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Senior Project Manager, Medical Communications

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Primary Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom Additonal Locations: Bath, United Kingdom,GBR; Brighton, United Kingdom,GBR; Glasgow, United Kingdom,GBR; London, United Kingdom,GBR Full time R1241317

Job description

Our Medical and Patient Communications team is a full-service Medical Communications Agency within IQVIA. The team are currently in a period of expansion, and we are seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to develop their career with us at this very exciting time in our evolution.  At IQVIA, we look for the very best people and then give them meaningful work to do. We don’t simply think about careers, we think about contributions.

Reporting to the Head of Project Management, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the successful planning, execution and wrap up of key project wins across a number Medical Communications Service Lines, working with a range of Clients, Stakeholders, Internal Resources, Contributing Agencies and Vendors ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.


  • Work with senior Client services team members and other internal teams contributing to the development and delivery of high quality programmes that meet the needs of Customers and Clients
  • Project manage teams to deliver on all aspects of project activities delivery of projects to agreed specification and quality
  • Assess the scope of all assigned project activities / programmes and assist in identifying the range and depth of project management support necessary for achieving objectives
  • Tactical delivery on all aspects of project briefing, planning, scheduling, budgets and resourcing
  • Responsible and accountable for all financial activities relating to project delivery
  • Along with the Account Teams, act as day to day client contact, as appropriate in collaboration with other Project Managers as necessary.
  • Contribute to the growth of existing and new accounts
  • Review and refine account / project processes and take responsibility for identifying new approaches / systems to improve efficiency and delivery of client work and IQVIA operations
  • Delegate and brief in activities to team members as appropriate; coach and support the development of Project Managers, Senior Project Executives, Project Executives and Project Coordinators as appropriate. Assist in monitoring workloads and development opportunities of junior team members as appropriate


    • Significant Project Management or Account Executive experience within Medical Communications agency environment is required
    • Good knowledge of all aspects of project management services and ability to manage multiple projects
    • Proven client handling skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including customer service and supplier management skills
    • Good finance skills and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop and articulate recommendations
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate analysis to executable programs within defined goals
    • Strong organizational, planning, and logistics skills
    • Sound judgement and decision-making skills
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics
    • Good knowledge of pharmaceutical compliance
    • Proven mentoring / coaching skills and experience

    Key skills

    Competent in the use of (required):

    • MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
    • Project Management Software (ideally Smartsheet or MS Projects)

    Experienced in the use of (desirable):

    • MS Teams, Adobe, Medical review platform (Veeva, Zinc, etc.)


    • This position can be remote. Candidates must be based in the UK. The successful candidate would be required to come to our Reading office for meetings as required (circa 3 or 4 times per month) and work remotely otherwise.


    • Excellent Salary and Bonus 
    • 25 days holiday
    • Life Assurance, Pension & Private Health Insurance
    • Additional Voluntary Benefits available including:
      • Health Insurance (Dental, Health Screen and Optical)
      • Health Clubs and Gym Discounts
      • Give As You Earn

    IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success. We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximize their personal potential

    At IQVIA, 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. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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