Enterprise Data Architect

Req ID #:  103079

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Chicago, IL, US, 60654 Newark, DE, US, 19711 Billerica, MA, US, 01821 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Cleveland, OH, US, 44128 San Diego, CA, US, 92121 Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Roanoke, IL, US, 61561 Waltham, MA, US, 02451-1420 Copenhagen, DK Reno, NV, US, 89511 US Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Boston, MA, US, 02116 Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

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

The Enterprise Data Architect role is focused on the Customer domain, and is responsible for leading efforts to translate business and data requirements into relevant data standards, design conceptual data models, provide consultative advice to business and technology stakeholders, and support technology solutions to facilitate the execution of change towards the desired business vision and customer journey outcomes. 
This role will also support development of the direction for managing the customer data portfolio of to-be capabilities to meet business-led digital transformation objectives.
The ideal candidate will be a motivated and energetic self-starter with a passion for data who enjoys a mix of strategic thinking, diving into details as and when necessary, engages well with business and technology partners, and is willing to continually adapt to the evolving needs of an agile-driven company.


Job Responsibilities

•    Provide enterprise-wide data architecture direction and guidance to business and technology partners that starts and ends with a focus on delivering actionable recommendations for customer data to peers and leadership, so they can adjust products, projects, policies and solutions to achieve targeted business outcomes
•    Work with Information and Data Management leadership and other senior management to define and fine-tune an enterprise-wide customer data strategy, identify best practices, negotiate complex decisions using a design thinking approach, and seek opportunities to increase agility, efficiency and resiliency across the organization
•    Lead or support working groups with business stakeholders to understand key business priorities and outcomes; identify and document data requirements within the Customer Domain; translate requirements into data standards (as needed); and build/maintain the enterprise customer data model aligned with evolving business needs
•    Contribute to the development and refinement of fit-for-purpose foundational data technologies including master data management, reference data management, automation, data quality monitoring, data cataloging, data governance and others
•    Engage with agile development squads, product owners and design/systems development personnel at the application or enterprise level to build/review/approve designs and to creatively help solve “wicked” data challenges
•    Provide leadership and mentoring within the overall realm of enterprise-wide data competencies across multiple data domains to create a “value-driven” approach to business and technology outcomes
•    Prepare documentation and messaging necessary to communicate customer data strategies, options analysis, recommendations and plans to senior leaders and executive management both within the business and technology space
•    Create and motivate the development of internal presentation decks, whitepapers, data sheets, and other high-value business facing guidance and best practices.

Job Qualifications

•    A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a data related field (e.g., Data Architecture, Data Management, Computer Science or Information Systems)
•    Foundational knowledge and proven experience (5 or more years) in the Customer domain with involvement in data architecture, design, data analytics, warehousing, data lake and/or systems development
•    Work experience in a B2B setting, such as contributing to the development of the customer journey roadmap, within the Life Sciences (Biopharma, CRO) or related fields is a plus
•    Problem-solving skills paired with 3 or more years of experience in data standards development, design and conceptual data modeling to support an enterprise-wide customer data strategy
•    Experience building digital capabilities to improve customer collaboration and engagement is a plus
•    Experience with enterprise CRM systems (e.g., Salesforce) and ERP systems (e.g., SAP) is desired
•    Ability to effectively work with data, business and technology teams in a dynamic and agile environment


Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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