Vice President, Strategic Initiative Lead

Parexel International Corporation

Multiple Locations

The Vice President, Strategic Initiative Lead is responsible for the development and delivery of a transformational strategic initiative program. This role reports to the SVP, Delivery and Execution, who is accountable for overseeing the development, execution, and delivery of our strategic initiative programs.

Creates and executes effective organizational strategies and transformations on a large scale and collaborates effectively with senior management and executive leadership

Executes strategic sessions with key stakeholders to identify and define the strategic direction for assigned portfolio

Manages project analysis, planning, strategy, and implementation, ensuring projects within the strategic program are meeting or exceeding timelines and expectations enabling successful implementation

Conducts periodic reviews with the Sr Executive Team to evaluate current market and competitive intelligence to identify strategic adjustments and enhancements to the strategic initiative portfolio as required

Leads cross-functional teams on the design and delivery of strategic initiatives

Provides senior consulting services to internal or external business partners for the identification and implementation of assigned portfolio

Builds strong and productive business relationships with business partners

Works closely with the other OED teams to ensure that that there are effective plans in place for strategic initiatives

Supports the governance process for initiatives, providing accurate relevant information, and including business owners in the governance process


Strategic thinker, able to formulate strategic plans, addressing pain points and driving improvements

Advanced consulting skills, able to question precisely and efficiently to drive solutions, and quickly identify the right questions to ask to identify the root cause.

Proven experience leading in a matrixed environment, with ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally with leaders at all levels

Demonstrated ability to design, implement and drive strategic vision, with a passion for excellence

Strong team player who can build and maintain an engaged team

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Able to translate complexity into clarity for a wide audience

Able to understand and identify metrics to measure the environment

Takes a client-focused approach to work

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

Experience leading cross-functional operating model, organization design and/or process improvement initiatives

Excellent organizational skills - structured approach and capable of managing competing numerous work streams simultaneously

Thrives in a fast-paced environment and able to match stakeholder expectations to urgently deliver exceptional results

Demonstrates strong intellectual curiosity; always seeking new approaches and challenging the organization to new levels of success

Pharmaceutical, biotech or other regulated industry experience preferred

Lean experience is an advantage


MSc/BSc in a related discipline with experience, and/or extensive relevant experience in the industry


Some travel may be required


2023-01-21 00:05:16

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