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Director of IT

Date Posted: 6/18/2020

Job #1574798
Morganstown, West Virginia
Lucas Group has partnered with a growing pharmaceutical company seeking a Director IT Scientific Affairs with strong Biomedical/Pharmaceutical background on a direct-hire basis. 

This is a mission critical role that impacts both internal and external customers.  

Key Functions:
• Develop IT systems strategy and road maps for Scientific Affairs in line with global IT standards.  Collaborate with Medical Affairs Solution Leader in developing a robust road map for R&D.    
• Work with business leaders and partners in developing process based on best practices for Regulatory Affairs, portfolio management, etc. in line with business needs and requirements.      
• Work with enterprise application team and infrastructure to identify IT solutions as well as the required system architecture to satisfy business needs.      
• Measure and deliver project / program outcomes successfully. Implement and/or adapt processes and metrics to ensure project goals and objectives are achieved. Set performance objectives and incorporates feedback from team and organization for continuous improvement.
 • Review business cases to understand scope, timeframe, funding limitations, risks and staffing requirements for the project phases; coordinate and respond to requests for changes from original scope.    
  • Leverage project outcomes globally, assisting other business units, regions and countries where needed on global projects. Coordinate project activities with activities of other projects.      
• Lead and influence resources through a matrixed environment in which some required resources do not have a direct reporting relationship.  Manage and mentor a team of business analysts as well as project managers.  

Key Requirements:
• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and 8+ years of experience required.
  • Must have experience running large globally scoped IT programs with strong understanding of project management principles
 • Experience in the pharma industry preferred, experience in regulated/validated process industry is a must
 • Knowledge of FDA, EU and other regulatory issues specifically in the GxP arena is strongly preferred.
• Previous supervisory experience required as this role will manage direct employees and contractors.  
• Work effectively in a highly matrixed environment. 

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