Director Internal/Corporate Communications- Accelerated Enrollment Solutions (AES)

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Accelerated Enrollment Solutions (AES) is an innovative business unit of PPD that offers both sponsors and CROs best-in-class site and enrollment solutions, with tiered offerings combining the expertise of industry leaders PPD, Synexus, Acurian and Optimal Research.


We are bringing a new standard to clinical trials that delivers more patients from fewer sites in less time. We specialize in patient enrollment for global clinical trials in over 50 therapeutic indications.

 

If you have a passion for improving patients’ lives and delivering more therapies to patients faster, come join our team.


Summarized Purpose:

 

Partners with VP of corporate marketing and other senior leaders to develop strategic, integrated global internal communication strategies that effectively position and promote the organization and its services. Leads a team of professionals to translate strategies into actionable plans and tactics, and manage their implementation and production.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates and directs delivery of comprehensive, timely, and appropriate communications in alignment with organization strategies, initiatives, and projects.
  • Advises and supports business leaders and cross-functional teams through the planning, creation, and implementation of robust communication plans tied to the accomplishment of business objectives.
  • Develops novel approaches, methods, and designs.
  • Drafts, edits, and reviews talking points, video scripts, and company-wide messaging to announce complex business strategies and plans in clear, concise language.
  • Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, coaching and mentoring, employee counseling, and separations. Approves courses of action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action, and terminations. Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, requests for leave, and overtime.
  • Manages vendors and budget allocation to ensure success of communications programs.
  • Establishes operating policies & procedures that affect departments and subordinate sections of work units.  Interprets company-wide policies and procedures.  Develops budgets, schedules, and performance standards
  • Assignments are objective oriented.  Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization's objectives and timelines.
  • Interacts frequently with internal and external management and senior-level customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and / or contractual clarifications.  Leads briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives.
  • Establishes operating policies & procedures that affect departments and subordinate sections of work units.  Interprets company-wide policies and procedures.  Develops budgets, schedules, and performance standards.
  • Assignments are objective oriented.  Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization's objectives and timelines.
  • Interacts frequently with internal and external management and senior-level customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and / or contractual clarifications.  Leads briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives.
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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
  • Must have internal/corporate communication experience in developing internal communication strategy/program
  • Previous experience working in M&A and/or integration environment
  • Proven leadership skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with strategic thinking and initiative
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with a quality product
  • Proven ability to coach and educate others while working in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated business maturity and professionalism
  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated project management skills, and ability to plan and execute programs and/or events to timeline and within budget
  • Sophisticated executive presence and ability to influence and negotiate at all levels

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.

Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
  • Occasional drives to site locations, frequent travels both domestic and international.
  • Long, varied hours may be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day. 
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.  
  • Moderate mobility required. 
  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck. 
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups both internally & externally.
  • Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues.  Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
  • Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.  Ability to perform under stress.  Ability to multitask.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

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