Taiho Oncology

  • Senior Manager, IT Applications - Corporate

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Taiho Oncology, Inc. works urgently to discover and develop innovative cancer treatments. As cancer evolves, we evolve with it—bringing novel technology to cornerstone chemotherapies, while at the same time optimizing new targeted agents. Advanced technology, dedicated investigators, and incomparable facilities—these vast resources empower us to redefine the way the world treats cancer. It’s our work; it’s our passion; it’s our legacy.  This position is for a Sr. Manager, IT Applications to manage Taiho Oncology, Inc.’s business applications providing daily support, release planning and oversight. The successful candidate will lead the implementation of application and enhancement projects from planning through deployment and support. The Sr. Manager, IT Applications is responsible for developing solutions to enhance the system, ensuring that support processes are managed properly under the direction of the supervisor.  The role will also function as a liaison between IT and the Business Client, and act as the go-to person that represents the application team support.


    • Manage projects and cross functional project teams to introduce new systems or upgrades to existing systems.
    • Manage daily activities of consultants to implement projects and support systems.
    • Introduce potential technology solutions to department leaders and process owners to support their strategic plans.
    • Plan, scope and prioritize application change and enhancement requests and manage releases.
    • Manage software patches and upgrades to existing applications.
    • Manage daily operations and end-user support for assigned business area applications and the resolution of all user issues affecting production operations.
    • Liaise between the user community and IT to ensure effective End User Support for access requests, service requests, training, and usability issues.
    • Document end-user support processes and provide knowledge references for the service desk.
    • Establish and/or maintain data mapping for data privacy within the assigned business area.
    • Participate in updating and executing  annual Disaster Recovery plans and tests.
    • Produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment and complete multiple, concurrent assignments using time management skills.
    • Manage relationships with software vendors and consultants.
    • Follow all IT SOPs and Guidances for the delivery and support of regulated systems.
    • Execute projects following industry standard best practices and ensures that vendor PMs also follow best practices when executing a project for Taiho.
    • Lead the requirements gathering for new business solutions and execute the RFP process, as required.



    Educational Requirements:   

    • Requires a Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent in experience.


    • 6 - 8 years’ experience in information technology with at least 3 - 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Experience supporting end users for production systems.
    • Experience building user requirements and functional specifications.
    • Experience working with cross-functional and remote teams.
    • Experience working in a highly regulated IT environment with a strong documentation culture and formal change management process.
    • Strong project management experiences a plus.
    • Knowledge of the following  processes:
      • Daily financial functions
      • Contract Management
      • Travel and Expense
      • HRIS and Payroll
      • Aggregate spend data capture and reporting
      • Commercial Promotional Approval
      • Asset and application management

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong Project Management Skills are required
    • Strong financial acumen a plus.
    • Understanding of contract management process is required
    • Operational knowledge of MS Word, Project, Power Point and Excel are required.
    • The successful candidate will be able to correspond in a poised and professional manner with all levels of management.
    • A team player able to work in a dynamic environment with attention to high quality results.
    • Self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to function independently as well as part of a cohesive team.

    Language Skills:

    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

    Reasoning Ability:

    • Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and present team with recommendations is required.

    Computer Skills:

    • Experience supporting following applications a plus: Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Jaggaer Contract and Supplier Management Systems, MediSpend Compliance Cloud, Veeva CRM and Vault systems and customer centric marketing systems.

    Physical Demands: 

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and listen.

    Work Environment: 

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The incumbent in this position may be required to perform other duties, as assigned.


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