IT Business Partner, Business Systems

Karyopharm Therapeutics   •  

Newton, MA

Less than 5 years

Posted 238 days ago

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We are looking for an IT Business Partner that will work with the Senior Director, Enterprise Applications in providing oversight of the design, definition, implementation, testing, integration, and support/operations of the Finance, Legal, Investor Relations, and Human Resources technologyportfolio. This individual will support the Finance, Legal, Investor Relations, and Human Resources groups to analyze the existing enterprise applications portfolio, provide support for the roadmap for that portfolio of applications, and assist in defining opportunities for change.


  • Ownership of the technologyportfolio related to Finance, Legal, Investor Relations, and Human Resources, ensuring interoperability and responsiveness to the technology needs of these groups
  • Assist the Department Head in ensuring that the application architectures are understood, properly implemented, and administered effectively
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with strategic development partners and with internal business partners
  • Establishing and developing strong relationships with function leaders to understand strategy and execution plans
  • Manage vendor relationships for application components of the architecture
  • Oversee monitoring of all relational database implementations in conjunction with the infrastructure team to ensure proper security, efficient utilization, allocation and user access
  • Stay abreast of IT best practices around pharmaceutical and other industry technologies and their relevance to the company
  • Assist the Department Head in the development of statements of work, contracts, managed service and service level agreements with vendors, and strategic sourcing related to the area of focus
  • Assist in the writing and management of controlled processes around systems including validation, change control, electronic signature, and system-specific sysadmin documentation
  • Develop and disseminate application training materials and support standards for the user community supported
  • Oversee application development, implementation, and configuration through a structured project lifecycle methodology to successfully deliver internally developed, purchased/customized, and SaaS solutions related



  • At least 4 years’ technical experience with demonstrated success as a business partner in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • A forward-looking, run to the work, solution seeking mindset
  • Understanding of a publicly traded company as it relates to the regulatory environment that it operates in.
  • Working knowledge of the processes associated with the Finance, Legal, Investor Relations, and Human Resources functions
  • Knowledge of SOX requirements are highly desired
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP, at least 2 years’ experiencepreferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of expense reporting, purchase requisition, invoice management, contract management, and human resource systems
  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience, which has included the successful development and implementation of roadmaps for large, multiple location, enterprise-wide application initiatives
  • Strong understanding of the relationship between applications, databases, operating systems, processing platforms, storage platforms, and networks
  • Proven ability to manage third-party relationships in the management of hosted/SaaS systems
  • Experience in complete life cycle management including but is not limited to: requirements gathering and documentation methodologies, application design, vendor selection, development methodologies and project tracking, source control and defect tracking, change management, release control, and documentation, deployment and training
  • Analytical skills and ability to link work priorities to business imperatives
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively across the organization
  • Experience in a planning and control role (budget tracking, plan development, status reporting, etc.)
  • Team leader with an ability to set specific measurable milestones and monitoring progress against these goals