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Director, IT Manufacturing

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Location: Woburn
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

At Ultragenyx, we fundamentally believe that taking real impactful action to care for the needs of patients and our people is always the right thing to do.--To achieve this goal, our vision is to lead the future of rare disease medicine. For us, this means going where other biopharma companies won't go - challenging the status quo and creating a new model that advances our field so more patients and caregivers can benefit from life-changing treatments. We do this by following the science, applying a novel rapid development approach, making innovative medicines at fair and reasonable prices, and creating a collaborative ecosystem to reach patients in ways that are most meaningful for them.-- Our commitment and care for patients extends to our people, so culture is an essential cornerstone for Ultragenyx. We remain continuously focused on creating a supportive and inclusive environment of profound learning and growth - so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. -- Ultimately, we want to be an organization where we would be proud for our family, friends and children to work. If you want to have a meaningful impact, do the best work of your career, and grow a lot, both professionally and -- personally, come join our team.-- During the COVID-19 Outbreak,--we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our approach--will include--video discussions, interviews, and--onboarding. Position Summary ultrainnovative - Tackle rare and dynamic challenges We are seeking an experienced biopharmaceutical information and technology leader with excellent relationship building skills and deep experience in life sciences Information Technology (IT) manufacturing solutions. The IT Manufacturing Director provides strategic and operational IT direction to manufacturing business functions across the company. They forge close partnerships with business stakeholders to generate roadmaps for solutions that generate business value and adhere to IT objectives and standards. The Director is accountable for the selection, development, deployment, maintenance and production support of systems in the IT Manufacturing portfolio. They adhere to lean organizational principles and partner with third-party partners and other IT functions to execute. The Director ensures GxP compliance and adherence to best cybersecurity and data privacy practices. They foster an environment of integrity, trust, innovation, and excellence. This new position reports to the Senior Director, IT Tech Ops/QA. Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Provide leadership, vision and direction related to the implementation and operation of manufacturing technology solutions
  • Partner with Manufacturing business functions to strategize, define and ensure effective implementation of IT solutions; apply strong business justification, financial impact assessment & ROI analysis
  • Prioritize, oversee and manage a portfolio of IT projects in support of business goals. Ensure delivery of projects within determined timelines & budgets
  • Drive the standardization of IT solutions across the portfolio and simplified architecture in achieving overall operational cost savings
  • Canvas the marketplace and proactively bring business and technology innovations to further the realization of business strategy.
  • Build strategic partnerships with key technology vendors and service providers to implement and support systems
  • Manage stakeholder satisfaction with IT services; also educate, sensitize and manage the expectation of business stakeholders to IT fundamentals, realities and challenges
  • Develop and lead a high-quality team of IT professionals; foster a culture of excellence and adherence to the Ultragenyx values of generosity, courage, relentlessness, dynamism and possibility Requirements:
    • 12+ years working with automated GxP manufacturing systems in the life sciences domain
    • Bachelor or Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent
    • 9+ years directly managing people, leading teams, projects, and programs, and directing the allocation of resource, preferably in an IT function
    • Outstanding leadership, influencing, project management, negotiation, planning and organizational change management skills.
    • Personal leadership qualities that inspire trust, respect, credibility and confidence of peers and colleagues
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects to senior management in a clear and concise manner
    • Extensive experience working cross-functionally and building collaborative working relationships, interfacing effectively with all levels of business and IT personnel
    • Extensive experience partnering with and influencing senior business and IT leaders
    • Results oriented; strong adherence to timelines and budgets required
    • Demonstrated passion for quality, compliance and value in all that is delivered
    • Significant direct experience developing, deploying and supporting manufacturing, shop floor, data historian and automation systems, having worked closely with Siemens, Rockwell, Emerson, GE, OSIsoft and other integration vendors
    • Knowledge of GxP compliance and best data integrity practices required
    • People Management Skills:
    • Clarify Direction & Priorities: Set clear direction for your direct reports aligned with functional and corporate goals. Reprioritize work, as needed. Enable others to do their job well by communicating information and making decisions in a clear, timely manner
    • Partner & Collaborate Effectively: Listen to and value others' thoughts and ideas. Demonstrate effective partnership both within and outside your team. Achieve results with and through others
    • Support Learning & Growth: Demonstrate self-awareness, humility, and curiosity in service of self-development. Provide regular coaching and feedback that will inspire growth and improvement in others #LI-YG1 Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact--Talent Acquisition--by calling:--(415) 483-8800--or by--emailing--us . For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information. Note to External Recruiters: All candidate activity and open positions are managed strictly through our Human Resources Department. Our Human Resources Department kindly requests that recruiters not contact employees/hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business and present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization. Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will not create any implied obligation. Inquiries on developing a recruiting relationship with us, may be directed .

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