Yara is part of our Life Sciences business unit and advises customers in the industry with a focus on IT within the areas Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance. Read about her experiences here.
What do you do at NNIT?
I have a background in both pharmacy and business, and I’m now working as an Advanced Business Consultant at NNIT.
We are supporting life sciences companies in their IT transformations, with a focus on Regulatory Affairs (RA) and Pharmacovigilance (PV). As the life sciences industry is a fast changing and critical environment, having a reliable digital system is vital not only for a sustainable business but also for the sake of patient safety, which must not be compromised.
The ‘New Normal’ was proof that IT transformation can no longer be considered just a buzzword but should be seen as an imperative for all industries, especially life sciences. At the moment, we are therefore helping companies with the smoothest possible way of experiencing the new normal.
How would you describe NNIT as a workplace?
I would describe working in NNIT as “no two days are alike”. Each day is ‘like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get’, and you need to go fast to make sure your customers are happy.
NNIT has also been a real-world university for me, I have learned, been challenged, taught, and matured while continuing to grow. In my team, one of the privileges I like most is our diversity in terms of competencies, expertise, seniority level, gender, and nationality.
We work hard and play harder, and thanks to different levels of seniority, we can help and get help whenever needed. Sharing, collaboration and supporting are considered real values, and that’s what I am really grateful for.
Any advice for anyone looking for career opportunities in your area of expertise?
My best advice for job seekers is to think out of the box, to be ambitious, trust your potentials, and stop being obsessively perfectionistic.
Never let yourself stay in your comfort zone for a long time, because to be successful in the job market competition, you need to grow your competencies.
Choose a workplace that considers your growth as its own growth. Give yourself room for development and encourage yourself to think big.
For me, NNIT has proved how it supports these things several times, and I am very grateful for it.