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Senior Director Human Resources

IQVIA Durham, NC Full-Time
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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.

Primary Responsibilities

This is a senior HR leadership role within our R&DS organization. It will support an overall population of 13,000 employees globally. The HR leader will direct and manage an HR team through a direct line or matrix reporting structure. Develop an HR team to ensure the provision of high-quality HR support and consultancy. 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.

Act as Business Partner to develop and direct the HR business plan in alignment with and in support of the business goals and objectives.

Design and lead implementation of solutions to enhance and grow the business, including organizational design and development, management and talent development, employee engagement initiatives, ensuring effective and efficient delivery of HR services and functions.

Lead activities and initiatives associated with change management involving reorganizations, mergers/acquisitions and transfers to ensure compliance to local legislation.

Ensure the provision of timely employee-related information to management teams as necessary.

Provide advice, guidance and direct support on all aspects related to people management to senior management.

Partner with HR specialist functions/Centers of Excellence to ensure delivery against strategic business imperatives and deliver solutions to meet business needs.

Sponsor and lead the implementation of projects within HR and across the business related to employment legislation, HR systems, practices, procedures and compliance.

Sponsor and lead the implementation of projects within HR and across the business for the day-to-day development of redesign and new local and global HR initiatives.

Provide HR Partnering management coaching and counseling to business leaders and managers to effectively meet business line/region goals.


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ experience as a generalist or combination of generalist and specialist experience

Experience operating with senior/executive management teams

Preferred experience

4 years direct line management experience

Sound knowledge of local and relevant employment legislation

Extensive knowledge of the CRO, pharmaceutical or technology and other related business industries

Excellent problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills in highly complex situations

Excellent presentation skills

Strong analytical skills

Expert coaching and counseling skills

Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications and HRIS applications

Very effective persuasive influencing skills

Organization and project management skills

Excellent leadership skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills and very good interpersonal skills

Strong ability to work in a matrix environment

Very high degree of discretion and confidentiality

Good attention to detail

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

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.

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: R1083828

Skills required

Performance Management
Training And Development
Senior Professional In Human Resources
Workforce Planning
Industrial Relations
Succession Planning
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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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