Senior Director* R&D Data Value Office (DVO)

  • Mainz
  • IT
  • Research, development, teaching
  • Published: 25.01.2022
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Senior Director* R&D Data Value Office (DVO)

Purpose of the position:
Leading the Data Value Office team to deliver end-to-end projects and data platforms to the dedicated R&D functions. Shaping the data strategy/roadmap for informatics systems, tools and processes in close partnership with the dedicated R&D functions and R&D Digital, Data and Informatics leadership team in order to support and drive the overall Digital, Data and Informatics strategy. Integrating the most critical R&D data supply chains by driving compounding effects from the build and use of these data assets for R&D that drive scalable contributions to BioNTech’s targeted business outcomes.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Develops, sets-up and implements a global, cross-functional Data Value office for R&D to support BioNTech’s R&D business outcomes
  • Designs, implements and maintains the BioNTech R&D Data strategy by ensuring strategic business priorities are optimally supported by R&D’s data efforts
  • Specifies and implements a comprehensive and FAIR principles oriented suite of data practices including: data ingestion, data governance, data standards, data cataloging, data quality, Master Data Management (MDM), and data compliance as well as data ownership and regulations within R&D
  • Designs, implements and maintains Advanced Analytics & Data Lake Capabilities to ingest, organize and analyze internal and external data to enable data and analytics efforts across all R&D functions
  • Orchestrates R&D`s data efforts across the most critical data supply chains with the goal of creating compounding effects in the day to day use and re-use of data, data practices and analytics– from protocol design to clinical trail execution control, focusing on instant analytics

What you have to offer.

  • Higher degree in a scientific discipline (e.g. computer science, engineering, natural sciences, pharmacy and/or business administration) or related work experience in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent knowledge of current data standards and procedures
  • Excellent data management background
  • Excellent pharma Data/IT background and knowledge of the pharmaceutical market
Work Experience:
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in a pharmaceutical company or service provider, thereof at least 5 years in data-related fields
  • Extensive experience in data management incl. data governance, treating data as an asset, managing according to  ‘FAIR’ principles, data cartographies and data cataloging, Master Data Management,
  • Extensive experience in data and system lifecycle management
  • Extensive experience with managing (software) vendors and external service providers
  • Profound knowledge in Pharma ‘Big Data’ strategies and platforms such as AWS, IBM Watson, Google, Azure, Palantir, excellent understanding of semantic, elastic search and NLP
  • Extensive experience in managing R&D business and/or digital/technology projects (incl. methods, standards and documentation)
  • Extensive experience in managing teams
  • Extensive experience in qualification and validation activities of IT solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in data infrastructure solution design and management
  • Fluent command of spoken and written English

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 
(monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 5214 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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