Point of contact for IT needs for the Nutrition Quality organization. The QA organization includes division quality functions (e.g., product design QA, supplier QA, validation, audit, corrective and preventive action, document management, lab systems, label development, etc.) at all 14 manufacturing plants and 74 commercial locations and distribution locations.
Provide key input for the Global IT portfolio of the company Nutrition Quality function. Develop and maintain project/application roadmaps to align with business opportunities, process improvements, and cost efficiencies. Responsible for capturing and managing demand. Contributes to the business unit strategy and translates business strategy into an aligned IT strategy and portfolio. Champions change and innovation. Promotes a global perspective. Influences and partners with business leaders (DVP and Sr. Director Level) to manage and align the application and project portfolio. Constant awareness of evolving regulatory requirements in the business areas. Influences IT stakeholders and vendors in addressing these evolutions in their products and services.
Understand the Nutrition business and ensures that IT solutions meet the needs of the quality function. Partners with the business, has excellent understanding of the quality and lab processes, is aware of the evolution of technologies and has thorough understanding of quality regulations relevant to the Nutrition business.
Ensure the portfolio enables the organizations strategy through successful delivery of projects and systems. Partners with project delivery and support organizations to monitor delivery and support of QA and Lab systems. Collaborate with other parts of IT, adjacent business departments, and external partners. Collaborate with key IT staff of other company divisions to support cross divisional initiatives and explore IT synergies. Build and maintain strategic relationships with key vendors as well as counterparts at other nutrition companies.
location: Lake Bluff, Illinois
job type: Permanent
salary: $120,000 - 130,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 4pm
Core Job Responsibilities
Position Accountability & Scope
Operates with goals set by the sector BRM, but at the same time is highly self-motivated and directed. Has direct impact on capital budget, expenses, and major project completion. Make strategic decisions that impact the business unit and/or division. Shared decision authority for business unit IT budget and project activities. Manage initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cross cultures
Works on key initiatives such as ONE LIMS Program, Data Integrity and Laboratory Asset Management Program and Lab of the Future.
Oversees capital/RCE and expense expenditures. Continually looks for opportunities for cost reductions and avoidance.
May manage up to 10 indirect reports.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration or another discipline relevant for the healthcare industry or equivalent experience.
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