Director, IT Business Partner

San Diego, California | Full-Time

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Reporting directly to the VP, Information Technology leadership.


What you'll dive into

  • Partner with business colleagues to define and document critical business processes and requirements
  • Define and document requirements for metrics, KPIs, and operational reporting
  • Define and document requirements for data flow, data exchange, and data storage
  • Collaborate with business colleagues to understand, document and prioritize requests, managing them through the IT governance process
  • Project manage technology implementations, including coordination and management of external vendors and ensuring adherence to GxP SOPs
  • Oversee application lifecycles for Quality and Tech Ops systems in use (change control, testing, validation, and communication)
  • Work with Quality and Tech Ops colleagues to analyze technology and process challenges and propose solutions
  • Align with colleagues to create business cases for technology solutions
  • Create and update technology roadmaps, aligning technology path with business drivers and timing
  • Create strong relationships and trust with business colleagues


What we expect

  • Degree in information systems or an equivalent combination of relevant education and job experience
  • 10 or more years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on quality systems and processes and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing systems and processes
  • Experience implementing systems following GxP processes and computer system validation
  • Prior experience as a strategic IT partner to a business organization—preferably Quality or Tech Ops
  • Solid skills defining and documenting business processes and requirements
  • Prior experience with Quality Management Systems, EDMS, LMS, serialization, drug product inventory management
  • Experience with Veeva Vault for quality processes a plus
  • Strong skills and experience project managing implementations of packaged applications using a system development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Demonstrated experience documenting requirements for data exchange and managing the implementation of data flow between systems and into data warehouses
  • Adept at driving business-focused conversations regarding metrics, capabilities, and opportunities for innovation
  • Highly skilled at building effective business relationships
  • Great communication skills
  • Skills and experience writing SOPs
  • Ability to travel periodically (<5%)


What you’ll get

  • To be a part a growing company and fantastic team passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people’s lives
  • Opportunities to learn and contribute creative solutions
  • Comprehensive health insurance 
  • Matching 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Company celebrations
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
HQ: San Diego, California

Arena Pharmaceuticals is uniquely positioned to develop best-in-disease medicines with optimized efficacy and safety for patients globally. Our drive to deliver a robust pipeline of novel, transformational medicines is grounded in two decades of world-class G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) discovery research.

Company size: 300

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  • Career Level
  • Degree
  • Experience
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  • Attractive
  • Director
  • Associate Degree
  • 10+ Years
  • Full-Time
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