Assoc Director, Legal (Counsel) (R1123741) in Shanghai, China at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.


This position forms part of the Lead Contract Negotiators (LCN)- which supports the organization’s agreements globally- with a focus on contracting in China and the rest of the Asia Pacific region. This position will be based in Shanghai and some travel may be required from time to time.

The responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts,
  • Ensuring that contracts are in compliance with legal, regulatory and organization policies
  • Monitoring the contract process to assure compliance with  the organization’s contractual guidelines  , satisfaction of customers/vendors, including participation in precontract discussions, contract negotiations and contract changes.
  • Participate in the development of departmental procedures to improve the timely completion of contract deliverables.
  • Track work and obtain appropriate reviews and approvals, adhering to established processes.
  • Ensure delivery of a final contract in a timely fashion, working independently or as part of a team.
  • Develop and deliver training to “upskill” non legal staff and/or move none essential work out of LCN
  • Attend and participate in team meetings.
  • Coordinate legal matters handled by outside counsel.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Strong organizational, planning, project management, communication, presentation and influence skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Solid understanding of the government regulations that effect the operation of the organization
  • Ability to work creatively in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound decision-making skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work simultaneously on multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently, establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients, and at the same time be a good team player
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills necessary to establish quickly credibility and trust throughout the organization. 
  • Ability to deliver results and handle confidential information.
  • Ability to negotiate, read and draft in English and Mandarin, as well as fluent in  spoken English and Mandarin.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and influence skills with open, direct communication style and willingness to engage in constructive debate.
  • Excellent skills using MS Office Suite: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint.


  • Excellent academic background with a law degree from a reputable university.
  • Qualified to practice law in China and has 8 or more years post qualification experience.
  • Prior in-house experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or familiarity with drug discovery and development process will be a plus.
  • Proficient in drafting various type of contracts in Chinese and English and negotiating complex deals directly with customers and vendors.


  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Occasional travel

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Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

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Job ID: R1123741