Director, Strategic Development Consulting (Remote US)
Posted on: May 14, 2022
PPD's mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to find a
cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it's you! We know
that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but
also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting
protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and
About The Position
The Director, Strategic Development Consulting is responsible for
developing and implementing full product development plans from
preclinical development through post-approval. They work in
collaboration with and on behalf of clients to design and execute
product development programs on both local and global levels.
Applies firsthand knowledge of state-of-the-art clinical strategies
and biostatistical science to a range of client development
programs for small molecules, vaccines, biologics, and biosimilars.
This includes managing internal and external relationships and
assembling and managing joint development teams aimed at supporting
full product development programs. This position acts as an
executive sponsor for programs and ensures effective communication
with client leadership teams and PPD stakeholders.
About Our Culture, Career Advancement And Benefits
At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and
recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career
advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits
focused on the health and well-being of our employees.
Provides strategic advice to internal and external clients to
determine the most appropriate product development strategy for
their products. Provides project specific strategy, technical
expertise and coordination oversight for key client's projects.
Serves as the executive contact for key clients for all issues.
Ensures quality performance for key/managed projects.
Develop key partnership strategies incorporating program
Coordinate strategic planning and track tactical execution
activities in strategic relationships; identify opportunities/gaps
in execution to maximize effective delivery of asset goals
Works to develop new partnership agreements and expand
opportunities with current partners
Develop sponsor-specific relationship and communication charters
for full asset development engagements
Manage support infrastructure and provide direct support for
winning full product development programs and consulting services
Oversees project budgeting/forecasting to include creative input as
to shifting of resources, allocations etc. to respond to a change
in scope of personnel requirements to stay within project
Collaborates with business development and senior management to
secure new business by making presentations to clients, developing
and reviewing bid proposal texts and budgets and conducting
Actively engages in business development activities focusing on the
expansion of the department's global footprint.
Delivers solid business plans that incorporate clear goals,
objectives and tangible activities that lead to success.
Oversees the development and implementation of systems and tools to
continually improve efficiency of all activities supporting and
facilitating process improvements, reduction in cycle times,
submission activities, metrics and other key performance
The ideal candidate will have experience developing strategies to
support first-time-in-human studies through marketing application
and leading activities related to planning and executing
development programs throughout the entire product lifecycle. They
will also have experience leading development of strategic
documents (integrated development plans, clinical development
plans, life cycle plans, target product profiles) and managing
alliances, sponsor partnerships, and complex projects and
Education And Experience
An advanced degree (PhD, MD, MSc, MPH, PharmD) is preferred.
12+ years in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, with significant
regulatory experience in different Therapeutic Areas.
7+ years of drug development experience, including experience with
non-clinical, clinical drug development and understanding of
Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and
professional experience that provides the individual with the
required knowledge, skills and abilities listed below
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to cultivate cross-functional collaborations within a
matrix team environment
Strong decision-making and analytical skills are required
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Thorough understanding of overall biologic/pharmaceutical product
development process, from pre-IND through post-marketing, including
all stages of development and all functional roles
Solid understanding of core cross-functional concepts (e.g.,
preclinical, translational medicine, CMC) and major requirements at
different development stages
Working knowledge of the biological sciences with technical,
scientific or medical expertise in one or more functional areas
involved in pharmaceutical/biologic product development
Knowledge of commercial valuation, product life cycle planning,
pricing and health economics
Excellent organizational skills, professional conduct, dedicated,
Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally
Proven ability to work independently and effectively on multiple
tasks in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, to be
self-motivated, and to communicate effectively with senior
Below Is Listed The Working Environment/requirements For This
PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support
and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced
environment where they can thrive.
Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas
with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable
Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology
Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and
handling multiple projects or activities.
May require travel as needed
Employees hired in this role may be assigned to a US government
contract and if so would be subject to COVID-19 vaccination and
PPD Defining Principles
We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We
are game changers - 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 would love to hear from you.
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