Commercial IT Manager

  • Company: Through Executive Search by KPMG
  • Date posted: 14 Jan
  • Ref. Code: INT-CIM-4222

Description / Requirements

Our client, a multinational Pharmaceutical company well-established in the Greek market, is currently looking for a Commercial IT Manager who will play a pivotal role in managing the IT function and will provide oversight for the delivery of all IT services into the organization aligned with regional/global IT strategies. More specifically, the ideal candidate will:
  • Take a leading role in both internal and external business technology projects from planning to execution. Have input into business strategy in areas where technology and innovation can play a significant role.
  • Generate projects based on knowledge of business strategy – play a full and integrated role in the strategic and, where possible, the tactical planning process within the business.
  • Be able to speak confidently on the business strategy – even on those areas that do not have a technical component.
  • Define, brief, initiate and oversee the delivery of technology projects at an affiliate level.
  • Promote the value and benefits of Commercial IT capabilities across all areas of competency (i.e. digital, analytics, Infield solutions including CRM / CLM / BA, mobile, infrastructure, ERP, business applications and emerging technologies).
  • Build and efficiently sustain IT digital capabilities to enable affiliate MCM Strategy.
  • Be recognized as the go-to person for technology leadership within the organization.
  • Give the affiliate high-quality advice on the use of technology. Ensure that global and regional IT Operations and Services are delivered to a high-standard and in line with affiliate requirements.
  • Build a strong working relationship with the affiliate Commercial Brand Teams and all business functions as well as with the Area IT management, IT Centers of Excellence and Corporate IT services.
  • Ensure that all projects are compliant with local regulatory frameworks and legal requirements.
  • Develop, implement and monitor of any affiliate-specific services.

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of significant IT Consultancy or IT Professional experience, preferably within a well-established Pharmaceutical or FMCG company.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Proven exposure in successfully managing large scale technology projects through the full lifecycle, coordinating external service providers/IT vendors when needed.
  • Knowledge and experience of the technology and digital landscape to enable affiliate MCM strategy (including mobile, UX, web design, web build, mobile, marketing, SEO, SEM, web analytics, and social media) is highly desirable.
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational & planning skills.
  • Decision-making ability and advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to influence within the organisation and to lead project teams, without direct authority.