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Celgene Corporation

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide.At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our mission as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical c... Read More

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IT Business Partnership

Celgene Corporation is committed to delivering innovative therapies designed to improve the lives of patients worldwide. We are a global biopharmaceutical company with operations in more than 70 countries that is helping to turn incurable cancers into chronic, manageable conditions. We are seeking talented professionals as we continue to grow and advance our efforts in oncology, hematology and immune and inflammatory disease. If you would like to join a company where you can make a difference, please consider the Celgene family.


- Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum 12 years in multiple organizational contexts, linking technology solutions to business needs in biopharmaceutical industry desired.


The Sr. Director of IT Business Partnership plays a key role in Information Technology at Celgene bearing responsibility for capturing demand originating in the Corporate business functions and translating that demand into solutions. This includes developing technology roadmaps that align to the business strategy; developing business case, budget and business requirements for project initiation, evaluation and selection of solutions in partnership with the business stakeholders; as well as defining service level requirements and agreements between IT and the business. Celgene IT is committed to achieving excellence as measured (in part) by their effectiveness in supporting business functions and related business processes across the company. The Sr. Director must excel at working in a collaborative, diverse, complex, resource-constrained environment and be able to lead decision-making processes that involve multiple constituencies and constraints.

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

- Act as the senior advisor to the business and IT executive management on the technology needs of the Corporate Business areas, specifically around Finance, Human Resources , Legal and other corporate functions as necessary.
- Function as the liaison and key contact point between the business and IT
- Work with senior management in the corporate business functions to develop and support strategies for business process improvements through information systems automation.
- Develop technology centric roadmaps that align with the strategic business goals within the functions.
- Develop detailed business requirements for new projects initiated with the business.
- Prepare detailed business case documentation with focus on clear defined scope, stakeholder identification, organizational impact, cost benefit analysis and ROI, risk management and related dependencies.
- Define service level management scope and process with IT groups and/or vendor managed services i.e. Service Level Agreements (SLA’s), Disaster Recovery/Service Continuity etc.
- Lead the business in User Acceptance activities for project implementation.
- Participate in high-level strategic communications with the business leadership team
- Work with the Head of IT Business Partnership and peers in IT to develop strategies for internal department improvements.
- Be a source of business function knowledge for IT groups.
- Lead Governance definition and implementation working together with relevant business owners.
- Identify key technology trends and how new technologies might be leveraged to provide better solutions to the business.
- Lead a matrixed organization composed of both direct reports and groups of indirect reports located remotely around the globe that are responsible for delivering cost effective, innovative, and stable solutions that meet needs of our customers globally.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

- Greater than 12 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 technical operations environment. Experience should range from enterprise resource planning applications (Oracle, SAP) document management, GxP learning management, quality management, etc.
- Thorough understanding of best practices in SDLC and ITIL.
- Demonstrated effective leadership skills in building high performance teams.
- Strong understanding of IT disaster recovery solutions and planning
- Understanding of financial concepts, TCO, and ROI
- Excellent skills in change management, staff mentoring, performance evaluation, 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.

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.

Employment applicants requiring immigration sponsorship must disclose, when initial application for employment is made, whether or not they are legally authorized to work in the U.S. and, if so, whether that authorization permits them to work in the job they seek. In no case should Celgene support of a potential employee’s temporary visa application be construed to guarantee success of that application or amend or otherwise invalidate the "at-will" employment relationship between the employee and Celgene.

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