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Analyst, IQVIA Academy (R1044559) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 1/19/2019

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Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

IQVIA is the world’s leading information, services and technology company dedicated to making healthcare perform better. The IQVIA Academy is a unique leadership program designed to support the delivery of integrated healthcare analytics and technology solutions specific to the evolving business needs of IQVIA’s clients. Individuals joining us are provided with an intense foundational onboarding program, as well as significant support and investment from IQVIA senior leadership.

Client projects are dependent on need and can vary from short-term, remote support to long-term, full-time engagements onsite at the client.  Project examples include providing direct data analytics, reporting, and support in the areas of real-world effectiveness, market research, forecasting, product launch, sales operations, multi-channel marketing, marketing operations, oncology, payer/provider services, and technology & applications.

Professionals joining the Academy are assured of a rewarding career in healthcare data analytics and consulting with an industry global leader.  Opportunities to address diverse and challenging problems of the healthcare industry, directly manage client relationships, interact with senior leaders, and gain exposure to a truly multi-cultural, collaborative work environment abound through the Academy

Location: During onboarding (~3 months), the newly hired team will be onsite in our IQVIA Plymouth Meeting, PA office, gaining exposure to IQVIA’s data assets & offerings and fundamental analytical & consulting skills. This period typically consists of a mix of traditional classroom-based lectures, hands-on working sessions, interactive case studies, and discussion-based workshops.  Academy members can then expect to be allocated to client projects and must be available to relocate anywhere in the United States for long-term client engagements for at least the first two years within the role.

Start Date: January & July 2019

Role Summary:

As an Analyst in the IQVIA Academy, you’ll be actively participating in the development, delivery, and management (with senior support) of forecasting, marketing analytics, sales analytics and consulting projects:

  • Successfully complete IQVIA Academy’s intensive foundational training program
  • Quickly understand the nuances and differences of IQVIA data assets
  • Support client engagement(s), location dependent on business demands
  • Analyze secondary data and desk market research to identify key findings and trends
  • Perform quantitative or qualitative analysis to support client deliverables and business decisions as they relate to IQVIA data
  • Assist in data preparation, ensure quality control, and deliver components of projects
  • Assist in creation of presentations for clients and attend, support and present at client meetings with senior support
  • Assist in developing detailed specifications, including business process documentation, SOPs, and client data scorecards
  • Develop broad knowledge of related consulting methodologies and the pharmaceutical market through the delivery of consulting engagements and participation in ongoing formal and informal learning opportunities
  • Manage projects and work-streams of reasonable size
  • Work willingly and effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goals, both internally and externally

Skills & Experience:

Candidates interested in joining the IQVIA Academy as an Analyst should have:

  • Strong knowledge in MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint
  • Technical skills in the following are preferred, but not required: SAS, Oracle SQL, R Programming, Excel VBA, Tableau, and Alteryx
  • Prior internship, project work, and/or working experience in any of the following: market research, marketing insights/analytics, multichannel marketing, consumer marketing, forecasting, statistics, predictive modeling, technology & applications, healthcare IT, managed markets, management consulting, sales operations, business intelligence, epidemiology, HEOR, data mining, data governance, outsourcing and/or offshoring, web analytics, data development and programming
  • Prior healthcare data experience (preferably IQVIA data), including physician, patient, claims, and epidemiology data
  • Knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
  • Effective project management and time management skills
  • Stakeholder management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills, especially in working with large and multiple data sets to interpret information
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills in order to present, lead meetings, and conduct business and report writing


In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining the IQVIA Academy as an Analyst should have:

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree with 0-2 years of relevant healthcare experience
  • An avid interest in healthcare analytics and data, with an understanding of the US healthcare market
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of sales & marketing business principals
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, team-oriented working style
  • Exceptional written, numerical and problem-solving skills
  • Sense of adaptability and ability to take direction and implement feedback
  • Willingness to relocate anywhere within the United States

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. We cultivate a diverse corporate culture across the 100+ countries where we operate, celebrating and rewarding teamwork and inclusiveness. By embracing our differences, we create innovative solutions that are good for IQVIA, our clients, and the advancement of healthcare everywhere.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: R1044559