Associate Director - Project Management

Nottingham, United Kingdom
07 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021
Project Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description

At Parexel Informatics the work we do matters. We are an innovative technology company and the platforms we build revolutionize medicine by cutting the time it takes to bring lifesaving drugs to market.

We are looking for experienced project management professionals for an exciting and rewarding position within our Technology Programme Management department. Parexel is significantly transforming and we require experienced change leads to manage and lead complex technology projects and programs through their entire lifecycle. You will help us build the project management capability and be part of a world-class, global team.

This is an office-based role located at our modern office in Nottingham city centre which has onsite catering, excellent transport links and is a great working environment.

Job Purpose:
The Associate Director, Project Management works closely with the Technology Portfolio & Program Management team, PI IT, the Business Owners and Project / Scrum team(s). The Associate Director, Project Management manages resources in order to plan, estimate and carry out programmes / projects of work to time, budget and quality targets and in accordance with appropriate standards, methods and procedures (including secure software development).The Associate Director, Project Management facilitates improvements by changing approaches and working practices, typically using recognised models, best practices, standards and methodologies.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Provide advice, assistance and leadership in improving the quality of software development, by focusing on process definition, management, repeatability and measurement.
  • Identify plans and coordinates of a set of related projects within a programme / project of business change, to manage their interdependencies in support of specific business strategies and objectives. Work closely with key stakeholders to maintain a strategic view over the set of projects, providing the framework for implementing business initiatives, or large-scale change, by conceiving, maintaining and communicating a vision of the outcome of the programme and associated benefits.
  • Work with key stakeholders to identify the vision, and the means of achieving it as the programme / project progresses.
  • Work with business on agreement of business requirements and translation of requirements into operational plans
  • Determine, monitors, and reviews of programme / project scope, costs, and schedule, programme / project resources, interdependencies and programme / project risk.
  • Consultancy
  • Manages provision of consultancy services, and/or management of a team of consultants. In own areas of expertise, provides advice and guidance to consultants and/or the client through involvement in the delivery of consultancy services. Engages with clients and maintains client-relationships. Establishes agreements/contracts and manages completion and disengagement.
  • Portfolio, programme and project support
  • Takes responsibility for the provision of support services to projects. Uses and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects. Sets up and provides detailed guidance on project management software, procedures, processes, tools and techniques. Supports programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.
  • Program Management
  • Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement a programme from contract /proposal initiation to final operational stage including the transition into "business-as-usual"; plans, schedules, monitors, and reports on activities related to the programme.
  • Project management
  • Takes full responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects (typically with significant business, political, or high-profile impact, and high-risk dependencies).
  • Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • 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.
  • Shows Initiative and self-confidence, is adaptable and is able to cope with changing and evolving
  • priorities.
  • Must have the ability to work methodically in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Growing skills for reporting up to Senior Leadership including Senior Vice Presidents and Vice
  • Presidents

  • Knowledge and Experience:
  • A thorough understanding of generic Project Life Cycle management controls
  • A thorough understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to manage and delegate work as part of a team in a matrix environment
  • Related business experience (project manager and/or equivalent) typically gained over significant and overall experience would be preferable
  • Growing ability to line manage others including mentoring and coaching
  • Education:
  • Degree in Life Sciences, Business Management, or Computer Science field, or equivalent.

  • 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 benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

    Apply today to begin your journey!Why Work at Parexel

    There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

    That's Parexel. We're a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

    How can we help you on your journey? Find your path, and learn more on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Glassdoor.

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