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PPD Director/Associate Director App Svcs in Wilmington, North Carolina

Directs systems development and/or IT operations staff in providing IT services to assigned business functions or locations. Includes directing application lifecycle management for PPD’s applications ranging from on-premise custom built to SaaS which have varying internal and external support models. This position is responsible for providing senior IT direction for a functional area across multiple locations. The goal of this position is to ensure the IT requirements for their assigned business functions or locations are efficiently, effectively met by all involved IT staff.

Essential Functions

  • Leads the work of functional area through line management that includes subordinate directors and/or managers, and individual contributors

  • Hires, develops and manages staff.

  • Liaises with business functions and/or locations to ensure IT priorities are in step with the business priorities and that commitments are being delivered on time and within budget.

  • Leads IT teams, operational management and cross functional teams to ensure a high standard of service and adherence to internal controls and procedures.

  • Advises and consults with business functions and/or locations on information technology requests, services and capabilities.

  • Advises on the potential impact of current and future laws and regulations on the operation of the organization.

  • Coordinates IT participation in Business Development, sponsor or regulatory audits ensuring accurate and timely responses.

  • Manages assigned vendor relationships and contracts to ensure contractual obligations and business requirements are met at the best available price and quality expectation.

  • Develops and manages departmental expense and capital budgets ensuring appropriate business approvals are obtained for projects.


Education and Experience:

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, and experience.

  • 5 years of management responsibility

  • Strong leadership skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 10 years experience with IT Operations or Systems Development.

  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience or similar leadership type role.

  • Minimum of 6 years experience in management of technical staff.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in an IT business liaison role, working with senior business managers.

  • Working knowledge with systems in use at PPD considered a plus.

  • Client focused approach with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to multi task and pay close attention to detail.

  • Experience with validated systems in a regulated environment (FDA, SOX, etc) considered a plus.

  • Experience with Veeva, Oracle Siebel, Oracle HCM/ERP, CA Clarity PPM considered a plus.

Management Role:

  • Directs through lower management levels and / or highly skilled specialist employees who exercise significant latitude and independent judgment. Often heads one or more departments or a large centralized staff function. 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.

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *IT BU

Title: Director/Associate Director App Svcs

Location: NC-Wilmington-Wilmington NC HQ

Requisition ID: 182128

PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength fosters and environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group