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IQVIA Associate Director, Quality Management in Des Moines, Iowa

This is a Remote position with up to 50% travel initially due to audits. Less travel if candidate resides near our clinic located in Des Moines, IA.*

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The purpose of the Job is to work together with global Quality Management and other stakeholders in a joint effort to define and execute a Quality Plan for one or more AVACARE sites. Will assist the clinical staff on improving compliance with relevant ICH-GCP, SOPs, applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines and will provide advice and support to AVACARE clinical staff and other relevant key stakeholders with regards to quality control, risk management and corrective/preventive actions.


• Contributes to the development, and supports implementation of the Quality Management Plan within the scope of the assignment this will include: Planning and executing the Quality Management activities. Risk identification and assessment through data review and quality control processes. Providing support in risk mitigation, in planning corrective/preventive actions, and guidance for improvement. Supporting the assigned business line management and staff to enhance effectiveness in project delivery.;

• Cooperate closely with the relevant business lines and other stakeholders, support maintaining focus on quality in project delivery.

• Provides advice and support to teams within the assigned business line on all aspects of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) compliance.

• Works in close cooperation with teams to manage non-compliance, quality issues and Site audits.

• Assist in planning corrective/preventive actions, as applicable according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Informs the assigned business line and Quality Assurance of quality issues according to SOPs.

• Works closely with Quality Assurance and assigned business staff in case of suspected misconduct, as required by the applicable SOPs.

• May provide assistance during audits and regulatory inspections to the teams to the extent agreed with the line manager, as required by the applicable SOPs.

• Acts as the primary contact for Quality Assurance on quality matters – on the level of the assignment, attend meetings/teleconferences.

• Prepares periodic reports to business lines on quality related matters, risk assessments and specific quality improvement initiatives.

• Manages 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.;

• Upon agreement with the Head of relevant business line: Performs any other reasonable tasks as required by the role.


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Typically requires 5-7 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Requires some project management experience over Site audits.

  • Requires deep knowledge of one or more related job areas typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Sound working knowledge of relevant terminology, International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), applicable regulatory requirements, quality management processes.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent judgement and decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership and line management skills.

  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment.

  • Ability to lead and motivate a clinical team also required.

  • Ability to travel within the region/country. Will handle Site-level Project Management needs – including audits, etc. - .

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.

  • Fluent in English.



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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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 to arrange for such an accommodation.

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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