We are currently seeking an experienced professional to work directly with our R&D Clinical business function, early and late stage clinical scientists, clinical data management and biostatistics, clinical innovation, transformation and process improvements functions.
Reporting directly to Global head of R&D IT, the Director, Global R&D Clinical IT Business Partner will work across Global R&D IT Services to define and own our operating model and interactions across various shared services groups PMO, Infrastructure services, enterprise/solution architecture, internal and external service providers, vendors, contingent workers across IT and relevant business functions as well as applications Production Support functions to deliver the intended business and technology outcomes. The Director will play a key interface role with other IT services groups to ensure successful alignment, integration, and enablement of Otsuka and affiliates R&D Clinical business objectives with goal, objectives, and operational needs.
The Director, Global R&D Clinical IT Business Partner is accountable for identifying, qualifying, and driving adoption of technology solutions that drive measurable business outcomes for assigned business customers.
Core Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Business Relationship Management: Collaborates and partners with the business to enable and support strategic programs and projects. Assumes accountability for all (end-to-end) aspects of IT delivery. Provides continuous feedback to continuously improve the IT operating model.
Business Process Specialist: Identifies process pain points and technology-enabled improvement opportunities. Builds business case for implementation initiatives. Creates appropriate implementation plans timelines, ownership roles, milestones.
IT Connector: Understands who to engage for internal IT products/services to drive business value. Knows IT strategic platforms and drives business partners towards standard platform solutions. Creates SLAs within IT in support of the business (where appropriate). Provides business updates on new IT products/services.
Portfolio Advisor: Defines (in partnership with the business) priorities for the business and associated technology investments. Manages the portfolio of IT investments.
Technology Strategist: Defines the technology strategy for business area. Manages business expectations and alignment to business requirements. Understands their market, the leading technology providers and how to apply the appropriate technology.
Minimum of a Bachelors degree is required. Degree in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred, MBA or Masters degree preferred.
Minimum of 7 years of IT industry experience is required.
Minimum 5 yrs leading customer facing technology teams within pharmaceutical R&D clinical and/or adjacent sub-domains is required.
Experience working in a leading clinical solutions focused software platform vendors or service providers industry with applicable and relevant business consulting, product management, customer relationship/engagement management experience.
Broader understanding of security and privacy regulations, GDPR, internal/external Audits and CAPA management and anticipate future technology need.
Knowledge of global computer system regulatory requirements as they relate to systems development, testing, and validation preferred including 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.
Insights and knowledge of industry and technology trends and best practices in data integration, application integration, information management, and business analytics including big-data solutions.
Superior presentation skills with the ability to influence, drive action and strategy including ability to effectively interface with senior leadership and demonstrate executive presence.
A strong understanding of the clinical research and drug development lifecycle with specific focus on clinical and adjacent end to end business domain/technologies.
Up to 20% travel is required, based upon business needs.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide. Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a big venture company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion ( 9.9 billion) in 2016.
All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en . Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com .
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At Otsuka, our people are passionate about developing and delivering original products as part of a global holistic commitment to better health and well-being. We have two core businesses dedicated to achieving our goals: a pharmaceutical business and a nutraceutical business. The pharmaceutical business develops and markets products for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the following areas: central nervous system, oncology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular. The nutraceutical business is dedicated to maintaining and improving health through the use of foods and beverages that provide extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value. Since the beginning, nearly 100 years ago, the Otsuka family sought to develop products that stood out from the crowd, by traveling down the paths of discovery where others were less likely to tread.
We believe our culture and our people are the differentiators that empower us to produce breakthrough results. This is what makes us a big venture company that takes risks and focuses on unmet medical needs in order to develop new and better therapeutic compounds. We harness the extraordinary cr...eative and innovative abilities of our people to solve problems differently, and to persevere until they find answers. We are in this for the long-haul. Otsuka is a highly ethical company. We adhere to the highest standards in how we develop and deliver our products, and in how we treat our most valuable assets: Otsuka-people. We encourage them to follow their dreams, as turning dreams into reality is at the core of everything we do. It paves the way ahead to achieve our shared purpose: impacting on human health to help people live better lives.