UK - HoddesdonJob SpecificationWe offer:Vibrant and dynamic employment - we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy - our future is strong and excitingOpportunities to develop your skills and yourself - our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!A great team where we all support each other - enjoy your work - after all you spend about a third of your time here!Our Company: "We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, solving what were believed to be unsolvable scientific challenges".
We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.We are based in Hertfordshire, in the town of Hoddesdon. The Hoddesdon campus, consisting of several purpose built scientific and administrative buildings together with a purpose built conference area has more than 5,000m2 of premier R&D space and houses established Process Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Drug Discovery team, and a newly formed Drug Product Development department. The Hoddesdon site has state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities for the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and drug product to support clinical trials. We offer our employees a highly supportive team-work environment, enabling them to develop and liberate their true potential.We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefitsWe offer state of the art working environment in our modern Hoddesdon siteWe offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmesWe are seeking an experienced IT Manager who can use their technological and managerial skills to improve efficiency within the local IT team. In this role, you will analyse our current systems and assets, recommend and implement solutions and upgrades, and routinely liaise with key internal Stakeholders. Our ideal candidate has extensive and current hands-on knowledge of Windows network / server infrastructure maintenance, a sharp focus on task prioritisation, experience in managing staff, and advanced industry knowledge to keep us on the cutting edge. From day one, you’ll have an immediate impact on the day-to-day efficiency of our IT operations, and an ongoing impact on our overall growth.Responsibilities: Objectives of this RoleManage, monitor, and maintain essential IT operations, including operating systems, security tools, applications, servers, email systems, laptops, desktops, software, and networking hardware.Analyse business requirements and actively partner with key stakeholders across the organisation to develop solutions and define IT Infrastructure strategy, architecture and processes.Effectively prioritise team workload to ensure successful involvement in projects and smooth operational support.Lead large IT projects, including the design and deployment of new IT systems and services and own key responsibilities within larger business initiatives.Manage local IT teams to facilitate an efficient and effective IT support service.Work closely with quality teams to ensure adherence to compliance standardsResearch and evaluate emerging technologies.Assess vendors and develop test strategies for new hardware and software products.Prepare cost benefits analysis reports when upgrades are necessary, continuously analysing vendors to ensure they offer the best possible service and value for company needs.Track and maintain hardware and software inventory.Develop and execute disaster procedures, and maintain data backups.QualificationBachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent experienceSkills and QualificationsProfessional certifications would be an advantage5+ years experience in IT managementExperience with or knowledge of programming languages and operating systems (MS Exchange, Active Directory, and other Windows-based systems), current equipment and technologies, enterprise backup and recovery procedures, and system performance monitoringExpertise with implementing, configuring, and testing solutionsExperience leading and managing large IT projects and rolling out IT infrastructures across various technologiesExcellent working knowledge of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and phone systemsStrong critical thinking and decision-making skillsExcellent project management skills and strong ability to prioritiseFirm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practicesWhy Should You Apply?This is an opportunity for you as a successful IT Manager to demonstrate your ability to make a real impact in a fast-growing and highly respected CRO striving to become the world leader in contract research servicesBuild and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of scientific researchTo be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we doPharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development. With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 15,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan and China