Director, Compliance - Centurion based - (1808598) in Johannesburg, ZA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

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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.


Oversee and direct the strategy and operational initiatives for the Enterprise Compliance Office. Provide advice on various areas of an effective compliance and ethics program. Ensure the compliance of Quintiles processes, systems, and projects with the applicable regulations, guidelines, policies and operating procedures. Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations.


 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.

Drive process improvement and standardization practices within the function and coordinate the development of Standard Operating Procedures.

Report compliance metrics to management as applicable.

Advise management on policy and compliance related issues in accordance with company policies, federal and state laws and regulations, and the principles and guidelines. .

Provide compliance related training to employees, as applicable.

Oversee compliance related activities for acquisitions and integrations.

Assist BD groups with responses to RFP compliance related questions from potential clients.

Work closely with other company departments including legal, internal audit, human resources, and safety and security to ensure effective implementation and communication of compliance and ethics programs.

Provide compliance and ethics leadership; act as an advocate and champion of the compliance and ethics program among managers, employees and agents.

Effectively model established compliance and ethics standards.

Provide advice on compliance and ethics matters.

Direct compliance programs and projects.

 Perform other duties as requested by the Chief Compliance Officer.


Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a function at a senior level.

Knowledge of word processing, particularly MS Office Suite: MS Word, excel, PowerPoint

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Solid understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in which the company operates

Excellent oral and written communication, presentation skills

Strong business acumen and solid understanding of pharmaceutical industry and drug development process

Ability to effectively interact with company senior leadership regarding organization compliance matters

Ability to work creatively in a fast-paced environment

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

Job Requirements


BS degree or equivalent and 12 years experience in pharmaceutical/health care compliance, quality assurance, or related area, including compliance experience in positions of increasing responsibility or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

PHYSICIAL REQUIREMENTS  Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.

Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.

Regular sitting for extended periods of time.

May require travel

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: 1808598