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(Senior) Partnership Specialist

Job ID R0000005289 Romania, 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.

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 globe transform scientific discoveries into new treatments. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, our therapeutic, technical, and functional ability is underpinned by a deep conviction in what we do. We believe in our values; Patients First, Quality, Respect, Empowerment & Accountability.

We are currently looking for a Partnership Specialist (PS) and a Senior Partnership Specialist to be homebased in Romania, Poland, or South Africa.

In this role you will be:

  • Responsible for completion of internal and external deliverables to support the infrastructure of strategic partnerships, working independently but collaboratively with account team leadership. 

  • Serves as the liaison for study teams across the account for designated non-billable activities which support the partnership. 

  • Share knowledge and best practices gained from previous experiences with account team members, as well as with their peer group within PCoE to drive continuous improvement, and consistency / best practices across the Enterprise accounts.

The Senior level role will typically be assigned to larger and more complex Enterprise accounts, and the assignment may include multiple accounts.

Key Accountabilities:
Note: the accountabilities and deliverables vary, depending on the assigned partnership service level, but typically may include:

  • Facilitate the collation of partnership level data from multiple data sources and across study teams to create reporting for internal and external deliverables

  • Create and maintain reporting templates

  • Support development of documents and PowerPoint slides for internal purposes as well as client meetings (e.g., newsletters, study lists, bid defense materials, training documents, lessons learned summaries)

  • Act as primary contact for key deliverables (may include internal and/or client contacts)

  • Support the account team through completion of administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, creating meeting summaries and action lists, distributing and filing key documents

  • Manage access to systems and shared drives

  • Provide mentoring and guidance to study level project specialists on key partnership issues and guidance to other less experienced partnership specialists


  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and high first-time quality of work

  • Customer focus and ability to interact professionally with a client organization

  • Extensive computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Clinical Trial Management and EDC systems

  • Proactive approach with ability to work autonomously for assigned account(s), manage multiple and varied tasks across the portfolio and prioritize workload

  • Proficiency working in a matrix team environment

  • Sound problem solving skills and judgement; analytical thinking needed to solve issues in a variety of complex situations

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relevant multi-year experience in a study Project Specialist role (or equivalent), with at least 1-2 years’ experience in a partnership specialist role, or similar role with experience supporting clinical trials

  • Mentoring experience desired

  • Basic understanding of the clinical trials business and Parexel service offerings


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree

  • Intermediate to Advanced English level for non-native English speakers


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