Information Technology Associate Director

Lead Consulting Group Tokyo, Japan

Posted on
Oct 26, 2021
Job type
Career level

Job Description

Information Technology Associate Director

Our company is a global healthcare leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. We are seeking energetic, forward-thinking professionals to join our Information Technology group. Japan AMS Lead will have the opportunity to work along with global teams and make an impact on the biggest challenges at the intersection of healthcare, information, and technology. We also offer job rotations to help with our employees` professional development. This is a great opportunity to work in a global and diverse environment.

Reporting to the Regional AMS Director, this position is responsible for Maintenance, Support, and Operations of all business applications within Japan's IT Service Portfolio.

The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

1) Demand Management: Drives Business-IT outcomes; manages communications and expectations with the business clients; simplifies IT engagement by serving as the primary point of interaction and contact with the business. Also, partners with IT Capabilities and Platform teams to support the smooth roll-out of IT solutions with an effective Support model.

2) Supplier Management: Manages the global and local suppliers who provide MS&O support for systems in the scope of AMS organization. This position must participate in the governance defined for the supplier agreements, guarantee the service levels, while making sure that the supplier is fully aligned to Global IT Processes and in company Policies.

3) Service Management: Manages a defined service unit and drive a continuous improvement process. Overall accountability to manage and implement end-to-end MS&O services for existing and newly implemented business applications, in collaboration with Divisional IT Client Services, Technology Operations counterparts, and Singapore hub Capability/Platform teams. Establish a metric/performance reporting approach. Provides early-warning to the executives regarding degrading or missed service levels.

4) People management: Manages the Internal team members as well as Vendor resources; builds a strategic IT capability for the client through strategic staffing, and organizational development, as well as employee recruitment, retention, and development.

5) Financial/ Contract management: Owns and manages the team budget including the operating budget related to applications under the team`s scope, team`s T&E management, and all contract management.

Education Level:

Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent with 10+ years of relevant IT Operation experience preferably in Pharmaceutical Industry

Experience Level:

•           Extensive background in ITIL/SDLC/Agile/DevSecOps

•           Experience with customer engagement systems such as Veeva CRM/Engage/Events, SalesForce Marketing Cloud along with the understanding of AWS Cloud Services/Technologies

•           Demonstrated Strategic and Tactical skills along with strong Functional/Technical leadership

•           Strong people management experience and workforce management including geographically distributed external strategic partners

•           Strong interpersonal and change management skills

•           Effective communication with the ability to present technical information in a way that establishes rapport persuades others and gains understanding

•           Ability to achieve goals through others without having direct responsibility for them is critical

•           Ability to succeed in a dynamic, rapidly changing, highly matrixed environment

•            Ability to accomplish objectives while working with the Global AMS team, IT divisional leaders, and Country IT teams

information technology, healthcare information technology hit, infrastructure
Education level
Bachelor's Degree
Japanese Level
Business Level
English Level
Business Level
Annual Income
¥13M - 17M


Tokyo, Japan

Lead Consulting Group


Tokyo, Japan

About Us

Lead Consulting Group is an executive recruitment consultancy company based in Japan.

We work closely with multinationals, midsize to small companies, governments and educational institutions in the areas of human capital management and related services in Japan.

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