Senior Director* Process Excellence and Oversight

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We aim to reduce the suffering of people with life-changing therapies by harnessing the potential of the immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and infectious diseases. While doing so, we are guided by our three company values: united, innovative, passionate. Get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people's lives.

Senior Director* Process Excellence and Oversight

At BioNTech, you will build an inspection ready process excellence and governance structure for Clinical Development Operations while ensuring patient well-being and safety at any time. In this role, you develop and lead a data-driven and patient-centric operational strategy and metrics framework to measure operational effectiveness, including the assessment of outsourced vendor processes. Additionally, you will develop the necessary change controls for process changes and institute a training continuity curriculum. You will also take a lead role in the global transformation and expansion of “best-in-class” Clinical Development Operations function.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Steer the design and implementation of concepts, systems, processes for digital transformation of areas that are critical for Clinical Development Operations (CDO)
  • Key member of the CDO leadership team who presents results of data gathering and analysis activities to key internal stakeholders in order to influence critical decision
  • Ensure that functional areas accept and rapidly deploy the processes, systems, and tools needed to execute against clinical development timelines
  • Establish and optimize internal functional relationships/dependencies in an effort to increase internal executional efficiency
  • Establish CDO KPIs to evaluate clinical operational efficiencies and opportunities for improvement

What you have to offer.

  • Master’s degree in a life science or healthcare related field, medical degree highly preferred
  • Many years of experience in clinical operations or process management
  • Experience in process optimization and problem-solving techniques, including the ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives at highest efficiency possible
  • Successful and demonstrable track record delivering end-to-end (from conception to benefits realization) process improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and application of operational excellence concepts
  • Ability to think strategically and to translate strategy into actions
  • Solid understanding of clinical trial execution and multi-national pharma, Institutional Review Boards, Ethic Committees regulations and medical guidelines
  • Experience working with external parties or leading cross-functional teams; ability to navigate a highly dynamic organization effectively
  • High proficiency of English language, German is a plus

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 5209 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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