Sr Therapeutic Strategy Dir - (R1024516) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

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    Reading, UK
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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.
  • Provide leadership and advice on the development of optimum strategies for drug development, product lifecycle management and portfolio management to meet pharmaceutical and biotechnology customer goals (such as strategic leadership of clinical development plans, go/no go decisions, in-licensing, out-licensing, accelerated time to market, etc).
  • Build and/or support partnership/alliances using a variety of approaches to collaboration, including, but not limited to, preferred provider-ships, co-development opportunities, and commercialization partnerships.
  • Provide medical, clinical, scientific, regulatory, and product development leadership and advisory expertise to support strategic business activities and investment opportunities.
  • Catalyse transformation of the manner in which pharmaceuticals are developed.
  • Participate in all aspects of Strategic Drug Development and lead the implementation of mission, goals and objectives, development of policies, procedures and standards for the department.
  • Provide thought leadership in pharmaceutical product development by preparing publications, white papers, and blogs in areas of expertise and by participating in scientific conferences and webinars, as appropriate.
  • Elaborate integrative product development strategies for pharmaceutical products (drugs, biologics, devices) focusing clinical-commercial convergence that encompasses all phases of development from discovery to market, including preclinical strategy, clinical strategy, regulatory strategy, and commercial strategy.
  • Assess risk and probability of success for candidate pharmaceutical products, including preparation of a gap analysis, where appropriate
  • Oversee the innovative development of compounds to ensure regulatory and commercial success.
  • Prepare or provide strategic guidance for clinical development plans as required in compliance with applicable regulatory, medical and ethics guidelines.
  • Ensure high-quality, well-reasoned, objective deliverables (using data-driven design, where available and appropriate) that meet the highest standards of medical, ethical and scientific integrity and conduct.
  • Propose, defend, and monitor budget requirements for product development programs.
  • Propose strategies to manage and accelerate timelines for drug development strategies.
  • Propose, defend and lead team members to the successful application of strategies.
  • Identify, promote, and develop innovation in pharmaceutical product development.
  • Assume the role of customer senior management as requested, leading customer or virtual cross functional drug development teams.
  • Lead strategy/business for Advisory Services Strategic Drug Development group to ensure increase in market share in collaboration with colleagues in Advisory Services and other IQVIA divisions
  • Provide drug development expertise to support strategic business activities and investment opportunities.
  • Assist in the development of programs to maximize the organization’s growth and profitability.
  • Ensure Customer Satisfaction by working closely with Senior Management, CRO Operations, Therapeutic Units, and other Operations Heads to ensure optimum strategic consultancy to customers. 
  • Serve as a key resource and participate in strategic business development activities including presentations to prospective clients, professional meetings or other business development activities for IQVIA Advisory Services. 
  • Provide internal and external therapeutic and pharmaceutical development-related educational services in support of all branches of IQVIA business.
  • Attend key scientific meetings/conferences and keep abreast of relevant scientific publications to maintain awareness of current scientific developments and progress in drug development methodology; As appropriate, represent IQVIA or the partner in such meetings.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, key opinion leaders; identify new business opportunities.
  • Provide due diligence scientific, medical, regulatory, and drug development expertise and activities for IQVIA or IQVIA customers.
  • Compliance with all business office requirements for tracking of time and effort..

Job Requirements

  • Deep and current  knowledge of scientific, clinical, regulatory and commercial landscape / literature
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to communicateinformation at all levels within our Customers’ and Partners’ organisations and within IQVIA by expressing ideas in an effective and highly influential manner.  All levels includes CEO levels in appropriate organizations.
  • Ability to thrive within a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Capable of working independently (self-starter) or within, and contributing to, a team.
  • Ability to establish and meet priorities, deadlines, strategic department goals and objectives
  • Skills in providing consultation and advice on multiple assignments required, as well as initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to lead and contribute to cross-functional teams, including steering committees and advisory boards
  • Ability to gain the confidence of colleagues
  • Analytical, consultative and solution-oriented
  • Creative, enthusiastic, dynamic, and positive
  • Imaginative but organised
  • Doctorate in relevant scientific discipline (MD, PhD, DDS, PharmD, DrPH, or equivalent)
  • Fluency in verbal and written English
  • A thorough knowledge of scientific and clinical research and development gained from at least 15 years experience, including at senior/managerial level, within a Pharma or Biotech Company.
  • Experience as a program/portfolio leader, Project Leader, decider or influencer on a pharma/biotech cross-functional project/drug development team responsible for developing compound(s) from preclinical to market
  • Experience and knowledge of scientific and clinical research requirements
  • Good publication record
  • Understanding of the requirements of successful consultancy
  • Good understanding and use of technology, particularly web enabled systems
  • Financial understanding and acumen
  • Good network within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to interact and influence external industry, regulatory, professional and academic organisations
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™.

Job ID: R1024516