Assoc Director, Development Operations, Biotech Jobs in Cambridge – England at PPD

Title: Assoc Director, Development Operations, Biotech

Company: PPD

Location: Cambridge – England

Type: Full Time

Category: Management

We have a vacancy coming up forAD Development Operationsin our Biotech Team in the EMEA region.


Works with other assigned Development Operations Leads on the PPD Strategic Partnerships. Drives and owns a sub-set of portfolio-specific activities as directed by the Development Operations Lead.

Key responsibilities

Creates, compile and manages operational, quality and financial metrics 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.)

Responsible for partnership standards, such as but not limited to: coordination of partnership training, communications, governance materials, tracking operational or partnership metrics/goals, partership websites.

Responsible for preparing assigned client presentations and proposal development.

Collaborates with Client contacts, functional leads and other stakeholders on workstreams, operational and strategic priorities.

Influences internal operations to minimize potential for risk and maximize client satisfaction.

Works with assigned DevOps Lead on the continuous development and improvement of business processes to support teams and to ensure that work is uniform, complete and managed appropriately.

Develops working relationships with internal colleagues responsible for the delivery of projects and services to improve information exchange, project delivery, and understanding between groups.


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

10+ years).5+ years of management responsibility

Proven 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 manage internal and external stakeholders to acheive partnership tasks/goals

Ability to manage and create metrics, reports of the portfolio management, inclusive of operations, quality and financial

Good judgment and decision making capability with ability to apply critical and analytical thinking skills and manage complex/ambiguous situations

Capable of building a strong relationships

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




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