Cognos Developer

United Kingdom
18 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

PPD has an exciting opportunity for a Cognos Developer to join our team of professionals. PPD works in collaboration with this pharmaceutical partner; you will be dedicated to the client projects, processes, working within their teams and systems on behalf of PPD.

Key responsibilities:
Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to prepare, organize, coordinate, document and/or provide the development and delivery of department products and services to a globally dispersed, cross-functional audience in support of business outcomes and industry compliance requirements.

• Support PV need for analytics, line listings, summary tabulations, visualizations, and dashboards using:
o Cognos data model, using both business view and database view.
o SQL based reports using Argus insight and transactional database.
• Contribute to the full life cycle of safety data analytics activities, including data query, report authoring, and report publishing.
• Proven experience developing and delivering Cognos reports using Report Studio, Event Studio, schedules, and bursting feature. Provide examples.
• Checking Datamart for failed reports and creating amending report schedules, as appropriate.
• Develop Cognos reports for periodic and supporting listing/tabulation, e.g. PSUR/PBRER, DSUR, SLL/BLL, and country specific listings and tabulations.
• Experience writing Oracle SQL in Cognos reports or ad hoc queries.



Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
• Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to translate Cognos reporting tool features into business benefits and communicate information to the business.
• Good understanding of Cognos 11 Report Studio.
• Pharma experience in PV Safety and/or Clinical.
• Knowledge of Pharmacovigilance Safety Databases (e.g. Argus, LifeSphere Safety).
• Knowledge of current Pharmacovigilance regulations.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

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