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(Contract) Sr. Director, Operational Excellence

Company: Moderna Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Cambridge, Massachusetts G&A The Role:The Strategic Program Management and Operational Excellence Team is a growing organization with a vision to build Moderna's business processes, simple, lean and efficient to fuel our growth. We want to build a performance and continuous improvement-based culture leveraging best practices.The Senior Director of Operational Excellence working with our diverse and fast paced teams, will focus on building the Operational Excellence capabilities and the culture of continuous improvement that will strengthen and streamline our operations and eliminate operational wastes. He/She will work with the executives and the senior leadership team to identify, across all the business areas, key improvements, and will support building and progressing programs and cross-functional efforts that drives those.The role will require someone who is hands on and able to contribute as both a leader and individual contributor. The role will provide solid analytical support for all Operational Excellence teams to improve daily operations. We are looking for individuals who can enhance our team with their knowledge, skills, innovation and "can do" attitude. He/she should be able to recommend, develop, implement, and support new practices that maximizes business value and efficiencies.This person will provide leadership and vision: the role requires a transformational leader (leadership is valued at all levels of the organization) who is willing to work with digital leaders on how to leverage new technologies and innovation to solve process challenges, learn new skills, drive innovation across the spectrum of his activities. To foster and enable best practices, thinking and acting strategically with technology is key. Here's What You'll Do:

  • Lead Moderna's champions for Operational Excellence in all business functions to identify and deploy related programs. By using data, information value streaming and analytics diagnose problems which could relate to process, people, policy, technology, etc. develop the business cases that drive increased efficiency and improved employee experience and put in place the actions and the programs to address the vision.
  • Provides definition, development and implementation of standard operations frameworks working with all the functional areas. Set standards and drives excellence in work-planning, governance, change management, deliverable production, and financial tracking. Over time, it is anticipated there will be several key functions touched by that role and for which this position is to provide strategic thinking, leadership and oversight on process optimization.
  • Lead the roll-out of effective training programs on improvement tools such as: Lean thinking, Six Sigma, dashboards, etc. including the development and maintenance of an active pipeline of practitioners throughout the company
  • You have the responsibility for articulating a vision and establishing and executing a multi-year strategy and roadmap to drive end-to-end process optimization and translating that strategy into tactical goals. You will facilitate the communication and the change management activities to drive awareness and support for that strategy.--
  • As a customer advocate, in a collaborative yet competitive and resilient attitude, coach and mentor the teams to innovate on new ways of working that challenges the status quo. Manage efficiency of operations by leveraging alternative delivery models e.g. automation, while delivering a consumer-grade employee experience.--Understanding customer needs is key to process improvement.
  • Define methodologies to ensure consistent tracking of the continuous improvement plans and review that each program execution have appropriate tracking and measures and that all the key decisions to ensure company objectives are met. Analyze trends/benchmarking data, display openness to new ideas, change and learning, identify opportunities for leverage, set and keep focus on goals, utilize resources effectively and anticipate issues.
  • Support the OE Leads of both large and complex process improvement/redesign projects across functions and departments as well as smaller scale quick win events; make sure working with the leads we have effective resources assigned to projects and timely completion of deliverables throughout all phases
  • Develops relationships with senior leadership and act as champion to foster the culture continuous improvement throughout Moderna
  • Work intimately with the digital team to ensure that any technology required to implement the process optimization is planned for and establish shared governance and methodology for tracking, monitoring, and decision management.Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
    • A results-oriented individual with strong influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills that drive accountability and who has a proven ability to build relationships and influence individuals at all levels in the organization to problem-solve complex issues.
    • Proven capabilities in managing and executing Operational excellence initiatives in a growing and fast paced environment.
    • Ability to perform under pressure and lead multiple priorities with competing demands for resource while instilling confidence in the business and demonstrating the business value of OE activities.
    • Trust by being appropriately open, honest, consistent and ethical, seeking to eliminate inefficiencies and engaging others as well as organization, prioritization, follow-through and time management.
    • The ability to inspire others to take on extraordinary efforts with positive attitudes, drive, and determination, that demonstrate a passion for business optimization.
    • Proven track record as not only as a "coach/leader" leading others, but also having the willingness and ability to roll up the sleeves and engage in detailed execution when required.
    • A Service-oriented mindset where the personal satisfaction is coming from a job well-done that makes customers happy.
    • 15+ years of leadership experience in Continuous Improvement Methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc.) with increasing responsibilities.
    • Has a track record of tangible improvements, with evidence of successful implementation of continuous improvement programs resulting in improved performance in quality, lead-time and productivity
    • Detail oriented, exceptional attention to detail with ruthless pursuit of excellence in everything he does.
    • Full functional knowledge of key end-to-end business processes (Order to Cash, Source to Pay, Hire to Retire, Record to Report, Plan to Distribute, Idea to Market, etc.)
    • Excellent analytical, strategic planning, strategic conceptual thinking and execution skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain sophisticated concepts to business stakeholders.
    • Ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment.
    • The ideal candidate has experience in the creation and running of a global OE center of expertise
    • Shared services delivery operation, including strategy development and evolution
    • Solid planning, organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and assimilate new information quickly--
    • Bachelor's degree BS/BA in advanced process engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Master's degree or MBA
    • Lean/Six sigma Certifications
    • PMP Project management knowledge, experience and/or certificationAbout Moderna : In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and most-effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com .Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.#LI-DNI- Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R3783 About Us Our Mission and Vision At Moderna we are pioneering the development of a new class of drugs made of messenger RNA (mRNA). This novel drug platform builds on the discovery that modified mRNA can direct the body's cellular machinery to produce nearly any protein of interest, from native proteins to antibodies and other entirely novel protein constructs that can have therapeutic activity inside and outside of cells. We have a clear mission to propel the field of mRNA science forward and deliver new medicines to patients and a unique vision for how to achieve this mission. Our Mission: To deliver on the promise of transformative messenger RNA (mRNA) science to bring new medicines to patients. Our Vision: To unlock the potential of mRNA by establishing an ecosystem of teams and partners that will work together to develop the broadest possible array of drugs, across diverse therapeutic areas and routes of administration, for serious diseases that are not treatable today. Third Party Staffing Agencies M oderna does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. For the protection of all parties involved in the recruiting process, resumes will only be accepted from recruiters/agencies if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position. Unsolicited resumes sent to Moderna from recruiters/agencies do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter/agency and Moderna and do not obligate Moderna to pay fees if we hire from those resumes. Reasonable Accommodation Notice Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. Please inform the company's personnel representative by calling 617-460-9346 or emailing humanresources@modernatx.com if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

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