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Consultant, Resource Management - Study Start Up - Homebased

United States
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
24 Jul 2022
Job Description

Parexel has an exciting opportunity for Home based, Consultant, Resource Management to support the Global Study Start Up Team. Reporting to the Senior Director, Study Start Up Services this position requires an individual who is a high energy, strategic thinking resource professional. The person selected for this position will support the global clinical study start up team as well as support and partner with all levels of management in the business unit.

Ess e n t i a l F unction
Resource Management at PAREXE L i s ensuring the right people are in the right place at the right time, while balancing labor cost, profitabilit y , and client satisfaction.
The Consultant, Resource Management is responsible to support the resourcing function for a global department ( Stud y Start Up). Has a good understanding of i n -depth ana l y tics, use of various data sources, and comfortable in resourcing tradeoffs/ negotiations. Engages with senior levels of the business to influence resource related decisions and challenge assump t ions. Adapts resourcing models and processes to an ever-changing corporate environment.
Key Accountabilities
• Maintain macro-level understanding of awarded work, potential new business, resource demand
for the next 3-6 months, resource supp l y and challenges within the scope of the role
• Pla y an advisor y role and help drive decisions in a matrix environment
• Engage with VPs and Directors to ensure alignment relating to resourcing decisions
• Maintains a good understanding of industr y best practices on resourcing
• Makes strategic recommendations for resourcing size and mix forecasts at a client level
• Engage with senior leaders to optimize resourcing and resolve resourcing issues
Deep-Dive Analytics
• P a rticip a te in sta f f me e tin g s o f op e r a tion a l le a d e rship a nd s e e n a s an influencer to resourcing decisions
• Maintains a good understanding of the demand/suppl y alignment of resources
• Develop, prepare, and distribute resourcing projection reports . Have a good understanding of demand variabilit y and how to address through a combination of organic hiring and access to staffing
vendors globally
• Provide resourcing over v iew to operational leads/heads as appropriate
• Evaluate Account level utilization and work with account leaders to balance as appropriate
• Monitor upcoming project level milestone to mitigate risk
Operational Support
• Serve as point of contact for "hot" multi-function / geograp h y resource escalation
• Activel y engage with appropriate partners to remove data noise to allow for accurate planning
n ee ds
• Engage with senior PRO management to understand a need for insight through data;
independent l y structure and perform ana l y sis to provide insight
• Engage with stud y teams to plan resources for a study
• Lead the resolution of unmet needs b y managing global escalations for a n y given client.
• Supports the client and project teams in developing the detailed demand plans for new projects
and projects with a significant ramp-up or ramp-down in resources
• Ensures the correct administration of client ring fence strategies
• Develops, records and tracks Ke y Performance Indicators of operational resourcing
performance and ensures that service deliver y is maintained at agreed target levels
• Ev a lu a t e a nd a ssist in the d e v e lopm e nt o f r e sou r c e pl a nnin g tools a nd d a t a b ases as needed
• De v e lop a nd e v a lu a te re s ou rc ing p r oc e du re s, proc e sses, and training materials
• Use available resourci n g tools to provide estimated resource needs for awarded work and new


• Client focused approach to work, abilit y to interact professional l y within a clien t organization;
exhibits composure
• Abilit y to interact with all levels of management
• Abilit y to direct others; provide coaching and guidance to staff if applicable
• Abilit y to understand strateg y ; business acumen
• Managerial courage; able to address challenging problems
• Strong problem solving and ana l y tical skills
• Sound int e rp e rson a l, v e rb a l a nd w r itten c ommun i cation skill s ; abili t y to present effective l y in a
varie t y of settings; abilit y to relate well to others
• Perseverance, energ y and drive in the face of obstacles
• S y stematic and process oriented
• Abilit y to negotiate skillfully & diplomatical l y
• Abilit y to work in a matrix environment; handles ambigui t y with comfort
• Abilit y to successful l y work in a ( virtual ) team environment
• A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
• Well organized, has the abilit y to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and
prioritize workload with attention to detail
• Shows commitment to and performs consistent l y high quali t y work
• Abilit y to identi f y and address issues proactivel y in a timel y manner
• Effective time management in order to meet daily metrics or team objectives
• Abilit y to take initiative and work independently
• Accountabilit y for all assigned tasks
• E x ce ll e nt c omput er a nd int er n e t skills in c ludi n g k nowl e dg e o f MS - O f f i ce p r oducts such as
E x cel and Word and PowerPoint
• Must demonstrate expertise in developing complex tools using Business Product software
• Bachelor s degree required; Master /MBA a plus
M ini m u m Wo r k E x p er i e nce
• Relevant work experience in CRO or pharmaceutical field
• Understanding of clinical research platforms required

Why Work at Parexel

There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That s Parexel. We re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

How can we help you on your journey? Find your path, and learn more on LinkedIn , YouTube , Facebook , Twitter , and Glassdoor .
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  • Job Reference: 666104968-2
  • Date Posted: 24 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Parexel - USA
  • Location: United States
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 19:00:00 EST