IT Country Leader Netherlands

Datum: 6-dec-2018

Location: Haarlem, NH, NL

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Requisition ID: ACC004977

IT Country Leader Netherlands


Are you a dynamic IT professional who wants to be part of the shaping of the future Dutch healthcare ecosystem?  Do you have experience in defining, influencing and execution of a digital strategy in a commercial environment?
If so, we would like to meet you!


Under the direction of the regional Director for the Global Human Health (GHH)-IT and accountable to the Commercial Human Health and GSF (Global Support Functions) leads in NL, this position will be accountable for all Commercial IT and Support functions IT activities in support of the NL market. 
As a member of the regional commercial IT leadership team, you will help shape the local and regional IT strategy in close partnership with local and regional digital lead roles.


Secondarily, you will also act also as the accountable lead for orchestration of in-market IT needs for other business divisions that do not have dedicated divisional IT teams present in the market. 


As an IT Country Leader, you will holistically represent the Dutch IT teams within regional governance bodies, and this in close collaboration with each divisional regional IT leader, market production IT leads and infrastructure leads.  You will need to assure full and continuous compliancy with regulatory and company requirements.


This is an IT leadership role, responsible for the realization of local business value based on the understanding of applicable business processes, followed by identification, implementation and value realization of appropriate IT & digital solutions for the local market.  You will need to develop and manage the local IT portfolio tied to the business realization goals. IT improvements and innovations to be realized will be a combination of globally and locally driven solutions, but always with a view to create an optimal value for the overall corporation.
It’s critical that you collaborate with regional and global solution and platform organizations. You will lead a team of 3 IT Business Analysts.


Primary activities/responsibilities
• As the Netherland’s Commercial Digital Transformation accelerates, proactively identify country business needs and associated IT/digital solutions, and help define and influence the digital strategy and execution in close collaboration with the business side.
• Partner with the local digital lead in the sales & marketing organization, to ensure that the IT portfolio and roadmaps are integrated with both the Digital Transformation agenda and global IT strategy.
• Ensure that optimal business solutions are delivered using both MSD owned and commercially available technology platforms, using a “platform first” mind-set.
• Partner with IT colleagues to deliver on the IT portfolio in both the commercial IT and GSF IT environment. Optimize available resources with maximum business and IT efficiency. 
• 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 required 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 as appropriate with the skills necessary to provide the various IT services required. Proactively seek ways to improve team functioning, cohesiveness and effectiveness.
• Lead all efforts relating to strategic IT planning, IT delivery, IT services and IT budget and spending for the commercial operation and GSF in NL. 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.
• Work with Commercial GHH and GSF senior leadership team to influence business strategy and drive the development of an IT account (business) plan, which supports the business and continues to simplify the IT footprint.
• Develop and manage the IT investment portfolio for GHH and GSF tied to business realization goals and define service levels for operational systems.
• Partner with regional and functional leaders to understand the market and industry business drivers in order to shape and influence the business, and articulate and sell a cohesive IT strategy.
• Champions the IT Community and will be responsible for maintaining the ONE IT community in the market in close collaboration with the other Site divisional and GTO leads in the market.
• Be a leader in the IT Community with special focus on the Country IT Leaders and Client Services Leaders. Ensure that the Netherland digital acceleration journey is shared across the IT Community ensuring uplift of the digital knowledge in IT.
Qualifications

What do you need to bring



• Bachelor degree in Information Technology, Science or Business is required
• 5-8 year experience in IT/digital management, working with business leadership teams and driving IT/Digital strategy, specific IT skills to delivery of IT programs and support processes
• Familiarity with commercial operations and go to market strategies
• Knowledge/experience of development and deployment of innovative solutions in any business domain from conceptualization through delivery
• Knowledge/experience in Systems Development Life Cycles
• Business & financial acumen
• Strategic thinking
• Ability to thinking cross-divisionally and working across boundaries
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships with senior business executives
• Relationship management and networking: strong integration into the IT network and ability to build productive relationships with all parties
• Fluency in English and Dutch required


Job: Account Management
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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