Principal Consultant - Nonclinical Regulatory Strategy

Parexel Converse , TX 78109

Posted 2 months ago

Join our distinguished team of Subject Matter Experts who have a wealth of Industry and FDA experience, along with a wide variety of Technical Expertise!

Parexel Regulatory Consulting is growing and we're seeking experienced Nonclinical Regulatory professionals who are passionate about drug development and looking for opportunities to stretch their thinking, advance professionally, and provide expertise, solutions, and strategy to various clients on exciting products in various stages of development.

A Principal Consultant within the Parexel Consulting Organization must be a nationally recognized professional in their field of expertise with well-developed and proven rainmaking skills. Must have a comprehensive understanding of the organization's consulting models and methodologies, as well as, an extensive knowledge of what services PC provides.

Provides a full range of consulting services and works within their personal area of expertise. Provides mentoring and guidance to junior team members on technical and/or business issues and supports knowledge-centered activities within PC.

Project Execution

Works within a team environment or individually based on the project needs. Works within broad project guidelines and facilitates issue and conflict resolutions.

Prioritizes own work load and may prioritize the work load of the project team in order to achieve the project scope and objectives

Capitalizes on opportunities to improve project efficiency, results or team performance and proactively takes action

Leverages information from previous projects or other client work to efficiently complete assigned project activities as well as facilitate business decisions

Produces quality work that meets the expectations of PC and the client. Reviews the work of colleagues for content and quality to ensure the expectations of the client and PC are met. Manages project engagements (small or large)

Interacts with the assigned Project Assistant (PA) to ensure accurate financial management and for general project support

Provides guidance to project team members and acts as a mentor to junior staff

Thought Leadership

Delivers presentations at seminars and industry group meetings

Authors articles for publication in industry magazines, newsletters, book chapters and other forums

May serve as a member of industry association boards, task forces and committees and/ or as chairperson or officer of one or more professional associations. Contributes expertise to professional societies, academic or other similar groups influential in his/ her area of expertise

Drives knowledge-centered activities within PC as well as contributes to Parexel business process improvements. May contribute to new service and consulting model development


Consulting Activities and Relationship Management and Business Development

Applies the appropriate organization's consulting models and methodologies and assists in the design/improvement the methodologies when needed

Provides a full range of technical and/or business consulting services within personal area of expertise including representing clients to regulatory agencies

Completes and delegates project activities in a timely manner with an understanding of issues which may impact project profitability and client satisfaction

May act as a trusted advisor to clients, often on issues that lack precedence or are not clearly defined. May act as a loaned executive for a client

Facilitates resolutions to possible problems or conflicts within the project team and/or the client. Provides guidance as needed to lower level colleagues on appropriate methods of executing project activities

Develops business solutions addressing specific client needs using expertise, best practices and knowledge of the client's business and key industry drivers

Demonstrated ability to interact professionally at multiple levels including senior and executive management within a client organization

Plans and delivers services and solutions which results in clients expressing satisfaction with service provided and occasionally results in additional business or referrals

Identifies opportunities for follow-on business or changes in project scope and exploits the opportunities with PC management and account management

Actively prospects and leverages new business opportunities with client and industry contacts in collaboration with Account Management. Presents information about PC service offerings reflecting the organization's capability to support client needs

Generates new or repeat business due to personal name recognition or history of client satisfaction and/or relationship

Leverages rainmaking skills resulting in new and repeat business for Parexel. Is responsible for constant monitoring of his/her "A" list, and is expected to have continued contact with both existing and future potential clients

Participates in project scoping calls and proposal preparation, delivers sales presentations and participates in bid defense meetings when needed. Actively participates in account planning for key clients


  • MD or PhD required

Language Skills

  • At least fluent vocal and written English

Minimum Work Experience

  • Numerous years' experience with expert level regulatory knowledge in nonclinical development/toxicology with significant experience conducting gap analysis, developing regulatory strategy, preparing and/or reviewing nonclinical sections of US regulatory submissions, etc.

Significant previous experience with a regulatory agency (such as the FDA or MHRA) in Nonclinical/Toxicology Review or previous CRO, Industry, or Consulting Services experience providing strategic regulatory advice and driving major regulatory submissions (INDs, CTAs, MAAs).

Travel Requirements

  • 15-20% Domestic or International travel may be required

EEO Disclaimer

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.

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