Consulting Director - IT / Life Sciences

Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Posted: about 3 years ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Disciplines, Sectors, People, Process and Technology Change Management, Strategic Management, Leadership and Growth , Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences
Contact Name: Kathryn Williams
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Kathryn Williams

Head of Account Management - Americas

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Job Description

Our client is an international IT service provider offering IT consultancy in addition to the development, implementation and outsourcing of IT services. They have a market leadership position in the life sciences field but also create value for companies in wider industries.

The company used to be a part of a large pharmaceutical organization, but was spun off to create a consultancy that could operate with more pace, agility and ambition. They now have over 2,000 employees globally and given their market dominance across Europe, the company has decided to expand to the US to develop their global presence and capitalise on their success.

The US business is in a high growth phase due to its relative infancy and so the company are looking for a high potential, experienced individual to lead the consulting division for the US. This role reports into the Head of the US practice and requires complete oversight and leadership of the business. This would entail running all projects, leading interaction with clients, generating new business, being the subject matter expert for IT Quality and Compliance and generally being the figurehead for the US team.

Background / Key Skills

  • 15+ years’ experience in a cGMP-regulated environment, with proficiency in IT compliance, validation and quality activities.
  • Strong academic experience with a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for IT Quality and Compliance (computer system validation, 21 CFR Part 11, data integrity, quality records (Deviations, CAPAs, Change Requests), etc.).
  • Organizational and management skills to handle multiple functional groups, with ability to effectively lead teams within a matrix environment.


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