IT Country Lead Belgium & Luxemburg Job

Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Brussels, BE

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Requisition ID: ACC004899

IT Country Leader, Belgium and Luxemburg

Do you want to lead the way in defining and influencing the digital strategy within MSD?

We are looking for a IT country Leader who will actively identify cross-divisional synergies as well as arranging cross-divisional projects in partnership with the IT leads in markets. In this role you will report to the EURAM IT Leader and you are based in Brussels. You will be accountable for both the Human Health (HH) IT activities in support of Belgium & Luxembourg (BeLux) market, as well as the orchestration of the in-market IT support for the Global Support Functions (GSF) and our research divisions that do not have dedicated divisional IT teams present in the market.

You will represent IT as a whole on market-level and regional governance bodies, in close collaboration with the IT Lead in our Manufacturing site Heist-op-den-Berg and market focused GTO leads. This position is the leading role in delivering value through understanding of applicable business processes followed by identification, implementation and realization of appropriate and right-sized IT solutions for the local market.

You will develop and manage the IT portfolio tied to the business realization goals. IT improvements and innovations will be a combination of globally and locally driven solutions, but always with a view to create an optimal value for the overall corporation. You will lead a team of 2 Senior IT Business Analysts and you will work across other market divisions and IT colleagues to drive collaboration, efficiencies and reusability.

Your responsibilities
  • Partner with senior local business and digital leadership teams to proactively identify country business needs and associated IT solutions, and help define and influence the digital strategy and drive the development of an IT account (business) plan and execution.
  • Ensure the IT portfolio and roadmaps are integrated with the Digital Transformation agenda and global IT strategy and deliver optimal business solutions using both MSD owned and commercially available technology platforms (using a “platform first” as well as “optimized asset lifecycle” mind-set).
  • Understand the external local market IT innovation ecosystem and support implementation of potential partnerships on both local and global level. Partner with local business to ensure the mapping and understanding of the external local healthcare ecosystem (including local standards as well as key data sources and data flows) as a key prerequisite for implementation of integrated healthcare and/or data insights solutions. 
  • Collaborate with IT colleagues to deliver on the IT portfolio. Optimize available resources with maximum business and IT efficiency. Create a broader IT Community to create value to MSD through IT solutions
  • Work with our IT partners from the divisions as well as from our enterprise functions, and follow global contracts to provide IT operations and support services to rights-sized and cost-effective service levels.
  • Build, promote and develop a strong and highly engaged IT team that has the flexible skills for program and project management, business analysis and technical services to provide the various IT services required. Proactively seek ways to improve team functioning, cohesiveness and effectiveness. 
  • Provide guidance on implementing corporate practices while tailoring them to the country/divisions (including but not limited to cybersecurity best practices).
  • Lead all efforts relating to strategic IT planning, IT delivery, IT services and IT budget and spending for the commercial operation. Proactively identify business needs and associated IT solutions and needs as well as manage a governance structure to facilitate the prioritization and project selection process, and drive alignment on selection of optimal IT investments.
  • Be a leader in the IT Community with special focus on the Country IT Leaders and Client Services Leaders. Ensure that the local business reality and digital acceleration journey is shared across the IT Community ensuring uplift of both business acumen and digital knowledge in IT. 

What you should bring

  • Bachelor or MSc degree in Information Technology, Science or Business is required
  • 8-10 year experience in IT management, working with business leadership teams and driving IT strategy, specific IT skills to delivery of IT programs and support processes
  • Knowledge/experience of development and deployment of innovative solutions in any business domain from conceptualization through delivery
  • Knowledge/experience in System Development Life Cycles
  • Familiarity with commercial operations and go to market strategies; Business & financial acumen, strategic thinking and ability to think cross-divisionally and work across boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with all relevant parties (senior business executives, IT network community)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven people management and project management skills
  • Fluency in English and either Dutch or French is required; working knowledge of both Dutch and French preferred
  • Has demonstrated the following leadership behaviours: drive for results, demonstrate ethics and integrity, focus on customers and patients, make rapid disciplined decisions and foster collaboration

About MSD
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

A good place to work
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.

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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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