Gilead Sciences, Inc. Director, Commercial IT, Business Engagement EMEA in Stockley Park, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Specific Responsibilities and Skills

The Director Business Engagement will be accountable for managing critical business relationships across EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Australia) and ultimately delivering on business desired IT outcomes in the region. More importantly, the Director, IT is to be the trusted IT partner for the Business team and the sites that make up EMEA. This role, together with IT colleagues, will ensure EMEA’s strategic and business objectives are achieved through specific IT initiatives that align with the technology roadmap and governance process in support of the overall business strategy for the EMEA affiliate teams and regional leadership.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

General responsibilities for this position will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Develop and sustain effective relationships and partnerships with key Business stakeholders, providing insights, thought leadership and guidance on changing industry landscape, opportunities to use existing technologies deployed in other commercial affiliates.

  • Identify business needs and championing those through the portfolio & demand management process to achieve the desired business outcomes while adhering to enterprise IT standards & platforms.

  • Manage the long term planning and implementation of key technology solutions to support Commercial.

  • Ensure effective business process and requirements analysis is conducted to serve as a critical input into the software delivery lifecycle.

  • Work with system integrators, system vendors, and project team members to advise them on key architectural decisions concerning supporting technologies.

  • Work with the IT Delivery team to provide oversight and accountability over project delivery.

  • Work with Application Services Organization (ASO) to provide oversight and coordination between IT and business on system bugs and issues.

  • Develops or establishes strong relationships with service providers and strategic vendors.

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, assistance and development to colleagues on cross training and development of staff.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Senior commercial business leader or IT business relationship manager within a pharmaceutical or commercial biopharmaceutical organization, with a diverse and broad set of functional expertise across Commercial.

  • Demonstrates strong functional understanding of commercial operations business processes.

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the current and future technology architecture, including the inter-operability of technologies, within the areas of Commercial.

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of Analytics, Sales Force Effectiveness, Digital Marketing, Web and Mobility solutions.

  • Ability to build, maintain and extend relationships across the organization

  • Ability to manage and direct activities of others in a multi-project environment

Education & Experience

Typical candidates will possess:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Sciences, MIS, Life Sciences, Business; or equivalent experience

  • 10 or more years of experience in Commercial Operations IT domain

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Prior working experience in a Pharmaceutical company is a big plus

  • Highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to details, self-motivated, proactive, independent and responsive – requires little supervisory attention

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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