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Senior Director, Medical Writing Services Asia-Pacific

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Date posted 08/04/2020 Job ID 60548BR

Parexel's Regulatory Medical Writing Services works closely with our clients around the world to develop and launch new medicines and treatments that improve healthcare for millions of patients. We’re one of the largest providers of medical writing services worldwide, and have managed thousands of writing projects in more than 29 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. As a result of continued customer satisfaction and business growth, this global team is expanding and offers many opportunities for career development.

In this role, you’ll prepare clinical documents for comprehensive clinical trials and programs. Using compliant Parexel and sponsor formats, styles and management systems, you’ll manage clinical document deliverables such as model informed consent forms, clinical study reports, pharmacovigilance documents and more. Our Medical Writers also participate in ongoing professional development programs to maintain current knowledge in the various areas.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: No
  • Glassdoor Rating 3.5

Success Profile

Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Detail-Oriented
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Communicator
  • Organized
  • Versatile
  • Tech-Savvy
  • "I am part of a great team! My colleagues at Parexel are a pleasure to work with, are
    knowledgeable, experienced, caring and always ready to help!"

    Anne-Christin Friedrich - Senior Medical Writer
  • "I really enjoy learning about the vast areas of clinical writing. Everyone is very professional,
    knowledgeable, and it is easy to communicate with other staff."

    Christine Simmons, Medical Writer II
  • "Parexel makes it easy to communicate and interact with each other, which allows
    me access to expertise and knowledge beyond my own."

    Kristy Haslerud, Associate Manager
  • "Since the day I started, I have learnt something new from people on my team: it can be something associated with medical writing, the latest technology, or a tool that enhances/ aides writing."

    Erangi Tennakoon, Medical Writer II


  • Global Impact

    We are one truly global team working together to propel each client´s journey ahead faster.

  • Work-life Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office.

  • Career Development

    Opportunity to learn and grow through a performance and development goal-setting program.

  • Home based

    Love where you work, and work where you love.

  • Variety

    Opportunity to work on a wide range of therapeutic areas, document types and clinical projects.


Location: open to all APAC candidates.
  • The primary role of the Director is to ensure the satisfactory management of Medical Writing Services (MWS) operations in the assigned region in a manner consistent with Corporate and Department mission and goals.
  • Responsibilities include:
    • serving as internal and external representative for MWS, coordination with other regional departmental management to harmonize processes, employee development, and management of regional team
    • supervision and management of MWS staff and external consultant personnel
    • management of project budgets and review of regional department budget
    • seeking and following up on MWS sales opportunities, and leading departmental and cross-functional communications, training, and process improvements.
  • The Director may also have responsibilities as a client liaison or partnership lead, and will support MWS management during the sales process by leading client interactions, proposals input, and contract review.


  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical research, the drug development process, and applicable regulatory guidelines and regulations.
  • Broad experience in management of complex medical writing projects.
  • Significant previous line management experience, preferably in a billable service industry.
  • Project management experience (e.g., planning and monitoring).
  • Business awareness/business development experience.
  • Knowledge of resource management and productivity metric management.
  • Advanced word processing skills, including Microsoft (MS) Office (expertise in Word and competency in Excel); software and systems knowledge or ability to learn and adapt to various IT systems: document management systems, collaborative authoring (e.g., SharePoint), and file conversion and databases (e.g., MS Access).
  • Ability to travel.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English/Chinese.

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