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Senior Vice President, Head of IT

Company: BlueRock Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Who is BlueRock?BlueRock Therapeutics, a wholly-owned and independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG, is a leading engineered cell therapy company using its unique cell+gene platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases.The convergence of cell biology and genetic engineering is creating fundamental new ways to impact disease. Founded in 2016 to capitalize on these technological breakthroughs, we are advancing our novel cell+gene platform to develop, manufacture, and deliver an entirely new generation of authentic and engineered cell therapies across three therapeutic areas: neurology, cardiology, and immunology.What Are We Doing?Our foundational science harnesses the ability to create and then direct the differentiation of universal pluripotent stem cells into authentic, functional cells that can be used as allogeneic cellular therapies to treat a broad array of diseases. We can also further engineer these cells, enabling them to produce enzymes, antibodies, and other proteins for additional therapeutic benefit. We are passionate about delivering on the promise of cellular and gene therapy, shaping the future of cellular medicine, and delivering new therapies to millions of patients with treatment options. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, thrive in a fun and dynamic culture, and are steadfast in the commitment to advance cutting-edge cellular therapies to impact patients' lives.ResponsibilitesIT Vision, Strategy, and RoadmapEstablish and effectively communicate a cohesive and company-wide IT vision, strategy, and roadmap in the context of a quickly growing clinical-stage biotechnology organization with multiple therapeutic programs.Rapidly build organizational credibility and influence through thorough understanding of business strategy, the portfolio, and effective relationship and stakeholder managementDevelop an IT security roadmap (in collaboration with external experts) to prevent user/data breaches and in the event of a cybersecurity attack, identify, protect, and recover data.Develop and implement a knowledge capture and knowledge sharing platform for the organization's rapidly growing proprietary data sets; clinical, manufacturing and pre-clinical.Effective System Prioritization, Implementation, and Change ManagementSelect and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits. Oversee the technical infrastructure across the organization to ensure optimal performance, including cutting-edge enablement of a geographically dispersed and hybrid workforce Build the systems, processes, and team required to support rapid growth and international expansion from research through late-stage development with a focus on data security and complianceDefine and establish governance structure that incorporates cross-functional input into IT systems and practicesCreate, maintain, and enforce procedures for implementing and validating new IT systems or versions - including GxP requirements, as applicable.Participate in the change control process for new GxP systems and revisions/updates for existing GxP systems; partner with QA to manage system validation, change management, periodic reviews, and vendor assessment/qualification.Oversee or lead internally developed application coding/designs and test plans, as applicable.Infrastructure and Service Delivery Leadership and ManagementOversee data integrity and connectivity of company-wide IT systems, allowing for maximum automation/integration of internal and external data reporting requirements.Oversee day-to-day IT help-desk solution (in collaboration with an external vendor and/or future hire) for employees' computer hardware and software issues and its prompt correction.Ensure compliance with corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing effectiveness and minimizing costs related to the acquisition, implementation, and operation of IT systems. Oversee and manage the IT budget, inventory, and ongoing expenditures.Ensure robust IT controls are implemented and remain effectiveand are properly documented for meeting applicable regulatory requirements.Build and lead a high-quality IT function that supports a rapidly growing companyCoach, mentor, and provide development opportunities for the IT team; foster a culture of innovation, candor, and accountability.RequirementsBachelor's degree (or above) in computer science or other technology or related fieldAt least 15 years of proven experience managing IT within biotech, with:Knowledge of typical IT systems across the enterprise, G, R, Commercial, and QA systems used at a rapidly growing life sciences companyExpertise in 21 CFR Part 11, Computer System Validation, GxP, SOXExperience leading analysis, selection, implementation and validation of IT systems.Exceptional communication, relationship-building, and stakeholder management skills with demonstrated success developing relationships and governance structures across functions at the executive level.Exemplary leadership capabilities, deeply experiencedinaligning teams to the goals of the business. Detail-oriented and hands-on, while having a high-level business perspective for the synthesis of various projects.Comfortable in a dynamic environment.Methodical and organized approach to completing projects.Experiencing in international organizations highly preferred.Experienced manager capable of building and maintain teamEqual Opportunity Workplace: At BlueRock, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation or other grounds protected by human rights legislation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.

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