Senior Manager, Information Technology | BioNJ Talent Services

Senior Manager, Information Technology

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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Ipsen US, comprised of Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and Ipsen Bioscience, Inc., is driven by a passion to improve the lives of patients. A search for innovative solutions to disabling conditions is at the heart of everything we do. We are inspired to find effective therapeutic options to treat diseases, relieve suffering, and bring value to the community.

Ipsen US and its research and development team are part of an innovation-driven international specialty pharmaceutical group (the Ipsen Group), with global headquarters in Paris and US headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ (commercial/marketing), and Massachusetts (research and development). The global company markets more than 20 drugs and employs nearly 4,600 people around the world.
We aim to be among the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world in growth and profitability. We want to be respected above all for our strategic model, our success, and our commitment to patients.

Ipsen US thrives on teamwork and collaboration, and we encourage our employees to innovate.
A vital part of our company culture is our close tie with our corporate headquarters in Paris, a tie that provides our employees with a rich global perspective and a broadened awareness of international cultures and business practices.
Ipsen US encourages employees to share best practices. We reward team players, and we facilitate and foster collaboration within our staff. Every person on our staff is important to us, and their ideas and insights are critical to our success. We are driven by accountability to customers and patients, and we strive for operational excellence and innovation.

At Ipsen US, we focus our resources, investments, and energy on finding new therapeutic options for endocrine, neurologic, and oncologic diseases.

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Summary

The Senior Manager will:

• Act as an internal consultant to build strong relationships with executive management and unit management influencing strategic thinking around the utilization of technology to improve stakeholder engagement, operational effectiveness, and competitive advantage.
• Have in-depth knowledge of Commercial Sales, Marketing, Managed Markets, overall Pharma business processes and business challenges and actively identify ways to apply technology to business opportunities and processes in the corporate business units. Help solidify and act as a key contributor of the U.S digital strategy.
• Ensure technologies are harmonized with Commercial strategies to produce strong business outcomes.
• Leverage their considerable knowledge on Commercial Operations in order to be strategic in the scoping, planning, and execution of IT related initiatives. This resource is expected to achieve this by providing high quality project management support and other value-add services.


• Apply project management expertise, methodologies and department standards to effectively deliver enterprise-wide Commercial IT focused projects; strong focus on execution
• Well-versed in project portfolio management including project initiation and justification of new initiatives
• Interface with Digital/IT vendors prioritizing digital applications and other such initiatives. Provide coordination, consistency and ensure timelines and value for these initiatives.
• Responsible for organizational support of, and input to, the Project Management
Lifecycle rollout and continual improvement of project management capabilities
• Assist with creation of overall IT strategy and operational plans
• Provide input and manage the coordination of solution design and execution of projects / programs
• Provide continued support for departmental initiatives that may span outside the IT domain
• Leverage well developed interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive working relationships with business customers and key stakeholders
• Develop, maintain, track, and manage high-quality, integrated project plans to enable accurate reporting and decision making
• Collaborate with overall team to define an iterative plan that provides key value–add deliverables throughout the project
• Manage the critical path of the project and key project risks


Skills & Requirements

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:

? At least 10 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience, with at least 7-10 years of Project Management experience supporting cross-functional teams is required.
? At least 10 years of experience in multiple organizational contexts, linking technology to business needs in biopharmaceutical industry. Some consulting background desirable.
? Thorough understanding of Commercial operations required, including domain awareness (e.g. interrelationship of departments, business priorities).
? Knowledge of Value and Access domain (i.e. gov’t pricing, G2N concepts) preferred.
? Demonstrated ability to think strategically when planning, managing teams, and managing processes.
? Skillful use of interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work without formal authority and to ensure optimal team performance.
? Ability to work strategically and independently with internal and external groups on multiple projects and work as collaborative highly interwoven team member.
? Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
? Proven vendor management skills and adept ability to hold 3rd party vendors to timelines and deliverables.
? Excellent communication and relationship management skills, including proven proactive communications.
? Understanding of financial concepts, TCO, ROI, budget management
? Strong experience facilitating project team meetings, requirements gathering, cross-functional communication and decision making, and ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders.
? Proven executive presence, maturity, and high level of emotional intelligence.

Experience and Education (minimums):

? Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in IT related discipline
? Advanced degree preferred

Essential Functions – Physical Position Requirements: Machines and/or Equipment Used

Working Conditions

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

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