Safety Services Project Leader
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Great home-based opportunity to join Parexel's best in class
Global Medical Sciences Team as a Safety Services Project Leader
(SSPL)/(Drug Safety Project Manager)! This highly visible role
combines your drug safety, post-marketing, and product launch
experience with your project management expertise.
When serving as the Functional Leader, the SSPL will provide
leadership, management, general oversight and direction for Medical
Safety Services projects, including but not limited to medical
monitoring, clinical and post -marketing pharmacovigilance. The
SSPL will also be responsible to ensure client satisfaction,
project team management and communication, quality, adequate
resource planning and allocation, and financial performance. The
SSPL will serve as the primary point of contact and communication
between the Parexel Project Leader, the Sponsor team and Medical
Services worldwide and, with the Global Lead Physician (GLP) be
accountable for performance of the entire Medical Services team on
As a Functional Leader, the SSPL will be responsible for
management, general oversight and direction for Safety Services
projects, including medical monitoring and clinical and post -
marketing Pharmacovigilance (PV) projects. The SSPL will also be
responsible to provide input, advice and direction for project
resource planning and allocation, and overall Safety Services
project team management. The SSPL will also be a point of
communication contact and liaison with internal and external
stakeholders, strategic planning teams and project review teams
including Quality, financial performance and customer feedback. The
SSPL will be responsible for consistent and complete communication
between all members of the Worldwide Safety team.
In addition, in the functional lead role, the SSPL will be
responsible to provide input, advice and direction for resource
planning and allocation working closely with the global resource
planning office, project team management, stakeholder liaison,
strategic planning and reviews:
- Management, support, direction, coordination and planning for any
medical and other pharmacovigilance (PV) related activities,
including oversight of and contribution to PV consulting
- Strategic input, including providing subject matter expertise for
Safety Services in the planning and setup of projects, including
costing, budgeting, resourcing, workflow and process design and
- Provide training and mentoring to other, less experienced SSPLs
and Safety Operations Staff.
- Timely contribution to and strategic input and review of
proposals (RFP), and contracts as required.
- Liaison with internal (e.g. business operations, account
management, Parexel Consulting) and external stakeholders (e.g.
clients, third party vendors, health authorities).
- Represent Medical/Safety Services if and when required for
internal and external matters.
- Provide support in internal and external audits and inspections
and ensure that corrective actions are implemented as
- Contribute to Medical and PV Operations resource planning and
- Contribute to the costing of Medical and PV Operations projects,
including the review of and improvement of performance metrics and
costing tools.Qualifications-Attend and lead client meetings, and
-Provide timely input and feedback to process improvement.
When serving as the Project Leader on standalone projects, the SSPL
is independently responsible for all Project Leader tasks and
deliverables according to SOPs on assigned projects including:
-Attend and lead Bid Defense Meetings along with the BD team
-Develop and maintain a formal project plan with all key
milestones, budgets, and resources assigned to specific tasks and
outcomes. Define metrics for reporting against plan.
-Ensure that all standard project systems and tools are set up
correctly and functioning appropriately.
-Implement operational strategy as defined in the project plan and
makes changes to the plan to ensure desired results.
-Proactively solve problems in collaboration with the client and
-Close out of all project activities upon project completion;
perform financial reconciliation and system closeout.
In this capacity the SSPL will be responsible for the financial
management /administration of the function-led projects according
to Corporate Business Operating Procedures to include:
-Maintenance of a project plan
-Monthly revenue recognition and forecast activities
-Invoicing according to contract -service and pass through cost
-Monthly control/adjustment of time reported
-Project close out activities WW (in cooperation with Project
-Provide project information to Project Analysts
-First point of contact for the client for all financial related
-Coordination/management of project team
In activities involving project management, the SSPL will be acting
as the Medical functional lead working with the overall Parexel PL
or as the PL if a the project is a function-led Medical project, to
ensure that projects run on time, on budget, and in accordance with
client contract, SOPs, quality standards and regulatory
Projects may involve the following tasks:
-Clinical trial safety management
-Clinical trial medical monitoring
-Clinical trial cumulative and/or per-patient data review
-Any other activities as required by lifecycle drug safety
The SSPL will be required to maintain PV knowledge and knowledge of
any other Medical service processes current as required by
regulations and SOPs, and to document competencies appropriately in
the training documentation files.
The SSPL will be the single operational point of contact in
Medical/Safety Services for this communication.
To ensure success, qualified candidates should have the following
-Excellent knowledge of drug safety, drug development, and ability
to interpret/apply global safety regulations
-Previous post-marketing and/or product launch experience
-Experience in evaluation of safety data and the preparation of
-Experience w/ computer applications including database management
and pharmacovigilance related systems
build effective project teams, motivate, delegate, and drive
gain trust and confidence with a variety of clients and w/in
create a sense of urgency and take a proactive, solutions-based
prioritize and manage multiple, varied tasks with enthusiasm and
attention to detail
thrive in a matrix environment and to value the importance of
work independently with oversight guidance
-Customer focus, commitment to quality management and problem
-Effective communication and negotiation skills
-Budget management skills
-Basic understanding of all aspects of project life-cycle
-Proven track record of developing client relationships
-Degree in Pharmacy, Nursing, Life Science, or other health-related
field, or equivalent qualificationEEO 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.
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