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CRA Line Manager

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Madrid
Reference: CRA Manager
Closing Date: 13 Sep 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

PAREXEL Madrid has an exciting opportunity for a CRA manager in our FSP team in Spain.


Essential Function:

The FSP Manager is responsible for coordinating clinical operations functional teams and their activities to execute clinical studies within a region or across multiple regions. Liaising closely with the FSP Director, Sr. Director or FSP Head to ensure that the FSP deliverables (timeline, quality, productivity) are met.

Client Liaison

  • Serves as primary point of contact for internal teams and client´s counterpart within a region or across multiple regions.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external customers as well as third party vendors.

Project Initiation & Planning

  • Leads and manages the implementation of FSP studies. 
  • Establishes efficient/effective working relationships with other functional Leaders and coordinators within a region or across multiple geographies and projects within a given FSP.

Project Implementation,

  • Control & EvaluationProvides leadership and direction to project team members at a regional or global level
  • Identifies, organizes and delivers (where appropriate) FSP specific training in collaboration with FSP client counterparts and FSP Leadership.
  • In conjunction with the FSP Director/Sr. Director/FSP Head, will provide input on resourcing needs and ongoing FTE adjustments, for the region/countries under oversight.
  • Early recognizes areas of potential problems and provides input to contingency plans.
  • Monitors study timelines, patient recruitment, retention and data cleaning to ensure successful outcomes of the FSP.


  • Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Client focused approach to work.
  • Decision making, problem solving and time management skills. A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
  • Ability to effectively and proactively manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork
  • Organizational, diplomacy and team leadership skills.
  • Possesses negotiation, diplomacy, team leadership skills and organizational ability.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external customers as well as third party vendors.
  • Prioritizes effectively and respond to urgent requests within team or from sponsor.
  • Possesses cultural awareness if managing projects within a region or across multiple regions to virtually lead a working team.
  • Ability to motivate both individually and collectively.
  • Problem solving capability through early identification.
  • Demonstrates appreciation and understanding of finance and budgeting issues.
  • Accountability for all designated tasks.
  • Excellent computer literacy.
  • Able to travel as per project demands to perform co-visits, cover for CRAs/CMAs/CTSs/other team members´ absence, or address required tasks as needed.


  • Educated to degree level (biological sciences, pharmacy or other health related discipline preferred).

Language Skills

  • Competent in written and oral English.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Substantial experience in Clinical Research Monitoring.
  • Clinical Leadership experience or Study Management experience.
  • Experience in Client Management/Facing activities.
  • Experience in Line Management.

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Contact Information:

Address:  PAREXEL International
The Quays
101-105 Oxford Road
Tel:  +44 1895 238000
Fax:  +44 1895 238494
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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