Sr. Launch Manager (R1008209) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

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Company OverviewQuintilesIMS has been delivering management consulting services to the biopharma industry for over 13 years. It is our sole focus on life sciences, deep expertise in key commercial areas, unique access to proprietary data, and in-market presence around the world that allows us to truly live up to our mission of making a positive long-term impact on healthcare.Individuals joining QuintilesIMS are assured of a rewarding and progressive career in life sciences consulting. You will have the opportunity to address challenging client issues with a hands-on influence in delivering solutions to companies who are bringing innovative therapies to the market to address key unmet needs. We operate in a truly multi-cultural, collegial and collaborative work environment that is rich in development and growth.QuintilesIMS Launch Center of Excellence (CoE)The QuintilesIMS Launch CoE has researched thousands of launches and knows “what good looks like” on KPIs, forecast attainment, launch planning and other key factors that will inform launch planning to help ensure success.The Launch CoE has supported 150+ launches in the last couple of years from a strategy, planning and execution perspective. The team has supported 50+ launches from a launch planning and project management perspective. This includes building cross-functional launch plans, housing the plans in launch tools built by QuintilesIMS or by clients, updating the plans and running launch readiness meetings on an ongoing basis.This team works with launch and senior management across the industry every day, all year, to understand “what works” and to tailor our launch planning methodologies. Our Launch CoE team is growing and to support this growth, we are looking for a Senior Launch Manager to join our US team. Working closely with senior leaders, you will be responsible for managing teams in the design, development and successful delivery of launch planning and management engagements.The PositionProfile DescriptionSenior Launch Managers are demonstrated leaders and have managed launches for other pharmaceutical companies either on the client side or as a consultant. They can develop, review and manage the day-to-day launch plans and provide strategic perspectives. With the support of the on-site Launch Managers across multiple clients and engagements, Senior Launch Managers will provide each team with tailored launch plan management, which includes but is not limited to, coordinating launch planning processes and ensuring best-practice sharing across the launch teams. In addition, they will triage with Launch Managers to establish standardization and standard operating procedures.They will continuously identify potential future risks and concerns, facilitate monthly alignment with senior management on readiness status, follow-up with functional area owners on delayed launch activities to ensure appropriate corrective action, and facilitate formalized review dates (Launch Readiness Meetings) to ensure alignment across functions. They will work closely with marketing leaders and cross-functional leaders, facilitating meetings and creating presentations and deliverables. They are capable of managing individual launches as overseeing the effort of on-site Launch Managers.They have full access to experts across QuintilesIMS to investigate unforeseen market dynamic changes that can impact launch planning. Senior Launch Managers support business development efforts by identifying additional client needs outside of launch planning and management to help grow QuintilesIMS revenues, holistically.Key ResponsibilitiesPlanning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectivesWorks directly with clients to provide value- added input and to deliver projects built around strategic issuesServes as key point of contact with client for directly managed initiativesLeverages business experience and acumen in identifying strategic alternatives and project approach to client questionsManages project teams including both internal and external resources in the design, development and delivery of client deliverables for launch planning and management engagementsEnsures clear communication throughout projects and within the teamManaging and developing client relationships through face-to-face and remote interactionsProvides follow-up with client after project deliverable has been completed to ensure client satisfactionIdentifying new leads and opportunities for follow-on workSupporting development of proposalsSupporting the development of intellectual property for use on future engagementsDeveloping broader and deeper knowledge of launch planning and management methodologies and pharmaceutical market through on the job experience and trainingActively participating in recruitment, and learning and development initiativeCoaching project team members and supporting them to fulfill their personal objectivesCoaching junior staff (not just in projects)The IndividualExperience2-5 years professional experience in consulting within the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry with evidence of career progressionHas worked on at least 2 launchesDeep understanding of launch and the various functions required to support drug commercializationExperience developing cross-functional, integrated launch plans and managing launch tools (Excel-based or Web-based) to help facilitate launch preparationKnowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industriesConsiderable project management experienceExperience working on-site at clientHas managed junior team members on launch planning engagementsExperience managing small to medium sized projects, setting and meeting deadlines as well as managing client expectationsUnderstanding of patient and physician level dataSkillsExceptional organizational skills with strong capability in managing projects and juggling prioritiesNatural ability to develop credible relationships with senior level managers and executives in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industryStrong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goalsAbility to retain consistently high quality outcomes under time pressureDemonstrable analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skillsWell-developed written and verbal communication skillsCore skills in using consulting methodologies, tools and techniquesQualifying RequirementsBachelor’s degree or equivalentGraduate degree or MBA not required but a plusDemonstrable experience in and commitment to the life sciences and/or healthcare industriesA track record of management, leadership and people developmentEvidence of ongoing career progressionFluency in English (spoken and written)A willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of the time#LI-LG1

Job ID: R1008209