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Principal Regulatory Affairs Consultant

China, Remote Date posted 08/06/2022 Job ID 83307BR

As part of Parexel Consulting, you will create and maximize value for clients throughout the product lifecycle. You will be a strategic guide in getting products to market faster, smarter – and keeping them there –your scientific, technical, regulatory, and/or commercial expertise will put best practice standards to work for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies large and small.

In return, you will be provided with interesting opportunities for growth and development and exposed to a variety of challenging assignments, product types, geographic regions, and therapeutic areas. Plus, as member of Parexel Consulting, you will enjoy all the advantages of working remotely, combined with access to the mentorship from a team of highly experienced regulatory professionals at the height of their careers. Join our team, and you will design solutions for the complexities of an ever-changing global marketplace.

Success Profile

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

  • Detail-Oriented
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Results-Driven
  • Organized
  • Multi-Tasker
  • "When submitting major market applications, it’s key to ensure that the technical integrity of all data meets regulated requirement standards. Parexel makes this possible with a diverse team of seasoned professionals who care about getting important medicines to patients. This is Regulatory Operations at its best."

    Chris – Associate Director, Regulatory & Access
  • "In this role, I have had the unique opportunity to work with regulatory experts who are not only some of the most distinguished in their field, but are also some of the most compassionate people I know. I’ve been able to grow so much professionally by standing on the shoulders of giants!"

    Riley – Regulatory Affairs Consultant


  • Global Impact

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

  • Balance

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

  • Collaboration

    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Freedom

    The ability to innovate, ask “what if” and try new solutions without fear of failure.

  • Variety

    Opportunities to work on multiple accounts – never boring!

  • Management

    Strong management with depth of experience working for global health authorities.


  • PhD is required.
  • Prior health authority or above 15 years industry experience.
  • Non-clinical area experts, such as PK/PD/Toxicology/Animals trails, prefer to have IND/NDA support experience.
  • Fluent English communication skills


Project Execution
 Works within a team environment or individually based on the project needs
 Works within broad project guidelines and facilitates issue and conflict resolutions.
 Prioritizes own work load and may prioritize the work load of the project team in order to achieve the project scope and objectives
 Capitalizes on opportunities to improve project efficiency, results or team performance and proactively takes action
 Leverages information from previous projects or other client work to efficiently complete assigned project activities as well as facilitate business decisions
 Produces quality work that meets the expectations of PC and the client. Reviews the work of colleagues for content and quality to ensure the expectations of the client and PC are met
 Manages project engagements (small or large)
 Interacts with the assigned Project Assistant (PA) to ensure accurate financial management and for general project support
 Provides guidance to project team members and acts as a mentor to junior staff

Thought Leadership
 Delivers presentations at seminars and industry group meetings
 Authors articles for publication in industry magazines, newsletters, book chapters and other forums
 May serve as a member of industry association boards, task forces and committees and/ or as chairperson or officer of one or more professional associations. Contributes expertise to professional societies, academic or other similar groups influential in his/ her area of expertise
 Drives knowledge-centered activities within PC as well as contributes to PAREXEL business process improvements
 May contribute to new service and consulting model development
Consulting Activities and Relationship Management
 Applies the appropriate organization’s consulting models and methodologies and assists in the design/improvement the methodologies when needed
 Provides a full range of technical and/or business consulting services within personal area of expertise including representing clients to regulatory agencies
 Completes and delegates project activities in a timely manner with an understanding of issues which may impact project profitability and client satisfaction
 May act as a trusted advisor to clients, often on issues that lack precedence or are not clearly defined. May act as a loaned executive for a client
 Facilitates resolutions to possible problems or conflicts within the project team and/or the client. Provides guidance as needed to lower level colleagues on appropriate methods of executing project activities
 Develops business solutions addressing specific client needs using expertise, best practices and knowledge of the client’s business and key industry drivers
 Demonstrated ability to interact professionally at multiple levels including senior and executive management within a client organization
 Plans and delivers services and solutions which results in clients expressing satisfaction with service provided and occasionally results in additional business or referrals
 Identifies opportunities for follow-on business or changes in project scope and exploits the opportunities with PC management and account management
Business Development
 Actively prospects and leverages new business opportunities with client and industry contacts in collaboration with Account Management
 Presents information about PC service offerings reflecting the organization’s capability to support client needs
 Generates new or repeat business due to personal name recognition or history of client satisfaction and/or relationship
 Leverages rainmaking skills resulting in new and repeat business for PAREXEL. Is responsible for constant monitoring of his/her “A” list, and is expected to have continued contact with both existing and future potential clients
 Participates in project scoping calls and proposal preparation
 Delivers sales presentations and participates in bid defence meetings when needed
 Actively participates in account planning for key clients
PAREXEL-related Responsibilities
 Meets established metrics as specified in scorecard on an annual basis
 Completes basic job related responsibilities, including timesheets, expense reports, maintenance of CVs, project deliverable archiving, participation in internal initiatives/projects or as a mentor as requested by management
 Defines self-development activities in order to keep current within the industry (i.e. maintain membership in a relevant industry and/or scientific/technical association)
 Participates in thought leadership activities (i.e. present speeches or seminars to industry groups and/or author articles.)

 High-level consulting skills
 Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
 Project management knowledge
 Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both written and verbal
 Client-focused approach to work
 Results orientation
 Teamwork and collaboration skills
 Proficiency in local language and extensive working knowledge of the English language
 Account planning and support
 Networking
 Business acumen and analysis
 Self-confidence and control

Knowledge and Experience:
 Numerous years of experience with expert level industry or regulatory knowledge; experience with a regulatory agency (such as FDA, MHRA) is a plus

 Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific or Technical Discipline, PhD or other advanced degree (i.e. MBA) preferred


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