Operations Application Manager (JO0147306) Paris, France

Terms and Conditions:

Starting date: ASAP

Location: Paris, France

Duration: Min 6 months

Language: English, French (if possible)

Sector: Pharmaceutical industry

Manager, Applications  - Technical Operations

The Manager, Applications works closely with the VP of Global Technical Operations IT and other key business decision-makers in identifying and implementing cost-effective application technology solutions for technical operations that includes Manufacturing, Production, Quality, Process Development & Analytical Development. This position provides the strategy, leadership, and day-to-day management of the global technical operations applications.


Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of management.

  • Provides Application advisory services with Manufacturing, Quality, and Production functional leaders, SME's, power users, and third-party vendors to explore improvement opportunity
  • Communicate with various business units to gather project requirements, providing end-to-end application support
  • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) on all technology related deliverables, tasks, activities and development of integration toolsets and practices for manufacturing, quality, and laboratory systems; provide expert guidance to the team on best practices, standardization and documentation; provide guidelines to ensure consistent user experiences
  • Manages the selection, implementation, operation, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of global technical operations applications
  • Work with stakeholders to define business and system requirements for existing and new implementations including the development of User and Functional Requirement Specifications
  • Plans, execute and finalize projects according to timeline and budget
  • Controls and manages production system issues: triage issues; conduct detailed impact analysis, root cause analysis, and downstream effects of modifications; Determine most effective way to operationalize fixes
  • Implements and enforces departmental policies and procedures
  • In coordination with departmental management, ensures compliance with regulatory and audit agency requirements

Minimum Requirements:

      • Verbal & Written Fluency in English & French (position is Paris based reporting to VP in the US)
      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, business or related required
      • Minimum of 7 years in Information Technology Applications
      • 5+ year of implementation and support experience with manufacturing, quality, & laboratory systems
      • Experience in Project management in leading the teams
      • Experience in writing the SDLC and Validation deliverables including functional and technical                           specifications for development and testing scripts
      • Prefer experience in Pharma / Biopharmaceutical / BioTech / other healthcare organization
      • Prefer prior experience with Quality Management/Quality Systems
      • Demonstrated capability to conceptualize, analyze, and solve technical and business challenges
      • A team player and effective communicator who can build consensus
      • Must demonstrate excellent presentation, communication, writing and facilitation skills