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Associate Director, Digital Product Manager, Research Informatics

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02 JUL '24: For an international world-leader in the biotech industry, we are looking for an Associate Director, Digital Product Manager, Research Informatics to join their team in Utrecht. The organisation focuses on the development of innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics in order to improve the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment. Interested to learn more? Please continue reading below.




Utrecht - Netherlands

40 uur per week

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As a product owner for Genedata Biopharma (and R&D-related systems e.g., SDMS/ELN), you will be responsible for defining and prioritizing the features and requirements of the platform, in close collaboration with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders, such as Scientists. You will also work with the agile development teams to ensure that the product vision is translated into high-quality software solutions that meet the needs of the internal customers in line with biopharmaceutical industry best practices and cutting-edge technologies. Your responsibilities will be: -Define and maintain the product backlog, user stories, and acceptance criteria for Genedata Biopharma (and R&D-related systems e.g., SDMS/ELN); -Align the product roadmap with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders; -Conduct market research and competitor analysis to identify new opportunities and trends for Genedata Biopharma (and R&D-related systems e.g., SDMS/ELN); -Communicate the product vision and the value proposition to the internal and external audiences; -Monitor and measure the product performance, the customer feedback, and the market trends, and use data-driven insights to validate assumptions and make decisions; -Collaborate with the development teams to provide guidance and clarification on the product requirements and features; -Facilitate the agile ceremonies, such as sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective, and provide feedback and coaching to the team; -Review and validate the product deliverables and ensure that they meet the quality standards and customer expectations; -Act as a single point of contact for business systems owners to provide support for product-related issues or requests; -Triage, process, communicate, escalate, and resolve assigned product-related tickets using JIRA, ServiceNow or similar solution(s); -Liaise with third-party vendor-managed services to complete product development and maintenance workstreams on time, on budget, and to quality; -Support root cause analysis, in collaboration with other cross-functional stakeholders, to identify potential solutions to issues and to prevent future problems; -Provide periodic service reports (KPIs), product performance monitoring (OKRs), and budget metrics (e.g., software license cost) for the IT systems of the overall products' portfolio; -Within the GxP regulatory framework, update the relevant documentation following applicable departmental procedures; -Assist with prioritization, categorization, and remediation of any production deviations and CAPAs; -Contribute to knowledge base articles, templates, reusable artifacts.

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  • A degree in life sciences, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field;
  • At least 8 years of experience as a product owner, product manager, business analyst, or a similar role in the biopharmaceutical or software industry;
  • Strong knowledge of the biopharmaceutical R&D processes and workflows, especially in the areas of biotherapeutics discovery and development;
  • Experience working with GxP regulations, procedures. Particularly around change management, periodic reviews, and internal audits;  
  • Strong understanding of the customer-centric approach, the user way-of-working methods, and the user experience design principles;
  • Solid knowledge of the agile methodologies, the Scrum framework, and the agile tools, such as Jira and Confluence;
  • Knowledge of the ITIL framework and SLA-based environment;
  • Ability to effectively interpret a business problem into a technical solution and articulate it back to the business stakeholders;
  • Experience with or knowledge of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning tools is a benefit;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; strong personal integrity, and the ability to work with diverse and cross-functional teams;
  • Growth mindset, a problem-solving attitude, and a continuous learning orientation;
  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment;
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving;
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds;
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team;
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative;
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to);
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so.

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In addition to the opportunity to work for a world-leader in the biotechnology industry, you will also receive the following:

  • Competitive compensation package;
  • Strong secondary benefits;
  • A good work-from-home policy.


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