Real World Evidence Strategy Director - Europe - Home Based

Real-World & Late Phase Research

Within Quintiles, the Real-World & Late Phase Research (RWLPR) business unit employs over 1,000 dedicated staff to design, implement and manage real-world and post-marketing studies. As healthcare stakeholders increasingly need evidence to support regulatory, reimbursement and prescribing decisions, the Quintiles RWLPR team offers a comprehensive evidence approach to meet our customer’s unique needs for demonstrating safety, effectiveness and quality.

We are looking for an experienced Real World Evidence Strategy Director:


The Real World Evidence Strategy Unit is a global function of ‘value creators’ comprised of Real World Evidence Strategy Leads (RSL) whose aim as RWLP operational experts is to support driving our business growth and maintaining our specialization and differentiation in the market place. The RSL will serve as the strategic operational expert throughout the new business and program/project delivery lifecycle. By functioning as both a thought leader as well as a subject matter expert, the RSL ensures that real world & late phase delivery solutions represent the best thinking both within RWLPR and across the market in general.

Best in class proposals. Best in class bid defenses. Post award CO add-value. Knowledge transfer.


  • Creation & optimization of innovative and effective and compelling delivery strategies
  • Translate evolving methodological observational research standards into delivery strategies
  • Provide deeper real world evidence insights to our customers across their product portfolio
  • Influence the future through innovative operational approaches
  • Act as champion for project centricity, enabling team to understand and implement the strategy of the awarded project
  • Evaluate and recommend effective adjustments to project strategy when any trends or triggers associated with progress indicate this is required.
  • Measure, outputs to influence multi stakeholders
  • Build relationships & networks with external experts


  • Remain up to date with knowledge and information that supports effectiveness as a Strategy Lead e.g. understanding Quintiles’ services, and product offerings, status and trends in assigned TA(s), innovations and advances in clinical trial methodology, and business intelligence. For Real World Late Phase (RWLP) Strategy Leads: broad real world research knowledge.
  • Broad protocol and therapeutic knowledge
  • Strong understanding of other Quintiles functions
  • Proven ability to make decisions with limited information, bringing clarity to disparate information to inform actions and drive results
  • Experience working productively in a pressurized environment, managing competing priorities and maintaining a positive outlook at work; handles criticism well and learns from it
  • Comprehensive global knowledge, awareness, and practical understanding of the biopharma industry, drug development lifecycle and operational clinical trial delivery
  • Robust and current knowledge of scientific, clinical, regulatory, commercial and competitive landscape in applicable therapeutic area
  • In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; e.g. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to understand customer needs, have difficult conversations with internal/external stakeholders and customers, negotiate solutions and understand impacts on the overall offering
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including good command of English language (both written and spoken)
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to work with minimal supervision, and lead a virtual team in a matrix organization
  • Innovative and strategic thinker
  • Strong business acumen including confidence with financial considerations, excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and comfort working in both sales and operational environments
  • Flexible and able to work in situations where specifications may or may not be well defined and willing to support work in other therapeutic areas when required
  • Confident and capable in the use of technology, applications and other media e.g. databases and internet to research assess new opportunities, maintain currency of therapeutic and operational knowledge and competitive landscape.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide network of individuals e.g. coworkers, managers and customers
  • Effective mentoring and training skills, fostering learning and knowledge sharing with colleagues
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, advanced degree preferred, with specialization in one or more therapeutic areas and 12 years global clinical research relevant experience, including hands on operational delivery and/or drug development experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Proven track record in operational delivery and/or drug development


May require frequent travel

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