Partnership Solutions Manager (Chicago, home based)
Parexel International Corporation
USA - Any Region - Home Based
The primary role of the Partnership Solutions Manager is to provide senior level tactical management, sponsor management and leadership to project teams in order to ensure that the project proceeds on time and within budget. This role requires in-depth knowledge of the business in order to make effective decisions independently, with minimal interaction/supervision by the Line Manager. The Partnership Solutions Manager provides overall leadership of Medical Imaging initiatives and study programs to internal teams and sponsors to achieve operational excellence. The position may entail supporting the Operational Leads (Associate Director, Director, and Senior Director of Imaging Operations) with implementation of the functional groups strategic direction or to serve as the operational expert on therapeutic and account-specific strategy teams. This includes demonstrating project/program leadership capability, authority and therapeutic expertise by contributing actively to proposal development teams or by participating in sponsor bid defense or capabilities meetings. The position provides the sponsor with timely project status information and serves as the key operational interface between the sponsor and Medical Imaging. The position also provides regular departmental-level contributions such as sponsor portfolio management, business development support, documentation creation/revision (SOPs, Work Instructions, Forms, Templates, etc), staff mentoring and staff hiring.
Key Accountabilities:Act as the primary sponsor contact and manage the relationshipSupports Business DevelopmentStaff mentoring and supportManagement of assigned Sponsor Portfolio(s), including, but not limited to, providing portfolio-level and project-level support to business development efforts, business operations efforts, operational delivery, developing and implementing standards, being a sponsor advocate, and point of contact
Management of assigned Sponsor Portfolio(s):Act as the primary sponsor contact and manage the relationshipProviding portfolio-level and project-level support to business development efforts, business operations efforts, operational delivery, developing and implementing standards, being a sponsor advocate, and point of contactLeadership of assigned therapeutic area including strategies and goalsEngage with sponsor stakeholders in support of study teams to enable key study milestone deliveryFacilitate and lead sponsor trainings and lunch and learn sessions
Business Development Support:Supports Business Development during bid defense and capabilities meetings with sponsors
Staff mentoring and support:Manage day-to-day tactical issues related to study activitiesDocument best practices and share with Parexel and sponsor teams
Assisting in the development, implementation, and enhancement of Parexel processes and systems as needed:Departmental documentation creation/revision (SOPs, Work Instructions, Forms, Templates, etc)Change management and process implementationQualificationsSkills:Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skillsSponsor focused approach to workA flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learningAbility to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detailWillingness to work in a heavily matrixed environment and to value the importance of teamworkStrong leadership and negotiation skills with a track record of successDemonstrated knowledge of clinical trial, regulatory and drug development activitiesProficient in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project
Knowledge and Experience:5 to 7 years Project Management or relevant experience
Education:B.A. or B.S. in scientific field or equivalent requiredEEO DisclaimerParexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.