Sr. Director, Clinical Project Management (Therapeutic Area Lead) (R1078780) in Cambridge, MA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

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Job Description

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.


Representing "One Voice" to the customer, the role holder will oversee the consistency of global operational excellence delivered across an identified asset. The role will direct and mobilize global IQVIA resources, including clinical operations, project management, data management and other asset development support functions to achieve asset goals and strategic customer intent.


  • Accountable to ensure high-quality and timely delivery of clinical projects across the portfolio through ongoing review and evaluation of project performance, through provision of support, direction and therapeutic/operational expertise to project teams
  • Proactively identifies upcoming study and program needs and effectively coaches and guides Program Directors and Project Leaders to ensure success (e.g. team preparedness to meet resource demands, key data cuts etc.)
  • Ensure full awareness of current and planned study activity across an asset and/or therapeutic area and provide therapeutic and operational expertise to support portfolio, program and study design
  • Provide therapeutic and operational experience to guide and influence development of early study strategy and planning by supporting application of lessons learned from all studies on a program
  • Conduct regular reviews and evaluation of project and program metrics and support development of appropriate action plans and mitigation strategies in order to meet customer goals.
  • Monitor progress across studies within a portfolio to ensure that consistent issues or themes ( (quality, consistency and efficiency) are identified and actively participates in the development of appropriate actions, solutions and lessons learned to improve performance
  • Synthesizes and reports on issues, challenges and mitigation strategies to key counterparts (COS, COM Mgmt., Senior IQVIA and Senior "Key Customer" teams)
  • Actively participates in program and project governance meetings to ensure programs meet established timelines
  • Escalates appropriately within partnership governance structure and demonstrates ability to resolve challenges in the IQVIA organization (including at the local level)
  • Partners with functional delivery groups and therapeutic experts to ensure project delivery to customer expectations.
  • Manage teams in accordance with partnership manual, organization’s policies and applicable legislation. Responsibilities Include planning, assigning, and directing work; financial management and addressing customer relations issues and resolving problems.
  • Risk Management


  • In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
  • In depth therapeutic and protocol knowledge
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including good command of English language
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Track record of ability to work through others to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics
  • Good team leadership skills
  • Effective mentoring and training skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good judgment
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability in project financial tracking and accounting methods and skill in applying them
  • Good understanding of other IQVIA functions and their inter- relationship with Clinical Project Management
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.


  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related field and 10 years’ clinical research experience including 6 years’ project management experience and experience in clinical operations; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
  • May require occasional travel.

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 ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

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 to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1078780