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Director, Connected Devices Project management(Home Based/Office Based) (R1069644) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/12/2019

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    Durham, NC
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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.


Direct and manage an assigned team of Connected Devices project managers who lead complex, global, multi- functional / multi - device projects for sponsors. Use strategic decision - making capabilities to manage Connected Devices vendors, logistics partners and technology platforms to deliver sponsor studies, ensuring quality deliverables on time, within budget and in accordance with IQVIA’s SOPs, policies and practices. The multiple offerings include ECG, ABPM, CGM, Spirometry and other digital wearables. Ensure that employees are coached and individual development is aligned and in place to meet project and organizational needs.


  • Direct and define the scope of work, objectives, quality of deliverables, and other project and study management activities
  • Ensure the development and implementation of project plans for all phases of the project lifecycle, including the quality and risk management, ensuring that issue escalation and resolution is clear.
  • Lead the development of proactive contingency plans to mitigate risk across studies.
  • Partner with Business Development to finalize the project budget and scope of work and manage project budget(s) to meet financial and company goals (realization targets), proactively ensuring adherence to change control processes.
  • Direct and define project and study management activities for team members related to their project-oriented tasks to ensure that project/program milestones are met.
  • Act as the key relationship manager for assigned clients; recommend course of action regarding client management issues; gain approval and support from senior management across the organization for plan
  • Lead proposal and budget development activities, evaluate feasibility of potential programs and impact on company operations and goals, negotiate and make decisions on behalf of the organization
  • Accountable for the financial oversight and goals for project/program, to meet company realization targets.
  • Provide consultation to clients on Connected Devices use for their clinical trial, study management strategy, and plans as needed.
  • Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters
  • Coach and mentor employees around project planning, project review, risk management and problem solving to ensure global alignment of work practices across the team through the adoption and use of all process and technology tools and improvements by employees.
  • Continually review and ensure adequate resources are available to meet deliverables and milestones.
  • Set up and oversight of Inventory management plan and strategy to manage logistics vendors.
  • Support continuous improvement in company key core processes through the timely provision of analysis of process gaps and efficiencies
  • Develop standardized project management strategies, reports, scorecards and other analytics that allow CD business to be valued as key partners by customers for their innovation and wearable technology needs 
  • Develop a team of strong project managers and inventory management professionals


  • Advanced ability to prioritize and triage
  • Demonstrated financial management, including project financial tracking and accounting methods
  •  In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH)   guidelines
  • Extremely organized
  • Clinical Trial/Medical Data Device industry knowledge
  • Data-driven decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent people management and customer management skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively, collaboratively, and effectively at all levels across functions as well as with external customers 
  • Able to consistently present information in a clear, compelling, and understandable format, tailoring presentations to the context and audience
  • Proven ability to manage global teams and work through others in a global environment


  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related field and 12 years’ clinical research experience including 6-7 years’ leadership experience, including multi-regional and global focus; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing project management strategies and driving implementation plans with sponsors
  • Demonstrable experience and ability to create governance structure and utilize analytics to make data-driven decisions
  • Understanding of GCP, ICH, and quality and compliance requirements of major regulatory agencies (FDA, EMA, PMDA) is preferred
  • Experience with operational excellence methods such as Lean Six Sigma and other process-improvement/ optimization methods, PMP certification is highly preferred


  • 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 frequent 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™

QVIA 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 to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1069644