19461 – Senior Director, Enterprise Technology Architecture
|Location||Bergen County, NJ|
|Job Type|| Direct-hire/Full-time|
|Compensation||$200K - $230K + 25% Bonus|
|Job ID Number||19461|
The Senior Director, Enterprise Technology Architecture is responsible for long-range strategic technology planning and policy development to address complex business issues, grow revenue, optimize costs and mitigate risks. This position has responsibility for proactively and holistically guiding company through digital transformation and optimization initiatives. The position holder leads in the understanding and application of existing, new and emerging technologies to transform and optimize business and operating models. The focus is to help company plan, design, innovate, orchestrate, facilitate, navigate and operationalize the digital enterprise.
The position holder leads the enterprise architecture (EA) practice, managing a team of domain architects (business, information, solution, technical, security and other) in a direct and indirect capacity (solid-line reporting and matrixed reporting relationship respectively). This includes the governance, organizational design, management and day-to-day running of the EA practice as an internal management consultancy that offers a portfolio of services to IT and business leaders and enterprise stakeholders.
The position holder responds to disruptive forces by helping leaders facilitate the decision-making process and providing actionable recommendations on initiatives and policies to help the organization drive targeted business outcomes. They are responsible for helping these leaders enable their future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive the organization’s targeted business outcomes through the choice of initiatives the organization chooses to invest in.
The Senior Director, Enterprise Technology Architecture helps leaders understand, monetize and operationalize existing, new and emerging technologies. They build and motivate the EA team — empowering domain architects — with coaching and mentoring to build a creative, agile and high-performing learning environment. They are responsible for defining the advisory process, EA process, and architecture review and governance, and for leading the integration of those processes with related business and IT functions and processes.
Formulate EA Strategy and Guide Execution
- Understands disruptive forces and company’s scientific, economic and financial levers that are susceptible to digital transformation to effectively guide technology investment decisions.
- Facilitates business and IT alignment through a collaborative, supportive and consultative manner, driving the organization’s digital business strategies and balancing innovation and growth
- Leads the analysis of healthcare, pharma and ecosystem business and operating models, market trends and the technology industry to determine their potential impact on the company’s business strategy, direction and architecture.
- Construct technology-enabled business and operating models and provides viable options and visibility into execution issues.
- Uses planning-driven, design-driven and learning-driven approaches to construct future- and current-state business models.
- Leads analysis of the business’ future-state capabilities and future (and current) IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement to drive the business forward.
Lead and Manage the EA Practice
- Plans and manages a talent pool of domain architects that works with EA and non-EA related disciplines to deliver the goals, objectives and outcomes of the organization. Identifies critical skills, competencies and career paths for EA team members and identifies training to help them develop and progress in their careers.
- Leads the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business strategy and requirements. Ensures the role of EA in the project and product governance setting is one of guidance, advice and oversight.
- Ensures the EA organizational design process leads to a more efficient and effective business and IT operating model, significantly improved results (profitability, customer service, internal operations), and EA resources who are empowered and committed to the integration of business and IT.
- Promotes the business value of EA as an enabler of strategy formulation, and as support for technology innovation, which drives the organization’s top and bottom lines. Positions the EA practice at the intersection of business and IT. Ensures the EA practice is designed and enabled to help formulate, translate and execute business strategy.
- Leads the development of a value proposition and execution of a communication and education plan for the enterprise architecture practice.
- Works with the VP of IT and IT leaders to evolve EA organizational design to drive business-outcomes.
- Assesses disruptive forces impacting the healthcare industry and more specifically company and identifies technology-enabled innovation opportunities that enables business strategy.
- Scans the world for major disruptive technology and nontechnology trends (trendspotting) that affect business. Provides practical advice and best practices to overcome these challenges and successfully deliver the expected business outcomes.
- Details potential competitive threats from digital enterprises that are generally considered outside of the normal company competitive environment.
- Tracks and applies innovative technologies, anchoring them in the business and operating model to assess their potential, and use agile and lean approaches to evolve and manage innovation.
- Runs technology experiments to create new products and services and integrate the best of these into steady-state operations for the organization.
Build and Maintain Relationships
- Determines the relationship between people, processes, information, technology and things of the enterprise, and their relationships to one another and to the external environment.
- Provides consultative advice to IT peers, IT business relationship managers and key business leaders and organizational stakeholders who seek actionable recommendations to make investment decisions about the next business and operating model of their organization, using technology to make that change happen.
- Leads the creation and maturing of the enterprise architecture practice into an internal management consultancy, offering services and skills to support the development and execution of business strategy.
- Ensures EA is providing the services, skills and competencies needed to support business strategy.
- Leads the core EA team to work closely with extended EA team members, IT stakeholders and business leaders across the organization.
- Recruits and develops the skills and competencies of the cross-functional EA team; in particular, building the business and behavioral competencies needed to support internal management consulting.
- Decisions for Americas strategic IT platforms: investment planning, business outcomes, budgeting and systems related decisions.
- Direct influence over entire IT Americas budget of $80-100 Million including capital projects and associated expenditures
- Directs a staff of 3 - 5 employees and 5 or more contractors and / or consultants
- Directs key managed service providers in EA governance decisions
- Govern enterprise architecture process for IT Americas
- College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems, or business administration
- Minimum of 15 years related work experience.
- Master of Business Administration with technology as a core component preferred.
Information Technology Experience
- Experience leading and managing enterprise architects to design technology solutions in the pharma and/or biotech industry.
- Ability to translate business needs into EA requirements and estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives.
- Ten or more years of experience in at least three disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment.
- Life science IT leader with proven experience in IT application planning, development, deployment and support in multiple domains (such as research, clinical, finance, human resources, manufacturing, sales, marketing).
- Strong business analysis skill and experience, including development of business/IT vision and strategy, requirements definition, process modeling, and operating model design
- Solid systems orientation with a thorough familiarity of emerging technologies such as business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics and its applicability to the pharma and biotech industry.
- Strong problem-solving ability through insightful solutions which address complex issues. Ability to dissect root cause of issues creating the best solution for company considering quality, cost, and speed requirements.
- Strong technical knowledge and extensive application support experience of systems and applications within the pharma and biotech domain.
- Strong understanding of pharma and biotech business functions including principles, practices, and procedures.
- In-depth knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
- Strong understanding of project management principles and Systems Development Life Cycle standards.
- Experience in managing application / system changes in accordance with computer system validation, 21 CFR Part 11 and GxP.