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Meeting Design & Facilitation Manager - Can be based remotely UK or Europe

  • City / Town: GBR-ENG-QTHV-37
  • Date posted: Sep 18 2018 6:30PM
  • Sector: Corporate & Executive
  • Employee status: Regular
  • Employment status: Full Time
  • Job reference: 1807761
  • Consultant: Lisa Allcock
IQVIA is seeking an expert in creating immersive & engaging clinical trial training experiences!


This position can be based remotely in Europe


Live events can be engaging, immersive experiences that excite attendees, promote learning, and solve problems. They can also be really boring, dry, full-day, sit in a chair sessions that are ineffective and attendees abhor. Our team works to prevent the latter! 

Managers of Meeting Design and Facilitation at IQVIA, have the enjoyable, and always challenging job, of preventing boring meetings and events. We create physical environments that are unexpected, incorporate the latest research on adult learning principles, use technology to inspire and engage, and get our clients and attendees on board with bold ideas. 

Reporting to the Director, Meeting Design and Facilitation, you will be fundamental to the successful design and delivery of clinical training events at IQVIA. 

IQVIA has a unique events structure. We have an event logistics team that works exclusively on event logistics. That is not this job/team. We also have a meeting design and facilitation division. This job sits in that team. Our team works in three key areas:

1. Designing event agendas and activities to stimulate learning at clinical trial training's. 
a. You need to have experience and passion for creating immersive learning experiences at live events. 
b. Health care experience is wonderful but not required. Understanding of the compliance constraints within the pharmaceutical industry, and an intellectual curiosity for learning about individual clinical trials is a must. 
c. You should also be comfortable getting clients and attendees on board with bold new ideas. You will hold a key role in client liaison and communications as Subject Matter Expert.
2. Assisting with timeline management during the planning period to ensure all        of the “project management” happens. 
a. You need to be a skilled multi-tasker with excellent attention to detail. 
3. Facilitating events onsite and “producing” clinical trial training's. 
a. You need to have onstage meeting facilitation experience for small to medium size meetings. This includes housekeeping, speaker intros, activity transitions, and facilitation/orchestration of workshops. 
b. Onsite you are the connection between multiple stakeholders and delivery agents - you should be comfortable leading the group through a successful event. 

Further, this team member will work continuously with partners and colleagues all over the world. You will need a strong appreciation for global business and you will continually seek new ways to enhance our global training's - staying in tune to local customs and attendee preferences in various regions. 
This position could suit those with experience in Clinical Project Management or Clinical Lead positions.
This role will require frequent global travel to produce and facilitate events onsite. Travel may be as frequent as two or more weeks per month during peak seasons. 
We offer a competitive salary and great benefits, including a profit-related annual bonus, private health insurance and a generous company pension scheme.



Required Capabilities & Experience:

Demonstrable toolkit of ideas for designing meeting programmes and concepts
Proven client handling skills and experience pitching new ideas to clients
Meeting facilitation experience/comfort and experience with public speaking
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience working in a highly matrixed organisation and leading and participating in teams
Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a fast-paced environment. Ability to maintain demanding timelines. Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities
Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work simultaneously on multiple priorities
Strong organisational, planning and project management skills
Ability to speak an additional European language
Good problem solving skills
Strong influencing and negotiation skills

Did You Know?

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™.

About Quintiles?

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.

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