Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Senior Programmer Analyst

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse and decentralized pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


Lead role in the Support and Configuration of the MES applications at the Clearwater site. Responsible for front line support including the co-ordination and resolution of all support requests relating to the application and its deployment at the site. Play a leading role in all aspects of site systems activities including liaising with other business units.



This IT position is part of a dynamic IT team, who deliver primary Software and Hardware support to the Valeant Clearwater Manufacturing facility.


While Manufacturing is the key priority, you will work very closely and be part of site teams involving Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, Facilities and Technical Services, delivering key projects in Clearwater.


  • Implement change requests through configuration and code development.
  • Prepares and writes required documentation, to ensure that procedures follow established Division and Corporate policies.
  • Analyzes existing programs and systems to ensure that the data collection, storage and retrieval of data are programmed to meet user requirements with a minimum usage of system capacity.
  • Designs, codes program in an authorized language, and implements computer programs, while meeting established deliverable deadlines.
  • Engage with Valeant MES Technical Team to develop skills set and keep abreast of new product features, and determine how these features can be configured at the site to yield process and quality improvements.
  • Conducts training of end-users on systems capabilities to ensure that end-user comprehends the scope of data available for usage.
  • Provide application technical assistance to end-users, operations and management.
  • Departmental support for maintaining change control and work request closeout.
  • Support application systems as assigned by working with the users, IT staff and others in problem solving, which may be outside of normal business hours.


Direct Reports:

  • Yes


Key Relationships: 

  • Internally: SQA, QA, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technical Services, Facilities and HR
  • Externally (Rochester):Help Desk, Network, Telecommunications, INTEL & UNIX support and ROC scheduling. This position also works closely with the Valeant Global MES team, who support the Manufacturing MES system in Clearwater


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems
  • A working knowledge of some of the following would be an advantage.   (VB.NET, VB6, MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle DB)
  • Written and verbal communication skills in translating technical terms into generally understandable business terminology
  • Exposure to client-server architectures, relational databases, communications and network technology
  • 3-5 years in application development or application support and a strong working knowledge of manufacturing operations and related business functions.
  • Regulatory training for medical devices or pharmaceutical industry policies and procedures is a plus.

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