IT Business Partner, Associate Director (R1058858) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.


The IT Business Partner/ Associate Director IT has the overall responsibility to serve as the strategic interface with assigned business areas for business technology strategy development, solution discovery, risk management and relationship management. The position provides leadership for key IT initiatives and strategic technology projects that enable our research and development organization to realize their business goals and objectives.


• Partner with business to develop IT strategy for clinical operations, aligning strategic initiatives to drive business growth, productivity, and quality.
• Represent business strategies and priorities to IT and the IT vision to the business.
• Apply expertise in business process and technology, bringing innovative ideas and solutions to business problems.
• Partner with the business and work stream team members to drive out and fully document business case (including ROI), scope and road map.
• Manage and maintain product/project road map and associated finances.
• Co-ordinate with Business, Program/Project Manager and Delivery Lead to ensure resourcing and processes followed enable successful execution of delivery.
• Manage programs and projects as point of contact for the business stakeholders and R&DS IT team.
• Manage and co-ordinate the preparation, review and presentation of the status of strategic and project updates for stakeholders and executives.
• Drive the delivery teams within portfolio towards preservation and enhancement of product and related projects.
• Responsible to business leadership for all IT related escalations across their business unit, working with program, product and operations teams and CIO Service Delivery Teams.
• Provide input for R&DS IT organizational and program level technology strategy
• Support Business Analysts as required in the build and collection of detailed requirements.
• Work with peers to establish processes and approaches to optimizing the way we work together and with stakeholders.
• Support development (review and sign off) of SDLC artifacts as required


  • Strong combination of program management, business analysis, and business relationship / stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong technology orientation with a passion for applied technology and knowledge of current technology development / trends in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience providing IT solutions in a clinical environment and detailed knowledge of Clinical Trials preferred.
  • Relationship builder and collaborator – able to build healthy, solution-oriented relationships with business leaders, IT leaders and other functional departments
  • Innovative, conceptual thinker that can take complex issues and opportunities and identify the technology enablers and projects to create real world solutions
  • Resilient and tenacious – won’t let issues, complexities and challenges deter them the needed outcomes
  • Strong communicator and negotiator
  • Problem solver – motivated act to enable business outcomes
  • Outcome oriented – using process and projects to drive to predictable results from
  • Limited travel may be required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Programming, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of eight years of Information Technology or related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience in leading technology programs across a global matrix environment


• Extensive use of the telephone and face-to-face communications, which requires accurate communication skills

• Significant amount of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

• Ability to bend, stoop, crawl and lift up to 60 pounds

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA 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: R1058858