When I was offered a position to help establish PPD’s offices in India, I couldn’t resist the challenge. Prior to joining PPD, I worked for an IT company as well as multiple global clinical research organizations (CROs). It is always challenging to move into a new environment. I saw the situation as an exciting opportunity, and my group of new colleagues and I jumped right in.
During my time with the company, I have seen our team size grow from less than 20 to over 100 people, catering to more than two dozen clients within India. Beyond my individual career development, I have really enjoyed seeing my colleagues grow professionally, personally and technically alongside the continued growth of PPD. I cherish every moment of the effort we’ve put toward growing our office, and we are not stopping here.
As a manager, I now oversee a large team. Having the chance to nurture so many careers is by far my biggest professional accomplishment. It has been amazing to work with both local and global colleagues. As part of the global training development team, I have the privilege of serving as one of the global resource leaders for my department. I thrive on working with my colleagues around the world to manage and resolve ongoing resourcing risks on projects.
Part of what makes this type of work enjoyable is that PPD utilizes best-in-class tools and systems, which makes daily work efficient and easy. We have an enormous talent pool within the company and my colleagues are always willing to assist during critical situations. The group maintains a positive attitude, which helps absorb the pressure that can come with this type of work.
With all of that said, serving our clients and helping to bring new medicines to patients are our top priorities. PPD is special because every employee shares these same goals. This culture of shared values, where every employee is treated equally and there are a lot of opportunities to continually grow professionally, is why I want to be with PPD.
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