Head of IT

QA · Oslo/Copenhagen, Norway/Denmark
Department QA
Employment Type Full-Time

We are looking for a Head of IT to join our Nykode team! In this important role, you will work both strategically and operational and be provided with the opportunity to establish and build a strong IT function that is in line with our business strategy. The goal is to build a business-driven and service-oriented IT function with clear strategic direction that will support the future growth of the business.

Job Title: Head of IT

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Location: Oslo, Norway – Copenhagen, Denmark


You will be working in close collaboration with colleagues from all functions within the organization. To succeed in this role, we believe you must have a strong IT background with experience from managing IT within a highly regulated environment preferably in Pharma/Biotech. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with various stakeholders are essential attributes. Moreover, you will align with the changing business needs and have a genuine interest in how IT can support the business, collaboration, and compliance.


The position is based in Oslo/Copenhagen and will report to Head of QA.


Job responsibilities

  • Establish and implement a business-driven and scalable IT function using internal and external capabilities and resources
  • Establish and implement IT governance and internal control on information security aligned to business needs
  • Review and recommend IT-related investments for the Executive Management Team and manage the IT Budget
  • Administrate architecture (SharePoint, OneDrive, network, cloud applications) in collaboration with external vendors
  • Ensure operational, validated, and secure IT solutions aligned with business needs and overall risk
  • Ensure compliance of IT infrastructure and applications to relevant regulations, guidelines and standards including but not limited to ISO27001/2, GxP, GDPR and SOX
  • Head implementation of new IT systems and applications to fit business needs in close collaboration with line functions
  • Implement structures and systems to facilitate data management
  • Work with employees to ensure holistic cyber security awareness and training
  • Establish framework for vendor management and perform vendor management within information security
  • Work closely with external vendors to ensure that information security requirements are implemented and operational across the value chain
  • Work closely with business units, legal, and executive management in vendor selection
  • Stay current on industry trends and new technologies to recommend initiatives for improvement and growth


Education and experience requirements


  • Educational background within Business administration, IT, Engineering, or other technical degree coupled with solid experience in operational and strategic IT
  • Experience from leading an IT function
  • Previous experience from working within the Life science industry (Pharma/Biotech)
  • Knowledge of GxP requirements for computerized systems
  • Knowledge of relevant information security standards, GDPR and other relevant privacy regulations
  • Experience with IT governance
  • Experience with IT vendor/supplier management


Who are we looking for?


When hiring new employees, we look for the people who are inspired by the Nykode technology and our quest to unlock the future of medicine. We embrace new ways of thinking and doing. When growing and building our teams, we look for the people inspired by our mission and those seeking to join a collaborative and value-based company culture. An eagerness to learn and continuously develop is a core characteristic of our highly skilled and competent individuals. Life at Nykode is an opportunity to take part in the journey to push the boundaries of human advancement. Our work is meaningful, and we care. We care about the patients, and we care about each other.


The application process


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please note that we do not accept applications by mail. Should you have any further questions regarding the position, reach out to us: recruitment@nykode.com

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