Director of Information Systems

  • Company: Amgen
  • Location: West Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Posted: July 27, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1334631505
Career Category
Information Systems

Job Description
The IS Director will be responsible for leading the IS and Automation organization for the Rhode Island site. This position reports to the Vice President of Site Operations and will play a key role on the site leadership team, helping the site evolve its business model to expand its portfolio of products.

The primary duties include the following:
Provide leadership to the IS and Automation team, establish a future vision and clear goals and expectations to achieve that vision.

Identify, lead and support initiatives as needed to deliver on site wide priorities.

Drive operational improvement strategies, share best practices / lessons learned and partner with key stakeholders.

Drive the portfolio process and required reporting metrics including the creation of a portfolio management decentralized team.

Drive the creation and execution of IS vendor and alliance management strategies.

Lead teams and groups through decision-making processes to drive to timely decisions taking into account appropriate analysis, data and critical information.

Seek out opportunities to streamline processes, minimize bureaucracy and improve organizational structures to help build long-term capability for the organization.

Foster an environment that drives creativity and innovation where individuals can think out of the box and take calculated risks.

Provide coaching, performance management, career development and mentoring to staff across the organization.

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree & 4 years of IS experience OR

Master's degree & 8 years of IS experience OR

Bachelor's degree & 10 years of IS experience AND 4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
6+ years of supervisory experience with demonstrated skills in staff engagement, coaching/mentoring and professional development.

Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of Information Systems experience.

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.

Strong leadership, influencing, project management, negotiation, planning, and organizational change management skills.

Experience working cross-functionally and building collaborative working relationships; interfacing effectively with Operations and IS senior and executive management to resolve issues.

Ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity, ability to see the big picture, ability to collect, digest and assemble information to enable relevant business analyses and facilitate decision-making.

Results oriented, strong adherence to timelines.

Possesses personal leadership qualities that inspire trust, respect, credibility and confidence of peers and colleagues and takes the organization to a higher level.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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