VP, Pharmacovigilance - (R1024551) in Research Triangle Park, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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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 global pharmacovigilance operations for a broad geographic unit. Develop plans to meet customer expectations through drug safety, CEVA and medical information programs. Determine strategic goals and objectives for designated unit and assures operational alignment with senior management priorities. Lead ownership of functional strategic initiatives and works with senior management across disciplines to develop implementation plans.


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 a broad segment of pharmacovigilance operations staff assuring project deliverables are achieved for each role within span of control. Develop managers with area of accountability to develop staff along career progression goals and strategic departmental and corporate priorities.
Formulate effective strategic goals for PhV operations across regions/countries. Take ownership for strategic initiatives within assigned unit of accountability including developing measures for success.
Provide strategic leadership and approval for the resourcing process and outcomes, hiring targets and processes and onboarding training standards.
Evaluate workload, quality and budget metrics through regular analysis of data, initiative action plans to improve efficiencies, project outcomes and quality metrics for operation processes and roles.
Play a leadership role in the budget development process and in the development of key fiscal outcome metrics. Monitor the execution of the PhV budget. Proactively develop forecasts and risk assessment in alignment with budgetary goals. Institute fiscal action plans when necessary.
Provide executive leadership to ensure all PhV service offerings meet or exceed customer expectations. Ensure the improvement of key PhV processes.
Effectively communicate and describe PhV service offerings to internal and external customers.
Drive quality, process improvement and change management initiatives related to corporate or functional strategic plans.Provide leadership to ensure proactive support of global marketing and sales activities.
All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).


Job Requirements


In depth knowledge of global pharmacovigilance, CEVA and medical information processes.
In depth knowledge of the drug development processes across all functional areas.
Expert ability to analyze metrics and information; ensuring activities and strategies are data driven.
Knowledge of clinical research financial parameters and project financial tracking and accounting methods.
Exceptional leadership skills.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Effective time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities
Effective presentation skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


Medical Degree preferred or a Bachelor's degree in a health care or other scientific discipline; 16 years of experience working in PhV with 13 years in a leadership capacity; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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: R1024551