Sr. HR Director, AES - Global Site Networks

Human Resources
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Accelerated Enrollment Solutions (AES) is a business unit of PPD that offers both sponsors and contract research organizations best-in-class site and patient enrollment solutions, with tiered offerings combining the expertise, as needed, of industry leaders PPD, Synexus, Acurian and Optimal Research.


As the global HR BP leader for our Site Services function within in AES you will direct the strategic planning for this area. Formulate policies and supervise policy and legal compliance. Develop global and/or cross-functional initiatives and process improvement projects.


Ideal candidate will be strong in change management of M&A activities across global locations.

Office based at the Horsham, PA location.  Also may be open to the right candidate located at a clinical site location within a hub region, specifically in NC or Florida.





Essential Functions and Other Job Information:


  •          Leads Human Resource initiatives globally.
  •         Oversees Human Resources policies and procedures.
  •          Assists executives in defining organizational goals and strategic plans.
  •     Leads department management responsibilities (communicates with  management and outside consultants, budgeting and staff reviews).
  •          Manages functional budgets.
  •          Ability to operate in a high volume, multi-site environment 

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).

  •  7+ years of management responsibility

  • Advanced leadership skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  Extensive global experience (EMEA and Latin America preferred)

  •  Experience working in a highly regulatory environment

  • Understanding and involvement with corporate mergers and acquisitions preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to train, coach and manage a staff

  • Strong business acumen with ability to understand complex organizational structures and environments

  • Extensive knowledge of employment law regulations, principles, programs, trends and best practices

  •  Excellent analytical and quantitative skills

  •  Advanced level of skill in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentation of data

  • Ability to work with ambiguity and complexity

  • Demonstrates executive presence and strong consultation and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation

  •  Proven ability to lead in a multi-disciplinary team setting

  • Skilled in developing and implementing departmental strategic direction

Management Role:
Director role with significantly larger management scope (e.g. global or regional responsibilities or multiple departments) OR mastery of director skills and responsibilities as demonstrated by consistent, multi-year successful performance. Directs through subordinate management. 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.

·         Frequently drives to site locations and frequently travels both domestic and international.

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 other 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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