Dir, Clinical Data Management - (1724431) in Cambridge, MA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/6/2018

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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.


The Clinical Development Services division of IQVIA has more depth of therapeutic expertise and a broader range of services than any other service provider. We conduct both US and Global trials in all therapeutic areas.  In fact, IQVIA conducts more clinical trials than anyone else in the world.  Become involved in work that improves the quality of life for people around the globe.  Let your career soar! We are seeking an enthusiastic Director, Clinical Data Management to join our team!

PURPOSE  (why this job exists):

 Leads Data Management Department to efficiently produce databases that meet customer requirements and company financial objectives

RESPONSIBILITIES (Accountabilities):

  • Manage a Data Management Department, which could be either all data management staff at an office or a subset of staff (80-120) within a large Data Management office.
  • Consolidate resource requirements and define staffing needs that ensure project objectives can be met while maximizing utilization, realization and minimizing costs.
  • Monitor and manage utilization and productivity.
  • Ensure performance of staff is regularly assessed and documented.
  • Manage salaries and promotions within budget guidelines while monitoring external market factors.
  • Define staffing needs based on hard backlog and strategic plan for office.
  • Define and implement department objectives consistent with broader office and regional objectives.
  • Provide technical advice and solutions to solve problems and improve efficiency across functions, projects and customers.
  • Monitor quality and efficiency across projects to identify trends and opportunities for improvements.  Ensure sharing of learnings across projects and departments
  • Participate in defining strategies for new processes and technology at either regional or global level.
  • Ensure that staff is trained and compliant with current operating procedures and work instructions and project scope of work.
  • Work with peers within office and regions to define and implement training strategies.
  • Mentor staff members to develop Data Management, drug development and business expertise.
  • Manage relationship with customer functional peers.
  • Provide operational input into proposals for large programs and strategic partnerships. Provide input to costing algorithms and standard proposal text.
  • Attend customer meetings and lead discussions of project requirements and strategic planning.
  • Recommend placement of projects based on staffing levels and hard backlog, technology requirements and customer relationships.
  • Ensure compliance of work with project’s scope of work.
  • Actively assess and manage project realization.
  • Ensure project milestones are met according to agreed upon timelines with high quality.
  • May serve as a Data Management Customer Liaison for one or more customers.


Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree preferred. Minimum of a 4-year degree in clinical, biological or mathematical sciences or related field, or nursing qualification with 12+ years of relevant work experience in the clinical data management field.
  • Advanced knowledge of Data Management processes and systems including new technologies.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Global drug development experience.
  • Knowledge of fundamental business processes.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Previous experience leading Data Management Function.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to delegate and monitor quality of outputs.
  • Experience in effectively prioritizing and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Outstanding negotiation, decision-making, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to be creative

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: 1724431