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Statistical Programming Head, ID&V

Beerse, Belgium; Netherlands

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1700213757W

Janssen Pharmaceutica joined the Johnson & Johnson group in 1961. Today, Janssen Pharmaceutica is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world and employs more than 4,000 professionals in Belgium. Our research and development centre develops products for a wide range of disease areas, such as mental disorders, neurological problems, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.
The Statistical Programming TA Head within the Integrated Data Analytics and Reporting (IDAR) group is responsible for providing input to Stats Programming strategy and deliverables for a therapeutic area, aligned to the overall IDAR and GCDO/RDO strategies. This position is also responsible to collaborate with the peers, Stats Programming and Analysis (SP&A) Head, TA Standards Lead, Chief Standards Officer and IDAR TALs to provide input on process optimization and innovation within the therapeutic area assigned, ensuring alignment across IDAR.  
The person will be located preferably in Beerse, Belgium
This position supervises Data Analysis Leads, Programming Leads and Statistical Programmers supporting the TA.
This position is accountable to own one or more SP&A processes impacting all TAs.
This position is accountable for recruiting, resource planning, management and development of all employees within their organization to meet current and future business needs.  Coaching and mentoring others as needed.
Provides input to Stats Programming strategy and deliverables, process optimization and innovation across compounds and projects within the therapeutic area assigned.   
  • As part of the Stats Programming leadership team, contribute to decisions on business strategy, processes, outsourcing and resource allocations across sites.  Provides strategic input into the evaluation and reassessment of departmental processes.
  • Identify process optimization and innovation within therapeutic area assigned and ensure alignment of processes and procedures across Stats Programming.
  • Provide input to IDAR TALs on study prioritization and resource allocation to ensure programs within therapeutic area assigned are supported.  Provide input and approval on resource demand for therapeutic area as part of budget planning in conjunction with Stats Programming peers and Head.   
  • Make recommendations around process/policy deviations to adhere or adjust to local or project requirements.
Provides leadership to the Stats Programming team by attracting and retaining top talent, developing team members, and ensuring organizational effectiveness, transparency, and communication.
  • Charged with making decisions associated with the management of assigned personnel and local administration, including hiring, performance management, space allocation, supplies, budget, travel, etc.  
  • Undertake people development responsibilities through coaching, training, and performance management as well as ensure compliance with department SOP’s, policies and regulatory guidance documents.
  • Accountable for the decisions made by the Stats Programming Leads and Statistical Programmers from a performance perspective.
  • Coordinate with functional Therapeutics Heads and other colleagues to ensure alignment of departmental roles and responsibilities.
Accountable to provide input into the development of departmental policies, procedures, training and standards. 
  • Policy and standards development and compliance as it relates to the therapeutic area assigned.
  • Participate in and/or lead global cross-functional and cross-company initiatives, as applicable.
  • Own one or more department procedures, ensuring the processes are up to date and efficient.
  • Lead process improvement projects, as needed, to continue building best in class Stats Programming organization.
This position reports to Stats Programming Head (SP&A Head).  There are regular interactions with the SP&A Head, IDAR Head and senior leadership to identify and share input for strategies and approaches.  Work is received in broad terms and this position is provided independence for execution.
This position supervises Stats Programming Leads and Statistical Programmers. 
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Participate in IDAR and GCDO initiatives as assigned.
  • Regularly meet with direct reports to ensure consistency and appropriate progress towards project goals.
  • Collaborate and partners with cross-functional leadership to drive issue escalation and issue resolution, and champion best practices.
  • Collaborate with vendor to optimize sourcing decisions.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a leadership function in clinical Stats Programming or biometrics organizations is required.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Excellent people leadership skills and people management experience of 7 years is strongly preferred. 
  • Extensive understanding of Stats Programming, general knowledge of clinical operations and statistical programming practices and systems is required. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidance documents such as ICH requirements, inter-departmental processes, and relevant Clinical R&D concepts is required. 
  • In-depth knowledge of project management, team leadership and people development practices is preferred.  
  • Knowledge related to talent development and relevant personnel policies and procedures is required. 
  • Knowledge of cross-functional working environment and industry trends that have an effect on departmental resources is required. 
  • Knowledge of sourcing strategies, resource management, and organizational impact is required.
  • Excellent leadership, decision-making skills and proven the ability to foster team productivity and cohesiveness is required.
  • Ability to operate and execute without supervision is required.
  • Refined oral and written communication skills, including effective negotiation, influencing, and active listening is required.
  • Strong customer focus and belief in J&J Credo values is required.
What’s in it for you…?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset.  We take your career seriously.
As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility. Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.
Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

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Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
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