International IT Director

Organization: 
Genomic Health, Inc.
Job Location: 
Munich, Bayern
Job Description: 

Genomic Health (www.genomichealth.com) is a life science company whose core competence is improving the quality of treatment decisions for patients with cancer by utilizing genomic technologies to predict cancer recurrence and response to therapy. Through research, development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory services, these diagnostic technologies generate information that healthcare providers and patients can use in making treatment decisions. As one of the leaders in this field the company is rapidly building the capability to become a worldwide hub for genomic and diagnostic data leading to more personalized medicine.

The International IT Manager is the single point of contact for IT to interact with GHI international teams across a spectrum of functions and manages the IT relationship with all international contacts, including GHI employees, contractors, consultants, partners, and vendors. Key responsibilities include a local European presence to oversee all international IT support, infrastructure, and web site development, maintenance, and support efforts. The position will work closely with functional counterparts in the Redwood City CA USA office, with direct reporting relationship to the Chief Information Officer, as well as dotted line reporting relationship to the VP of International

- Establish and maintain communication channels with Redwood City IT and with international contacts
- Manage IT relationships with GHI international offices
- Assist with international expansion plans, managing IT activities for site build-out, expansion, support, and maintenance
- Develop and manage a network of international vendors to support current and future GHI international operations
- Develop and manage a network of software development vendors for international web properties/e-Strategies
- Manage local relationships between GHI marketing/advertising firms and web development contractors
- Represent international IT at the IT Senior Leadership team and attend relevant CIO Staff meetings

- 10+ years of IT infrastructure and service management experience in an international environment
- Multi-lingual (negotiation level or better) in two or more languages, one of which must be English
- Experience in a wide range of roles (IT management, Project Management, Budget Management, and Relationship Management)
- Demonstrated capability to quickly grasp and execute within new technology domains (e.g. hosting services, Content Management Systems)
- Solid analytical skills and integration knowledge
- Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
- Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
- Demonstrated ability to influence geographically dispersed IT implementation teams and sponsors (i.e. manage multiple global inputs and create effective implementation strategies that align with corporate-based IT)
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
- BS/MS or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Management, or equivalent

TRAVEL:
- International travel required as relevant.
- Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary

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