Associate Director, Team Leader Commercial Systems


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Job Responsibilities


Role overview:

  • Driving the digital transformation of the Commercial, Marketing and Medical affairs functions worldwide by promoting an innovative and effective use of digital technologies.
  • Building, maintaining and operating reliably and cost-effectively the corresponding information systems.
  • The success of this position in implementing the proper systems and in maximizing their use, has a direct impact on Idorsia effectiveness in promoting its drugs and consequently a direct impact on company overall


Business Scope:

  • Drive digitalization of the customer experience for Idorsia globally through the selection and delivery of digital solutions focused on customer engagement, customer insights and customer education. The person in that role will partner with the global commercial and medical affairs organization to develop digitalization of the corresponding business areas.
  • Ensure that systems and technology enable the business, deliver information for decision making, or connect employees in the countries with health care professionals
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with national and international regulations.


Key responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning and rollout of the information systems and related processes in full alignment with commercial and medical affairs roadmap for Idorsia’s product launches and promotion.
  • Advising business leaders on the implications of IT-enabled change and working with them to mitigate business risk and deliver a positive user experience.
  • Design and development of the information systems organization supporting commercial, marketing and medical processes globally.
  • Global accountability for delivery of digital projects within the scope of responsibilities
  • Accountable for line managing staff of up to 15 internal HCs within 4 years plus external staff, supporting business processes and systems within the scope of responsibilities. 
  • Monitors and accounts for IT expenditure of 20-25 mio CHF over 4 years. Makes early identification of where costs may exceed planned budget and provides timely reports, ensuring that all IT financial targets in the area of responsibility can be met.


Candidate's Requirements



  • Master’s degree in business/IT or equivalent industry experience


Job experience:

  • 10 or more years of professional experience with preferably 5 years in the commercial area of pharmaceuticals industry
  • 5 years of experience in IT management including budgeting, people management and technical development


Skills (functional/technical):

  • Technical leadership and strategic planning:
    • Entrepreneurial and strategic thinking to progress commercial priorities through effective and innovative use of technology for both internal (e.g. marketing, sales, medical affairs) and external (e.g. healthcare professionals, patients) stakeholders.
    • Ability to create and align the right Commercial systems vision, strategy and roadmap with the business objectives.
    • Ability to deliver world class IT services including system availability/stability, mean time to resolve performance and outstanding user experience with technology and IT teams.
    • Lean thinking capable to drive process simplicity throughout the organization by leveraging technology solutions.
    • Versed in the pharmaceutical industry practices and regulations and its applicability to IT.
  • Relationship and people management skills:
    • Able to network and leverage strong internal and external resources and expertise to understand business challenges and opportunities and deliver relevant IT solutions.
    • Demonstrate strong stakeholder’s management skills, including interaction with the global Commercial senior management team and affiliates general managers
    • Strong people, team leadership and management skills with evidence of creating high performing teams and delivering operational excellence.
    • Experience leading cross-functional and multicultural team in a global environment.

What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Corporate Functions IT

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1433


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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