Vice-President, Information Policy and Management
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THE COMPANY: Baxter has announced plans to create two independent, publicly traded companies formed around the company’s Medical Products and BioScience businesses.
Baxter’s BioScience business will become a leading provider of therapeutic treatments that save, sustain and improve the lives of people with rare conditions, chronic diseases or limited treatment options. Supported by advanced technical and manufacturing expertise, its broad pipeline is built on a legacy of innovation in bleeding disorders and immunology, and is expanding to address unmet medical needs in niche areas of oncology, as well as technology platforms such as gene therapy. The new company will be named Baxalta Incorporated.
As we prepare to establish the BioScience business as a separate, publicly traded company, we are seeking to attract, engage and develop the brightest talent with a shared vision of impacting patient lives. This opportunity in Baxter BioScience will advance a strong product portfolio, our exciting lifecycle plan of product enhancements, new formulations, and new indications.
JOB DESCRIPTION: At Baxalta, Information Policy refers to the philosophy, policies and practices for designing and using information and communication systems in a way that optimizes operational efficacy, productivity and utility while ensuring we meet the requirements of data privacy, information security, legal compliance and sound governance practices. The Vice-President of Information Policy and Management is responsible for acting as a senior focal point for the operational, legal, compliance and business requirements of Information Policy and Management and partnering with the IT leadership team to ensure that these requirements are in close alignment with the Company’s IT strategy and planning. The VP Information Policy and Management will oversee a team of subject matter experts in data privacy and e-discovery and work closely with related technical subject matter experts in IT and Corporate Audit. The VP Information Policy will report directly to the General Counsel and participate on the Legal Leadership Team, and will report via dotted line to the Chief Information Officer and participate on the Global IT Leadership Team.
This role will be accountable for ensuring that:
- Company leadership defines a central philosophy and approach to designing and using its information and communications systems.
- Policies, principles and practices are implemented consistent with that philosophy and approach and that these principles and policies, once implemented, are published, understood and followed by all relevant stakeholders.
- IT leadership is fully engaged on the foregoing, and is provided the necessary guidance and assistance to understand and act upon the Company’s information management requirements.
- Business and functional leadership is fully engaged on the foregoing, participates on the Information Governance Council and understands need to drive accountability for local compliance with information management requirements.
- Appropriate technical infrastructure is in in place to allow effective and intuitive compliance with records retention requirements and programs.
- Compliance with legal requirements regarding global information management, including data privacy, and related issues is achieved.
- In close coordination with Litigation Group, information governance principles and processes are developed and driven to minimize longer term exposure to e-discovery costs and risks.
- Major data management exercises triggered by regulatory, legal or contractual requirements are executed in a compliant, consistent, and cost-effective manner.
- IT and Corporate Audit conducts security audits, tracks findings, and mitigates any significant risks promptly and effectively.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- A minimum of 15 years of experience in the legal, compliance, risk management or related fields, with evidence of increasing levels of leadership or responsibility, and an advanced law, business or technical degree.
- Substantial experience in: enterprise information technologies such as ERP, Cloud Computing, and Mobility; corporate communication methodologies and systems; information protection and security; and data privacy.
- Solid understanding of information and data management issues in a regulated, healthcare environment (e.g., trade secrets, IP, HIPAA, Global Data Transfers, clinical trials, and HR processes).
- Strong aptitude for managing complex projects and initiatives (including policy development) in a matrixed, multinational, highly-regulated environment.
- Strong communication skills; adept ability to influence various stakeholders across multiple disciplines; and proven ability to simplify complexity to drive sustained change, accountability and results.