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Senior Project Leader - (Select EU countries) - Oncology, Ophthalmology, Cardiovascular Disease or Endocrinology

United Kingdom, Remote Job ID R0000003829 Category Project Leadership Date Posted 09/23/2022
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As a part of the global Project Leadership group at Parexel, you are responsible for leading cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality and patient-focused clinical trials and help bring life-changing treatments to market faster. You collaborate with clients and internal stakeholders to identify project requirements, develop project plans, and manage project timelines and budgets. The role requires strong leadership and communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, and a passion for improving patients' lives.

In return, Parexel offers a supportive work environment, and a high degree of empowerment and accountability to lead your studies. Within this role, you work with a diverse set of clients and therapeutic areas, and you are encouraged to take on new challenges and pursue your interests.

Success Profile

Do you have these soft skills and interpersonal traits to succeed at Parexel?

  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Collaborative
  • Leadership
  • Proactive
  • Problem-solver

About This Role

Parexel is in the business of improving the world’s health. We do this by providing a suite of biopharmaceutical services that help clients across the world transform scientific discoveries into new treatments.  We believe in our values, Patients First, Quality, Respect, Empowerment & Accountability.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Project Leader with expertise in a combination of the following Therapeutic Areas (TA's) of Oncology, Ophthalmology,Cardiovascular Disease orEndocrinology to lead project delivery and oversight to our Large Enterprise Pharmaceutical clients and their projects on a global level.

This position is available in the following EMEA locations - UK, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Lithuania and we offer fully remote (country stipulated), hybrid or office-based working.

As the Senior Project Leader you will actively lead the Parexel and client teams by combining your deep clinical research experience with insight into client pressures in order to develop the right solution for the client.

You will provide overall cross-functional leadership of our clinical trials and studies as well as the project teams to achieve operational excellence and deliver projects on time, to budget, with the highest quality as well as being compliant with ICH GCP to meet client expectations.

Key Accountabilities:

Independently responsible for all Project Leader tasks and deliverables according to SOPs on assigned projects:
Develop and maintain a formal project plan with all key milestones, budgets, and resources assigned to specific tasks and outcomes.

Perform initial and ongoing risk management:
Identify potential project risks and implement contingency plans, mitigate actual risks with team members and keep client informed about risks and contingencies.

Manage and ensure first time quality on the project deliverables:
Establish quality standards for the project that drive individual and team commitment to quality.

Develop and manage the client relationship:
- Owns the client relationship at a study level and responsible for client communication ensuring high client satisfaction.

Understand and own the project P&L:
Manage the project according to budget with revenue recognition and forecasting, including resource management, pass-through management (review, regular reconciliation and forecasting).

Manage the cross-functional project team:
Enable all stakeholders to achieve successful study completion while maintaining high client satisfaction.

Represent Project Leadership function:
- Represent Project Leadership Function in external client meetings and presentations such as Bid Pursuit Meetings, Investigator Meetings or others as required.

Other assigned responsibilities:
May include non-billable work such as SOP review and lead or contribute to other organizational initiatives.

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of education (Science or Medical related field preferred) or proven substantial clinical project management experience.

- Advanced degree desirable.

- Ability to take a proactive, solutions-based approach.
- Critical thinking & problem-solving.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Highly accountable with a strong client focus.
- A flexible attitude with respect to assignments and new learning.
- Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and be able to prioritize workload with high attention to detail.
- Ability to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
- Basic understanding of all aspects of the project life cycle.
- Ability to work independently with oversight guidance.
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word, and project planning software.

Knowledge and Experience:

- Strong previous CRO experience and understanding of either Early Phase and/or Phase II-III clinical project management with demonstrable project leadership skills are essential.
- In-depth knowledge in the following therapeutic areas (TA's) are essential due to our current resource needs: Oncology, Ophthalmology,Cardiovascular Disease or Endocrinology therapeutic expertise.

- Strong command of written and spoken English language is essential. An additional language is a benefit.

- Previous CRO experience is strongly preferred with involvement in bid defense activities.
- Strong financial management and client relationship skills are essential.
- Applications from candidates with pharma experience may also be considered.

 - Familiarity with standard business and eClinical systems used in Clinical Research is desirable.
- ICH and GCP regulations in relevant geographies.
- Solid clinical knowledge and understanding of clinical research and protocol design.

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonus and a benefits package including holiday, pension and other leading-edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

Apply today to begin your Parexel journey!


Potential Career Path

Parexel offers a growth path with diverse therapeutic areas and clients, so you can grow according to your interests.

  • Associate Project Leader
  • Project Leader
  • Senior Project Leader
  • Associate Project Director
  • Project Director
  • Director, Project Leadership
  • Senior Director, Project Leadership

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