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Senior Clinical Project Management Director, Infectious Diseases

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Primary Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Additonal Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands,NLD; Antwerp, Belgium,BEL; Athens, Greece,GRC; Barcelona, Spain,ESP; Belville, South Africa,ZAF; Bloemfontein, South Africa,ZAF; Bordeaux, France,FRA; Bratislava, Slovakia,SVK; Bucharest, Romania,ROU; Budapest, Hungary,HUN; Centurion, South Africa,ZAF; Dublin, Ireland,IRL; Frankfurt, Germany,DEU; Istanbul, Turkey,TUR; Milan, Italy,ITA; Moscow, Russia,RUS; Netanya, Israel,ISR; Novosibirsk, Russia,RUS; Oeiras, Portugal,PRT; Paris, France,FRA; Prague, Czech Republic,CZE; Reading, United Kingdom,GBR; St. Petersburg, Russia,RUS; Tel Aviv, Israel,ISR; Warsaw, Poland,POL Full time R1190391

Job description

The IQVIA Internal Medicine unit is comprised of innovative and talented project management professionals spanning the globe who share our passion for research that improves the lives of patients and who have experience delivering interventional cross-functional clinical trials in Infectious Disease, Respiratory, Ophthalmology and Rare Disease indications.

Our Senior Clinical Project Management Directors are an integral part of project trial delivery liaising with clinical teams to improve patients’ lives by bringing new drugs to the market faster.

The role includes being part of the core project team responsible for clinical delivery and oversight of complex, global full service, multi-regional studies or a program of studies to meet contractual requirements and in accordance with SOPs, policies and practices. You will leverage therapeutic expertise and IQVIA’s suite of solutions to drive operational excellence and strategic leadership with our customers and focus on project delivery, productivity and quality resulting in strong financial performance and customer satisfaction.

  • Contribute to the development of the project delivery strategy for RFPs. Participate in bid defense preparations. Lead bid defense presentations in partnership with business development for large, complex, multi-service, multi-region studies or programs. Understand project strategy and operationalise the agreed upon approach.

  • Oversee the development of integrated study management plans with the core project team

  • Oversee the execution of clinical studies as per the contract while optimizing speed, quality and cost of delivery and ensuring consistent use of study tools and training materials and compliance with standard processes, policies and procedures

  • Recognize systemic issues at the program or portfolio level and identify solutions with the project teams, recommend actions to improve efficiencies and oversee the implementation of best practices, address escalation items with the customer

  • Set objectives of the core project team according to agreed upon contract, strategy and approach, effectively communicate and assess performance

  • Collaborate with other functional groups within the company where necessary to support milestone achievement and to manage study issues and obstacles

  • Oversee progress against contract and prepare/present project information proactively to all stakeholders internally and externally

  • Responsible for the oversight and team management of large and complex studies or programs of studies

  • Responsible for portfolio management with one customer or therapeutic area

  • Manage strategic risk (positive and negative) and contingencies proactively and lead problem solving and resolution efforts

  • Achieve project quality by identifying quality risks and issues, responding to issues raised by project team members and planning/implementing appropriate corrective and preventative action plans

  • Drive consistency of operational delivery across customer’s projects/programs/portfolio

  • Build the cross-functional program/portfolio team and lead their efforts

  • Responsible for ensuring the financial success of programs/portfolio

  • Forecast and identify opportunities to accelerate activities to bring revenue forward

  • Identify and communicate strategic lessons learned and best practices to promote continuous improvement


  • Bachelor's Degree Life sciences or related field with 15 years clinical research experience including 10 years of project management experience

  • In depth therapeutic knowledge in Infectious Disease (e.g., seasonal, vaccine and treatment studies as well as SARS/COVID, influenza, hepatitis, RSV, HIV, Ebola, Dengue, malaria and TB)

  • Extensive knowledge of multiple job areas obtained through advanced education and experience.

  • Solid knowledge of clinical trials: broad protocol knowledge, therapeutic knowledge, clinical trial conduct, understanding of the competitive environment and how to communicate/demonstrate value

  • Proven leadership, organisation, prioritisation and quality skills

  • Viewed as a leading expert within the field by peers

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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