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Today I came across a job posting on LinkedIn that just left me speechless. Companies today expect resumes that are formated correct and don’t have spelling mistakes.

As job seekers is it asked to much to demand the same from job postings. When I am seeing job postings like the one below I feel offended and not being taken serious. There is no structure to the posting and it makes it almost impossible to read without doing a copy and paste and reformat it.

This is not the first one I cam across like that.  But please judge for yourself and feel free to comment:


Job Description

Genzyme Corporation, ranked as one of the foremost biotechnology companies in the world, is committed to providing an exceptional environment in which individuals can excel, and achieve their professional and personal goals. Genzyme’s people and culture have been consistently recognized for excellence. For example, we have been named several times to Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States. We also consistently rank among the top employers for scientists in surveys of Science readers. Genzyme’s local offices and facilities in Europe and other parts of the world have earned similar distinction as respected employers. By applying for a position with Genzyme, you are taking the first step toward becoming a part of our dynamic and talented team, and sharing in our continued success.Job TitleSenior Director of IT, Technical Services- Genetics Business SystemsJob Responsibilities:This position will be dedicated to supporting and partnering with all Genetics business unit leaders and business functions to provide comprehensive IT application delivery services and support. The primary role of this position is to direct technical IT operations personnel to improve systems support, and enhance and/or add new IT and business process capabilities aimed at improving overall productivity of business applications.Business functional areas supported: Laboratory Operations, Reimbursement, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Analytical ServicesIT functional areas supported: Development, Database/Data Management, Architecture & Design, Integration, Portal and Business AnalyticsResponsibilities include:Evaluates business requirements, presents capabilities, and recommends business systems solutionsResponsible for supporting and preparing business cases for new business systems or significant modifications to existing systems.Participates in business systems planning and provides input on selection of methods used to devise new or modified systemsFollows appropriate application and infrastructure standards and policiesSupports the implementation of projects and initiatives working with business and IT cross-functional teams within time and cost constraintsReviews projects against goals and provides status reports and problem resolutionRegularly meets with business management team and key users to stay in touch with business needs and to identify and resolve system problems in a collaborative environmentResponsible for driving work plans and providing technical direction to staff that meet the business goals of the Genetics Business unitEnsures that the work in individual information systems efforts are integrated into the corporate information architecture and strategyProvides IT technical support and direction for all Genetics applications for a 7×24 operationDevelops operational goals, creates schedules, work plans and product cost guidelines that are consistent with company standardsEstablishes a proactive role in developing and applying new approaches to information systemsDescription- Candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 10 or more years or a Master’s and 7 or more years of relevant IT experience- Proven experience leading technical staff implementing and supporting technical business solutions in a healthcare (or preferably, Laboratory) environment- Must have strong inter-personal skills, project management skills, service-orientation and a passion for process improvement- Experience with MS Office suite, Project Management tools- Solid understanding of application development, database and systems development lifecycle, and client/server architectures- Excellent presentation and communication skills (verbal and written)Qualifications


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About Oliver Schmid

Experienced IT executive with over 20 years of global experience and demonstrated success in driving IT value, business and IT, reducing overall costs, and quickly executing and delivering business solutions. Member of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)

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