Job Posting for Solution Enablement Associate Director/Director at Parexel - USA
The Solution Enablement Director position in the Center of Excellence pillar of the Operational Excellence & Delivery (OED) department is a highly varied and challenging role, suitable for an individual with an in-depth understanding of business operational processes and significant technology implementation and support experience. In this role, they will act as a Solution Enablement Lead (SEL) for one or more business critical solutions at Parexel.
The SEL’s main accountability is to represent their assigned business solution(s) in the technology and process domain to ensure the business maximizes the benefits and ROI of their solution and improves our ability to serve the needs of patients, sites, sponsors, and internal staff. To achieve this, there will be a need to strongly collaborate with other internal and external stakeholders during the identification, configuration, implementation, and support / maintenance of their solution(s) within the business.
Single point of contact for solution throughout the organisation
Optionally act as business owner for solution (in agreement with business sponsor)
Form strong working relationships with all solution stakeholders
Work to resolve any solution issues with stakeholders and other support functions and escalate where needed
Attend or provide input into pre-sales opportunities when solution expertise is required
Assist with audits (internal or external) when related to solution usage
Understand the business strategy and requirements by regularly engaging with business sponsors, owners, and SMEs
Manage a high-level backlog of solution changes, prioritized by value to business
Verify backlog by regular discussions with business stakeholders & periodically present back to the broader business stakeholder groups for full alignment
Provide input to IT BAs to accurately document business requirements in detail for implementation projects
Work closely with all stakeholders (IT, Business, Vendors, Quality) to help formulate the solution strategy and vision
Socialise the strategy / vision with stakeholders to help build company-wide consensus
Partner with Vendors to help develop their products in line with our business strategy and vision
Maintain a long term (3-year) roadmap for the solution with major updates and releases to help communicate the plans amongst stakeholders
Work with IT and Vendors to continually deliver the highest priority items on the solution backlog. This could mean advocating new features and functions with external Vendors to get these built into their product(s).
Collaborate strongly with business, IT and Vendors to build business cases and secure approvals for new projects.
Working with IT, TQM and QA, input into the planning and execution of any Vendor audits required to bring a new vendor on-board and assist QA with the follow-up and resolution of any audit findings with the Vendor.
Assist IT or the Vendor during the build or configuration the solution and attend regular review sessions to ensure the new functions or changes are meeting the needs of the business.
Working with business, IT and TQM stakeholders, ensure any new technology solution is validated.
Input into the change management and training strategy of the solution.
Input into the support and maintenance plans of the solution to ensure the needs of the business are being adequately addressed for long term support and maintenance.
Provide business input into the long term support of the solution
Responding to project level or partnership escalations, identifying root causes, and formulating plans to address
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Highly collaborative approach to work and realizes the importance of the outcome to the team and business over the interests of an individual or department.
Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork.
Able to think tactically and strategically for the formation of technology and longer term plans.
Able to translate complexity into clarity for a wide audience to understand.
Service excellence mindset, always willing to try to positively improve the situation.
Consulting mindset, able to ask the right questions before jumping to solutions and successfully identify the root causes.
Client focused approach to work.
Flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and priorities workload.
Excellent attention to detail.
Comfort level with technology, able to rapidly adapt to new capabilities and changing business and technology environment.
Technology literacy, able to communicate understanding of technology strengths and weaknesses.
Knowledge and Experience :
General understanding and experience of business processes performed by a CRO in the business of initiating, executing, and reporting clinical trials.
Extensive understanding and experience of at least one business process area (e.g., Clinical Operations, Feasibility, Site Start-up etc.)
Experience of data governance standards and data stewardship processes in the CRO domain
Experience of the implementation of a Master Data Management (MDM) solution in CRO domain, and the business processes required to manage it.
Experience of how data to manage the execution of a Clinical Trial is collected in Clinical systems (e.g. CTMS, SISU, eTMF)
Extensive experience in managing the use of technology in the business, including prioritizing features and functions, and understanding the impacts of these changes on the business.
Extensive experience and understanding of technology implementation, training, support, and maintenance.
Extensive experience of performing return on investment analyses, with follow-up after go-live to prove return.
Significant consulting experience and able to demonstrate the consulting mindset.
Significant experience of working with global teams across different time zones.
MSc/BSc in a related discipline with experience, or very extensive relevant experience in the industry