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IT&D Director, Regulatory, Safety, Medical & Connected Lab

As the IT & Digital Director, you will be responsible for the success of the full product life cycle of the products that sit beneath them. You will directly manage product/ product line managers and product teams to meet and exceed quality and value delivery performance metrics, as well as collaborating with your relevant senior functional owner to ensure alignment with business requirements.


IT&D Director, Regulatory, Safety, Medical & Connected Lab
Slough, Berkshire
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package


The product group is responsible for all products within Regulatory, Safety, Compliance, Medical and IP product lines, ensuring that the end-to-end value for each product is delivered from ideation to retirement.


You'll develop and maintain a robust understanding of their functional area, aligning product strategy to the wider business functional goals. You will be the key point of contact for the Product Managers beneath them, managing the demands of their business aligned counterparts, alongside the requirements of the Product Managers beneath them, and acting as a single senior point of contact for the business to reduce complexity and foster strong relationships.


We'll look to you to provide direction to the Product Managers by translating both business requirements into technology solutions and explain complex IT solutions to non-technical resources. You will be accountable for the financial performance of your Product Line, and directly reporting all budgetary decisions to your respective Product Group Lead. You will also be responsible for identifying and building the necessary capabilities for your Product Line, either through talent acquisition or relevant training of the existing resources within your scope. 

Main outputs & deliverables:

  • Implementation of short term and long term high-level Product Line Strategy and Vision, alongside roadmaps 
  • Applies product management discipline to full scope of accountability and to each product within the product line and proactively manages product life cycle
  • Continuous improvement through innovative and data driven practices. Oversees the long-term business capability automation and digitalisation roadmap for the business outcomes, the products, and the product group deliver
  • Maintenance of an IT&D Governance process that enables prioritisation
  • Clear decision-making within the Product Line, including decisions on the Product Group IT&D budget  
  • Ensuring that the integration between products and platforms is working
  • Security compliance and risk-management of all in-flight projects within your scope.


Skills & experience

  • Functional: 
    • Change Leadership
    • Product Management
    • Business & Strategy definition
    • Sales, Marketing & Communications
    • Regulatory and compliance experience within a consumer goods/healthcare environment
    • Sound understanding of commercial organisation, P&L management
    • Knowledge and understanding of connected Lab technology capabilities
  • Technical:
    • Deep experience in end-to-end technology development
    • Strong understanding of emerging software engineering methodologies and principles
    • Practical experience in agile delivery methodologies 
    • Deep and demonstrable leadership and stakeholder management capabilities across matrix organisations.

Competencies & attributes:

  • Methodologies: Knowledge of Agile frameworks
  • Management and collaboration within business and own teams
  • Inspiring teams to get behind a vision
  • Effectively conveys complex and political issues to diverse audiences
  • Creates and sustains an innovative culture


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 

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