CEVA Manager (R1114292) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/28/2020

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    Durham, NC
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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.


Job Profile Summary

  • Provide management and service delivery excellence on a range of projects/programs as assigned by CEVA (Clinical Event Validation and Adjudication) management, covering single or multiple CEVA functions. Provide leadership and accountability for all aspects of assigned CEVA projects, working cross-functionally and across the opportunity lifecycle, integrating delivery into one seamless and transparent program for customers in areas of endpoint adjudication committee coordination, core laboratory coordination, DSMB administration, and steering committee administration.



Essential Functions

  • Manage customer interface and communication for assigned projects/programs.  Represent CEVA on projects/programs as primary point of contact within CEVA for all internal and external customers.
  • Manage customer deliverables for assigned projects/programs.  Tactical, day-to-day leadership at project/program level.  Responsibilities include project planning (timelines, deliverables, resourcing, central filing, and archiving records), scope management, quality management and project financial management.
  • Develop, finalize, and distribute all project-specific CEVA documents and design all necessary programmed reports and listings relevant to CEVA endpoint adjudication committee coordination, core laboratory coordination, DSMB administration, and steering committee administration.
  • Work closely with internal and / or external partners to manage development, testing, and use of electronic systems necessary for CEVA project processes.
  • Develop and provide project-specific CEVA process training to CEVA team members, monitors, and investigative site personnel, as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and structure for customer service interface from scoping stage, through proposal generation, bid defense to service delivery; and throughout the development and commercial lifecycle of the product.
  • Manage realization/profitability for assigned projects/programs.  Update financial systems, including revenue recognition, invoicing, project budget review, project financial analysis, pursuit of change orders, etc.
  • Actively participate at meetings with internal and external stakeholders.  Provide project status updates, define processes, and project/planning strategy.
  • Work with Sales and Proposals to ensure rapid, seamless, tailored responses to opportunities.  Drive business growth by improving customer loyalty through enhanced customer relations, service delivery excellence and outstanding customer communication.
  • Participate in sales activities such as sales presentations and proposal development (e.g., capabilities, bid defenses, strategy, costs and text) as required. Incorporate strategic options when defining project/program scope and processes with customer.
  • Support customer relationship into partnership mode; manage accounts targeting extended business relationships throughout project lifecycle.  Focus on customer loyalty and contract renewal.
  • Work in a customer centric fashion analyzing customer needs and developing innovative, cross-functional strategic solutions within CEVA service lines to meet customer needs.
  • Participate in audits and inspections for assigned projects.  Liaise with Quality Assurance staff and management in the compilation of corrective action plans.
  • Apply specialist expertise within the CEVA department.
  • Provide historical perspective and input on clients and processes.
  • Collaborate with other CEVA managers to address and resolve customer needs and issues.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Typically requires 3 - 5 years of prior relevant experience.


  • Requires advanced knowledge of job area, and broad knowledge of a other related job areas, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.


Education Level

Education Details




Bachelor's Degree

Health science or other directly related field


Additional Work Experience

Experience Details




5 years of experience in CEVA (endpoints, DMC/DSMB, Core labs, Advisory boards)



Equivalent combination of education, training, or experience.


Skills and Abilities





  • In depth knowledge of applicable global, regional, and local clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, Quintiles Standard Operating procedures (SOP).
  • Working knowledge of CEVA service lines; willingness to increase knowledge across CEVA service lines and develop new skills.
  • Excellent team management and leadership skills (e.g., motivational, conflict management, collaborative, organizational, and delegation).
  • Strong project management skills (e.g., planning, organizational skills, strong presentation skills, report writing skills, and customer focus skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including ability to network and lead teleconference
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers, and customers.
  • Ability to deliver on multiple projects and manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity.
  • Effective business focus, marketing, and sales skills.
  • Ability to achieve results through communication, facilitation, and negotiations in a matrix service delivery environment with shared accountabilities.
  • Independent judgment, negotiating, decision-making, and problem solving skills.
  • Effective business acumen and financial analytical skills, tactical planning, and budgeting.
  • Cross trained in a minimum of two CEVA service lines.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Customer focused with effective relationship building skills.

Standard ADA Settings

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Standard ADA Selection

Office Environment

Physical Demands

Physical Demand






Sit at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping, or carrying of light objects.


Use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects and/or operate equipment.


Travel Requirements


Brief Description


Requires domestic and occasional international travel.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job at any time

Join Us

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.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1114292