IT Infrastructure M&A Integration Principal Engineer

Req ID #:  109654

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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

•    Acting as IT M&A Integration Technical lead overseeing the initial IT integration planning and execution from beginning to end.
•    Accountable for collaborating and consulting with other IT practices to support technical solution development and deployment 
•    Develop IT M&A best practice and working playbook to collaborate with other IT colleagues to build regional/internal knowledge.
•    Creating the initial integration project milestones, interdependencies and communication plans.
•    Working with M&A portfolio manager to ensure allocation and prioritization of shared resources.
•    Defining infrastructure transition plans, activities and contingency plans.
•    Responsible for managing vendor/partner relationship required for M&A IT infrastructure work
•    Responsible for managing the procurement and financial forecasting/budget for M&A IT infrastructure work 
•    Responsible for integrating the M&A infrastructure assets into CRL including contracts and licensing
•    Perform all other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, engineering, or related discipline. 

Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years related IT experience
•    Effective communication skills for large, multi-national audiences.
•    Experience leading and influencing IT Infrastructure initiatives and integration activities
•    Experience of building and managing effective stakeholder relationships at different levels of an organization.
•    Thorough knowledge of IT concepts, strategies and methodologies.  Knowledge of the interdependencies of infrastructure environment.
•    Competent to work with multidisciplinary infrastructure leaders to drive a technical strategy, while also participating in application strategy definition and roadmap.
•    Strong knowledge of business functions and good understanding of business operations, strategies and objectives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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 This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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