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Associate Director, Global IT Business Partner - United States  

Celgene (company)

Posted on : 18 September 2017

Project Description

Req #: 17001825
Location: Summit, NJ US
Job Category: Information Technology
Work Location: Summit West 556 Morris Avenue SUMMIT 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Level: Director
Travel: No


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Understands business processes and business challenges and actively seeks to identify ways to apply technology to business projects and processes in the corporate business units and ensures technologies are aligned with business strategies.

Builds strategic technology plan for business unit in collaboration with other IT functions and works with the Director IT Business Partner and team to identify how that plan fits with the plan of other business units and builds an integrated technology plan with efficient processes for the corporation. 

Identifies business unit’s strategy and long term plans to support the corporate strategy.  If there is only a de facto strategy rather than a well-defined strategy, helps solidify the strategy.

Build strong relationships with the management team.  Influence strategic thinking to make use of technology to improve operational efficiency and competitive advantage.

Meet with corporate functions and customers to understand requirements for custom solutions and to understand the impact of those solutions on existing systems.  

Understands business processes and identifies opportunities for improvements or redesign.

Applies appropriate financial concepts (e.g. ROI, Cost/Benefit) to determine business implications of technology decisions.  Measure and report on value of investments after implementation. 

Formulates approaches that achieve desired business objectives, including defining system scope and objectives and assisting with business case justification and presentation to Executive Management.

Provides direction and influence for continuous improvement of existing processes leveraging technology.

Prepare and maintain IT annual operating expense and capital budgets for business units. 


•Span of Control – Corporate business functions (Strong knowledge of applications used in corporate functions is preferred.)

•Direct Reports –  Not at this time

•Interacts w/ - Senior IT management and senior business management across various business operations.



Bachelor’s degree required.  Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum 7 years in multiple organizational contexts, linking technology solutions to business needs in biopharmaceutical industry desired.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
•Greater than 7 years’ experience in multiple organizational contexts, linking technology to business needs in biopharmaceutical industry. 
•Understanding of regulatory requirements and the role technology plays in satisfying those requirements is essential to this position.
•Experience in information technology preferably within a pharmaceutical corporate operations environment.  Thorough understanding of best practices in SDLC and the cloud environment
•Strong understanding of IT disaster recovery solutions and planning
•Understanding of financial concepts, TCO, and ROI
•Excellent skills in change management, life-long learning, and diagnosis of sources of problems in both technology and business processes.
•Ability to work strategically and independently with internal and external groups on multiple projects.
•Must be client service-driven with excellent relationship management and analytical skills.
•Flexible, adaptable and hands-on approach necessary.
•Experience in implementing IT strategies and a technology roadmap for multiple clients
•Exceptional communication and leadership skills as evidenced in small and large organizations. 
•College degree in IT, mathematics, accounting, chemistry, biology, or related field (advanced degree preferred).
•Functional knowledge/experience in corporate functions (Finance, Legal, Corporate Communications, HR, Compliance, facilities) is strongly desired.
•Working knowledge of Enterprise Information Management disciplines (e.g., Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Quality) and their application in corporate functions Familiarity and experience with application of industry data standards within the corporate functions
•Ability to work with business to incorporate and establish critical business KPIs and Metrics that facilitate data driven decision making and continuous improvement within business area.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.