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Vice President, Data Strategy and Governance

Company: Bayer
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Vice President, Data Strategy and Governance


The primary responsibilities of this role, Head, Data Strategy and Governance are to:

  • Set direction and create roadmap of Data Strategy and Governance across R&D that will deliver business in close partnership with RDLT members;
  • Ensure the delivery and execution of roadmap;
  • Partner with scientific experts and R&D leadership to develop and implement world class Data Strategy to provide a competitive advantage in disease understanding, biomarker development, target validation, speed to develop medicines and probability of success in humans;
  • Steer and drive the application of FAIR data principles;
  • In collaboration with teams across DS&AI and IT to develop frameworks to enable scalable data capabilities;
  • Develop and maintain best practices for Data Strategy and Governance;
  • Ensure organization is using cutting edge processes especially emerging approaches, skills and technologies, focusing them on innovation;
  • Oversee, enable and steer acquisition and value generation of external data assets in close collaboration with Data Assets and Insights solution team;
  • Establish the governance, performance metrics and quality standards practices (committees, roles, data standards, processes, policies, etc.) for the organization's data management and ensures compliance across the organization;
  • In close collaboration with other DSAI functions, partner with IT and establish the provision of technical infrastructure & know how for big data, data science ready data ingestion and processing;
  • Contribute R&D views into the design and implementation of scalable, efficient, automated processes for Data management;
  • As a lead for R&D in enterprise data board, work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, and external partners to drive prioritization of opportunities across the R&D (portfolio and asset level) and lead Data
  • Governance capabilities for business impact;
  • Lead team to foster collaboration, encourage their career growth, and invest in skills development. Increase the data acumen of the broader R&D community including providing thought leadership to the broader R&D;
  • Build high performing teams and delivering best in class data strategy and governance at scale with direct business impact;
  • Develop a team culture that inspires excellence in driving business results, an appetite for continuous improvement, and a collaborative and congenial working environment;
  • Take smart risks and lead by example to take on bold challenges. WHO YOU ARE

    Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks and incumbent who possesses the following:

    Required Qualifications:
    • A Master's Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Bio Medical, Data Analytics or an equivalent highly technical field;
    • Fourteen years of experience in fields of Data Strategy, Governance, Data Products, Data Architecture, Data Science, with a focus in life sciences industry;
    • Experience in the pharma/biotech R&D from target discovery through clinical development. Digital literacy and proven ability to drive change using novel technologies;
    • Six years' experience leading teams that have developed and deployed Data
    • Strategy and Governance with material impact leveraging most advanced and up to date methodologies;
    • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams with direct supervisory and people management responsibilities;
    • Working with distributed teams across time zones and in matrix format a must;
    • Ability to work autonomously and work effectively with global teams to get the job done;
    • Have a strong business acumen and strategic thinking plus a solid experience with digital solution roadmaps, blueprints, and designing programs for real world solutions. Strong customer focus, assertiveness, and precise method of operation;
    • Able to communicate and present internally and externally in a confident manner;
    • Deep technical understanding of architectural dependencies of technologies in a vast and complex environment and ability to lead and guide experts to channel towards fit for purpose solutions that also fit well within the standards and the digital roadmaps of Bayer;
    • Strong relationship management skills in working with business colleagues, Digital team members, senior leadership team members, and vendors exposure to the biopharma industry;
    • Strong external network in innovative approaches to Data Strategy and Governance;
    • Team player with the ability to drive cross disciplinary collaborations while demonstrating humility and resiliency;
    • Cultural agility and experience working within a diverse and complex organizations;
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to dive into data models, evaluation metrics, model architecture, code, test plans, project plans, deployments and operations;
    • Comfort communicating and interacting with scientists, engineers and product managers as well as understanding and translating opportunities with data to a more general audience.

      Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
      To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

      Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

      Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.
      IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements. Location: United States : Massachusetts : Cambridge -- United States : New Jersey : Whippany Division: Pharmaceuticals Reference Code: 772821 Contact Us Email:

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