HR Operations Director UK&I (R1033951) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    London, UK
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/4/2018
  • Job ID:
    R1033951

Job Description

Job Title - Director/Senior Director, Human Resources, HR Operations


Join us on our exciting journey!


About us!

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


About the role!

IQVIA is hiring! We are recruiting a Director to head up the UK&I HR Operations/Employee Relations function. Within this role you will strategically direct and lead the planning, oversight, and implementation of the function, supporting all UK and Ireland business lines


Strong and engaging leadership will be key as you inspire a team of HR professionals to provide expertise, advice and local HR business partnering support to the business and ensure HR Operations works effectively with other HR functions to deliver an orchestrated and commercially effective HR plan


You won’t be alone! You’ll form part of an expert team of UK and pan European HR professionals and sit on the UK HR leadership team, together you’ll support the local business management teams to help drive business delivery and results in the UK&I. Key responsibilities will include -


  • Leading, managing and developing a team of HR professionals (Employee Relations and HR Operations Teams) in the UK and Ireland to enable them to deliver high quality, commercial HR support and consultancy to UK and Ireland based business lines, through a direct line or matrix reporting structure
  • Partnering with HR specialist functions/Centres of Excellence to ensure delivery against strategic business imperatives and delivering solutions to meet business needs
  • Managing the UK and Ireland HR Operations budget and managing expenses within budget allocations
  • Sponsoring and leading the implementation of local and global projects/initiatives within HR and across the business
  • Leading HR Partnering, management, coaching and counselling to business leaders and managers to effectively meet business line/regional goals
  • Partnering with Business Unit Regional and Global HR Business Partners as required in the design and implementation of solutions to enhance and grow the business (including organizational design and development, management and talent development, and employee engagement initiatives) in alignment with and in support of the business goals and objectives
  • Supporting, as required activities and initiatives associated with change management involving reorganizations, mergers/acquisitions, and transfers to ensure compliance with local legislation
  • Providing analytics and people reporting data to key managers to support business requirements
  • Providing advice, guidance and direct support on all aspects related to people management

About you!

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Sound knowledge and experience of local employment legislation
  • Strong business and commercial understanding of organisational dynamics
  • Client-centric
  • Creative and focused on adding value to the business
  • Curious, flexible, able to work in a face-paced, matrixed environment
  • Excellent problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills in highly complex situations
  • Ability to effectively set and execute overall strategic direction 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong coaching and counselling skills
  • Very effective influencing skills
  • Strong organization development and project management expertise
  • Highly structured approach
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, and clients
  • Ability to use insightful data to inform decisions
  • A very high degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications and HRIS applications
  • Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent
  • Extensive proven experience as a generalist or combination of generalist and specialist with a strong focus on direct line management operating with senior/executive management teams; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

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!


Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.




Job ID: R1033951