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MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.
The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-
year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
MSD is an innovative, global healthcare leader committed to improving health and well-being in 140 countries around the world.
We continue to focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the world - diseases like Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Cancer -
while further expanding our strengths in areas such as vaccines and biologics.
We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.
Position details :
Enterprise information and technology is in a transformative period. The explosion of data tied to the ubiquity of digital technologies and services available to consumers is changing the expectations of senior leaders, employees, customers, and patients.
People want access to information, from any place, on any device, at any time of day. These challenges require IT to significantly uplift its technology and information management skillsets to meet the rapidly accelerating information and technology demands of our many stakeholders.
To enable this analytics-focused transformation, we are seeking an energetic, forward-thinking leader that will help enable faster and better insights from data by continuing to develop our data-
related competency areas that support colleagues across our entire company. More specifically, the leader will have the following primary responsibilities :
Primary Activities include, but are not limited to :
Help shape the vision and drive the agenda for a modern, digital-enabled data management and analytics capability across the company.
Provide overall leadership and fulfill day-to-day management responsibilities for 70+ colleagues in the Enterprise Platforms Competency Center that are based in the MSD IT Prague hub.
Specific competency areas include : data warehousing, data visualization, data integration, master data management, information management architecture, and content management.
Direct the planning, ongoing development, and application of MSD’s enterprise information management platforms.
Partner with divisional IT and business leaders to understand business needs and discuss solutions, with a focus on those that require information management and analytics capabilities.
Drive delivery of information management solutions. Ensure teams work to achieve agreed business outcomes in a highly collaborative and lean manner.
Build outstanding working relationships and actively collaborate with partners throughout IT, other business functions, and key suppliers.
Develop and maintain credibility with all stakeholders by cultivating a reputation for being dependable and creating value.
Promote collaboration across IT and other MSD business units to break-down organizational boundaries in favor of a highly-
collaborative and customer-centric culture.
Hire, develop, and train staff.
Expected Qualification of YOURS :
B.A. or B.S. Degree in Computer Information Sciences, Business Management, or related field; Advanced degree is preferred.
10+ years relevant experience in IT leadership position, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry.
Demonstrated experience in delivering large, information management intensive technology solutions including data integration, master data management, data harmonization, and enabling broader data access to support self-service analytics.
Ability to develop, articulate, and build support around a long-term strategy and implement incremental milestones in support of that strategy.
Direct experience with large-scale IT systems development, portfolio and program management, and financial management is essential.
Demonstrated experience working with and deploying IT capabilities globally.
Demonstrated leadership in achieving shared objectives in a matrix organization, managing cross-divisional initiatives, and cross-
functional teams in an extremely dynamic environment.
Vendor management experience is required.
Knowledge and Skills :
Excellent communication, influencing, and relationship skills along with high personal integrity, credibility, and energy.
Results-orientation with the proven ability and reputation for developing plans and implementing them successfully.
Organizationally savvy. Adept at managing diverse relationships across areas of expertise, geography and culture. Ability to influence without authority.
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage a large team of IT professionals.
Experience in IT talent management with a strong focus on recruiting and mentoring staff.
We offer : Competitive remuneration
Position in a leading global healthcare company
Professional growth based on performance
Innovative and flexible working environment
Wide range of benefits
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.
At MSD, we’re inventing for life.