Nov 15, 2019

Senior Manager, Global Supply Chain IT (Pharma Ops & Technology IT)

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
Full-Time Information Technology (IT)

Job Description


Company Description

Biogen has one of the most exciting pipelines in the Biotech / Pharmaceutical industry. The company has been growing rapidly and with this growth comes a number of exciting opportunities to work with our expanding business areas. One of these opportunities is to work in Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology (PO&T) to support the growing needs of the Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization.

Job Description

The PO&T IT organization is a lean and nimble work environment where people have the latitude to lead coupled with a highly collaborative focus and significant opportunities for career advancement.

This role will be based out of Cambridge, MA or Baar Switzerland and will report to the Senior Director of PO&T IT.

Job Duties include the following general and specific skillsets:

Business partnership and technology expertise

* Focus will span the PO&T Global Supply Chain business areas of Clinical Drug Supply, Artwork Management, Global Trade Management and Logistics with the potential to cover additional areas of Global Supply Chain and PO&T including Manufacturing and Quality . Ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in business process and systems leadership for this business area.

* Results oriented information systems leader with a strong track record of people leadership and project delivery excellence.

* Serve as both tactical and strategic IT liaison to the business through building and fostering a partnership.

* Provide recommendations to address and resolve business issues, improve business processes and leverage improvement opportunities.

* Demonstrate strong understanding of change management processes in a GxP regulated Life Science environment.

* Strong understanding of the Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory and Supply Chain business areas and their supporting technology as well as broad understanding of overall business units a plus.

* Be point of contact for business focused application questions and be able to identify and leverage resources across IT.

* Develop global strategies addressing ambiguous issues, large and diverse in scope.

* Drive organizational improvements in areas of lean business process and information systems.

* Work in close collaboration with IT Application support team for support coordination and enhancement requests.

Project management and solution delivery

* Ensure solution delivery meets business need and expectation through business requirement gathering.

* Partner with business clients and solution delivery team to determine appropriate solutions and priority.

* Plan and organize tasks, report progress, and manage and coordinate with consultants/contractors for implementations.

* Gather and validate business needs to translate into requirements for technical team.

* Work with technical teams to develop technical requirements and solutions.

* Is accountable for projects throughout entire lifecycle; depending on scale and complexity may need input or guidance on critical decisions.

* Plan and execute change management activities.

* Develop annual operating plan and manage budget.

* Vendor management.


* Exercises range of small to large sized project leadership.

* Processes/projects will have cross functional impact.

* Focused on one or more functional areas/processes; has knowledge of cross functional areas/processes and related impact.

* Works within defined budgets to exercise financial adherence at the project level.

* Create and/or manage the delivery of all Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) deliverables.

* Execute and/or manage the execution of unit, functional and user testing.


* In collaboration with the business customer, utilizes broad business knowledge to proactively search for strategic technological solutions.

* Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the business area.

* Builds and manages peer and management-level business relationship through achievement of results, accountable to schedule, and allocation of resources and meeting customer needs.

Decision Making

* Performs work without appreciable direction.

* Exercises considerable independence in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.

* Draws from past experiences to develop solutions to complex problems that require a high degree of ingenu


* 5-7 Years relevant experience.

* Large project implementation experience.

* Life Sciences experience.

* GxP validated systems experience.A BS/BA degree is strongly preferred.
In addition, having Master's degree in business or Technology related studie

Additional Information

A BS/BA degree is strongly preferred.
In addition, having Master's degree in business or Technology related studies will be considered a plus.



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