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PPD Director / Sr Director Development Operations - Biotech in United States

Summarized Purpose: Works effectively, typically for one account, provides strategic direction across all therapeutic areas and other divisions and business units across PPD to ensure compliance and consistent delivery of the strategic partnership model. Works with development operations leadership to support functional leads and employees to ensure operational excellence, consistency, quality, innovation and learning across the portfolio of work. May be responsible for assisting with and/or coordination of partnership training, communications, governance materials, tracking operational or partnership metrics/goals. May serve as a liaison with Business Development for client presentations and proposal development. Development Operations lead has accountability for the partnership to ensure portfolio delivery to contract and strategic partner expectations inclusive of operational, quality and financial standards. Collaborates and influences functional leads and other key internal stakeholders on operational and strategic priorities to promote collaboration and creativity. Influences internal operations to minimize potential for risk and maximize client satisfaction. Works with other assigned Development Operations Leads on the PPD Strategic Partnerships. Essential Functions and Other Job Information:  Communicates partnership expectations, applicable corporate goals, key client specific updates, Master Service Agreement(s) (MSAs) terms and client-specific rules of engagement as it relates to overall program, project or service-level delivery.  Creates, compile and manages operational, quality and financial standards 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.) that present opportunities to leverage risk mitigation or PPD solutions across the portfolio and/or a single study/contract.  Partners with cross functional leadership on the continuous development and improvement of business processes to support teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately.  Develops excellent working relationships with internal colleagues and leaders responsible for the delivery of projects and services to improve information exchange, project delivery, and understanding between groups. Ensures coordination across geographies, therapeutic areas and functions and achieve superior delivery of projects and services.  Assist Business Development team to enable business expansion of the portfolio (e.g. bid defenses and capability meetings). Policy & Strategy Establishes policies appropriate for the function. Interprets and recommends modifications to company-wide policies and practices. Develops and is responsible for budgets, schedules, and performance standards. Freedom to Act Objectives are defined in collaboration with senior management and results assessed from a relatively long-term perspective. Liaison Interacts with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company. Conducts business and technical briefings for senior and top management and for external management and / or representatives. Qualifications: 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 12 years). 5 years of management responsibility Strong 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 influence internal and external stakeholders to fulfil partnership goals  Ability to manage and create metrics, reports of the portfolio management, inclusive of operations, quality and financial  Strong financial acumen  Excellent judgment and decision making capability with ability to apply critical and analytical thinking skills and manage complex/ambiguous situations  Capable of building a strong network of influential people  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 Management Role: Directs through lower management levels. Has responsibility for managing a function that includes multiple related departments. In some instances may be responsible for a functional area (as determined by executive management) and not have subordinate supervisors or employees. May manage employees across multiple regions. Working Conditions and Environment:  Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.  Occasional drives to site locations, frequent travels both domestic and international. Physical Requirements:  Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.  Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.  Moderate mobility required.  Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.  Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.  Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.  Ability to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.  Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups both internally & externally.  Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.  Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.  Regular and consistent attendance. Job: Project Management* *Organization: US BU *Title: *Director / Sr Director Development Operations - Biotech Location: United States Requisition ID: 187482

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