Head of IT (Director/Sr. Director)

Added: 6/30/2022

REF: 22662

Contract: Permanent

Location: Medford, Massachusetts, United States

Company Overview:

  • Biotech Company
  • Working towards sustainable food production and also provide access to effective treatment for various diseases 
  • Publicly Traded
  • Addressing key issues in plant health and human health 
  • Team of over 300 people 
  • Offices in both MA and NC 
  • Embody the principles of diversity and equality

Position Overview:

  • Lead and oversee the companies IT function
  • Responsible for envisioning the IT organization, creating an IT roadmap and an IT strategic plan
  • Define how technology enables the organizational business strategy through applications and data enablement
  • Manage and scale IT organization for commercialization and organizational growth 
  • Ensure that team members understand and respect functional goals, objectives, priorities, and timelines
  • Report to the VP of Finance
  • Work out of the MA office


  • Develop and roll out a vision for the IT organization
  • Define how technology enables the  business strategy 
  • Create change an innovation within the IT function
  • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals
  • Foster innovation, prioritize IT initiatives, and coordinate the evaluations
  • Manage current and future IT systems across the organization
  • Presenting your road map and operation plans to the board/executive team
  • Keep up with the latest trends
  • Create a culture of technological innovation
  • Transition to cloud services
  • Implement new tools for data visualization
  • Develop and maintain the whole IT organizational structure
  • Provide organizational support based on the needs of the business
  • Establish goals, objectives, and procedures
  • Assess and communicate risks associated with changes in IT
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spend
  • Develop enterprise-wide cybersecurity, disaster recovery and business continuity plans
  • Make recommendations on how things can be improved
  • Establish integrated working relationships across the organization for technology alignment and integration.
  • Function as an internal advisor and business partner to the Executive Leadership Team
  • Develop IT team into key business partners
  • Partner with ongoing key leaders across the organization


Required Experience

  • Experience in life science industry
  • Must have a college degree from an accredited 4 year university 
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Must have a client service attitude  
  • Be able to focus on responsiveness 
  • Be willing to deliver to coworkers and customers
  • Change agent
  • Must be able to collaborate and lead
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Results focused
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful operating in a complex environment
  • Strong technical skills

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