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Project Management Opportunities at Parexel

In a Project Leader job at Parexel, you’ll help deliver sponsor projects and programs on time and on budget. You’ll develop and implement detailed project plans that reflect core objectives, prevent risk, and deliver results in compliance with SOPs, ICH, GCP and other guidelines. Help support the development of advances and treatments that are changing lives. Explore Project Leader jobs at Parexel.

Associate Project Director

Job ID 62380BR United Kingdom - Any Region - Home Based
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 are looking to recruit an experienced Associate Project Director, to provide oversight to our Enterprise client projects on a global level. This role can be based in the following locations - UK, France, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Serbia , Lithuania

As the Associate Project Director you will 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 developing 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 leadership of midsize to large, complex clinical trials or clinical trial programs and project teams to achieve operational excellence, delivering projects/programs on time, to budget, to the highest quality, compliant with ICH GCP, and that exceed client expectations.

Key Accountabilities:

Independently responsible for all Project Leader tasks and deliverables according to SOPs on assigned projects including:
- Develop and maintain a formal project plan with all key milestones, budgets, and resources assigned to specific tasks and outcomes.
- Define metrics for reporting performance against plan.
- Ensure that all standard project systems and tools are set up correctly and functioning appropriately.
- Implement operational strategy as defined in the project plan and makes changes to the plan to ensure desired results.

Perform initial and ongoing risk management
- Identify potential project risks and implement contingency plans, mitigate actual risks with team members and keep client informed about risks and contingencies.

Manage and ensure first time quality on the project deliverables
- Establish quality standards for the project that drive individual and team commitment to quality. Monitor quality of deliverables and implement corrective and preventative action as needed.

Develop and manage the client relationship
- Establish complete channels and standards of communication among all key stakeholders that supports timely and efficient delivery of the information required for the effective completion of the project.

Understand and own the project P&L
- Manage the project according to budget with revenue recognition and forecasting, including resource management and managing Change in Scope.

Manage the cross-functional project team
- Enable all stakeholders to achieve successful study completion while maintaining high client satisfaction.

Represent Project Leadership function
- Represent Project Leadership Function in external client meetings and presentations such as Bid Defense Meetings, investigator meetings or others as required.

Other assigned responsibilities
- May include non-billable work such as SOP review and other organizational initiatives

Line Management
Establish targets, and analyze, appraise and interpret performance against them.
- Provide coaching and stretch tasks, hold frequent development discussions, be aware of each employee's career goals, create meaningful development plans with employees,
- Set clear objectives, regularly seek feedback and assess individual performance, provide routine feedback in regular one on one meetings, have courageous conversations, conduct meaningful and timely performance reviews, hold employees accountable.


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

- Ability to create a sense of urgency and take a proactive, solutions-based approach
- Budget management
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Client focus
- A flexible attitude with respect to work 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
- Thorough understanding of all aspects of project life-cycle
- Ability to work independently with guidance in only the most complex situations
- Ability to resolve complex problems or problems that do not have routine solutions
- 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, IVRS, and project planning tools
- Proficient in ICH and GCP regulations in relevant geographies
- Solid clinical knowledge and basic understanding of clinical research and protocol design
- Competencies (aligned to Project Leadership Job Models): Project Planning; Project Execution; Project Fulfillment; Financial Management; Risk Management; Quality Management; Team Leadership; Communication; 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 program level
- Proven substantial leadership qualities as well as full line management experience of project managers.

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a benefits package including holiday, pension, bonus and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

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