Director of Clinical Operations - Office Based in Reading - (R1049088) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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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.
Director of Clinical Operations – Office Based in Reading
IQVIA is the largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services and a global leader in healthcare intelligence. With a global team of 50,000+ working across 100 countries, we harness insights, commercial and scientific depth, and executional expertise to empower clients to achieve some of their most important goals: Improving clinical, scientific and commercial results. Realizing the full potential of innovations, and, ultimately, building solutions for our clients to drive healthcare forward. 

A career with IQVIA connects you to great opportunity to achieve professional success and impact healthcare around the world. 

As an experienced Director of Clinical Operations, you would be responsible for directing the Site Management Clin Ops team in the Reading office to ensure projects are resourced and employees are developed to meet project needs. You will report into the Senior Director of Clinical Operations and work with leadership to formulate effective strategies for the UK region and assure operational alignment with senior management priorities. You will also have line management responsibility of the Clinical Operations Managers.

At IQVIA, you’ll have training and development to plan and progress your career in the direction you choose; we do not believe in a ‘career ceiling.’

Job Responsibilities
•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. Approve actions on human resources matters.
•Direct the hiring and selection process for a group of clinical staff by conducting candidate review through participation in the interviewing process. Establish methods to develop and evaluate office/region based onboarding processes. Develop standard processes to ensure that staff has the proper materials, systems access and training to complete job responsibilities. Oversee the execution of the training plan, SOP review and mentored training experiences for a region/office/country.
•Provide a leadership role in country/region clinical resourcing process through continual evaluation of existing and future resource alternatives, pro-active planning and collaboration with study team leadership and operational peers.
•Evaluate the quality of the clinical work product for a variety of job roles and/or a specialized job function. Evaluate regional workload, quality and budget metrics through regular review and reporting of findings. Collaborate with senior management and other functional leadership to improve efficiencies, project outcomes and quality metrics for clinical projects.
•Act as a coach and mentor for lower level staff as they develop in their role. Works collaboratively with project leadership including the PM, client representatives and other functional leadership to manage project related challenges and to achieve exemplary customer service.
•Analyze and reviews budgets for clinical studies within region. Pro-actively plan for appropriate clinical operations budget consumption and guides line managers and CRSs in managing variances and in developing corrective fiscal action plans.
•Conduct Clinical Project Review and participates in Project Management Review according to regional guidelines and interfaces with appropriate functional leadership to achieve positive outcomes.
•Participate and may lead corporate or departmental quality or process improvement initiatives. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•Advanced knowledge and ability to apply GCP/ICH and applicable regulatory guidelines
•Strong knowledge of clinical research financial parameters and project financial tracking and accounting methods
•Strong leadership skills
•Effective presentation skills
•Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Strong written and verbal communication skills including good command of English
•Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
•Effective time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities
•You should be life science degree educated with independent on-site monitoring experience.
•You've handled multiple protocols and sites across a variety of drug indications.
•Flexibility and ability to travel are paramount with strong communication, written and presentation skills.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor's degree in a health care or other scientific discipline or educational equivalent
•Over 12 yrs of clinical trials experience including 7 years experience in a leadership capacity; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience”

What We Offer

•We invest in keeping our teams stable so workload is consistent
•We offer genuine career development opportunities for those who want to grow as part of the organisation
•The chance to work on cutting edge medicines right at the forefront of new medicines development
•With the merger with IMS we now have access to significant data pools allowing better site selection and recruitment. This helps drive performance of sites making the CRA role more efficient and discussions at site more productive. Next generation clinical development!

IQVIA is an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions based on qualifications and merit. We prohibit discrimination based on any unlawful consideration such as age, race, national origin, gender or other 'protected status.'

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: R1049088