Associate Director, IT Business Partner (Research & Development)

Waltham, MA
Competitive salary and benefits
Jun 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
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Associate Director, IT Business Partner (Research & Development)

There is nothing conditional about what we do.
Or who we are.
Or how we treat you.
We do what’s right.
We put science for patients first,
disrupting the model to go beyond
the concepts of conventional care.
We don’t treat a condition.
We treat people & partners.
We care to change the future.

Your Impact at TESARO:

Responsible for working with R&D business units including discovery, preclinical development, and translational sciences.  Help define short and long-term plans including related priorities and budgets, development of business processes and as well as support selection, implementation and administration of related business solutions.    

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and prioritize a portfolio of related initiatives in the discovery, preclinical development, and translational sciences business partner teams
  • Partner closely with scientific, regulatory, and operational end users to elicit, analyze, translate, and document business processes and requirements and identify appropriate software solutions (e.g, GxP and non-GxP)
  • Support cloud-based IT infrastructure for big data analytics and storage 
  • Manage Request for Proposal process(RFP) including documenting requirements, identifying and engaging vendors, product selection processes, oversee contracting and negotiations, and manage product vendors
  • Work with external parties (e.g. CROs, AMC’s, Vendors) to analyze, define, and document data and information flows impacting scientific and operations stakeholders
  • Develop budgets, plans, and project manage implementations of appropriate solutions to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget and meet business need
  • Support overall department related IT financials budget and actuals
  • Support systems validation/testing to pre-clinical regulatory compliance standards
  • Enhance solutions to insure optimum utilization of resources and regulatory compliance
  • Drive annual IT related business initiative road mapping

Skills Required:

  • Thorough understanding of and demonstrable experience in the Pharmaceutical Research & Development space
  • Experience and knowledge of supporting cloud based high power computing with big data
  • Solid project and time management skills including the ability to create compelling business cases with accurate cost and effort estimations; requirements elicitation; project facilitation; use case and activity diagram development
  • Previous experience with pharmaceutical R&D systems including but not limited to electronic lab notebooks (ELN), biomarkers, and genomic information.
  • Experience in managing external vendors through selection, contract negotiation, implementation, and ongoing maintenance/support.
  • Sufficient understanding of other business areas (e.g., commercial, clinical, G&A) to identify R&D projects with the potential to impact multiple business areas.
  • Familiarity  with cGXP Software Validation, applicable FDA regulations and ICH guidelines, and a risk-based approach to solution implementation is a plus.

Job Requirements:

  • 8-10 years industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field; additional background in life sciences will be favorably considered
  • Experience in life sciences, biotech, and/or biopharma is highly desirable, including experience with IT and business operations solutions for nonclinical and translational R&D functions, project and portfolio management, and reporting
  • Previous experience in rapidly growing organizations is preferred
  • Previous experience with oncology-based big data and cloud computing is desired

TESARO is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.