VP Technology


Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for abcam Digital, you will be responsible for working with the Executive Leadership Team, the wider Digital team and key stakeholders to define and lead the implementation of the Technology strategy for the company.

  • Lead and inspire a busy architecture and platform Engineering team on a day to day basis.
  • Design, develop and implement the abcam architecture strategy
  • Lead the definition, implementation, and review of the organisation’s systems development management framework.
  • Authorise the structure of systems development functions and platforms. Responsible for alignment with business strategy & objectives and with emerging IT and digital opportunities.
  • Create technology roadmaps which align organisational plans with emerging technology solutions.
  • Develop strong capability to implement design led thinking into all aspects of the organisation.
  • Manage stakeholders at all levels including C-level, SVP's and VP's
  • Accountability for architecture at abcam, designing and developing solutions within that space accordingly.
  • Design practical solutions that are aligned to the business strategy and significantly advance the five-year plan.


You will have previous global experience in a fast pace environment. You have a strong track record of architecture, design, build and control of team and capability, and knowledge and experience of Cybersecurity/Information Security and Compliance for listed companies (SOX, GDPR).

You have strong capability in packaged solutions, integration, automation, cloud infrastructure and technology. You have demonstrable full life-cycle experience with a background in B2B, B2C, Supply Chain or Manufacturing, Data (AI, ML, Governance) and Digital spaces.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at abcam.


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