A Project Quality & Risk Lead will serve as the primary project quality expert, point of contact and support to project team leadership throughout the duration of a project.
Manage the Quality Evaluation (QE) workflow.
Communicate results to the project team (PL, FLs).
Provide support with quality issue management, audits and inspections, and project quality and risk consultancy as required.
Asses operational execution using a risk-based approach to verify adherence to standards and assist with remediation when required.
Facilitate quality related interactions with clients.
Verify compliance with GxP guidelines/regulations, Parexel procedures and requirements, and sponsor requirements
Actively participate in key internal project team meetings and facilitate quality discussions during these meetings.
Schedule and lead the project related Quality Forums.
Attend client meetings with project team leadership to collaborate with and participate in discussions related to quality.
Provide quality advice to the project teams.
Participate in relevant project team training.
Provide support with investigation of Quality Issues (QIs) and support of QI management including classification of issues, assist in determination of root cause and consultation on appropriateness of corrective and preventive actions.
Provide audit and inspection support for assigned projects, including, where feasible, advising the project team during preparation and conduct of audits and inspections as per applicable SOPs.
Review and provide feedback on project related audit/inspection responses generated by project team members per applicable SOPs.
Evaluate the quality status of a project by reviewing applicable project quality metrics.
Identify and evaluate potential risks and quality issues in collaboration with project team leadership and other relevant parties (e.g., Project Management Quality Management, operational and functional staff). Together with these parties, determine appropriate mitigation measures.
Fulfill the mentor role for Project Quality & Risk Leads, as assigned.
Collaborate with other PQRLs assigned to the client to identify quality trends, program-wide corrective and preventive actions and share lessons learned.
Review key portfolio documentation from a quality standpoint.
Provide support and consultancy for portfolio quality issues.
Facilitate portfolio level compliance with the Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA).
Oversee the collection and reporting of portfolio quality metrics.
Evaluate the quality status of a portfolio by reviewing applicable quality metrics.
Report process gaps and participate in implementation of process improvement when required.
Maintain compliance with training curriculum.
Consult process SMEs as necessary for guidance.
Perform other quality related tasks as assigned.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Client focused approach to work
Leadership and/or project management skills and experience
Ability to handle several highly complex projects simultaneously and entire programs
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and have a flexible approach with respect to work assignments and new learning
Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment and to demonstrate and foster teamwork within the group as well as across the organization
IT literate: experienced with Microsoft based applications and general knowledge of personal computer functions
Relevant experience (e.g., in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry)
English proficiency (written and oral)
Educated to degree level (technology, biological science, pharmacy or other health related discipline preferred) or equivalent qualification or clinical research experience
Parexel 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.