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Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant - homebased UK or Ireland

United Kingdom - Any Region - Home Based Date posted 11/28/2019 Job ID 56966BR

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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  • Detail-Oriented
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Results-Driven
  • Organized
  • Multi-Tasker
  • "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."

    Aqip – Consultant
  • "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."

    Aqip – 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.


Parexel are looking for a Senior Consultant for our Regulatory Outsourcing Services team to be homebased in the UK or Ireland. You will be joining our Medical and Scientific services business unit and part of our highly experienced and friendly team of 40 regulatory affairs professionals.

Our Senior Consultant role is client facing and therefore you will need to anticipate client needs. You will lead the project team on technical and process issues and ensure the timely performance of work within a project scope.

Key Responsibilities
Project Leadership

  • Responsible for project planning and set-up and routinely interacts with the assigned Project Specialist (PS) or Project Manager (PM) to appropriately control the project (e.g. project set-up, forecasting and financial entries, invoicing, etc.)
  • Functions as the main client contact and ensures accurate project reporting is in place
  • Ensures that the project team delivers to meet the client expectations for quality and timeliness
  • Ensures that appropriate risk identification and issue-escalation procedures are in place, and leads issue and conflict resolutions
  • Ensures project specific training compliance of the project team
  • Manages project financials including provision of accurate revenue forecasts
  • Ensures that the project team understands and works to the scope of the contract
  • Identifies new opportunities through Change in Scope (CIS) or add-on business from existing work
  • Ensures timely project close-out activities are completed

Consulting Activities and Relationship Management

  • Demonstrates the use of the organization’s consulting models and methodologies and uses experience to suggest possible developments/improvements
  • Facilitates client decision making by framing issues, presenting options and providing objective business advice
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to clients and/or project team on technical process issues


Desirable Knowledge and Qualifications Required:
  • Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific Discipline, Advanced Degree Preferred
  • Minimum Work Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in a Regulatory affairs environment (CRO/Pharma)
  • Project leadership and management experience is essential
  • High-level consulting skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Client-focused approach to work
  • Results orientation
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills

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 base salary, company car/car allowance, bonus scheme and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, private dental and medical insurance, a strong contributory pension scheme, and many more flexible benefits for you to select.

Apply today to begin your Parexel journey!

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