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Associate IT Business Technology Partner

Req ID #:  42516

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

We are seeking an experienced Associate Business Techology Partner for our Information Technology Group site located in Wilmington, MA.

The Associate Business Technology Partner (BTP) is a strategic partner supporting the Enterprise and Commercial functions, inclusive of IT. They will support the BTP practice lead in partnering with these business functions to define business/ technology problems, create business cases, optimize the portfolio of  project and enhancement work and the drive adoption of technology solutions. They will support the creation of technology solution roadmaps and align the development of these solutions with business priorities.

This individual is responsible to work with customers and business partners to prioritize work in partnership with Project Delivery and IT Service Delivery teams.  

The individual must be a self-starter with strong communication, organizational, and influencing skills who will work to become a trusted partner to the organization. They will receive their work assignments from the BTP Practice Leader.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Associate Business Technology Partner position.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or Master’s degree .
  • 5-8 years related experience in building strong customer relationships, preferably in the life sciences industry with focus on Technology.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Consulting experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, influence and partner with senior IT/ business leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance customer responsiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the analysis of complex business needs and integrate those into compelling and actionable strategic plans.
  • Strong ability to partner and operate within a matrixed organization across IT teams.  Matrix management primarily includes IT leaders and business partners.
  • Working knowledge of Problem Solving Tools/Theory of Constraints (TOC).
  • Ability to apply Prioritization Methodology/Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP).

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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.


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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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

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