Associate Director, Team Leader Data Management & Analytics


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 data management including MDM, Data Warehousing and integration as well as planning and analytics 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 will result in an efficient handling of globally integrated master data and a company-wide data warehouse which serves as a single point of truth. This success will have a significant positive impact on management functions in all business areas to get information faster and with higher quality which supports better management decisions.

Business Scope:

  • Create an analytics platform that is offering a seamless user experience and enables key users to manage their KPIs
  • Key success factor for the corporate data warehouse are reliable and harmonized data. Data management has to follow well defined processes and create transparency on data quality.
  • Ensure an intelligent authorization concept that allows flexibility and easy maintenance which will be the backbone of Idorsia’s new data warehouse
  • Establish a company wide MDM solution to manage commercial, financial, human resource and other master data objects. This MDM solution will act as the main reference for master data objects which are consumed by other information systems.

Key responsibilities:

  • 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 global functions.
  • Global accountability for delivery of digital projects within the scope of responsibilities
  • Accountable for line managing staff of up to 10 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 6-8 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 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 data management and analytics priorities through effective and innovative use of technology.
    • Ability to create and align the right 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 management of all business functions.
    • 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: 1434


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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