MES Service Line LEAD

Job Category:
IT Sales / Digital Marketing
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Not Specified
Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
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Zenith Technologies, now a Cognizant Company is a world leader in delivering digital transformation solutions to Life Sciences. Through our knowledge and expertise in Automation, MES & Digital, we deliver stable manufacturing systems that are optimised to improve operational efficiencies, whilst maintaining compliance. Our specialist engineering teams have the aptitude to deliver and support Pharma 4.0 architectures and solutions covering all IT, OT and IoT applications, infrastructures and services. Operating across 5 continents, Zenith partners with the leading Life Sciences companies globally to provide performance improvements, reduced costs and improve time to market.

Operating across 5 continents and with over 300.000 skilled employees, Cognizant partners with the leading Life Sciences companies globally to provide performance improvements, reduced costs and improve time to market. We are your single end to end partner for consultancy, design implementation, optimization and support for all applications in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Manufacturing stack.

We are seeking an MES Services Line Lead within our TechOps function to drive the evolution of our MES offering for our clients. This is a senior strategic role - requiring in depth knowledge of the manufacturing landscape and the specific technologies used in Life sciences.

Are you experienced in delivery of MES to manufacturing clients? Are you interested in developing your career with a market leading organisation and help us drive significant growth through enabling our clients to provide, affordable, effective treatments to everyone in need when needed.

Dublin/ Cork Ireland site based


Working as part of the Tech Ops group with responsibility for technical solutioning on MES opportunities

Working closely with our sales team to develop Technical proposals, MES marketing content & case studies to include presentations to customers which will indicate the added value we can bring to their business.

Lead Consultant for MES

Influence our MES Technology and product strategy focus area

Corporate selling and consultancy of MES

Define MES service line budgets

Negotiating terms and conditions with new and existing customers.

Support of regions in the selling of our MES services strategy, to include sales and operational training.

Own the day-to-day Technical relationship with Product Vendors including licences

Support the regions in the interviewing of Senior candidates for MES opportunities.

Own and enhance the groups estimation tools and execution methods

Required Competencies, Education and Experience:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a strong ability to motivate.

Min 10 years experience within the life Science sector working in a manufacturing environment with broad exposure to manufacturing control system landscape, particularly in the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems at Site and Corporate Function level.

Previous experience developing global MES strategy, deployment of pilots, developing of business case and presentations to senior manufacturing & IT VP positions would be essential.

A strong working knowledge of the MES platform landscape would be a distinct advantage, particularly Werum PAS X.

Science or Engineering Degree qualification

Post Graduate Qualification in a related discipline is desirable.

Any business or sales related qualifications is desirable.

Excellent cross functional people management skills - across regions, customers and 3rd parties.

Strategic Thinker, having developed strategic plans that drove significant growth in the Life Science sector

Deep knowledge of current IT/OT landscape and platform deployment in manufacturing

Proven ability to influence senior Leaders and motive cross functional and regional teams.

Excellent presentation and facilitation skills

Ability to lead and engage the top 10 companies in the Life Science sector

Available to travel as required to our bases in US, Europe & Asia

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