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Digital Lead - Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance 



The primary responsibilities of this role, Digital Lead – Medical Affairs & Pharmacovigilance, are to:

  • Act as trusted advisor and single point of contact for IT related topics in the area of MAPV;
  • Direct all IT/Digital efforts in the respective functional area to ensure the maximum value creation for our customers and company;
  • Build trust to influence strategic direction and align on business outcomes to be achieved through digital investments; 
  • Provide strategic input and transformation roadmap to corporate IT strategy;
  • Prepare and conduct management presentations;
  • Evangelize digital change throughout respective area and drive digital agenda (e.g. digital transformation);
  • Identify value potential through digital business models;
  • Translate business strategy and priorities into technology & data focus areas/investments;
  • Scout the respective industry for transformative trends and consult on their value;
  • Ensure delivery of business outcomes and digital roadmap through partnership with IT/digital delivery platforms;
  • Align, prioritize and drive support for the IT portfolio and the full set of investments in functional area;
  • For their respective functional area, own the associated Digital project portfolio;
  • Ensure superior external customer and business proximity as well as user orientation;
  • When applicable, support relevant M&A activities around data & technology;
  • Co-develop and co-own the functional strategies in the respective area with a focus on driving a major transformation of our company towards the leading customer and digital driven company in our industry;
  • Accountable for the execution of the digital strategy in their area of responsibility;
  • This role is located in Whippany, NJ.  Relocation assistance may be offered for this role.
  • Visa sponsorship may be offered for this role.



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:

  • University degree (Bachelors or Masters) in computer science, science, medicine or an equivalent qualification; 
  • Strong business acumen and external market knowledge in the area of Medical Affairs & Pharmacovigilance and experience with current challenges/digital innovations in the area;
  • Significant contributions in digital innovation and design thinking.
  • Several years of customer-facing work in IT and/or business functions;
  • Experienced in multidisciplinary strategic IT portfolio development and planning;
  • Experience leading a growth organization with increasing scale and dynamic operations; 
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented person with strong initiative skills;
  • Communication, organization and influencing skills, while demonstrating business insight with a strategic and innovative mindset;
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity;
  • Fluency in English language, both written and spoken;
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment;
  • Problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to evolve digital product strategy based on research, data and industry trends;
  • Ability to think strategically about technology and execute as necessary.





Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany     
Division: Enabling Functions    
Reference Code: 599401     
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