VP – Head of IT (m/f/d)

Date posted: 17. November 2022
Location: Vienna

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Head of IT with in-depth knowledge of managing a cloud native IT infrastructure, process management and digitalization to oversee the IT operations in our international, quickly growing Biotech organization. The position reports to the Chief Development Officer and is part of the Development Leadership team. You'll be responsible for managing our internal & external partners in a global environment, the application team within the IT department, liaising with other departments to ascertain their technological requirements, and developing solutions that are aligned with our organization's objectives and result in a competitive advantage. To be successful in this role, you should have an excellent technical aptitude, as well as superior project and people management skills. Ultimately, an outstanding Head of IT should maintain smooth, secure, and updated technical operations within an organization.

Main Responsibilities
  • Enabling operational excellence by supporting projects and processes with adequate IT tools (soft- and hardware).
  • Proposing strategic solutions and recommending new systems and software.
  • Liaising with departments in Vienna/Austria and New YorkCity/USA to determine and address their IT needs and requirements.
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating IT projects in line with organizational objectives.
  • Overseeing all IT operations infrastructure.
  • Managing and supervising employees in the IT department.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of current projects and technology systems.
  • Identifying vulnerabilities, the need for upgrades, and opportunities for improvement and maintaining cybersecurity.
  • Preparing IT budgets and performance reports.
  • Maintaining IT documentation according to quality management and financial compliance requirements (GxP, SOX)
  • Building and maintaining relationships with external advisors and vendors.
  • Ensuring reported issues are resolved in a timely manner.


  • At least 5 years of management experience in an IT environment.
  • 3 years of product portfolio or IT program management experience with a proven track record of on time/on budget delivery including definition of success & delivery measures
  • 3 years of experience developing strategies, campaigns, and success measures for delivering organizational change
  • Proof of continued education, such as software certifications, is desirable.
  • Sound working knowledge of IT operations, systems, and developments.
  • Competence in English in writing and speaking/ presenting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership, negotiation, and project management skills.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Valid EU working permit

What we offer

  • Strong team with dedicated and passionate employees
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • An excellent working atmosphere
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Employee benefits such as health screening, public transportation card, Sodexo pass
  • Working in a multinational and multicultural environment

We are required by Austrian law to post a minimum salary. The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is EUR 8.459.- based on fulltime (40 hours per week); depending on experience and qualification salary can be negotiated. In addition, we offer a performance-related bonus payment and participation in our stock option compensation program.

Starting date: January 2023



If you (m/f/d) are interested in this challenging position, please send your CV including a cover letter (summarizing your qualification and experiences) as well as your credentials to: talent@hookipapharma.com

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