Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rosalind Shaffer * BDPA Epsilon Professional Achievement Award

BDPA Epsilon Awards recognize individual achievement by technologists who are nominated by BDPA chapters or corporate sponsors. One of the five award areas is professional achievement. Rosalind Shaffer (Eli Lilly and Company) earned the 2009 Epsilon Professional Achievement Award.

Her nomination read as follows:
Rosalind Shaffer started her career at Lilly in 1996 as a system analyst. Rosalind has had many promotions over the course of the last 13 years. She is currently an associate information consultant in IT for the US Affiliate. Over the course of her career, she has been an IT leader in the submission of Evista to the FDA, in the preparation for the launch of Prasurgril, in collaborations with other companies including NovaQuest, Daichi Sankyo and Imclone.

Rosalind has ownership for the collaboration process for IT for the US Affiliate, as well as serves as the liaison between brand teams and IT for the work related to cardiovascular and oncology products. Rosalind distinguishes herself from others by her ability to deeply engage in business process discussions, drive clarity out of ambiguous situations and stepping out of her role to add value where needed.

Over the years, she has supervised teams of up to 20 employees and has managed significant third party vendors. She has been very effective in building a team that can get results. Over the course of her work with Lilly, Rosalind has managed more than 50 IT projects. Rosalind is highly respected and frequently sought out as a mentor to others.

She is one of the most highly requested consultants in the U.S. to solve complex business problems. Rosalind is known for her “Can Do Attitude” and her teamwork with peers and business partners. The teams that she has worked with over the years have recognized her both formally and informally.

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