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Global Training Business Partner

United Kingdom
Start date
20 May 2024
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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HR / Recruitment / Training, Training
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

This specific role will be aligned to support key parts of Parexel’s Clinical Development and Project Delivery business unit. This will involve working with key stakeholders in different parts of the Clinical Development delivery team to help them define and drive their learning strategy, in a way that helps them meet or exceed key business goals, align with critical regulatory expectations, satisfy client demands and ensuring patients remain the focus of our efforts. This role will coordinate with other TBPs supporting across Parexel, including other parts of Clinical Development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Business Partner: Partner with business SMEs, leaders, HRBPs and TBPs to define the learning strategy for key parts of the Clinical Development effort and to make that strategy a reality that aligns across the function.
  • Assess Needs: Consult and strategize with global business leaders to analyze and define the right training requirements, identify the capability gaps and structure the appropriate training requirements (with support of instructional design consultants) to build required organizational capability
  • Credible Expertise: Use deep (or actively developing) clinical knowledge to build credibility and trust with key leaders, challenge assumptions and influence how the business unit invests in training
  • Project Management: Lead all training workstreams and training design projects and manage them through the project lifecycle. Manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Curriculum Management: Provide counsel and high-level oversight on all role-based curricula assignments
  • Quality Management: Ensure training delivery quality and the content meets business and regulatory requirements. Collect feedback on all responsible training content to ensure continuous improvements
  • Manage Compliance: In partnership with the business leaders and SMEs, identify the right target audience, assign appropriate training and report on compliance. Assess compliance with business and function leaders on a regular basis
  • Keep key stakeholders informed: Sustain the appropriate communication with businesses, functions and regional audiences regarding the availability of new and existing training opportunities
  • Learning Advisor: Guide business leaders in monitoring the amount of training being prescribed to employees, ensuring only the right amount of time is being invested
  • Occasional Travel: Be available / willing to travel up to 15% of the time


The most successful candidate will have successful experience in the following:

  • Proven success in consulting with leaders on learning related solutions
  • Needs assessment (Performance Consulting) skills
  • Stellar project management
  • Proven relationship management (ability to create and maintain a strong network)
  • Ability to work with and influence senior leadership, peers and project team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working cross-culturally
  • Managing multiple and competing priorities
  • Tolerating and managing ambiguity
  • Accountability and taking initiative to own the problem and the solution
  • Proven success in working independently but with a contribution mindset
  • Thorough understanding of the CRO / Drug Development industry and how Parexel is structured to achieve its goals

Other qualities that will serve the role well that are nice for a candidate to have :
  • Experience working as or with Project Leaders in the CRO space
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • Clinical research experience or knowledge of the clinical research process
  • A background in clinical development training needs
  • Experience in HR or L&D or related areas (i.e. Quality, Functional Training units) of at least 7 years
  • Training design and development knowledge and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the area of human resources related fields, business management or in the scientific or medical related fields.

Languag e Skills
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)




When you join us, you’re joining a team that sees everything they do as an opportunity to transform the world for patients everywhere. When our employees bring their many perspectives together to tackle a new challenge, there’s no limit to what they can accomplish. Through it all, at the center of all we do, is a patient whose life could change – forever. And together, we’ll do it With Heart™.

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Parexel is among the world’s largest clinical research organizations (CROs), providing the full range of Phase I to IV clinical development services to help lifesaving treatments reach patients faster. Leveraging the breadth of our clinical, regulatory, and therapeutic expertise, our team of more than 21,000 global professionals works in partnership with biopharmaceutical leaders, emerging innovators, and sites to design and deliver clinical trials with patients in mind, increasing access and participation to make clinical research a care option for anyone, anywhere. 

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