Charles River Laboratories Director, Business Technology Partnerships, RMS in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Director, Business Technology Partnerships, RMS

Req ID #: 38352


Wilmington, MA, US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking aDirector, Business Technology Partnerships, RMS located inWilmington, MA.

Develops strategy to support the future of the Research Model & Services organization by achieving overall strategic intent, accounting for changes in the company's global business, industry, and macro technology environment. Coordinate and lead the business through process design and implementation of technology solutions, in partnership with Project Management Office and IT service delivery teams. Manages the connections between the market, the mission and the means. Agrees and sets goals for operating units; supplies and co-ordinates resources for established practices and systems; creates unity amongst functions of direct reports; conveys appropriate context, expectations, and information to those executing the work. Evaluates needs and determines whether technology is the appropriate solution. Designs and develops new systems, practices/methologies and relationships (e.g. with suppliers or customers); integrates new and current systems; terminates practices and systems that can no longer realize strategic intent; maximizes value from technology investments.

The following are minimum requirements related to theDirector, Business Technology Partnerships, RMSposition.


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree


  • 8-10 years of relevant experience building strong customer relationships

  • Experience managing people preferred.

  • Consulting experience preferred.

  • Problem Solving Tools/Theory of Constraints (TOC)

  • Prioritization Methodology/Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, influence and partner with senior business leaders.

  • Demonstrated ability to balance customer responsiveness

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the analysis of complex business needs, and integrate those into compelling and actionable strategic plans.

  • Strong ability to operate within a matrixed organization. Matrix management includes business partners as well as multiple IT capability leaders.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet