Deadline: May 31, 2024 Head of Global IT - Senior Director

Join Pharmacosmos on their mission to leverage technology in a newly established role as Head of Global IT and support their ambitions and need for a more integrated global IT setup.

Lead the technology strategy and operations across all international offices

Reporting to the EVP, Group CFO, you will lead the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive global IT strategy that underpins Pharmacosmos’ business objectives and innovation goals. This encompasses the headquarter in Holbæk as well as subsidiaries in the UK, US, Germany, and China. To do this effectively, you must partner with regional and functional leaders to understand and integrate individual country and regional business requirements into the global strategy. Moreover, you will lead, mentor, and manage a global IT team (3 direct reports and 4 indirect reports), fostering a culture of collaboration, high performance, and continuous improvement.

Furthermore, you will guide collaboration with external IT consultants from the subsidiaries in the US and UK and chair the Global IT Board. In addition, you will cultivate strong relationships with vendors, service providers, and partners to ensure the best technological solutions and services for healthcare applications. Finally, the position requires that you analyze, develop, and oversee the management of IT infrastructure, security, and application development across all locations to support pharmaceutical research, development, and distribution.

Strategic, visionary, and technologically adept leader

We expect you to hold an academic degree within computer science, information technology, business administration, or a related field combined with a strong blend of hands-on technical expertise, strategic leadership, and solid experience with global systems and infrastructure. You need a strong background in managing global IT operations with a focus on ensuring business continuity, data integrity, and cybersecurity within the pharmaceutical industry or another highly regulated industry. You must be proficient in Microsoft services (Exchange, Office 365, Azure Active Directory, Intune etc.), with a deep understanding of GxP regulations. You have a proven track record of leading digital transformation initiatives, leveraging emerging technologies, and you possess substantial technical knowledge of IT infrastructure, cloud services, cybersecurity, and software development practices. Finally, you are fluent in English and Danish, spoken and written. 

Personally, you are analytical, reliable, and ambitious with a strategic and visionary mindset. You are a strong, adaptable leader, who knows how to set the direction for your team and bring people together by encouraging growth across various cultures and geographical regions. Your robust ethical foundation fosters a profound dedication to integrity and an unwavering commitment to quality in all of your work, empowering you to effectively navigate through ambiguity and change.

Be the driving force in Pharmacosmos’ digital transformation

This is your chance to embark upon a personal and organizational journey in a dynamic company where your know-how is greatly needed for the future development of Pharmacosmos. The recruitment process is carried out by Venaris Executive Search. For more information regarding the position, please reach out to Head of Research, Sofie Rudbech Mathisen, on +45 2512 1162. All requests will be handled confidentially. If this position is for you, do not hesitate to apply by uploading your CV - it is not necessary to include a cover letter.  

About Pharmacosmos

Headquartered in Denmark, Pharmacosmos is a family-owned, international healthcare company with more than 50 years of innovation and leadership in iron- and carbohydrate-based treatments and solutions for human and animal use.

A research-based company, its ongoing R&D programme focuses on improving the lives of patients with iron deficiency with or without anaemia. More than 1 billion people live with iron deficiency anaemia and it is the leading cause of death for an estimated 180,000 people every year. This makes it one of the largest global health challenges of our time.

Pharmacosmos has subsidiaries in US, China, UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Norway and its products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world. Its manufacturing facilities are approved, among others, by the Danish Medicines Agency and the US FDA.


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