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Design Analytics Director, Remote

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Primary Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom Additonal Locations: Aarhus, Denmark,DNK; Amsterdam, Netherlands,NLD; Athens, Greece,GRC; Dublin, Ireland,IRL; Espoo, Finland,FIN; Frankfurt, Germany,DEU; Madrid, Spain,ESP; Milan, Italy,ITA; Oeiras, Portugal,PRT; Oslo, Norway,NOR; Paris, France,FRA; Solna, Sweden,SWE; Tartu, Estonia,EST; Vienna, Austria,AUT; Zaventem, Belgium,BEL Full time R1340074

Job description

IQVIA is changing an entire industry through inspired innovation. Our People make the difference. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere. Great products come from great ideas. And great ideas come from great people. We look for the very best people and then give them meaningful work to do. Join IQVIA and help us make the world a better place.

PURPOSE

IQVIA Design Analytics delivers clinical trial design optimization services that integrates drug development and clinical trial expertise with real world data, transformative technologies, methods, and work models.

The Design Analytics Director primarily supports client consulting engagements, innovation initiatives, and thought leadership.  Leads day-to-day customer engagement activities to partner to improve design decision-making and address design challenges through IQVIA Connected Intelligence™.  The incumbent will collaborate across the IQVIA enterprise and the drug development sponsor to bring the right people and information together to optimize clinical study designs.  Provides the “voice of the customer” in the definition, development and delivery of service requirements. Brings internal and external data sources to bear on critical design questions. Using novel technologies, guides the customer through the application and interpretation of data to support in design and planning decisions. Partners with clients to develop novel solutions and works to scale those through analytics and tech, where applicable. Partners across the IQVIA enterprise to help drive the ideation, development and implementation of novel, leading edge technology and data assets to enhance the customer experience and Design Analytics services. Defines information needs and ensures development requirements are fully delivered to maximize the efficiencies and services of Design Analytics. 

This role will report to the Line Management who oversees Design Analytics services. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides senior level input and serves as SME, performing, managing and coordinating activities for complex Design Analytics opportunities / projects across the clinical trial design lifecycle.
    • Provides strategic consultation to clients to understand issues, making recommendations on appropriate solutions and providing value added input
    • Participates in business development, marketing and sales activities. Develops proposals and business cases.  Provides technical expertise and consulting input into proposals.
    • Provides consultation to key internal stakeholders on strategic issues, expanded project scopes and future business opportunities. Evaluates current assignments and work to develop global or expanded opportunities.
    • Leads functional area initiatives, special project assignments, continuous improvement of departmental processes and procedures, and acts as departmental cross functional liaison.
  • Utilizes multiple data sources and tools to perform analyses, develop data storyboards, collaborate internally to formulate meaningful client insights and reports, and present to internal and external stakeholders
    • Uses existing databases in novel ways to answer critical design questions.  Understand the limitations and risks of the tools and data.  
  • May have responsibility across multiple expertise areas and/or clients. 
  • Builds strategic offering partnerships, including across the company, as required
    • Defines business requirements to IT development teams as they build technical and data components that support Design Analytics services.
    • Makes recommendations and leads cross functional process improvements and innovations. 
  • Participates in external thought leadership and delivers expert presentations on topics of interest to potential customers.
  • Maintains proficiency of skills and knowledge and remains current with industry trends based on current literature
  • Trains, coaches and mentors new / junior staff.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in consulting fundamentals, clinical program development, and trial design practices. Excels at leading client engagements
  • Strong demonstrated technical understanding – scientific, operational and commercial
  • Deep demonstrated comprehension of emerging clinical development information needs and related technology and processes
  • Able to self-manage to multiple broad objectives and perform all responsibilities independently. Self-starter, highly motivated, quick learner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills for relationship building. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and customers. Capacity and disposition for collaboration across disciplines. Good influencing and negotiation skills. Ability to lead, guide and motivate others to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to connect ideas, people, and information in novel ways to address problems and move projects forward
  • Ability to influence in all directions; gains trust and respect of executive leadership. Proven experience of managing raw data, through to aggregated information, to drive meaningful outcomes
  • Solid knowledge base in decision analysis techniques, database analysis methods, statistical analysis and reporting, and technical writing. Demonstrates capability to apply data and analytics across multiple Therapeutic Areas and indications
  • Excellent insight and proactive problem solving through innovative and pragmatic solutions
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and role/task versatility
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and facilitation skills
  • Experience and ease in dealing with ambiguity and novel situations
  • Strong computer skills, including database mining and Microsoft Office applications

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent in medical, science, or technology related field or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years clinical development experience – with a focus towards a deep understanding of the overall clinical development process, including
  • 8+ years experience in clinical planning, clinical trial operations, or clinical trial design (preferred).
  • 5+ years experience in Consultative/Facilitation experience to manage to outcomes
  • Project Management experience and/or education

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Extensive use of virtual meetings requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
  • <10% Travel

Home-based or office-based, US or EU.

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IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at https://jobs.iqvia.com

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