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Senior Director, Business Development

IQVIA Parsippany, NJ Full-Time
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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.



Establish and manage an effective business development program to maximize organization growth. Serve as overall customer relationship manager and strategic business partner responsible for developing and expanding new business opportunities with customers.



•Maintain in-depth knowledge of all IQVIA services for appropriate cross-sell opportunities.

•Actively prospect and leverage potential new business opportunities within specified potential new and/or existing Customers/Accounts.

•Establish and execute a comprehensive sales plan for each target account.

•Cultivate strong, long-term relationships with key decision-makers within Account and develop deep knowledge of the customer organization.

•Actively network in the industry to establish relationships and to identify potential opportunities.

•Aggressively pursue awareness of competitive activities, positioning and pricing, which includes specific reasons for awards and non-awards.

•Continuously monitor status of leads and opportunities to ensure a pipeline of opportunities is maintained.

•Analyze potential opportunities and develop sales strategies for each customer account. Ensure appropriate strategy/solution is proposed to customer. Monitor actions and results against plans.

•Establish brand recognition; communicate with internal Project Managers to assess overall level of customer satisfaction and progress of projects.

•Work with operations and functional managers to identify sales team and prepares and leads the sales presentation. Educate team participants in customer culture, operational needs/methods and sales techniques needed to close the sale.

•Coordinate with contracts and proposals to develop proposal.

•Handle follow-up related to the sale and drive completion of contractual documents.

•Utilize CRM to establish reports and dashboards to analyze business development and sales activities and track progress.

•Maintain high visibility within customer organization.

•Plan and coordinate all customer sales activities.

•Communicate all account activity to Senior Sales Leader and/or appropriate individuals through the CRM system.

•Lead/participate in change management initiatives for the sales organization.

•Provide overall support and serves as a mentor for junior sales staff members.



•Proven track record at developing mid-level and high-level contacts

•Solid understanding of commercialization and the principles of drug discovery and development

•Excellent skills using Microsoft Office Suite: MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Excel

•Excellent oral and written communication skills

•Strategic business awareness and analytical skills

•Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities

•Demonstrated ability to work creatively and effectively in a fast-paced environment

•Attention to detail and ability to work simultaneously on multiple priorities

•Ability to maintain demanding timelines

•Ability to influence others both internally and externally

•Ability to work independently and as a team player

•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients




•Bachelor's degree in Business Management and 15 years relevant industry experience (CRO/Pharmaceutical); or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


•Use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

•Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

•Frequent travel

•Frequent long, varied hours

IQVIA offers a friendly, progressive work atmosphere and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance and vision coverage, tuition assistance, bonus plan and 401(k).

We look forward to the prospect of working with you!    

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™

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at URL blocked - click to apply to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1074490

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IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services dedicated to using analytics and science to help healthcare stakeholders find better solutions for their patients. Solutions are powered by the IQVIA CORE, which combines big data, advanced technology, analytics and extensive industry knowledge. Formed through the merger of IMS Healthcare and Quintiles, IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees worldwide.

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