ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR IT Pharma - Pretoria
A large CRO is looking for an ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR IT:
Global, fast paced organization, dedicated to improving the development and marketing of medicines
The role sits within IT, but with one foot in the AFrica operational business
You will be responsible for understanding the business requirements and aligning these wit the IT service delivery strategy
Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and business relationship management skills are essential
Offering a consultative approach you will be representint IT in the business by maintaining a high degree of visibility and IT service delivery accountability.
Managing the Business Corporate functions relationships with IT
Identify key IT customers, build and maintain the 1-to1 relationships and seek to partner their teams and functions with the global IT organizations/colleagues to ensure open dialogue and mutual access and collaborative working
Manage staff in accordance with policies, appraisals, planning, assigning, directing work, rewarding, disciplinging, addressing employee relations etc.
Manage and deliver technical projects in the Africa region
Have a strong technical bacground in IT services.
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
Minimum of 10 years IT experience including previous maangement experience
Ideally from a CRO or Pharma environment along with an understanding of clinical business
Excellent customer relationship management and business relations skills having operated at senior level
Ability to identify business needs, management of expectations and demand for provision of IT services and solutions
Able to convey complex technical solutions to a variety of business opportunities
Expereince of service delivery/IT service delivery management
It Project Management experience would be advantageous
Deep understanding of the technical area of IT management