Senior Manager - IT Business Systems (G&A)

Redwood City, CA, United States
Sep 22, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manager - IT Business Systems (G&A)

The successful candidate must be an experienced professional with software development life cycle understanding, strong project management fundamentals, business process analysis skills, and best practice software configuration knowledge. In this hands-on role, this person will be responsible for partnering with Finance, HR, Legal and other Allakos functions to identify, design, implement and support business capabilities. The candidate will manage and support Finance and G&A type applications.

This position will work closely with business partners/stakeholders to integrate technology and business processes into effective, efficient, and scalable solutions. The success of the position will be measured on IT project management delivery, fit of technology solutions to business capability needs, business partners/stakeholder feedback and IT support metrics. This position is based in Redwood City, CA and reports to the Senior Director - IT Business Systems.

Job Description:
· Partner with functional business leaders to understand their technology needs and ensure technology investments are scoped and prioritized properly to maximize the company's technology investments.
· Reviews system requirements and prepares recommendations anticipating future application needs.
· Leads new system selection processes including requirement gathering, RFP development, and software vendor selection.
· Responsible for providing day-to-day support, system administration, availability and performance monitoring, and continuous

improvement activities for systems in portfolio; in conjunction, develops standard operating procedures (SOP), trains personnel on use and manages upgrade
· Partners with Finance to establish and maintain SOX computer systems compliance.
· Oversee ITGC elements of SOX compliance including coordination with internal/external auditors on quarterly and annual reviews.
· Establishes and maintains positive relationships with business partners including co-workers and management.
· Executes agreed upon service levels (i.e. project schedules, system availability, & service quality).
· Develops and maintains IT Roadmaps in association with Business Partners/Stakeholders
· Conducts ongoing research into industry and technology trends.
· Keeps stakeholders sufficiently informed on progress with initiatives or deliverables
· BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. MBA or MS degree a plus
· A least 5 years working on business transformation and/or IT implementation/management
· 2+ years of IT management experience in a biotech/pharmaceutical environment managing systems supporting ERP, Budgeting, Finance Reporting, Business Intelligence, HR and Expense Management systems. Experience with Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle EPM preferred.
· Experience with Computer System Validation a plus.
· Strong project management skills and execution record
· Detail-oriented, well organized, and able to assume responsibility for specific project deliverables with limited supervision.
· Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment that requires the oversight of multiple tasks simultaneously.
· Ability to provide Level 1 support for the applications in the portfolio
· Ability to effectively manage service providers/vendors supporting business systems

Personal Skills:
· Must possess strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment.
· Must possess good communication skills and an ability to interact with staff of all levels of the company.
· Must be detail-oriented; with strong analytical, organization, and problem-solving skills.
· Must have the ability to troubleshoot, research, and solve technically challenging problems involving integrated systems.
· Must have strong customer service orientation and a high-level understanding of business processes related to pharmaceutical corporate activities.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Allakos is an equal opportunity employer. Allakos will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law