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Associate Business Development Director (Home-based)

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Primary Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States Additonal Locations: Cambridge, MA,USA; Parsippany, NJ,USA Full time R1268686

Job description

Associate Business Development Director

Job Overview

  • Secure and retain business through professional, consultative, proactive sales activities directed at decision-makers and decision influencers at existing and new clinical sponsors.

Essential Functions

  • Actively prospect and leverage potential new business opportunities within specified customer account(s).

  • Cultivate strong, long-term relationships with key decision-makers within Account and develop in-depth knowledge of the customer organization.

  • Maintain general knowledge of all IQVIA services for appropriate cross-sell opportunities.

  • Aggressively pursue awareness of competitive activities, positioning and pricing, which includes specific reasons for awards and non-awards.

  • Identify and respond to customer needs in order to define potential opportunities.  Propose appropriate strategy/solution to customer.

  • Coordinate with contracts/proposals to develop proposal.

  • Work with operations and functional managers to identify sales team and prepares and leads the sales presentation. Educate team participants in customer culture, operational needs/methods and sales techniques needed to close the sale.

  • Handle follow-up related to the sale and drive completion of contractual documents.

  • Adapt successful strategies and tactics to meet market demands and financial targets.

  • Maintain high visibility within customer organization.  Monitor customer satisfaction by communicating regularly with customer.

  • Establish and execute a comprehensive sales plan for each target account.  Ensure appropriate strategy/solution is proposed to customer.   Monitor actions and results against plans.

  • Analyze potential opportunities and develop sales plans for each target account. Ensure appropriate strategy/solution is proposed to customer.

  • Monitor actions and results against plans.

  • Record all customer sales related activities in CRM system.

  • Prepare sales activity report for Sales Management as required.

  • Serve as a liaison between the customer and technical and operational groups at IQVIA, Inc.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management Req

  • 10 years related experience, including 3 years of relevant industry (CRO/Pharmaceutical) and/or sales experience Req Or

  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience Req

  • Proven track record at mid-level and high-level contacts

  • Strong organizational, planning, project management skills

  • A developing record of customer contacts at the outsourcing, procurement and mid - management level

  • Excellent Business/Industry awareness and a thorough understanding of industry trends and impact on the business

  • Excellent analytical skills in assessing and interpreting customer business data

  • Ability to maintain demanding timelines

  • Ability to influence others internally and externally

  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a fast-paced environment

  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work simultaneously on multiple priorities

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player

  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Office Suite: MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Excel

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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.

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