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Manager, IT Projects (R1034235) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/23/2018

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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. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of Human Data Science a reality, and we are actively hiring.

Reimagine healthcare with us
At IQVIA, you will have the opportunity to build your career, while helping our customers drive human health outcomes forward. We dedicate our experience, resources and reputation so that you can drive your career and choose the path that best defines your development and success.
The Technology Solutions division of IQVIA develops, markets, and implements healthcare-focused enterprise software applications to help life sciences customers drive their business from molecule to market. Take a look at our website

Project Manager

Purpose of the Job

Plans and directs the activities of cross-functional teams to meet business requirements and ensure on-time and on-budget delivery for projects within the NEMEA business unit. Provides leadership, motivation, support and direction to project teams.

  • Defines and delivers one or more concurrent projects ensuring assigned projects are conducted professionally and delivered according to agreed business objectives, schedule and budget.
  • Ensures that software is developed consistently within the business and departmental strategic vision.
  • Liaises with cross-functional teams such as: Business Architecture, Technical Architecture, Operations & Production and Production Services (Support) groups as necessary to ensure the successful delivery of required projects.
  • Manages near-shore, offshore and onshore delivery teams
  • Liaises with and manages expectations of stakeholders/product owners and other third-party agencies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Under general direction, is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects.
  • Takes projects from original concept through final implementation.  Works with management across the organisation to define, plan, develop and implement new information products and services.  Initiates, plans, executes, controls and closes all project activity. 
  • Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including internal commercial customers, subject matter experts, production and support, and leads small to medium sized cross-functional teams drawn from these and other groups. 
  • Plans and manages resource allocations and task assignments within a matrix managed environment.  Manages and controls scope, schedule and budget for projects while championing Agile transition within the projects allocated.
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and organisational policies, reviews project deliverables, communicates project status and risks, with associated recommendations, to all stakeholders.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and strong experience in software development; a non-technical project administration background is unlikely to be suitable
  • Project management education and experience with focus on product delivery and driving the timelines/tasks/resources to complete quickly and effectively.
  • Exceptional communication skills are needed as much of the communication is by telephone and telecon.
  • Experience of managing remote teams in an on-shore/off-shore model
  • Experience in understanding business needs and interpreting them into technical requirements

Candidate Requirements

  • Be able to demonstrate that they are self-motivated and can work proactively.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a proven track record of successful software delivery, including balancing delivery time against budget and client needs.
  • Creative / innovative with sound administration ability.
  • Experience working at implementing and driving Agile methodologies which enforce more effective product delivery to stakeholders


  • FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list for the third year in a row
  • Recognised by the 2016 Scrip Awards as the Best Full-service Provider Contract Research Organization (CRO)
  • Awarded the 2016 Eagle Award from the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) for the 4th consecutive year. A site-nominated award recognising contract research organizations (CRO) and biopharmaceutical sponsors dedicated to building positive relationships with research sites through leadership, professionalism and integrity
  • IQVIA™ named in The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) 2017 Global Outsourcing 100® List which recognizes the world’s best service providers across a range of industries.

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

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

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

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."

Job ID: R1034235