Parexel

Project Director

Company
Parexel
Location
Belgium
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Jan 2021
Closes
06 Feb 2021
Ref
63956BR
Discipline
Project Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description

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 looking to recruit an experienced Project Director to provide oversight to our Enterprise clientprojects on a global level. The positions can be based in the following locations - UK, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic,Ukraine, Serbia, Russia, Lithuania and all can be either office or remotely home based.

As the Project Director you will lead the Parexel and Client teams by combining substantial advanced clinical research experience with insight into client pressures in order to develop the right solution for the client. This requiresextensive in-depth project management skills and business understanding, knowledge, and experience in order to independently make effective decisions and take action. You will alsoprovide the overall leadership of large, complex clinical trials or clinical trial programs andleads the project teams to achieve operational excellence, delivering projects/programs on time, to budget,to the highest quality, compliant with ICH GCP, and that meet client expectations.

You will workindependently, monitor and evaluate industry and competitor initiatives, changes in policy, and technology trends that impact the industry to ensure the highest standard of delivery to the client.

Key Accountabilities:
Independently responsible for all Project Leader tasks and deliverables according to SOPs on assigned projects/programs including:
-Develop and maintain a formal project/ program plan with all key milestones,budgets, and resources assigned to specific tasks and outcomes.

Perform initial andongoing riskmanagement
- Identify potential project/program risks and implement contingency plans,mitigate actual risks with team members and keep client informed about risksand contingencies.

Manage and ensurefirst time quality onthe project/programdeliverables
- Establish quality standards for the project/program that drive individual and teamcommitment to quality.

Develop andmanage the client relationship
- Owns the client relationship at a study/program level and responsible for clientcommunication ensuring high client satisfaction.

Understand andown the project P&L
- Manage the project according to budget with revenue recognition andforecasting, including resource management, pass-through management (review,regular reconciliation and forecasting) and managing Change in Scope.

Manage the cross functionalproject team
- Enable all stakeholders to achieve successful study completion whilemaintaining high client satisfaction.

Represent ProjectLeadership function
- Represent Project Leadership Function in external client meetings andpresentations such as Bid Pursuit Meetings, Investigator Meetings or others asrequired.

Solve Problems and Improve Work Processes
- Recognize improvement and/or business opportunities, question the status quo,work collaboratively to assess, propose, and implement improvements wherepossible.

Network Effectively
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Know who to contact for any issues, understand politicaldecisions; establish good relationship with peers and other leaders at company

Other assignedresponsibilities
- May include non-billable work such as SOP review and lead or contribute toother organizational initiatives.Qualifications

Education:
- Bachelor's degree in a science/medical related field. Advanced degree highly desirable.
- PMP or equivalent desirable

Skills:
- Ability to create a sense of urgency and take a proactive, solutions-based approach
- Strategic Thinking skills
- Conflict Management skills
- Financial management and capitalize on the diverse background and viewpoints to increase theproductivity of the group.
- Excellent knowledge of all operational and regulatory aspects of clinical research
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Leverages communication across boundaries and uses multiple communication mechanisms toconvey information across functional lines and upward within Parexel
- Highly Accountable
- Client focus and demonstrates an ability to create and maintain trust with the client throughproject and personal interactions; act as a trusted advisor and become involved in the client'sdecision-making process.
- A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning; leading by example.
- Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload withattention to detail
- Ability to thrive in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork
- Expert understanding of all aspects of project life-cycle
- Understands and uses positional authority to deliver messages effectively.
- Ability to work independently and knows when to call on senior management for involvement incommunicating to client executives after assessing the organizational implications of theinteraction and consultation with Senior Management. Sophisticated analytical thought to defineand resolve issues in a variety of complex situations
- Ability to adopt and work according to'high performance culture (HPC) principles' and to ensureapparent implementation of these values in project/program team(s)
- Ability to inspire cross-functional teams to collaborate and demonstrate ONE Parexelapproach
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word, and project planning software
- Ability to become proficient with Parexel systems

Knowledge and Experience:
- Proven substantial expert project management experience, preferably in healthcare, clinicalresearch, or contract research organization preferred
- Proven track record of developing client relationships at program level
- Proven substantial leadership experience already operating at Associate Project Director or Project Director level within another CRO is preferred
- Different trial phase experience (including phases I-IV) will be an advantage.
- Strong command of written and spoken English language, local language proficiency as required

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 bonus with a benefits package including holiday, pension, bonus and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

Apply today to begin your Parexel 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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