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Director of Business Technology Solutions - Discovery in R&D - 21-06124

Company: Infinity Consulting Solutions
Location: Lake Bluff
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description
The role of the Director, Business Technology Solutions for Discovery within R&D - Information Research (IR) is to lead his/her team to closely partner with our respective business partners and contribute to the design, development, implementation and support of process, software and data systems used by the Drug Discovery community.
The leader in this role will work closely with our Discovery colleagues to ensure that the software and information systems developed within IR meet the needs of our scientific community (Internal and External) and align with Discovery business/applications roadmaps. This person will collaborate closely with our business partners to help set the strategy and direction for these roadmaps.
Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain productive partnerships with Discovery functional area leadership, scientists, external collaborations, and other domain experts to develop an application and information-integration strategy that seamlessly integrates with the Discovery Process Lifecycle
  • Develop standards, procedures, techniques, and tools for scientific data discovery, access, import, classification, transformation, analysis and associated systems retirement strategy (Working with R&D - IR colleagues)
  • Facilitate the strategic development and integration of rapid, efficient, economical and purposeful scientific technology tools, computing resources, and information across Client Discovery
  • Develop and maintain an active continuous improvement approach, including education of other colleagues and evaluation of evolving best practices
  • Identify key elements of process improvement and partner with process owners/SME's to deliver sustainable and repeatable improvements
  • Develop and implement stakeholder engagement strategies including informing, consulting and involving stakeholders on key initiatives
  • Advise area leadership of issues and/or risks to stakeholder relationships as soon as they arise so communications and risks can be effectively managed
  • Ensure team members understand the value of - and are committed to - the genuine participation of stakeholders in the development of processes and services designed to meet stakeholder needs (Customer-Focus)
  • Manage the evaluation of stakeholder satisfaction and implement strategies across the business to find solutions to areas of concern
  • Lead professional development efforts of team members
  • Foster a positive and collaborative team oriented working environment Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience and 10+ years of IT project delivery and IT business relationship management leadership experience. Masters degree and work experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
    • Effectively connects employee and BTS functional goals to business and/or overall goals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to drive outstanding employee performance and engagement through developing, coaching, motivating, energizing and inspiring team members.
    • Experience managing teams of at least 20+ people with a resource mix of managers, employees, matrixed teams, virtual teams, contractors and managed service providers.
    • Ability to communicate problems in terms that are understandable to BTS Leadership and end users at all levels.
    • Subject matter expert in technology and/or business domain.
    • Experience managing a budget of at least $10 million.
    • Experience in technology operation, strategy, planning and implementation and/or relevant business domain preferred. Key Leadership Competencies:
      • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance
      • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" of any situation and can quickly change course when necessary
      • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
      • Creates and drives an open and experimental learning environment to continuously drive improvement
      • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

Keywords: Infinity Consulting Solutions, Waukegan , Director of Business Technology Solutions - Discovery in R&D - 21-06124, Executive , Lake Bluff, Illinois

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