Biotech Portfolio Lead (Exec)

PPD Wilmington , NC 28412

Posted 2 months ago

PPD is a leading global contract research organization. At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health.

PPD's Project Management department is a global team organized by therapeutic area. We partner directly with our clients to deliver projects from study start-up through close-out activities. In Project Management, you will oversee the delivery of PPD groups collaborating to support our clients. In short, you are a crucial piece in earning the trust of our clients.

As a Biotech Portfolio Lead, you will provide strategic direction across all therapeutic areas and other divisions across PPD to ensure a customized biotech delivery model that is most effective for portfolio clients. This position provides consultation, direction, and leadership to functional leads and employees to ensure operational excellence.


  • Partners globally with other group to develop new business and to deliver existing business

  • 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

  • Collaborates with the Biotech leadership team and other senior, therapeutic area, geography and functional lead colleagues to enable oversight of operational performance, resourcing, financial health/strategy, and business planning and execution

  • Assists in business development activities, representing PPD biotech at bid defenses, ensuring realization of the PPD biotech vision

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. It's not just talk - our award winning training programs speak for themselves.

To learn how PPD can advance your career, apply now!

What To Expect Next

We look forward to receiving your application. A member of our talent acquisition team will review your qualifications and if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.


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 15 years)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert financial acumen

  • Excellent judgement and decision making capability with ability to apply critical and analytical thinking skills and manage complex/ambiguous situations

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and influencing at all levels, including the capability to build strong relationships in a matrix organization

  • Capable of building a strong network of influential people

  • Expert knowledge of project management principles and application

  • Expert knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and resource management

  • Strong understanding of regulatory guidelines and directives

  • Mastery of process improvement techniques

  • Effective in working across geographies and cultures

  • Capable of developing and executing strategic plans through leveraging relationships and influencing other through strategic thinking

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner

  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours

  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities

  • May require travel (Recruiter will provide more details)

  • LI-MA1

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