Associate Director, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Data Engagement & Governance

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Job Overview:

Job Description

The Vertex Data & Knowledge Management (DKM) team is committed to making data easy to find, use, and trust. We are a newly formed team of motivated professionals driving data integration, data engineering, data management, and business analytics across the organization. At the epicenter of DKM is Engagement, Planning, and Governance where we are responsible for business enablement, project delivery execution, and data governance. The Associate Director, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Data Engagement & Governance will fill a critical need for the Engagement, Planning, and Governance group.

You will be a highly visible entry point into DKM, interfacing with business users and our IT organization supporting the Manufacturing & Supply Chain functions. You will drive out data capability roadmaps based on a deep understanding of business requirements and new or existing DKM capabilities. You will also work with our technology teams – engineers, analysts, and project managers – to transform those requirements into high value and sustainable outcomes. You will also own data governance within the Manufacturing & Supply Chain functions. Ultimately, you are excited by the business value that data-driven processes and technology can unlock, while also bringing an empathetic and learning mindset.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Business Partnership

  • Lead the identification of business needs for Manufacturing & Supply Chain functions to inform a portfolio of programs/projects.
  • Develop future state data domain roadmaps taking into consideration business needs, broader IT strategy, and in coordination with our Enterprise Architecture function.
  • Communicate and drive our Manufacturing & Supply Chain Data Management vision and capabilities to business functions.

Project Execution

  • Partner with data portfolio operations to translate business requirements into detailed use cases and user stories.
  • Partner with data engineering and data operations leads to understand strategic and technical roadmaps.
  • Manage a team of consultant Project Execution Leads for our critical initiatives.
  • Ensure that data projects do not duplicate functionality or diverge from each other and business and IT strategies.

Internal Knowledge Building

  • Partner with peer data engagement leads for G&A, Commercial, and Medical teams to understand internal data capabilities.
  • Encourage our data management discipline to grow by mentoring and hiring.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership or delivery of data-centric solutions (8+ years) in the Manufacturing & Supply Chain area of Life Sciences
  • Knowledge of modern cloud-based data architectures supporting data ingestion, lake/warehouse, analytics, and data management.
  • Knowledge or experience in one or more data management domains such as Master Data Management, Reference Data Management, Data Quality, Informational Lifecycle Management, Data Governance, and Data Interoperability. Knowledge or experience in modern data management platforms such as Collibra and Informatica MDM.
  • Training and experience in both Agile and Product Management practice.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to clearly and succinctly express ideas.
  • Knowledge, understanding, or experience in a Biopharma environment.
  • Demonstrate analytical, objective, and strategic mindset and a drive to learn new technologies.
  • Demonstrate project and program management planning and organizational skills
  • Systems thinking – the ability to see how parts interact with the whole.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other related technology degree.
  • 8+ years of experience in technology industry or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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