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Data Strategist (R1074176) in Bloemfontein, South Africa at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/1/2019

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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.


  • Work directly with project teams to guide/convey optimal data flow design patterns across the enterprise consisting of multiple systems with the end goal to ensure data integrations enable real time Alerts and Analytics
  • Lead vendor data set-up for all Data Management vendors.
  • Work closely with the DTL to enable data flow for all DM downstream activities (data cleaning, etc).
  • Complete and manage the 'Systems Integration Plan' to detail the data flow and highlight potential risks/challenges while collaborating with various groups (i.e. IPA, Study Team, CDAT) to provide data standardization and alignment of site visits across systems”
  • Champion people, process and technology improvements and standards to enhance quality, increase productivity (internal and external with Investigator sites), and reduce data latency within Quintiles clinical trial systems inclusive of IVxS, EDC, CTMS, QRPM, Data Factory, Triggers and Alerts, Visualizations such as Infosario Analytics and Federated reports, CDOS and SLDRs.
  • Guide and present study teams with best case options given limitations (e.g. contract, cost, timelines, etc.) with the ability to articulate pros and cons of each approach.
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to challenges and influence future decision-making in order to reduce workarounds.
  • Review data transfers specifications to ensure they meet the standards required in order to develop quality data integrations
  • Proactively provide education and training to ensure adherence of the relevant start-up SOPs and best practices during the RFI and post-award phases. 
  • Collaborate with the global IT organization as needed to resolve support issues related to data integration or data quality.
  • Ability holistically understand the process and structure of 5-10 individual systems and determine how the design of one system may impact the ability of another system to function optimally.


  • Experience working in Drug Discovery, clinical trial conduct, clinical data management or related industries.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, strong attention to detail
  • Effective written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong influencing, problem resolution, motivation, and negotiation skills
  • Solution-oriented approach to challenges
  • Sound leadership and customer service skills
  • Competent presentation skills meeting the needs of all levels
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, management, operations staff, clients, and executive management
  • Ability to lead effective meetings
    • Strong organizational and time management skills 
    • Ability to manage multiple dependencies across multiple systems to reach a final deliverable
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teams involved in study start up


  • Bachelor in Science/Computer Science/Information Technology or Bachelor in Technology with 8 to 10 years experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2+ years of IQVIA' experience with knowledge of clinical systems, the data points stored within them and data flow paths

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: R1074176


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