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Job Posting - Associate Director, Global Information Management

  • 1.  Job Posting - Associate Director, Global Information Management

    Posted 11-18-2021 17:49

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    Associate Director, Global Information Management

    Our team is a global information division that supports Otsuka globally with customized intelligence solutions and specialized resources in product development and commercialization to enhance business strategy and decision-making.

    Job Description

    • Leads global online information portal procurement operations, including needs assessment, product identification, evaluation, vendor negotiations, and licensing, including collaboration with global customers and vendors.
    • Supervises professional staff, including management, mentoring, coaching, and development.
    • Manages responsibility for outsourced information team, including contracting and service issue management.
    • Serves as an integral part of the information center leadership team, guiding department operations, initiatives, planning, and strategy in accordance with the company's strategic direction.
    • Oversees department functions and develops effective operations, standards, policies, and procedures in areas of responsibility, including online global license procurement and budgeting.
    • Engages with cross-functional stakeholders to understand changing business needs; provides most relevant resources and tools for efficient and effective support of the business across global  Otsuka affiliates
    • Coordinates with other departments to centralize online information resources to ensure efficiency and ROI and deliver enhanced cross-functional outcomes.
    • Supports global online information portal deployment and vendor relationship management.
    • Collaborate with the global information research and global information systems teams within the information department.
    • Develops and manages department budget, including yearly planning, oversight, and forecast adjustments.
    • Engages with global key stakeholders, and supports IRC marketing, outreach, and training initiatives.
    • Collaborates with Otsuka's Global Information Network for effective resource sharing, utilization, and cost effectiveness.
    • Supports tracking and monitoring of products and industry trends to provide competitive and business intelligence to help Otsuka enhance strategic planning and operations.



    • Master's degree in Information Science/Library Science/Sciences
    • 12+ years of information center experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical industry.
    • 6+ years of management or supervisory experience.
    • Strong background in global licensing, negotiation, and vendor management.
    • Experience with developing and managing departmental budget, including planning and forecasting.
    • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with internal customers, global key stakeholders, and external vendors.
    • Demonstrated experience with developing and enhancing operational policies and procedures.
    • Strong ability to identify and solve problems effectively with creative or innovative solutions.
    • Advanced knowledge of information management, organization, and search technologies
    • Expert capabilities with specialized pharmaceutical and business information resources such as Dialog, Ovid, Cortellis, Decision Resources, Datamonitor, Citeline products, EvaluatePharma, Factiva, Thomson One, Adis, and EBSCO.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively while adhering to well-defined and well-established departmental procedures and processes.
    • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Have initiative and proactively strive for superior customer services and outcomes.
    • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with internal customers and external vendors.
    • Adaptable, flexible, and able to balance multiple projects; ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.


    • Experience leading in a global work environment
    • Experience with cross-functional collaboration
    • Experience with GeniePlus and RightFind
    • Degree in Sciences

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    Disclaimer:  This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

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    Anitha Steventon
    Manager, Global Information & Analysis