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HR Associate Director - Real-World Analytics & Technology Solutions (Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa) (R1066666) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

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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.


In this role, you will act as regional HR Business Partner for our Real-World Analytics & Technology Solutions team, reporting to the Senior Director, HR, NEMEA.  You will work closely with the leadership of your client group to recommend and implement solutions and programs to enhance the effectiveness of managers and the productivity and engagement of employees. You will help optimize working relationships amongst teams and leaders in a highly matrixed environment, link human resources plans to business objectives, ensure compliance with policies, counsel and advise management on a variety of topics related to human resources and performance management. The role is based in London.


  • Act as functional HR Business Partner for a matrixed client group of 400+ employees in various countries in the North Europe, Middle East and Africa region
  • Partner with management of assigned client group to understand organizational priorities, develop and roll out people agenda
  • Partner with country HR Business Partners, Centers of Excellence and HR Professional Services Center to meet people agenda for assigned client group
  • Lead HR processes for assigned client group
  • Lead efforts associated with change management involving organizational design, mergers and acquisitions, integration
  • Lead implementation of process improvement activities related to HR systems, practices, procedures and compliance
  • Partner with management to build insight into existing levels of capability against future requirements. Develop hiring plans and training & development plans as appropriate, leveraging support of Centers of Excellence
  • Support and coach managers to build leadership competence. Work in partnership with management to embed talent management processes ensuring career development of employees and succession for key roles
  • Coach management to adopt a performance driven culture, advise on complex performance management challenges
  • Support management with development of employee engagement initiatives and implementation of action plans
  • Facilitate training sessions for management and employees
  • Provide analysis and reports to make solid people decisions
  • Provide guidance on all aspects related to people management (e.g. absenteeism, workforce planning, talent management and development)

Skills and abilities

  • Proven experience across various aspects of human resources
  • Experience in organizational design, integration, process improvement beneficial
  • Sound knowledge of UK employment law, general awareness of European employment law and works council requirements
  • Ability to work in a complex, matrixed setting, preferably in an international environment
  • Experience working with consulting organizations would be beneficial, but is not a prerequisite
  • Competence to build and effectively manage stakeholder relationships at all levels
  • Ability to lead and influence without direct authority
  • Expert coaching and counseling skills
  • Resilience and ability to operate in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple priorities
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with strong delivery focus
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Good computer skills, including MS Office programs and HRIS applications

Minimum required education and experience

  • Minimum 5-7 years of prior relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
  • Professional HR accreditation

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional international 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: R1066666