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Director / Associate Director - Product Management, Analytics Center of Excellence (R1066726) in Morrisville, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/21/2019

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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 Analytics Center of Excellence

Our Analytics Center of Excellence (ACOE) harnesses our global healthcare insights, working closely with our clinical and therapeutic experts to power evidence-driven design, speed site activation and recruit the right patients, faster. This is a new unit within our business, integrated within Clinical Operations. We’re using big data and advanced analytics to derive insights that transform clinical development and bring new medicines to patients faster through successful trial delivery. This multi-functional team is an innovation for our business, requiring entrepreneurial and independent thinking to build our capability. Unique and with a global view, this Center of Excellence is a chance to revolutionize the clinical research industry.

Director / Associate Director, Product Development - the role

As a Product Manager, you will own the strategy, vision and roadmap for critical technology and/or data science product offerings, serving as the primary champion for your product offering(s).  You will work with business stakeholders to help define a product offering, capturing key operational needs and success measures for the development efforts.  In addition to working closely with business stakeholders, you will collaborate with the ACOE development team, ensuring that the business requirements are appropriately translated and detailed into actionable stories within the product backlog.  You will serve as a subject matter expert for the development team regarding key goals, and act as the primary liaison to the business, ensuring ongoing visibility to development progress.

You may also serve as a Line Manager. In this role, you will serve as the direct supervisor for multiple Product Managers and/or other staff members working on distinct projects.

Your typical activities might include:

Product Manager

  • Defining the vision and success measures for prioritized product offering(s), in collaboration with business stakeholders
  • Gathering and supporting prioritization of product requirements, providing recommendations, as appropriate
  • Setting product direction for technology, UX, design, and product strategy
  • Developing and managing project roadmaps for product offering(s), integrating the product strategy, inclusive of timelines, risks, and dependencies
  • Driving product development by coordinating with global analytics and/or technology team members developing offering
  • Proactively identifying and addressing issues for development team, in order to avoid delays
  • Support of product offering documentation requirements, including formal communication and presentations for business stakeholders and executive leadership
  • Research and synthesize internal and external market requirements, market and technology trends along with a competitive analysis that feeds the product strategy & roadmaps

Line Manager

  • Managing staff in accordance with organization's policies and applicable regulations, including addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems
  • Appraising performance and guiding professional development
  • Providing guidance and review of offerings-related activities, including scope of work, objectives, timelines, and quality of deliverables
  • Mentoring and coaching in a quickly growing team that is key to delivering differentiating solutions for IQVIA



  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including good command of the English language
  • Strong leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics, with good judgment and ability to manage competing priorities
  • Experience presenting to varying levels of leadership, with fluency in PowerPoint to support presentation needs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and business stakeholders
  • High-level understanding of technology, data science and/or machine learning concepts, with the ability to convey to non-technical audiences
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of software development processes and procedures, including agile approach
  • Ability to develop and champion robust business cases supporting the product(s)
  • Demonstrated team leadership and mentoring skills


  • Master’s in life sciences or related field preferred, with minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 years product/project management experience including 5+ years leadership experience (with experience managing teams desired); or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Product and/or Project Management certifications desired, such as PMI or CPM


  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • May require occasional travel
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time


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

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: R1066726