Applications Manager

Job Title: Applications Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chertsey, Surrey
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 70092-ITENG-REF_1504536622
Contact Name: Rebecca Fagan
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 04, 2017 15:50

Job Description

APPLICATIONS MANAGER - SHAREPOINT - HPRMS - PHARMA - £63k + 7600 car allowance + bonus + benefits

The objective of the Applications Manager role is to manage the support, development and continuous innovation of an application or suite of applications to maximize business value of the application across Astellas EMEA.

The Applications Manager will work closely with the relevant 3rd Party product vendors EMEA Business Users to ensure efficient and optimal utilization of the Application environment, and is responsible for the day-to-day "run" and "maintain" activities that assure the availability and stability of the application to the users.
The Applications Manager will act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the nominated application/suite of applications and will support EMEA IS in assessing and refining customer/business requirements, developing a detailed applications architecture to support application projects including upgrades and changes and will define any applications integration required with other elements of the EMEA IS and underpinning global IS environments.
The Applications Manager will work to ensure project delivered applications changes are of the right quality and consistent with the core/global designs and comply with the defined policies and processes.
The Applications Manager will provide an Application specific Design Assurance capability for EMEA IS to support and validate all related project design and change activity.
The Applications Manager will maintain and apply their knowledge of the application and future, planned functionality to identify innovation opportunities, and support and manage the delivery of process and system improvements.
Embed Compliance Culture across all Regions of the business ensuring Integrity in Action is actively applied in all initiatives. Ensure EMEA IS Function(s) strictly adopt a culture of ethics and compliance; leading by example and appropriately challenging non-compliance.

Ensure adherence to Astellas policies relating to healthcare compliance standards and interactions with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) and Patient Organisations (POs).

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

·Pharma sector experience with strong customer focus; in multi-disciplinary, matrix and cross-cultural settings.
·Adept at turning business requirements into solutions
·Experience of managing vendors/third parties
·High attention to detail
·Self starter - requires little management
·Deep technical, working knowledge of the relevant Application/Application suite - Sharepoint / HPRMS or similar
·Track-record of leading planning process with excellent organisational and collaboration skills
·Proven compliance expertise ; to understand and comply with industry laws and relevant regulations.
·Coaching and collaboration skills to interact with all levels of personnel to achieve shared goals.
·Demonstrable examples of ability to develop, coach and enable high performance teams and proactively promote best practice and knowledge sharing.
·Proven ability to influence, (appropriately) challenge and engage diverse senior stakeholders.
·Fluent in written and verbal business English
·Graduate or equivalent professional qualification and/or proven expertise.