Pharmacyclics, LLC

Manager, Data Management - MDM

Sunnyvale, CA
Jun 25, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

General Position Summary/Purpose:

The Manager, Data Management - MDM, Commercial IT reports directly to the Sr. Manager, Data Management BTS and is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the Data Management MDM applications and technical infrastructure to deliver on business priorities for the Commercial Organization. This involves management of the MDM applications which is based on the informatica platform. The Manager will set the strategy and technology needs of the group and work closely with his/her team, BAI, Sales, other IT resources and our partners. Oversees the build-out, implementation and maintenance of MDM systems to ensure scalability and accessibility of applications and services. Familiar and experience with running IT as a business from a technology, process, finance and people standpoint. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

The ideal candidate is an experienced IT manager familiar with developing the strategy and implementation plan to build the technical infrastructure required to accomplish the business reporting aspects of the Data Management operations for a biopharmaceutical company in a high growth stage. Position requires excellent communication and relationship building skills, technical IT experience with commercial operations including the use of Informatica, "hands on," tactical experience to that is required to get the job done

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for timely delivery of project initiatives achieved through experience-driven vision and planning skills and effective external vendor management.
  • Defines functional requirements and works closely with senior management in Commercial, Sales and Marketing to translate them into actionable plans for short and long-term Implementation.
  • Works collaboratively with IT and Commercial Organization to define metrics that drive strategies to achieve business objectives
  • Assess and communicate the value and risks associated with IT investments.
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Coordinate and facilitate consultation with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations.
  • Expert level knowledge on Informatica MDM hub (Siperian) on 9.x and 10.x versions to make any design & architecture changes including configuring & fine-tuning fuzzy logic Informatica MDM to meet the changing business needs and implementing new processes & projects.
  • Implements projects end to end to meet business needs in EDW and MDM subject areas using Informatica Powercenter, Informatica MDM hub other related technologies.
  • Creates technical documentations such as technical specification documents, technical design documents, Data flow diagrams, process diagrams and process illustrations.
  • Collaborate with various departments, architects, project managers and technical managers to provide estimates, develop overall implementation solution plan and serve as a lead to implement solutions.
  • Coordinates with cross functional teams to conduct testing, review and seek feedback and documents all preliminary findings for review by experienced analysts.
  • Assists in the development of standards and procedures. Prepares written reports of work.

Qualifications, Experience and Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.): Include must have and preferred

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent plus 10 or more years technical experience, or master's degree plus 8 or more years of experience or sufficient experience to demonstrate technical equivalency.
  • Excellent Project Management Experience with working knowledge and in-depth understanding of Pharmaceutical data and various data sources to MDM. (IQVIA, Veeva Open data and other data enrichment sources).
  • 5 or more years of SQL querying Informatica ETL design & development, Informatica IDQ development, Informatica MDM hub design & development, Informatica administration, data & Business analysis with strong documentation skills.
  • 5 or more years of experience in leading teams and providing solutions to complex problems.
  • 2 or more years of ETL & MDM architecture & Data Modelling experience.


  • The individual must be a self-driven, motivated senior IT leader with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and leadership/executive presence.
  • Can work very independently, collaboratively and possess the ability to interact and interface with all levels of management.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written); effective in interaction with executive management
  • Must be a self-starter and have excellent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

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