Senior Manager Laboratory IT

Requisition ID:  4967
Location: 

Bothell, Washington, US

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals (Lu-SBP), located in Bothell, Washington, is the Process Development Center of Excellence for Biologics within the global Lundbeck CMC organization. Since integrating into Lundbeck in October 2019, Lu-SBP has supported commercial launch of Lundbeck’s first biologic product (Vyepti) and advancement of a growing biologics pipeline in collaboration with our Copenhagen-based Process Science & Validation Team. The Lu-SBP team leads and supports the development of new product candidates from cell line development through commercial validation of Drug Substance and Drug Product manufacturing processes. Join us on our journey of progress & innovation dedicated to addressing the vast unmet medical needs associated with brain disease!

 

 

SUMMARY:

The Sr Manager, Lab IT is responsible for leading the lab-based IT team at Lundbeck’s Bothell, WA site and executing IT activities across Lundbeck’s two US lab sites in Bothell and La Jolla, CA. In this player – coach role you and your team will implement, upgrade and continuously manage and improve IT solutions, mainly within Lab IT, in close collaboration with the Headquarters Lab IT team in Copenhagen, to support lab activities happening both at the Lundbeck CMC Biologics Center of Excellence in Bothell, WA, and at the Lundbeck La Jolla Research Center.

Additionally, the role will act as a liaison between the US Lab IT team and its stakeholders across US sites to proactively identify process improvement initiatives to enhance the governance structure and the overall customer experience. There will be a great opportunity for influencing the future governance structure, the collaboration across the IT organization and for developing the team and the processes even further.

The position is based in Bothell with direct reporting to Lundbeck headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Leads and directs the US IT Lab Support team maximizing team productivity and cohesiveness.
  • Responsible for structure, communication and alignment of the US IT deliverables roadmap in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Execute Lab IT upgrades, projects and maintenance activities in collaboration with a variety of internal stakeholders (IT, scientists, management, system owners etc.) as well as external vendors.
  • Plan and execute activities to maintain the IT software and hardware landscape to serve the Bothell site users
  • Maintain alignment with the global IT team, including project managers, Solution Architects and local IT staff to ensure compliance with global IT guidelines and SOPs.
  • Be an ambassador for structure and for adhering to existing documentation practice. To some extent act as a Solution Architect.
  • Responsible to facilitate and further strengthen the prioritization process of projects / tasks in close collaboration with the local management teams to ensure the right focus.
  • Partner with local stakeholders to provide thought leadership to recommend innovative technology solutions including updates to existing technology policies, procedures, and training.
  • Develop strong understanding of needs for laboratory staff by developing excellent working relationships and through frequent communication.
  • Partner with global IT and support functions to ensure enforcement and adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Identify, evaluate and communicate operational trends and metrics that contribute to data driven decision-making across all levels of the organization.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and SKILLS:

  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of information technology (IT) experience
  • Prior people management (i.e. direct reports) experience
  • Prior Lab IT experience with electronic systems (such as ELN, LIMS, SDMS or other related systems) used in labs within a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • Prior Lab IT experience integrating Lab equipment with electronic systems
  • Proficient in Windows/Office 365, Apple iOS, MS Visio and other tools
  • Proficient in documenting solution designs and system documentation
  • Prior broad experience with various IT technologies within server operations, IT security, networks, communication, backup etc.
  • Prior vendor management experience
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and presenting data
  • Customer-focused, team player with a collaborative mindset
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts for various levels of stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and patience while working with others
  • Prior experience leading or supporting user-experience initiatives

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and SKILLS:

  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or MIS preferred
  • IT certifications (ITIL, CITM, etc.) an asset
  • Experience leading teams or projects
  • Prior experience working in a global matrix organization
  • Vendor management experience, an asset

 

TRAVEL:

  • Willingness/Ability to travel domestically. International travel may be required.

 

The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Washington, if selected for this role, and may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $150,000 - $175,000 and eligibility for a 15% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company’s long-term incentive plan. Additional benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site.  #LI-LM1

 

 

Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.
 

Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.

 

Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.

 

About Lundbeck

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research.

We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. We are committed to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with brain diseases and advocating for broader social acceptance of people with brain health conditions. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for brain diseases for which there are few, if any therapeutic options.

About Lundbeck

 

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research.

We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. We are committed to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with brain diseases and advocating for broader social acceptance of people with brain health conditions. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for brain diseases for which there are few, if any therapeutic options.