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Astellas Pharma Director, Managed Testing Services in Northbrook, Illinois

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at .

This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas’ Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose and Scope:

The Director, Managed Testing Services purpose is to develop and operate testing center of excellence adopting state of the art test automating solutions and tools. This position is responsible for establishing a risk based testing approach, significantly improving the efficiency in delivery of Programs & Projects and lowering BAU operations costs at the highest quality.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and operate a Testing Center of Excellence with state of the art Automated and intelligent testing solutions.

  • Partner with Programs & Projects, DevOps teams in planning the demand pipeline for Testing and deliver a complete suite of testing services that covers all aspects of testing (SIT, UAT Support & Management, Day in the Life Simulations, Performance & Stress testing, Regression).

  • Develop and Report on Testing KPI(s) comparing them to industry benchmarks. Continuously look for improving the efficiencies and automation opportunities that will drive high quality and the speed & consistency of testing delivery.

  • Partner with IS Risk & Compliance and QA teams in adopting a Risk basked Testing and Validation approach. Establish a mechanism for periodic update of the testing processes and procedures in alignment to the latest Life sciences Industry best practices.

  • Ensure compliance to all compliance and regulations for Testing & Validation

Organizational Context:

  • Reports to VP, Head of Digital Business Solutions

  • Peers: Executive Director Constellation Program; Executive Director Business Products & Platforms; Director Innovation Programs; Senior Director Programs & Projects, Senior Director Apple Program, Director Application Controls

  • Close collaboration with IS Programs & Projects and IS Digital Strategic Partner

  • Close collaboration with IS Architecture, Platform & Technology teams

  • Strong Partnership with Business Leads & Team members (all functions)

  • Close collaboration with SME(s) of Major Software vendor(s), Digital/IS Service Provider(s) and Systems Integrators.

  • Strong partnership with IS Risk & Compliance & QA teams



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Business degree with a strong Software testing and Validation background. 10+ years of business/technology solutions supporting end to end testing for programs and projects of varying sizes.

  • Experience and knowledge of Intelligent & Automated Testing Solutions & Tools.

  • Life Sciences Industry experience required.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category Digital Business Solutions

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