targets are met according to the

highest quality standards. Responsibilities include reviewing and approving site payments, budgets and

reconciliations. Liaises with internal teams to provide payment status updates and identifies and resolves

issues. Supports functional leads and assists in contract modification development.

The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides study management, ensuring that individual project targets are met and services are provided according to the highest quality standards, policies and procedures. Escalates project risks appropriately.
  • Analyzes and interprets various financial reports and monitors project finances.
  • Trains study teams on site payment processes, including setting expectations around site payments' requirements and deliverables.
  • Generates reports for study-level KPIs and metrics; evaluates and interprets data. Escalates performance issues to management.
  • Attends internal team meetings and provides updates on payment statuses.
  • Manages escalations (project team, site and sponsor) regarding payment issues.
  • May generate payments in accordance with procedural documents and site contracts. May build and enter budgets and SVTs; work on transparency reporting; perform study reconciliations; manage and maintain investigator funds tracker for studies transitioned to site payments.
  • May review and approve payments, budgets, reconciliations, etc., in accordance with procedural documents and site contracts.
  • Mentors and trains junior team members.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Good organizational and negotiation skills
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Capable of handling multiple time sensitive tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Flexible and able to reprioritize workload to meet changing project needs
  • Solid computer skills, proficient in MS Word and Excel and CTMS, EDC or financial systems
  • Experience of working in a project matrix structure
  • Capable of mentoring and coaching others
  • Effective communication skills, which includes English language (oral, written) and other languages would be an advantage (where applicable)
  • Capable of extracting pertinent information from study documentation such as protocol, contracts, budgets, etc. and performing data entry and review of such documents
  • Capable of effectively analyzing project specific data/systems to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Solid understanding of country regulatory and/or applicable tax regulations
  • Capable of leading study related activities with little to no interaction from management 

What we offer:

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.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

PPD is an equal employer.