Associate Director, Stat Programming (Bloemfontein based) (R1108980) in Bloemfontein, South Africa at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/17/2020

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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.


Manage a team of Statistical Programming (SP) staff including assisting in the hiring, training, and supervising of department members.  May fulfil the role of site head or functional head within a site.  Assist in directing the Statistical Programming (SP) department in the development of policies, procedures, and standards in support of project team efforts. Plan, schedule, and ensure adequate levels of training are carried out to meet workload requirements. Develop, recommend, and implement standard procedures, measures of performance, and training programs. Organize and allocate resources according to multi-project requirements and deadlines. May serve as Lead on major projects.


Technical responsibilities:

i)              Serve as a Stat Programming consultant for other members of the department and staff members from other Biostatistics departments within the company.

ii)             Maintain knowledge and awareness of developments in statistical programming.

iii)            May participate as high level lead Stat Programmer on major project(s).

iv)            Provide advanced technical expertise for internal and external clients.

v)             Independently bring project solutions to SP teams and the Statistical Programming department.

vi)            Provide expert review of process and methodology development work with regard to SP standards and validation procedures.

Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations.  Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems.  Approve actions on human resource matters.

Ensure the high quality and timeliness of deliverables from the Stat Programming department and ensure the high quality of the QC expert review process.

Participate in project meetings; keep up-to-date on project issues; keep Director informed of project issues.

Coordinate and participate in process improvements and interoffice/interdepartmental task forces; oversee collection and reporting of Stat Programming metrics, implementation of revised work practices, new guidelines, and new software tools as they become available.

Effectively allocate at the site level so as to achieve target utilization rates and project realization rates.

Participate in sales meetings as required; oversee proposal preparation; ensure that all proposals bid by the department have an adequate budget, and sufficiently detailed set of budget assumptions.


Expert knowledge of SAS and technical database skills

Knowledge of statistics and/or the clinical drug development process

Excellent written and oral communication skills with good interpersonal skills

Excellent problem solving skills

Excellent presentation skills

Sound judgment/decision making

Ability to lead and motivate a team

Ability to effectively delegate work

Ability to effectively motivate other staff members

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related filed and 8 years relevant experience including 2 years experience managing staff / Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field and 7 years relevant experience including 2 years experience managing staff

Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one department or multiple related departments.

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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.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

Job ID: R1108980


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