Company: PAREXEL International
Location: Dublin



A Manager within the CORE group of Parexel Consulting provides leadership and direction to Associates, Senior Associates, Consultants and Senior Consultants, actively managing employee performance and development.
The Manager acts as a role model and provides or organizes coaching/mentoring and feedback to direct reports.
In addition, the Manager will provide a broad range of consulting services and works within broad project guidelines to identify, refine, and address client issues and to achieve project objectives.

The key aspects of this role are:

  • Actively manages performance including typical HR activities for direct reports (i.e. performance management reviews, salary actions, bonuses),both in situ and remotely.
  • Works within a team environment or individually based on the project needs by providing guidance to project team members. Assesses project issues and develops strategies to meet productivity, quality and project goals and objectives. Manages projects engagements as Subject matter experts leaders.
  • Works with Project Staffing to identify and ensure appropriate resources are assigned to projects.
  • Regularly communicates with direct reports on the status and execution of their projects. Provides ongoing guidance and support especially with the resolution and escalation (if needed) of issues.
  • Supports development plans for staff and coordinates with senior management to ensure that staff is utilized completely and appropriately to increase their expertise.
  • Advocates for staff to senior management in order to provide opportunities to expand staff skill sets.
  • Communicates organizational vision and values to staff.
  • Regularly communicates with staff to assure effective two-way information flow (i.e. business updates, project updates, staff interests, issues, and/or concerns).

Consulting Activities and Relationship Management and Business Development

  • Provides a full range of technical and/or business consulting services mainly in areas where policy or precedent is clear. Facilitates client decision making by framing issues, presenting options and providing objective business advice.
  • Collaborates with colleagues, as needed, to discuss and facilitate resolution of problems or conflicts. Provides guidance as needed to lower level colleagues on appropriate methods of executing project activities.
  • Develops business solutions addressing specific client needs using best practices and knowledge of the client’s business and key industry drivers and Interacts professionally at multiple levels including senior management within a client organization.
  • Facilitates clients in identifying and addressing their needs and develops processes and solutions to address issues before they become significant problems.
  • Delivers assigned work and provides services and solutions which results in clients expressing satisfaction with service provided and results in additional business or referrals.
  • Generates new or repeat business due to personal name recognition or history of client satisfaction and/or relationship.
  • Acts as an SME in project scoping calls and proposal preparation, as well as participating in bid defense meetings, kick off meetings, as required.


  • Several years’ experience working in a Regulatory Affairs environment within a CRO, Management Consulting, Health Authority Agency, or Pharmaceutical Company
  • Several years of people-management and leadership experience including; hiring, performance reviews, development, coaching and mentoring
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Full eligibility to work in Ireland
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific Discipline, Advanced Degree (MSc, PhD) Preferred
  • Fluent vocal and written English