Senior Director, Project Management - Peri and Post Approval - Neuroscience and Psychiatry (TAH)-150644

Company
PPD
Location
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Salary
On Application
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
16 Jan 2019
Ref
150644
This position is to support the Peri and Post Approval Neuroscience and Psychiatry Team (Therapeutic Area Head). 

The Sr. Director, Project Management provides strategic direction, leadership and management across multiple divisions to direct the delivery of projects/programs within cost, time and quality requirements. Provides direct supervision, support, training and mentoring to a staff of Associate Directors and Directors, Project Management.     Works globally with other groups to develop new business and to deliver existing business.  Responsible for achieving overall financial goals (sales/repeat business, revenue and profitability).  Works with leadership in all functional areas on the continuous development/improvement of business processes to support cross functional teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately.           This position may be responsible for directing and leading the activities of a therapeutic area within a Region and accountable for the P&L of a specific therapeutic area. Develops and drives the specific and overall therapeutic area strategies to ensure optimum performance and achievement of annual plans and targets. Has overall responsibility for instigating and leading change initiatives within the therapeutic area and works with peers of Therapeutic areas in the overall leadership of the Project Management group.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or licensed certified health care training or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • A demonstrated track record of success in clinical development (equivalent to 10 years) and in leading and developing professional staff in a project led environment
  • Proven experience developing and managing the budgets and resources of a segment of the business
  • Experience using project management software
  • Valid Passport, where appropriate
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving ability
  • Effective organizational skills and negotiation skills
  • Expert knowledge of project management principles and application
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management
  • A relationship builder who is able to work effectively in matrix organizations
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines and Directives
  • Skilled in process improvement, especially as it applies to clinical trials, clinical development and project management
  • Knowledge of medical therapeutic area and medical terminology
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills
  • Computer skills

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