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Director, Corporate Operations PMO

Company: Sana Biotechnology
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About the role Sana Biotechnology is seeking a strategic and collaborative Director, Corporate Operations PMO who will provide centralized program management support for Corporate Operational Functions, including IT, Security, and Site Operations. This role will drive key priorities, manage cross-functional communication, partner with accountable leads, and manage execution of critical corporate operation projects. You will lead through influence, drive alignment across cross-functional teams and execute key deliverables seamlessly. This role will require you to think critically and strategically, as well as operating in the details to drive efforts forward. What you'll do Leadership Support:

  • Partner with the SVP, Corporate Operations and the leadership team to ensure strategies, priorities, goals, and roadmaps are well developed, communicated, tracked, and driven to completion
  • Support the development of organizational structure, talent development, and change management
  • Plan and facilitate all leadership meetings and all-hands meetings within the function (agendas, meeting minutes, and action item follow up)
  • Develop close relationships with other G&A functions to address cross-functional gaps, implement sustainable solutions, and continuously improve processes and partnerships Program Planning & Management:
    • Build and lead a high-functioning team of Project Managers (consultants, temps, FTEs) to establish high-quality, integrated program plans and timelines that align with overall corporate strategy and functional goals
    • Provide strong project and organizational knowledge, leadership and facilitation skills to optimize meetings and facilitate effective decision making and support established priorities across the function
    • Ensure effective communication, clear alignment, and seamless execution of function's business-critical deliverables (on time and within budget)
    • Develop and implement necessary project management tools, best practices, and processes to increase efficiency, consistency, and visibility of workstream statuses
    • Proactively drive risk management in collaboration with leadership team by early risk identification and quick facilitation for mitigation planning
    • Directly manage critical, high profile projects to improve overall probability of success for delivery, as needed Business Operations:
      • Oversee corporate operational financial planning and reporting in partnership with finance, including: managing budget, forecast, annual budget planning, and 3-year-operating plan
      • Oversee functional hiring strategy, tracking, and forecast in partnership with HR What we're looking for
        • 8-10 years of professional experience in project management and operations, preferably in a publicly traded healthcare/biotechnology company
        • BA/BS degree required; MBA degree a plus
        • You will have an exceptional combination of corporate level judgment, robust corporate project management ability, and scalable operational experience
        • Critical to this position's success, it will require you to have stellar interpersonal, negotiation, influence, and communications skills with various internal and external stakeholders
        • You are flexible and adaptable; have demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced working environment and work diplomatically and tactfully with others
        • Proven capability to appropriately challenge status quo, drive and support innovation, including new ideas to streamline and enhance processes rather than solely implement current tactics
        • You demonstrate the ability to credibly coordinate between technical teams and business stakeholders
        • You are able to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence, cooperation, and the incorporation of multiple points of view
        • PMP certification preferred What you should know
          • Working safely on a predictable and regular basis is an essential job function for this position and the Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 How we work together
            • Lead from every seat - we seek to understand, act with honesty, and engage in the crucial conversations
            • Thrive as a team - we hire amazing people, are intensely curious, and cultivate inclusion and personal connectivity
            • Make it happen - we value vigorous debate, alignment around our decisions, and resilient execution Get to know us At Sana, we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as a company and helps us to achieve our mission to meaningfully change the outcome of many human diseases. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Sana is the place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact patients. Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. For benefit eligible employees, we cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off, parental leave, short- and long-term disability, financial wellness programs, a 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually. We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental or sensory disability (including the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability), genetic information, actual or perceived HIV or Hepatitis C infection, medical condition (cancer or a record or history of cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, veteran status, political ideology, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions described above.

Keywords: Sana Biotechnology, Cambridge , Director, Corporate Operations PMO, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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