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IQVIA Director of Field Medical Affairs - Strategy and Deployment in Kansas City, Missouri

The purpose of this position is to build up our database with candidates who have a skillset that meet the requirements below for future opportunities

The Director of Field Medical Affairs is responsible for leading strategic planning and management of a team of Regional Medical Directors (RMDs) who will serve as Medical Affairs Project Leads for IQVIA’s clients and be responsible for tactical execution, managing the operations, and oversight of a given project. The Director will also lead and drive the implementation of the strategic vision, direction, and deployment of the IQVIA Field Medical Affairs team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and management of Regional Medical Directors (RMDs) and Medical Sales Liaisons (MSLs) to support multiple clients, therapy areas, and across varying points of a product lifecycle

  • Track, analyze, and manage RMDs activities and their effectiveness to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other metrics

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in:

  • The design requirements, operations, management, and delivery of Field Medical Affairs teams

  • New business presentations as well as develop go-to-market strategy for field medical affairs service offerings

  • Monitor and provide timely insights on emerging clinical and scientific trends to identify opportunities and potential issues that may affect medical affairs field roles, and adjust strategy in response to changes

  • Serve as a resource to the organization and clients to inform design, management, operations, and compliance requirements of field medical teams

  • Provide ongoing direction, oversight and management to the team, including P&L

  • Monitor and maintain appropriate compliance will all teams; abide by governing corporate and client policies, as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations


  • Advanced degree in medical or scientific discipline (MD, PharmD or PhD) required

  • Minimum of 10 years in commercial life sciences (pharmaceutical or biotechnology) or related industry with at least 5 years of experience managing and leading field-based clinical/medical liaisons

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing and leading field-based clinical/medical liaisons is required

  • HEOR and Managed Care/Payer Organization experience is required

  • Proven experience creating and managing compliant field-based medical teams, including key opinion leader identification and mapping, size and structure of teams, strategy, programs/initiatives, compliance requirements, KPIs, analytics

  • Demonstrated ability to create or lead successful cross-functional teams

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations, pharmaceutical/healthcare market, and acceptable practices and related regulations is required

  • Clear understanding of PhRMA Code, AdvaMed Code, and compliance governing engagements with healthcare stakeholders (healthcare providers, payers, etc.)

  • Experienced in building strategic field medical affairs plans and adapting to client business plans as well as medical and commercial objectives

  • Well-developed presentation, communication, and influencing skills with the ability to distill complex information into relevant insights for internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong financial/budget and project management skills

  • Travel required as needed

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change.

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at jobs.iqvia.com .

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 workday_recruiting@iqvia.com 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.