Director, CDO Business Analytics and Operations Management at ModernaTX, Inc.

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The Role:

The Director, CDO Business Analytics and Operations Management will be accountable for the development and implementation of tools and process to support business analytics and operations management for financial oversight within Clinical Development Operations (CDO). The successful candidate will have experience in identification and implementation of solutions to support adequate clinical functional financial oversight throughout the lifecycle of a clinical program. This is a dynamic and collaborative position playing an integral role in a fast-paced and results oriented environment.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to support and collaborate on best practices and improve or develop policies, procedures, and high-quality training around business analytics and function-specific financial operations activities

    • Initiate and drive process improvement initiatives and implementation and training for best practices, processes, and standards with study teams, finance, and CDO function leads for new and existing tools and systems

  • Support study teams in requests and discussions with finance on reporting and analyses

  • Lead efforts with CRO partners and other third-party vendors to align on expectations for budget and forecasting deliverables

    • Drive, in collaboration with procurement, finance, alliance management, and outsourcing, for end-to-end financial processes and reporting requirements

  • Provide subject matter expertise to individuals and teams upon request related to quarterly forecasting, actuals and accruals reporting, variance analysis, budgeting, and long-range planning

    • Support teams in financial assessment and impact for new studies, programs, and/or amendments to existing studies

    • Be a resource to finance and liaise with functions, including Clinical Outsourcing, to ensure POs are managed appropriately (opening, paid, and closed)

    • Support teams for planning and ensure accuracy of clinical trial budgets and forecasting, including modeling clinical study spend and maintaining or developing system to maintain cost models with related assumptions

  • As a key stakeholder and leader within the Clinical Trial Excellence and Support team, collaborate with Moderna Digital and cross-functional stakeholders on vendor selection, contracting, implementation, continuous improvement, and oversight of systems and tools

    • Serve as business owner for select tools and systems used by CDO for function specific financial oversight and management

    • Maintain current state knowledge of industry trends and applicability of systems and tools to transform ways of working at Moderna

  • Clearly track and communicate strategy, key deliverables, milestones, and timelines as relates to the business

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:

  • BA/BS required; Advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in a clinical research environment within the pharmaceutical and biotech industry

  • Direct experience in implementation and management of tools and systems to support the operational aspects of financial management

  • Direct experience in overseeing budget, accrual, and forecasting activities within a clinical development setting

  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of Contract Research Organizations, third party vendors that support clinical trials, and related finances

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities

  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring

  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes

  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment

  • Adoption and family-planning benefits

  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community

  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary winter shut down
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter

  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents

  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools

  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options

  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests

  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes

  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. 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 and approval 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 autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

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.
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