Job ID R-439564 Date posted 09/25/2022 Apply

Assoc. IT Director - R&D Business Partner Analyst

Job Description Summary

The role of the Assoc. IT Director, R&D Business Partner is to serve as the primary technology contact for key segments of a global R&D organization.

This dynamic individual will serve as a point person to work with key R&D leadership in all aspects technology enablement from strategic solutioning, establishment of technology road maps, investment planning, program delivery and operational excellence. This individual will be required to collaborate with internal and external experts to ensure that business priorities are shaped, prioritized, and delivered. This is a great opportunity for someone to facilitate bringing the appropriate technology, process, and workplace solutions together as they contribute to the R&D agenda.

This leadership position reports directly to the overall TGS (IT) Central Teams Business Partner for Product Services and will serve on the leadership team.

Job Description

Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a deep knowledge of the R&D function, including key driver goals, short- and long-term roadmaps, key projects, and personnel

  • Establish and earn value-adding, partner relationship maturity for yourself and for the entire IT function

  • Partner with the R&D team and SMEs to plan new joint initiatives, evaluate proposals, and determine how they fit into roadmaps and priorities

  • Identify and define new opportunities to leverage technology and/or process re-design to advance business strategies that directly contribute to driving revenue growth, cost optimization and/or risk mitigation and compliance.

  • Develop strategies for optimal deployment and adoption of new technology capabilities, services and solutions across the business and/or the end-customers.

  • Advocate for the business within IT, and advocate for IT within the business. Serve as the primary representative and accountable party for IT services across business stakeholders

  • Work with other IT business partner teams and external partner teams to define, document, analyze and prioritize existing and emerging business requirements

  • Complete the projects/improvements/deliverables needed to implement technology, processes, or services to meet business requirements including the documentation, testing and implementation

  • Work with and facilitate IT partner teams to ensure delivery provides the desired outcomes

  • Work with other IT Business Partners and Core Areas of Delivery to ensure that solutions are not siloed and that they are informed by, and are integrated with, BD’s enterprise roadmaps

  • Execute projects and report progress, including consistent and effective communication, change management impact analysis, readiness and effectiveness, cutover and go-live support. This includes managing escalation and mitigating risk

  • Measure and communicate value realized on a periodic basis through defined and agreed upon metrics and supporting analysis


The ideal candidate will bring a combination of strategic understanding, both business and technology experience, exceptional relationship building skills and solution-oriented mindset together.

In addition, this person should also possess:

  • 8+ years of experience in a business including work in a technology function with focus in R&D

  • Experience delivering technology and workplace solutions in a Medical Device or Pharmaceutical regulated environment with solid knowledge of relevant Quality/Regulatory standards (i.e. cGxP, CFR Part 11, etc.)

  • Proficiency in system development life cycle documentation, testing and release cycle protocols including business requirements documentation, test scenarios/data/execution, cutover, hypercare, project planning and status reporting

  • Proficiency in project management basics: charter, business case development, project management plan and schedule, stakeholder management, communication planning, risk/issue management, status reporting and running team calls

  • Accomplished in multiple process and technology capabilities across R&D, including but not limited to:  Lean Design Control, PLM, ALM, Knowledge Management, Labeling, and CAD.

  • Ability to influence and break down silos within an organization as well across organizations

  • Ability to understand the mapping of organizational vision and contribute ideas

  • Ability to communicate complex business / technical challenges in a simplified manner

  • Must be a leader who can influence stakeholders in written and oral communications

  • Degree level qualification; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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