Pfizer Inc. Vice President, WRDM Digital Client Partner in New York, New York
Pfizer's Digital organization is seeking a customer focused, energetic, strategic, and innovative Vice President to be the Digital Client Partner for our World-Wide Research, Development, and Medical organization (WRDM). In a highly visible and senior role, you will be charged with developing and leading the overall digital strategy in support of Pfizer's research objectives. You will also advise on all aspects of digital and technology topics and trends, opportunities and internal Digital capabilities while also participating and leading BOLD move initiatives within the organization. As an enterprise leader, you will develop world class digital talent with a relentless focus on accelerating science and continually improving the experience of our scientists around the world.
As the Vice President, Digital Client Partner for WRDM you will:
Drive Digital Transformation Initiatives in partnership with the Research organization
Be an exceptional partner to division/functional stakeholders. Provide digital and technology thought leadership to drive innovative use of technology, data, and/or digital (existing, new) to create value and superior experiences for patients, HCPs, payers and Pfizer. Bring forward ideas which influence future enterprise digital investment
Develop a world class, diverse, digital team to drive acceleration of drug discovery via the application of digital and data; make Pfizer a digital talent magnet for pharmaceutical research
Develop and Lead Digital strategy focused on research outcomes. Oversee the development of cost/benefit business case(s) creation, with input from business sponsors and appropriate Digital teams, to meet division/function needs and Bold Move priorities
Partner with the division/function stakeholders and appropriate Digital groups to manage successful execution of the strategy including solution delivery, business adoption and business case achievement
Engage the Pfizer Digital and external technology/academic ecosystem to understand emerging digital, data, and technology opportunities
Lead governance to prioritize and manage all Digital demand for each division/function. Clearly communicate prioritized demand and div/function needs/requirements to all appropriate Digital groups on an ongoing basis
Prepare and manage annual Digital investment/budget for each div/function with input from appropriate Digital groups.
Work with appropriate Digital groups to leverage and scale products and solutions across customers and geographies as appropriate.
Strong partnership and collaboration skills will be integral as you will be working closely with multiple Research and Digital groups to understand how best to use our global solutions to meet the Bold Moves defined in partnership with Digital and Business leadership. In addition, you will drive success by clearly articulating the priorities of the World-Wide Research Development and Medical organization.
For the business partnership part of the role, you will be an active member of various research leadership teams, using influencing skills to identify opportunities for digital, quantify business impact, and prioritize initiatives; challenging the status quo while developing a deep partnership with scientific leaders.
Role Responsibilities(in more detail)
Define and drive the Digital (inclusive of data, analytics, and other technologies) strategy for the organization. Interacting with research leadership teams, the business unit leaders of other areas which support the research units, and the various Digital/technology teams managing the solutions, you will lead and support business case development in support of the Digital strategy, focused on measurable outcomes, to ensure consistent and value add partnership with Research, Medical and Digital stakeholders.
Represent and articulate all Pfizer Digital capabilities and services consumed by Pfizer scientists, research leadership, and partners. May participate in business initiatives that do not have a specific Digital component. Provide thought leadership to drive the organization to continuously improve operations. Proactively manage issues as they arise to minimize impact to research objectives.
Breadth and Depth of Knowledge
Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare ecosystem. Specifically scientific discovery, lab operations, clinical development, medical, and the digital capabilities which support those activities
Provide technical/functional expertise to Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Leverage technical/functional expertise within Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Use knowledge of industry, customer requirements and general business environment to adapt and implement strategic actions for the Global Research Unit/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Exhibit a high level of business knowledge and understanding of the external marketplace and anticipates research line or sub-function customer requirements.
Understand the external technical landscape and the solutions available that could apply to Pfizer business challenges
Able to articulate digital impact to multiple executive audiences; including those less familiar with the research Global Business Unit / Global Operating Unit
Actively share knowledge with multiple functions in Global Business Unit/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit through existing knowledge sharing processes/systems
Contribute to the development of organizational knowledge management processes/systems
Innovation and Risk-Taking
Develop and leverage resources to implement innovative ideas/processes/ products across Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Take appropriate risks to achieve desired results; guides direct reports on acceptable levels of risk-taking
Create a culture of risk-taking within Digital teams as well as business areas
Vision, Strategy, and Business Alignment
Interpret Research's strategy to establish Digital priorities in support of that strategy
Define, influence, communicate, and align Digital strategy with long-term corporate direction and strategy for the Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit.
Articulate a vision for the future to help drive future technology opportunities
Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse world class team and a culture of excellence
Assess the Global Research Unit/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit's talent needs and identify talent within the organization to ensure bench strength for critical roles
Hold managers accountable for management skills and development of a diverse talent pipeline
Motivate direct and indirect reports and deliver results for Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Create a team culture where colleagues feel safe to express views and opinions, even if in contrast to others. Creates a culture of one Pfizer, one Digital.
Leverage a variety of communication tools and techniques to help colleagues understand how their work aligns to business priorities
Represent Digital strategy and issues across Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Represent Research and Medical business priorities to Digital audiences
Contribute to an open communication environment to ensure the knowledge and expertise of Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit resources are leveraged.
Manage through organizational change through open communication with colleagues
Comfortable presenting to c-suite executives as needed
Lead courageous conversations while maintaining strong partnerships
Lead teams that implement strategic direction for the Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit and may impact multiple Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Influence senior management decisions that have an impact on business direction within Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
Partner with Global Research Units/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit leadership to accomplish Global Business Unit/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit objectives
Lead Digital organization through organizational change by diligently working through operating models as they evolve
Masters or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or Masters in Business Administration
Specific subject matter expertise (SME) in all aspects of Pharmaceutical Research and Development supporting multiple therapeutic areas
Proven track record of developing and driving digital strategies in support of high performing research organizations and lab operations
15+ plus years of experience managing complex digital programs, while managing senior customer relationships
Demonstrated ability of building a diverse, high performing team of digital / technology leaders
Seasoned technology professional with significant experience interacting with senior business leaders; including c-suite
Previous experience should include implementation of enterprise-based systems, covering the full system lifecycle, and demonstrated application of digital and data to accelerate drug discovery
Familiarity with computer systems validation and operating in a regulated environment
GCP (Good Clinical Practice), SDLC, Financial management, project management
PhD in related discipline preferred
Other Job Details:
Last Date to Apply for Job: September 15, 2020
Additional Location Information: La Jolla, CA; Groton, CT; New York, NY; Cambridge, MA; or can also be US remote based
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