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Senior Consultant, Parexel Consulting (Clinical Regulatory Affairs)

Switzerland - Any Region - Home Based Date posted 08/04/2020 Job ID post-50024514

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.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes
  • Glassdoor Rating 3.5

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  • "They say if you are passionate about what you do, you will never work a day in your life. I can honestly say that this applies to me. I love what I do."

    Jasen - Consultant
  • "My experience so far with Parexel has been great! I had initially started at Parexel as an Independent Consultant but was then presented with a full time job opportunity to really become a part of this fascinating company. I have enjoyed the flexibility to be able to orchestrate a good work/life balance, as well as learn from so many experts in consulting arena and really have a hands-on role with every day bringing a new but exciting challenge."

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  • "I was offered an incredible opportunity to continue my career in regulatory affairs without relocating 1,000 miles away and making major life changes. Parexel is an innovative, growing company which offers much needed flexibility and opportunities for professional growth."

    Blaine – Consultant
  • "Parexel is a very large organization and holds a top position amongst the different companies engaged in the Consulting business. It can offer many opportunities for development and career progression. Also the diversity of projects can offer a great expansion of knowledge in many areas of the Regulatory Affairs arena. Last (but not least), Parexel offers a variety of rewards to the employees (bonus scheme, benefits etc)."

    Giannis – Consultant
  • "Parexel is a CRO that I had always inspired to join because of the variety of knowledge, experts, culture, flexibility and exposure to be client facing as well as to use my technical knowledge all under a professional and diligent environment. I believe it has provided me the right platform to grow both professionally and individually with the opportunities to present my views and to dialogue with colleagues and clients with all but positive outcomes."

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  • 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.

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  • Variety

    Opportunities to work on multiple accounts – never boring!

  • Management

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


This is an amazing opportunity to join Parexel as a Senior Consultant, Parexel Consulting (Clinical Regulatory Affairs) and partner with one dedicated client. We are recruiting in Europe, for an EU homebased employee. You will be required to travel to client site every quarter.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provide senior level, experienced regulatory leadership to satisfy expected industry standards, applying in-depth knowledge of client specific and regulatory requirements and guidelines, procedures and best practices, including compliance.
· For assigned project(s), as requested and monitored by the client's project lead(s)/team(s), act as an accountable agent on behalf of the client to FDA and via client's affiliates as applicable to work with EU Regulatory Bodies - and lead and support regulatory team (cross sub functions of regulatory including documentation, CMC, submissions, labeling) or equivalent members for related activities.
· Provide experienced stakeholder management interfacing directly with internal stakeholders of various levels.
· Additional regulatory- and project-related support activities/Services as requested by the client project leads/teams.

Other duties:
· Participates in and/or otherwise supports development and implementation of new or updated PDR and/or Regulatory Affairs-specific systems, processes, Standard/Department Operating Procedures (SOPs/DOPs) or other relevant best practices and tools as appropriate
· Completes other routine and ad hoc analysis and reporting. Responsible to keep all internal customers, partners and stakeholders abreast of progress and interim updates. Does so by following prescribed departmental procedures, practices and protocols and by using standardized reporting and communications tools/templates and other resources
· Leads other special projects, as and when assigned, or otherwise requested
· Consistently complies with all governing laws, regulations, client SOPs and other guidelines


Qualifications and Experience:
· Previous experience in a Clinical Regulatory Affairs role in industry
· Bachelors Degree required (life sciences disciplines strongly preferred)
· Advanced Degree in a related field is strongly preferred
· Average of 10+ years’ relevant clinical experience in regulatory affairs (US, EU, ROW); including extensive knowledge of clinical drug development, submission requirements and Health Authority interactions
· Knowledge and deep experience of the drug development process from IND/CTA opening through final product approval, and how other functions contribute to a regulatory submission (IND/CTA/IMPD, NDA/BLA/ANDA/MAA, etc.)
· Knowledge of GxP, ICH, and other regulatory guidelines; experience in providing regulatory assessments and guidance including considering precedence and relevant HA guidance through many project-level activities
· Fully competent in strategic agility, communication (stakeholder management), leadership, pharma drug development, organizational and business knowledge
· Previous respiratory, neuroscience, anti-effectives and oncology experience is preferred; however, exceptional candidates with other TA experience will be considered
· Experience in regulatory affairs (US, EU, ROW); experienced in submission requirements and HA interactions
· Strong regulatory program management, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
· Fully competent in teamwork (cross functional)/collaboration, achieving results, regulatory knowledge, operational excellence
· Has impeccable ethics. Demonstrates, or has proven abilities to demonstrate, strong values & leadership competencies
· Outstanding attention-to-detail and accuracy
· Is regarded as a subject matter expert, is respected by others, and can effectively contribute to long-range product development and consistently leads cross-functional teams to successful results
· Strong business acumen: has in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, the multiple functions and roles involved in the product development process.
· Can effectively contribute to the development of disease strategies and plans
· Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals to ensure the timely, on-target and within-budget
· Strong interpersonal, verbal communication and influencing skills: can influence without authority and has proven experience building and cultivating relationships with key partners and stakeholders, both internally and externally
· Outstanding written communication skills
· Strong business presentation skills: effective at summarizing and presenting the key considerations and decision points
· Confident and competent when interacting with varying levels of internal/external management: stays focused and on-point, is able to raise problems or challenges in a productive and mature manner
· Strong negotiation skills: can effectively drive discussions and decisions toward desired end-results
· Proven track record of effective decision-making: makes good business decisions and exercise sound judgment. Consistently and effectively balances decisions with imperatives for ethics and efficacy
· Strong financial acumen: proven abilities for planning, development and oversight of project budgets and other resources
· Strong cross-functional teaming skills: has consistently excelled in cross-functional teams and regularly demonstrated him/herself as a leader among peers
· Aptitude or proven ability to guide the work of others (lead and motivate others, prioritize and oversee work through to successful outcomes)

If you have suitable experience, we encourage you to apply for this role! In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, annual bonus and company car/car allowance.

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