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(Senior) Project Leader

Job ID 37964BR China, Remote

When our values align, there's no limit to what we can achieve.

At Parexel, we all share the same goal - to improve the world's health. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, every clinical development solution we provide is underpinned by something special - a deep conviction in what we do.

Each of us, no matter what we do at Parexel, contributes to the development of a therapy that ultimately will benefit a patient. We take our work personally, we do it with empathy and we're committed to making a difference.

Lead the Parexel and Client teams by combining deep clinical research experience with insight into
client pressures in order to develop the right solution for the client. This requires enhancing in-depth
project management skills and business understanding, knowledge, and experience in order to
independently make effective decisions and take action.

This role provides the overall cross-functional leadership of clinical trials as well as the project teams to
achieve operational excellence and deliver projects on time, to budget, to the highest quality, compliant
with ICH GCP, and that meet client expectations. This position is responsible as Global Project Leader for
the profitability of a small to midsize project(s) and client satisfaction, and acts as a role model and coach
for the team. This position can also assume a support project leader role within a project leadership
team of multiple PLs/PDs on larger project(s).

Project Leaders may mentor junior staff and Functional
Leads for specific projects.

Key Accountabilities:
1. Independently responsible for all Project Leader tasks and deliverables
according to SOPs on assigned projects.
2. Perform initial and ongoing risk
3. Manage and ensure first time quality on the project deliverables
4. Develop and manage the client
5. Understand and own the project
6. Manage the cross-functional
project team
7. Represent Project Leadership function

Job Qualifications :

• Ability to create a sense of urgency and take a proactive, solutions-based approach
• Critical Thinking & Problem Solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Highly accountable
• Client focus
• A flexible attitude with respect to assignments and new learning
• Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
• Ability to thrive in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork
• Basic understanding of all aspects of project life-cycle
• Ability to work independently with oversight guidance
• Ability to analyze complex/novel situations using existing tools and resources
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word, and project planning software
• Ability to become proficient with Parexel systems
• Familiarity with standard business and eClinical systems used in Clinical Research – such as CTMS, EDC, IXRS, TMF and project planning tools
• ICH and GCP regulations in relevant geographies
• Solid clinical knowledge and basic understanding of clinical research and protocol design
• Ability to adopt and work according to Parexel High Performance Culture (HPC) principles
• Ability to inspire cross-functional teams to collaborate and demonstrate ONE Parexel approach
• Competencies aligned to Project Leadership Job Models for: Project Planning; Project Execution;
Project Fulfillment; Financial Management; Risk Management; Quality Management; Team
Leadership; Communication and Relationship Management

Knowledge and Experience:
• Strong command of written and spoken English language, local language proficiency as required
• Proven substantial project management experience, preferably in healthcare, clinical research, or
contract research organization
• Proven track record of developing client relationships at project level

• Bachelor’s degree in a science/medical related field. Advanced degree desirable
• PMP or equivalent desirable


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