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Sr. Thought Leadership Director

Parsippany, NJ, USA | IQVIA Holdings, Inc.

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Sr. Thought Leadership Director  

Job Overview:

Leads efforts to develop and implement thought leadership content and strategy used globally in order to support the corporate positioning of IQVIA, reflect our breadth of capabilities, and enable client-facing colleagues to engage with client executives on matters of importance based on insight and perspective.

Job Family Description:

Creates executive engagement platforms to elevate the positioning of the organization with our customers and the broader industry.

Supports business growth by disseminating information that positions IQVIA at the forefront of critical business issues most relevant to client leadership teams.

Works closely with Marketing and go-to-market teams to create awareness of platforms.Identifies and predicts current and future industry trends.

Develops and implements thought leadership content and strategy used globally to support the corporate positioning of the organization to reflect its breadth of capabilities and enable other client-facing colleagues to engage with executives on matters of importance based on insight and perspective.

Researches and publishes white papers and thought pieces; speaks at client events and forums to positively represent the organization; develops and maintains relationships with industry stakeholders, and conducts strategic research and investigations pertaining to major industry or market developments.


Identifies gaps in existing thought leadership content where distinctive perspectives can be developed in support of corporate positioning and stakeholder engagement

Develops analytic frameworks and concepts for rigorous and consistent sets of analysis that can be leveraged for multiple purposes

Anticipates and responds to ad hoc requests for information from clients, business management and executive management

Works closely with IQVIA Institute, global thought leadership and center of excellence colleagues on platform development, dissemination and alignment of messaging

Works under tight deadline pressure when reviewing material to be presented and ensuring quality and consistency of content

Proactively engages with country general managers of key markets, executive management, business line and consulting leaders on current topics related to medicine use and spending and identify capabilities and offerings to showcase in thought leadership content

Presents insights and perspectives on behalf of IQVIA to client executive management, diverse external audiences and with media

Maintains relationships with executives at customers, understands client centric critical issues and works with cross-functionally to build engagement materials

Minimum Required Education and Experience:  

Bachelor's Degree required or other Advanced Degree in Medicine or sciences

Typically requires a minimum of 15 years of prior relevant experience.

Additional Work Experience:

Fifteen years of pharmaceutical industry experience and/or with IQVIA Systems


Applies extensive business and industry expertise and provides organizational thought leadership.

Requires exceptional business knowledge to drive results for the organization.

Skills and Abilities:

Thorough understanding of the IQVIA offerings in the customer environment strongly preferred.

Has broad knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.

In-depth understanding of IQVIA data assets and core offerings.

Works willingly and effectively with others in and across the organization to accomplish team goals.

Strong problem solving, analytical, project management and planning skills.

Knowledge and understanding of the marketplace and professional/trade associations key people and companies.

Able to manage complex relationships and juggle priorities.

Has strong client relationship and influencing skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

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