Reporting to the Chief Digital and Operational Excellence officer, the SVP, Digital for Core Operations will join a team of digital transformation leaders focused on building Moderna as a digital biotech leader.
Our Chief Digital & Operational Excellence Officer leads the organization that is focused on digitizing the company and improving processes through a period of rapid growth by leveraging cutting edge and state-of-the-art technologies across every aspect of the business. The goal is to have innovative and disruptive businesses processes enabled by a fully integrated ecosystem of business systems and applications.
The SVP for Core Operations will play a critical role in Moderna’s overall business success in supporting the high growth of the company. They will be responsible for setting the vision and shaping the digital buildout and automation of the business processes in the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance and procurement. They will work directly with the business leaders in those domains and act as a thought leader to continuously challenge the status quo and deliver innovative thinking on how to best leverage technology in an integrated way and they will work with the process architects to implement a highly integrated business process architecture using the best solutions. The SVP will be a transformational leader who will listen, understand, and translate the needs of the functions and map digital capabilities to these strategic priorities, ensuring that digital initiatives are fully integrated into the strategic planning process. They will define key metrics for success and balance short-and long-term vision, finding a few quick win initiatives that help build enthusiasm and momentum while building the longer-term roadmap for digital transformation.
Moderna believes that digital technologies, such as robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing are critical to operationalize the company’s strategy, accelerate the pace of learning, and execute at high quality and scale. Cloud enablement is a critical component of the digital infrastructure as they generate complex data sets, and their scientists need computational power and agility to operate without being limited by traditional computing technology. The Internet of Things allows for smart, interconnected devices that provide real-time synchronization of operations and the data from equipment provides real-time guidance to their scientists and engineers. Automation allows them to scale their operations reliably and reproducibly, continue to increase operating efficiency, reduce errors, and improve quality and compliance. Advanced analytics and AI enable Moderna to draw insights from their data; they are constantly generating large data sets that can provide important insights if mined appropriately. This focus on technology extends to their employees and corporate functions too. Moderna builds digital solutions that keep them step ahead in serving their workforce. They don’t follow the trends, they set them.
Here’s What You’ll Do:
Partner with the Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance and Procurement leadership to develop and prioritize the strategic digital roadmap including the technical capabilities, data strategy and programs required to help expand buildout of core operations in the US and internationally.
Educate the organization on emerging digital trends, opportunities, competitive threats, and new technologies that can continue to differentiate Moderna.
Serve as the technology and business process implementation leader advising on digital solutions and implement an integrated all core operations using digital solutions to optimize the Plan to Make, Procure to Pay, Contract to Cash and Record to Report value streams.
Build and manage the automation and analytics required to operate a high quality, highly efficient supply chain and manufacturing facilities internally and externally.
Work closely with stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into solutions and participate in external networking and industry expertise forums to adopt best practice and bring ideas that influences the Moderna Digital landscape for our core operations.
Ensure world-class client experience through top-tier interface design; implement and maintain leading user experience methodologies, processes, standards, and technologies. Oversee the delivery of digital initiatives including project leadership, vendor coordination, user testing, and facilitating organizational change management.
Partner cross-functionally within digital to identify opportunities to integrate the core operations solutions into the broader digital landscape at Moderna to increase value and improve user experience and Vice Versa.
Serve as a thought partner on establishment of a data driven approach to human resource management and develop automated data analytics to deliver real-time metrics
Ensure a cycle of continuous improvement and operational support including process and routine platform upgrades and enhancements, with a focus on value stream optimization.
Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:
The successful candidate is an innovative digital leader with a proven track record of driving digital transformation of core operations. The ideal candidate will have depth in Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, Finance, technologies, but also broader exposure to other areas of the business. They will be an effective communicator who is able to serve as a change agent in a culture which is already deeply focused on embracing digital practices and leveraging technology. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker who is able to generate options, build consensus, and execute. They are a big picture thinker who can see the forest from the trees and lead digital transformation in an integrated way. This individual must possess the right combination of strategic thinking and operational excellence.
This leader will have a strong sense of urgency and tenacity and experience in a fast paced, metrics-driven environment. They will also be comfortable executing in fast-changing environments and acting with a sense of urgency. They will retain grace and resilience under pressure. It is critical that this leader bring strong collaboration and partnering skills.
In terms of the additional competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:
Exceptional functional expertise: ERP, MES, LIMS, S2P systems, Warehouse management, Logistic Systems, Serialization, … with a deep understanding of the digital landscape and current emerging technologies and how others are employing them.
Experience with defining high level enterprise digital (business and technology) architectures to support employee experience and corporate functions.
Has exceptional influencing skills; adept at driving organizational change through partnership, collaboration and leadership rather than title or line authority.
Able to clearly envision and communicate the future for the business particularly as it relates to digital opportunities. Translates the vision into actionable, quantitative plans.
Sets clear and measurable performance objectives and monitoring progress rigorously, planning, and linking action to business priorities.
Brings a sense of urgency in all business matters.
Integrity and Accountability : High ethical standards, integrity and strength of character in his/her personal and professional dealings and a willingness to act on and be accountable for his/her decisions.
Informed Judgment : Demonstrate intelligence, wisdom and thoughtfulness in decision-making. Demonstrate a willingness to thoroughly discuss issues, ask questions, express reservations and voice dissent.
Mature Confidence : Assertive, responsible and supportive in dealing with others. Ability to function constructively with a team. Respect for others, openness to others’ opinions and the willingness to listen.
High Standards & Results Orientation : History of achievements that reflect high standards for himself/herself and others.
Here’s What We’ll Bring to the Table:
On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches
Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes
Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
Eligible for “Moderna Month” (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)
Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to care.com
401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
Voluntary legal assistance plan
15 days’ vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays (includes 2 floating holidays)
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.