Allergan Dir Lab Informatics Analytics Services in Irvine, California

Dir Lab Informatics Analytics Services

Irvine, California, United States at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

Rockaway, New Jersey, United States

Oct 05, 2016Post Date

151578Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The Director will be globally responsible for recommending, developing, implementing and monitoring Laboratory Informatics systems such as Lab Information management systems (LIMS), Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), and Quality Laboratory Analytics capabilities across the enterprise for Allergan Global Lab Informatics & Analytics Services functions. This role will support business operations across a global network spanning 12 manufacturing sites and 4 R&D sites. The role will enable automation of Research, Pharmaceutical sciences, Non Clinical Development, Quality and Laboratory business operations across branded and devices segments. The anticipated increase in branded product mix will require new global scientific capabilities for the business and global IT technology enablers based on molecular targets chosen. In addition, he/she will be responsible for evaluating emerging global regulatory, scientific changes and providing the impact assessment and remediation strategies across all core application systems. The Director will be required to work closely with all IT, business functions and senior management to deliver enterprise business system solutions that will enable the business to deliver on short and long term strategic goals and objectives.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws.

  • Recommending, developing, implementing and monitoring application systems, tools, standards and procedures.

  • Work closely with all IT and business functions to define technical standards for all core application systems that will be used to make strategic decisions with customers.

  • Responsible for understanding the business use of applications and providing the best, most cost- effective solutions.

  • Establish the stewardship for applications governance and architecture process and control procedures for his/her respective functional areas of responsibility.

  • Work with the IT teams to consolidate redundant application technologies including cost benefit analysis and establish controlling procedures for introduction of new application technologies across the organization.

  • Evaluate potential impacts on business unit operations when new application systems and technologies are introduced.

  • Participates with vendors in the assessment of application/instrument technologies, tools, methodologies, sourcing, etc.

  • Investigate industry trends and new technologies, providing guidance and recommendations to senior management.

  • Provide consulting to project teams, and perform assessments of infrastructure and application assets, identifying potential and actual system risks and recommending corrective measures.

  • Perform all activities in compliance with the internal and external requirements/standards controls.

Under limited direction, provide functional leadership to a team of business functional analysts and system developers to deliver and support strategic company and functional objectives.

Possess extensive project management experience; ensures that tasks are completed on time and on budget.

  • Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws.

  • Communicates with internal and external resources to ensure project success. Manages against project plans.

  • Oversees, participates and approves the interviewing, hiring, and training of departmental employees; conducts performance evaluations for direct reports; and assists direct report managers with performance evaluation process for their units

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


· Ten (10) or more year’s directly related and progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Business and personal computer hardware and software applications.

  • Budget management for approved initiatives.

  • Must have a solid understanding of system applications needed to support the manufacturing, distribution, and financial information needs of a pharmaceutical company.

  • R&D, Pharmaceutical, distribution, manufacturing environment and policies and procedures.

  • Extensive Research and Development, Laboratory informatics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Manufacturing systems knowledge.

  • Current Company policies and practices, including safety rules and regulations.

  • Deep Research and Development, Laboratory informatics/, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Quality operation systems knowledge.

  • Providing excellent customer service with both internal and external customers.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and multi-task to resolve critical issues. Manage complex projects and track against expectations.

  • Effectively interface with senior management and subject matter experts.

  • Ability to implement new applications while simultaneously supporting/optimizing those that are already in use.

  • Ability to quickly prioritize issues/requests and be capable of personally diving deep when required to deliver solutions within an acceptable timeframe.

  • Works well under pressure and can resolve complex problems

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Must have a solid understanding of diverse variety of laboratory Informatics systems such as Labware LIMS, Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), & Laboratory Analytics needed to support the manufacturing, distribution, and financial information needs of a pharmaceutical company

· Must have demonstrated background in FDA, EMA and other International GxP standards.

· Pharmaceutical industry experience.


Bachelor's Degree in related field from an accredited college or university.