SIA Team Manager (APAC)
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC
Asia Pacific
6d ago

Essential Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead the day to day management of multiple SIA team members in a matrix environment for the effective delivery of site activation within the assigned projects.
  • Oversees site activation for assigned projects according to timelines and quality standard.
  • Assists with coordination of the flow of information between PPD teams, clients, or functional departments involved in site activation.
  • Develops plans / guidelines for project implementation using PPD tools.
  • Monitors and analyzes project status to ensure successful progress and completion of all assigned projects and provide metrics to upper management.
  • Risk identification and contingency planning.
  • Collaborates with PPD teams to manage all financial and contractual aspects of the studies related to site activation.
  • Works within the SIA team to establish appropriate controls to ensure that project resources and expenses are aligned with budgets with accountability to Global Project Management.
  • Ensures consistency and application of required and agreed processes within the assigned projects.
  • Liaises with managers in all functional areas within PPD to optimize performance and utilization of the SIA teams.
  • Identifies and escalates issues appropriately / pro-actively to D / AD and project team when applicable.
  • Initiates, develops, and assures execution and dissemination of study-related progress reports.
  • Provides information to Country Manager regarding performance of Site Activation staff for inclusion in performance review or escalation of performance concerns.
  • Works with Country Manager to provide learning opportunities for SIA staff members.
  • Utilizes problem-solving techniques applicable to constantly changing environment.
  • Participates in risk escalation meetings as required (E.g., MPM, CRRM, PREVENT)
  • Prepares and presents materials for business development activities related to SIA function, with oversight from AD / Director.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Required Education and Experience :

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or similar discipline and 5+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education, training & experience.
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge / experience of clinical drug development and trial process, attained within the pharmaceutical industry and / or CRO within their region
  • Prior experience in of managing / leading teams directly or within a matrix environment.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Knowledge of the key principles of cross functional project management (Time, Quality, Cost).
  • Demonstrated solid financial acumen.
  • Applies a range of negotiation techniques to achieve desired outcomes with evidence of commercial and organizational acumen.
  • Demonstrated effective, timely, and appropriate use of escalation pathways.
  • Displays effective communication skills (listening, oral, and written) and can communicate in English language (oral, written).
  • Sound interpersonal skills, is flexible and adapts to changing situations.
  • Has the ability to persuade, convince, and influence others.
  • Is organized, proficient at multi-tasking with good attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and coordinate teams. Coach / mentor team members as appropriate.
  • Ability to delegate, effectively prioritizes own and workload of project team members.
  • Ability to identify and manage risks related to contractual deliverables.
  • Ability to accurately report and analyze project specific data & systems to ensure contractual deliverables met.
  • Ability to effectively use automated systems and computerized applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Possesses cross cultural awareness and is able to adapt appropriately.
  • Has an in-depth understanding and appreciation of clinical research / development, including medical and therapeutic areas, phases and medical terminology.
  • Demonstrated understanding of PPD SOPs, WPDs, and relevant regulations, e.g. ICH / GCP, FDA guidelines.
  • Has experience with leading, liaising and coordinating cross-functional project teams.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge / understanding of clinical development guidelines and Directives
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