VP, Clinical Data Management - (R1023666) in Research Triangle Park, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

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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.



Direct and lead the clinical data management function globally. Develop plans to ensure the allocation of human, material, system and fiscal resources for assigned area of accountability. Determine strategic goals and objectives for the group and ensure operational alignment with senior management priorities. Lead and direct functional strategic initiatives and partner with key stakeholders to develop implementation plans.


• Initiate and create effective strategic goals for Clinical Data Management operations across the organization. Assume ownership of Clinical Data Management strategic initiatives including development of measures for success.
• Establish and maintain strong, long term relationships with key executive level decision-makers developing deep knowledge of stakeholder needs and ensuring delivery of a service level in line with strategic goals.
• Provide executive leadership to ensure all Clinical Data Management service offerings meet or exceed stakeholder expectations.
• Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters
• Direct the operations of the clinical data management staff, assuring project deliverables are achieved for each project management role.
• Lead and develop managers to assure the development of staff along career progression goals and strategic departmental and corporate priorities.
• Formulate effective strategic goals for the assigned unit globally and take ownership for strategic initiatives, including development of measures for success.
• Develop relationships with key customer accounts, and engage through regular customer meetings for key accounts
• Provide strategic leadership and input for the resourcing process and outcomes, hiring targets and processes and onboarding and training standards. Continually review and ensure adequate resources are available to meet deliverables and milestones.
• Influence and shape the direction of Clinical Data Management including recommendations regarding policies and practices.
• Evaluate the quality of the work product, together with the workload, quality and budget metrics through regular analysis of data. Initiate action plans to improve efficiencies, project outcomes and quality metrics for processes and roles.
• Ensure projected net revenue and contribution margins, overhead costs and operating surplus for projects within the remit of the group. Play a leadership role in the budget development process and in the development of key fiscal outcome metrics. Monitor the execution of the budget via thorough analysis of ongoing outputs. Proactively develop forecasts and risk assessment in alignment with budgetary goals. Institute fiscal action plans when necessary.
• Provide executive leadership for project teams when necessary to manage project related challenges and to achieve exemplary customer service.
• Drive quality or process improvement initiatives related to corporate or departmental strategic plans.
• Participate in function and/or corporate initiatives, special project assignments, and as a client liaison or departmental cross-functional liaison.

Job Requirements


• Broad knowledge of Data Management processes and systems including new technologies
• Demonstrated ability to lead complex cross-functional continuous process improvement initiatives


• Knowledge of project financial tracking and accounting methods and skill in applying them
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong command of English language
• Excellent organization and problem-solving skills
• Strong influencing, problem resolution, motivation, and negotiation skills
• Proven ability to work through others in a global environment to deliver results to the appropriate quality and timeline metrics
• Highly effective team leadership skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Sound judgment and decision making skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Ability to balance operational and strategic priorities
• 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, business, operations management or related field and a minimum of 17 years of experience in a relevant function (e.g. clinical operations, applied math, IT, data management, business, or laboratory) and relevant industry (CRO/pharmaceutical), with a minimum of 12 years’ experience in a leadership capacity; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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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: R1023666