The primary role of the Project/Program Director is to lead and facilitate the planning and execution of corporate strategic initiatives. The Project/Program Director proactively collaborates with PAREXEL internal project teams and others involved in the delivery of the initiatives (including subject matter experts, PAREXEL functions, external consultants and vendors), and management stakeholders.
General areas of responsibility include: business case development; creation and updating project plans/work plans, milestone planning and identification/management of critical path; resource planning; project implementation including mobilization, ongoing liaison and partnering with cross-functional teams; dependency and risk/issue identification and tracking with appropriate escalation; ensuring that projects are progressing according to plan; managing the project budget; ensuring timely completion of actions; production of key progress reports; tracking and assimilation of savings/benefit realization and KPI data; facilitate the planning and coordination of change management, training, communications and other deployment activities; preparation and presentation of materials for internal meetings; management of communication between internal stakeholders.
Qualifications Excellent program/project management and control skills.Advanced problem-solving skills and ability to summarize complex situations into key points.Strong influencing skills and ability to engage and lead teams.Highly motivated, self-starting, with strong results orientation.Strong verbal & written communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills (mainly internally and often at higher levels).Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office software packages such as Excel, MS Project, Visio, PowerPoint.Demonstrated strong organizational skills and ability to take structured approach to varied workassignments.Strong team player who is dedicated to making cross-functional, culturally diverse and geographically distributed teams successful.Strong meeting facilitation and presentation skills.Aptitude to interface with all levels of staff, including top managementEducation
Educated to degree level (technology, biological science, pharmacy or other health related discipline preferred) or equivalent qualification or clinical research experience required.EEO 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.