Associate Director, Applications

San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 20, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

The Associate Director of Applications plans, conducts, and coordinates business programming applications activities in all areas across the enterprise.


This is a key position in the Nektar IT organization responsible for the evaluation, selection, implementation and support of those systems that enable Nektar's Sales, General and Administration (SG&A) groups to support the discovery, development, and delivery of therapies to our patients in need. As a part of this position, this individual will also be responsible for the planning and implementation of the additional systems to support commercialization. Finally, the right individual for this position will be a high energy, hands-on leader, assisting with the work load when needed, and passionate about implementing and supporting systems that make a difference for our customers

Essential/Primary Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with the SG&A business leaders to evaluate, select, implement and maintain those systems identified by the business groups as critical to their success.
  • Leads RFP process for selection of systems and/or vendors used to support G&A solutions.
  • Design and architect overall information management landscape and data flows related to SG&A systems.
  • Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives as well as an understanding of the business.
  • Stays abreast of current software standards, and emerging technologies.
  • Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements.
  • Leads the implementation and on-going support of business initiatives working with the appropriate internal and/or external resources to ensure on-going supportability.
  • Develop project plans, organizes and leads project teams, monitors progress, and evaluates effectiveness of projects.
  • Maintains on-going administration and roadmap of applications.
  • Responsible for coordination and standardization of processes across the company to best meet operational and business requirements, including generate, revise, and review SOPs.
  • Ensures that all GxP related activities associated with technical support are in full compliance with the ongoing dynamics of regulatory requirements.
  • May have management responsibilities of internal and contract staff.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline is required.

A minimum of 10 years industry work experience is required.

Experience working with G&A systems (HR, Finance, Legal) required

Understanding of Pharmaceuticals Industry Commercial processes related to Sales, Marketing, Market Access, and Medical Affairs is desired

Experience working with Veeva Commercial suite (CRM, Vault, MDM, Datawarehouse) is desired

Experience working with data visualization tools (Tableau, Qlikview) is desired

Experience working with master data management, datawarehouse, reporting, and aggregate spend solutions is desired

Knowledge and experience with systems development lifecycle and working in GxP environment is highly desired.

Experience managing internal and/or contract staff is desired

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.