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PAREXEL International LLC Meetings Specialist in United States

Meetings Specialist

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Job IDR0000002720 Northeast - Remote - United States of America

When our values align, there's no limit to what we can achieve.

At Parexel, we all share the same goal - to improve the world's health. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, every clinical development solution we provide is underpinned by something special - a deep conviction in what we do.

Each of us, no matter what we do at Parexel, contributes to the development of a therapy that ultimately will benefit a patient. We take our work personally, we do it with empathy and we're committed to making a difference.

Event Manager /Specialist, Meeting Services

We are looking for an Event Manager to join our talented and supportive team of 50+ delivering high quality international events. This role encompasses the planning, managing, and delivery from start to post-event.

We are looking for someone who has a ‘let’s do this’ approach. There’s no clock watching or micro-managing, you are trusted to deliver incredible experiences for your clients as you look after projects end-to-end working with a team of likeminded individuals. Qualities such as being highly self-motivated, driven, and professional should be natural for you. Ability to travel internationally is required.

Our Hub office is located near the beach in Hackensack, NJ and Worthing,UK so this will be a remote.

This is full-time opportunity to extend with great benefits including a competitive salary with an annual bonus, 15 days of holiday annually plus bank holidays, medical, dental and lots more, plus early finishes on Fridays during the summer months, and plenty of opportunities to travel the world.

If this sounds like you, please click the link to apply via link.

Job Purpose:

To lead all aspects of project deliverables in the Meeting Services team, whilst meeting quality standards on time and on budget.

Key Accountabilities:

Specialised knowledge

 In depth understanding of the department’s service offerings and processes

 Works with minimal supervision in a team environment to ensure the timely and accurate performance of work within project scope and objectives

 Able to provide cover for the Senior Specialist

 Participates in project planning meetings

 Keeps current on knowledge within the industry in respect of SOPs, guidelines, and suppliers

 Excellent knowledge of quality worldwide meeting venues

 Works with Managers and project leads to identify and resolve technical and process issues

 Excellent knowledge of virtual meeting management and platforms

 Good knowledge of online registration tool

 Pharma/Biotech meeting planning experience.

Client relationship management

 Proactively manages Client expectations and ensures delivery against them

 Assertive in managing changes in project scope

 As applicable, attends Client meetings and telecons to discuss operational issues

 Ensures Client receives appropriate status update reports

 Proactively identifies complex technical and process issues

 Proactively assesses project needs and develops processes and solutions to address issues before they become significant problems

 Ensures that the delivery of high quality, well executed projects result in clients expressing satisfaction with the service provided and may result in additional business referrals

 Alert to opportunities for follow on business or changes in project scope and engages appropriate management

 Maintains confidentiality of information

Project execution and success

 Liaises closely with colleagues at all levels to discuss issues and resolve conflicts that may arise when managing a project

 Demonstrates the ability to complete assigned tasks, meet project deadlines and achieve objectives

 Proactively seeks opportunities to improve project efficiency, results, or team performance

 Oversee organization of delegate travel and attendance at international meetings and congresses

 Uses knowledge, experience, and expertise to recommend suitable venues and project solutions

 Conduct site visits to further influence the success of the meeting

 Works within internal/external SOPs and guidelines

 Provides expert quality control in respect of compliance to pharmaceutical industry guidelines

 Manages the on-site delivery of meetings

 Ensure communication with suppliers is clear and up to date

 Provides guidance to project team members in technical or process areas

Finance management

 Ensures detailed project scoping information is obtained for every project

 Ensures budget accuracy

 Conducts budget revisions and reconciliations, recording changes in scope

 Reviews profitability analysis

 Ensures deposits and invoices are paid in a timely manner according to internal processes

 Manages financial compliance procedures applicable to the delivery team

 Monitors reconciliation timelines to ensure that agreed Client deadlines are met

 Completes timesheets on time

 Completes/approves project related expense claims

Metrics for success

 Utilization/billability target

 Technical performance targets as established with Manager

 Contribution to achievement of project, team, and departmental specific goals

 Working within budgeted hours, monitor and communicate CIS’s to Manager


 Client Focus

 Integrity and Ethics

 Teamwork and Collaboration

 Results Orientation

 Business Analysis

 Interpersonal Communication

 Influencing Others

 Networking

 Solving Business Problems

 Self Confidence and Self Control


 Proven experience in a pharmaceutical meetings environment

 Demonstrated ability to successfully manage meetings on time with high quality

 Technical expertise

 Client focused approach to work

 Ability to interact professionally within a client organization

 Strong problem-solving skills

 Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork

 Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

 Good administrator

 Sound understanding of IT packages such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 Logical mind, shows a clear thought process before acting

 Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail

 Excellent knowledge of online registration software

 Good knowledge of audiovisual equipment

 A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning

Knowledge and Experience:

 Relevant experience in conference and event organization

 Equivalent experience organizing meetings within a similar industry and/or role is required


 Bachelor’s Degree


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.