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Vice President, Information Technology

Liquidia Technologies

Liquidia Technologies

Software Engineering, IT
Morrisville, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024

Liquidia is deeply passionate and committed to the discovery, engineering, and development required to bring novel therapies to patients who need them most, and to the healthcare providers who care for them. Our current drive is toward improving the treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We will continue to combine our proprietary, innovative PRINT® Technology with new and established medications, offering the potential for both better precision and improved clinical outcomes. Our team members include some of the industry’s top scientists, clinicians, business strategists, engineers, and pharmaceutical executives. We work together to help people lead longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Job Summary

This role will drive our IT strategy, focusing on cybersecurity, risk management, while ensuring the integrity of our operations in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliant environment. Partners with Liquidia’s executive management and functional departments and collaborates with fellow colleagues at all levels of the organization to impact and deliver on enhancing the company’s IT position both internally and externally.

Responsibilities:

Cybersecurity Strategy and Oversight:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive cybersecurity strategies, policies, and procedures to protect the organization's sensitive data, systems, and infrastructure.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and vulnerability evaluations to identify potential threats and proactively address security gaps.
  • Lead incident response and recovery efforts, working closely with the IT team to mitigate the impact of security breaches or cyber incidents.
  • Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and industry best practices to continuously improve the company's security posture.
  • Collaborate with and lead cross-functional teams to assess and manage IT-related risks, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Lead the SOX IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance program.
  • Implement and monitor risk management frameworks to identify, measure, and mitigate IT-related risks that could impact the company's operations or reputation.
  • Provide regular updates, insights, and recommendations to executive leadership, the audit committee, and Board of Directors, if necessary.

Risk Management:

  • Collaborate with and lead cross-functional teams to assess and manage IT-related risks, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Lead the SOX IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance program.
  • Implement and monitor risk management frameworks to identify, measure, and mitigate IT-related risks that could impact the company's operations or reputation.
  • Provide regular updates, insights, and recommendations to executive leadership, the audit committee, and Board of Directors, if necessary.

IT Strategy and Governance:

  • Develop and execute an overall IT strategy aligned with the company's business objectives, considering cybersecurity as a fundamental aspect of IT planning.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the IT team, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and compliance within the department.
  • Establish IT governance practices to ensure efficient decision-making, resource allocation, and alignment with organizational goals.

Compliance and GMP Environment:

  • Ensure all IT activities and projects adhere to GMP guidelines, SOX and other relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance, Finance, and Compliance teams to maintain a robust GMP and SOX compliant IT environment.
  • Implement and oversee IT-related audit processes to ensure adherence to GMP, SOX, and compliance standards.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Recruit, mentor, and manage a high-performing team of IT professionals, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Encourage professional growth and development for team members, providing coaching and training opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience with a minimum of 15 years of experience in a leadership role within the IT domain, focusing on cybersecurity and risk management.
  • Solid understanding of GMP principles and experience working in a GMP-regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective cybersecurity strategies, incident response plans, and risk management frameworks.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry best practices, regulations, and standards related to information security and risk management.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and executive leadership.
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC, or equivalent are highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Business and Financial Acumen: Strong business acumen and understanding of business strategy.
  • Strategic Thought Leadership: innovative mindset with a willingness to challenge the status quo and ability to switch gears as the business dictates it.
  • Influence with Impact: Able to make talent and business decisions to drive the right outcomes; leverages a combination of verbal and written communication skills, highly developed emotional intelligence and savvy navigation of complex business situations.
  • Ability to manage work in an environment of rapidly changing priorities
  • Able to clearly present information to individuals and groups.
  • Capable of interacting diplomatically with all levels of management and employees.
  • Foster teamwork, promote process improvement, build relationships and retain employees.
  • Resilience with Critical Attention to Detail: ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize both independently and within a team; produces high-quality work with attention to detail; ensures follow-through, drive for results and initiative with the ability to bring issues to closure.

Benefits:

Liquidia offers a competitive compensation package (base salary and commission) as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, 401(k) Savings Retirement Plan, ESPP, Unlimited Paid Time Off and more!

Liquidia is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Recruiting Agencies, Please Note:

Liquidia will not accept unsolicited assistance from recruiting/search agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by recruiting or search agencies to any employee at Liquidia via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search/recruitment agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Liquidia. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Liquidia as a result of the referral or through other means.