Associate Director, Commercial IT- Digital Marketing Technologies at Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Summary

This an exciting opportunity to work with different brand marketing and IT teams to assess, manage, and deploy various strategic digital initiatives targeted for both Patients and Healthcare providers. This will be a dynamic role involving defining the technology roadmap to build the necessary capabilities for supporting Omnichannel marketing, and various related transformational digital marketing initiatives. The role will also involve leading the implementation for respective MarTech stack required to support the necessary marketing capabilities and orchestrating cross-functional activities to implement the necessary digital marketing journeys.

Job Description

The Associate Director
, Commercial IT, Marketing Technology role involves leading developing MarTech roadmap, and implementing the necessary technologies to support these business capabilities. Besides, the Associate Director will collaborate with cross-functional marketing, and IT teams, and external partners to deliver the respective multi-channel and Omnichannel initiatives. Additionally, the Associate Director will lead assessing new initiatives and technologies, propose recommendations, and plan and execute related initiatives. The position will report to the Director, Commercial IT, Marketing Technologies.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Technology and Solution Management: Analyze and apply the relevant marketing technologies to enable Omnichannel marketing capabilities. Implement the technical capabilities and necessary support activities. Contribute to define IT Technology and integration roadmap.

  • Business Partnership: Lead the requirement gathering effort, analyze business needs, develop business cases for larger initiatives; evaluate and qualify opportunities. Identify opportunities for business process and technology improvements.

  • Subject Matter Expert: Serve as a SME for assigned area, understand business needs and technology landscape, maintain awareness of industry trends, and provide recommendations to facilitate decision making.

  • Financial Management: Participate in the development of annual budgets and periodic forecasts and re-plans. Manage the IT budget for assigned projects, and related technology platforms.

  • Vendor Management: Participate in vendors evaluation, selection, and management for assigned projects, working with the IT organization.

  • Service Management: Provide oversight for the day-to-day operations of assigned area working with the support partners. Align with relevant IT teams to apply necessary incident and change management best practices and tools. Measure KPIs and drive teams to achieve operational excellence.

  • Governance: Build and maintain an operating model for assigned area. Lead technology governance processes, working with cross functional stakeholders to gain alignment. Drive prioritization of the backlog; shape and manage demand.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • End-to-End ownership of digital projects delivery for brand marketing teams. apply best practices and oversee the governance of project delivery to ensure consistent and efficient engagement between partners. Projects may include delivery of branded and unbranded websites, development of social media assets, interactive CLM content, HTML emails, and internal marketing portals.

  • Evaluate and implement new capabilities to meet business needs leveraging existing and emerging marketing technologies, including Omnichannel, Multi-Channel Marketing automation platforms, Orchestration and best next action engines, , Customer Identity management, and Customer Data platforms

  • Assess and document Marketing technology roadmaps to align strategically with business and IT strategy



  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum 8 years of digital marketing technology related experience is required.

  • Strong understanding of MarTech stack and architecture of Omnichannel technologies and best practices

  • Strong analytical, business analysis, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong understanding of project management and agile methodologies

  • Proficiency using collaboration tools, like Office 365 or similar

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • An understanding of systems development lifecycle and change management methodologies

  • Good understanding of Omnichannel best practice, operating models, and related marketing processes.

  • Working knowledge, or certifications in marketing automation technologies like SalesForce Marketing Cloud, or equivalent

  • Strong solution architecture, systems integration, Custom Data Platforms, channel orchestration, and related technologies supporting Omnichannel capabilities

  • Strong negotiation and collaboration skills

  • Up to 10% travel is required based upon business needs.


  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry, or other regulated industries

  • Experience with Mobile and Web development practices is highly desirable

  • Experience in usability testing, UX, and web and mobile design

  • Knowledge with Agile methodologies like SCRUM, and/or SAFE is highly desirable

  • Experience with Office 365, JIRA, Slack, and similar modern collaboration tools

  • Working knowledge with Adobe or Google Analytics, Drupal, HTML 5, CSS, and/or other web development, CMS, and related analytics and tagging technologies

  • Strong understanding of databases, integration method, APIs, and cloud hosting technologies like AWS is highly desirable

  • Experience working with Project Review Committees (PRC) to obtain content approval before deploying digital assets.

  • Understanding of HIPAA, compliance, and privacy requirements for delivering digital projects in the healthcare industry

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Disclaimer: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

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