Julie appointed to top Almac role
A 20 year veteran of Almac, Julie Shannon has been appointed to a top management role at the Craigavon-based pharmaceutical firm.
Her appointment is as Vice President and Deputy Head of Information Services (IS), globally.
A spokesperson for Almac said: “In her role as VP, Julie will continue to support the Group’s Global Vice President & Group Head of Information Services, Andy Hillis. She will oversee the continuous streamlining, simplification and improvement of processes, with a view to removing non-value adding tasks thereby improving delivery across the entire department.
“Julie will also be introducing the concept of shared services into IS in an effort to increase and improve collaboration in the standardization of service delivery provided by the department. This will ensure the IT operating model provides the best value to Almac by understanding current and future technology needs.
“Improving the management of the Group’s IS suppliers and vendors will also be a key part of Julie’s role as they, in many cases, provide key technical expertise which in turn supports the services provide by the team. She will also provide executive-level leadership and guidance to Almac’s IS operations which provides support for over 4,000 global users.
“Having spent time working for multinational information technology equipment and services company, Fujitsu, Julie joined the Almac IS team in 2001 and has been a key member throughout.”
As Almac Group has grown, so too has it’s dependency on more advanced, secure and innovative digital technology. Julie has played a pivotal role in the execution and expansion of information services and support across Almac’s multiple facilities.
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