IT, Senior Director Data and Analytics

Conshohocken, PA
Information Technology /
Full Time /
Reporting to the CIO, the IT Senior Director of Data and Analytics, will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing data and analytics strategies to support business objectives across the pharmaceutical value chain. This leadership position requires a seasoned professional with extensive leadership and execution experience in IT, data management, and analytics within the pharmaceutical sector. The successful candidate will lead a team responsible for developing and maintaining an integrated data lake approach, with the required data infrastructure, engineering and architecture standards and outcomes, ensuring data quality and security, and leveraging advanced analytics to drive business insights.  This role will require experience with the most recent developments in cloud and data technologies and leveraging AI and ML in analytics, and be curious and active in maintaining strong technical currency in these areas.


Strategy Development

Collaborate with executive leadership and business partners to define and execute the data and analytics strategy aligned with business goals

Identify opportunities to leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiency

Team Leadership

Manage and lead a high-performing team of data scientists, analysts, and IT professionals

Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment to drive excellence in data and analytics

Enterprise Data Infrastructure, Engineering and Architecture

Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of a robust and integrated enterprise capability, including a cloud-based data lake with supporting data infrastructure and systems

Ensure the scalability, reliability, and performance of data platforms

Data Governance and Security

Establish and enforce data governance policies to maintain data quality, integrity, and compliance

Implement robust data security measures to safeguard sensitive information

Analytics and Insights

Drive the development and deployment of advanced analytics, recommending appropriate state-of-the-art tools and techniques to accomplish outstanding data-driven results

Collaborate with business stakeholders to identify key metrics and deliver actionable insights

Cross-functional Collaboration

Work closely with other IT leaders, business units, and external partners to align data and analytics initiatives with overall business objectives

Facilitate communication and collaboration between IT and business teams

Vendor Management

Evaluate and manage relationships with third-party vendors and partners providing data and analytics solutions

Ensure that vendor solutions align with organizational requirements and standards

Continuous Improvement

Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in data and analytics

Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of data and analytics capabilities

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field

10+ years of proven experience in a leadership role overseeing data and analytics functions in the pharmaceutical industry

Strong understanding of data management, data governance, and analytics technologies

Excellent leadership, communication, and stakeholder management skills

Experience with regulatory requirements and compliance in the pharmaceutical sector is desirable

Familiarity with emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, and big data analytics
We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We respect individual differences, embrace diversity throughout the organization, and value the unique strengths of each employee. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Excellent salary and benefits package offered.
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