Vice President, Information Technology - #156900

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Date: 02/24/2021 00:30 AM

City: Watertown, Massachusetts

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Company Description

Kala is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases of the eye. Kala has applied its AMPPLIFY® mucus penetrating particle Drug Delivery Technology to a corticosteroid, loteprednol etabonate (LE), designed for ocular applications, resulting in the October 2020 approval of EYSUVISTM (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 0.25% for the short-term (up to two weeks) treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease and the January 2019 launch of INVELTYS® (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 1% for the treatment of post-operative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery.

Job Description

The VP, IT & Facilities will define an IT strategy that supports our Corporate initiatives and future growth; develop and implement an executable plan to support that strategy. This person will also oversee the Facilities function.

  • Lead and motivate a small seasoned team of IT professionals to deliver technology capabilities that help the business achieve its goals
  • Develop, maintain and implement an IT roadmap that aligns with the business imperatives
  • Responsible for developing and ensuring compliance to Key Sarbanes Oxley IT controls
  • Design and implement a cyber security program that delivers the right level of balance between security and compliance while minimizing business disruption
  • Maintain relationships with key business leaders and translate business challenges in technical outcomes
  • Develop and mature an IT vendor management strategy that allows for a successful utilization of partners and managed services providers.
  • Recommend effective technical solutions that meet the changing business needs and ensure business alignment.
  • Develop standards for the organization related to common IT equipment and onboarding / off boarding processes.
  • Ensure appropriate Information Technology policies and procedures are developed and established to meet compliance objectives.
  • Establish, implement, and monitor policies, procedures and work instructions for key IT process and systems administration, incorporating both industry standard best practices as well as compliance to FDA requirements
  • Develop, implement and maintain a disaster recovery approach that supports business continuity, while providing support and guidance to the business on the business continuity plan
  • Oversee all technology operations and evaluate them according to the overall corporate growth plans
  • Develop an IT budget and ensure accountability against the approved budget


  • Bachelors level degree and 15+ years of experience within the IT field in a highly regulated biotech environment, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Prior experience building an IT team in a fast-growing organization
  • Demonstrated passion and leadership delivering outstanding service to business partners
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels in the organization
  • Repeated successful planning, scaling and deploying applications, systems and network infrastructure with a combination of vendor and internal resources
  • Experience negotiating and executing corporate wide licensing programs
  • Experience implementing IT security including development of information security policies and executing security programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong oral and written communications with technical and non-technical team members
  • High-level of self-motivation; demonstrated success leading a small team supporting a complex and dynamic business

Additional Information

Kala Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package.

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