Project Associate Director, Value Delivery Office (Office based at Sponsor: East Hanover, NJ) (R1094845) in Parsippany, NJ at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/10/2019
  • Job ID:
    R1094845

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.

Role responsibilities:

1. Project Management leadership of cross-functional, strategic, high-business value projects for Global Development Operations with measurable added business value outcomes and benefits

2. Drive strategic, centralized operational excellence improvement initiatives on GDD and GDO level focused on process re-engineering; producing deliverables such as the project charter, project plan, change management plan, integrated risk register and business benefit case

3. Apply disciplined, best-in-class project management methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, or equivalent) to the delivery of complex and high visibility projects providing rigorous project planning, risk management, project controls and re-porting following Novartis Project Management framework 

4. Act as Scrum Master overseeing daily standups, sprint planning, demos, retrospectives

5. Provide senior level, cross-unit and function (up to DCN - 1 level) stakeholder management to effectively manage change and proactively identify risks and mitigations

6. Understand vision, strategic imperatives, business drivers, and changing landscape. Challenge assumptions of senior stakeholders in order uncover hidden risks and build realistic plans.

7. Lead cross-functional, global teams in support of initiative objectives

8. Ability to multi task and manage 2-4 projects at one time

9. Develop ideas for changes in process, methods, organization, location, tools and measures of success for achieving business excellence

10. Utilize process improvement methodologies and best practices (e.g. IQP, Lean six sigma, etc.)

11. Help develop and maintain core team processes

12. Prepare roadmap reports for projects to all stakeholders

13. Deputize for VDO Global Head  

Key Performance Indicators:

1. Successful, on-time delivery of operational excellence projects across GDO

2. Adherence to GDO Program Management Framework and project methodology 

3. Timely progress reporting, risk and issues reporting as defined in GDO Framework

4. Ability to define a project business benefit case with support from GDO Finance, as well as an efficient benefit realization plan 

5. Implementation of an efficient stakeholder management and Business Readiness plan as defined in GDO Business Readiness methodology
6. Ability to identify project interdependencies within and outside of project remits, and actions to manage these

Ideal Background:

Education (minimum/desirable):

  • PMP, PMI, PRINCE2, SCRUM or other relevant certifications 
  • 7+ years of project management experience, delivering cross-functional technology solutions in a variety of different styles (Agile, Waterfall, etc.) 
  • 3+ years’ experience managing teams of 10+ associates 
  • Proven track record of leading large, x-functional and high impact projects 

Languages:

  • Fluent English (oral and written)

Experience/Professional requirement:

1. At least 5 years senior level experience in drug development or related experience. Familiar with both operational and scientific aspects of drug development.

2. Proven track record in working across a matrix organization and demonstrates expert skills in building partnerships, negotiating agreements; excels at collaboration with diverse internal and external organizations. 

3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to naturally bridge scientific and business participants; Track record in enabling effective international collaboration.

4. Proven ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment and motivate the team to do the same. Strong results driven leadership style. Ability to develop bold ideas and take calculated risks

5. Outstanding verbal and written communications. Ability to communicate, motivate with a persuasive, credible presentation style

6. Experience with Lean/Six Sigma

7. Strong delivery oriented, results driven leadership style with experience in Agile methodology

8. Strong leadership and ability to manage and influence matrix organizational teams in global setting and proven ability to
develop high performing teams and diverse profiles

9. Significant experience, and proven ability to effectively engage & manage associates from widely varying backgrounds & functions within a dispersed and highly matrixed organization

10. Strong relationship building skills, can influence, negotiate with and motivate senior leaders

11. Strong tolerance for ambiguity, willingness to adapt, willing to speak-up and challenge

12. Proven ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment and motivate the team to do the same.

13. Excellent presentation oral and written communication skills.

14. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.

15. Must possess critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills

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 workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.



Job ID: R1094845