Celgene Director, Operational/Organizational Analytics & Excellence in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture

Summary: The Director of Operational/Organizational Analytics & Excellence will be responsible for the development and implementation of organizational/operational excellence programs and strategies within Celgene’s Global Product Development and Operations (GPDO) organization. He/She will lead activities/projects supporting the strategic and operational alignment, cooperation, and communication across the GPDO departments and be a key contributor to the development of behaviors and practices that foster a culture of accountability and excellence in delivery. The Director of Operational/Organizational Analytics & Excellence will also be a key contributor to development of alignment pathways of GPDO with other corporate functions in Celgene. He/She will also have involvement on initiatives to further develop: Operational Analytics, Center of Excellence in Risk Management, and a Culture of Excellence. These initiatives will include, but are not limited to, continuous improvement, strategic scorecards and dashboards, best practices in business processes, and operational excellence toolbox development and deployment inclusive of transactional processes.

Key Responsibilities include the following:

•Drive initiatives in the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence and a shared vision of the GPDO organization.

•Drive a performance management culture by developing and deploying tools and techniques that mobilize and develop individuals at all levels, encouraging cross-team collaboration to achieve positive results for the organization.

•Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization’s performance across all GPDO functions through fostering relationships cross functionally, decreasing redundant work, and development of continuous and organizational learning.

•Establish strategy, direction and application of continuous improvement through Systems and Tools, Teaching (Training Curriculums and Mentorship), and Deployment.

•Implement operational excellence roadmaps to drive continuous improvement and value flow.

•Champion the strategic direction and transformation of Continuous Improvement by simplifying, standardizing, and integrating improvement programs.

•Establish and maintain best practices in areas of business processes, KPIs, and analytics.

•Lead the identification, prioritization and implementation of GPDO initiatives to improve and ensure long-term organizational excellence.

•Lead and facilitates all aspects of change and continuous improvement initiatives, as well as, assists in the coordination of corporate strategic goals measurement and management (strategic scorecard development).

•Drive the evaluation of strategy and execute strategy changes and improvements by conducting extensive research and analysis of emerging business trends and consulting senior leadership team to align business plans with organizational growth and development.

•Lead the development of a strategic score card for GPDO

•Lead Stakeholder engagement and coordination of best practices.

•Deploys system to standardize operational excellence best practices across the GPDO organization.



  • Skills/Knowledge Required Operational/Organizational Excellence •Well-rounded experience executing and leading projects on continuous improvement, Lean, Six Sigma, and operational excellence•Must be skilled in strategic thinking, managing through systems, innovation management, and negotiation. Must possess a strategic perspective, leading vision and values, global acumen, and leadership disposition.•Strong analytical and problem solving skills •Expertise in project management principles and application including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and evaluate priorities•Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan•Strong understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as related to Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing•Clear demonstration of the ability to lead through influence, effectively drive performance, build alignment, inform, negotiate and collaborate with various stakeholders•Proven track record of effective people management including coaching, motivating and development planning in a multicultural environment•Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively communicate at all times and in a variety of complex circumstances. Must have experience delivering complex messages to various internal and external stakeholders•Demonstrated initiative, creativity, strategic capabilities, and ability to work effectively in complex, rapidly changing environments•Ability to challenge the status quo to evolve business in more efficient and effective manner•Deep experience in engaging and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders•Ability to quickly assess a complex scenario and utilize common scenario planning tools and techniques to offer project teams and management viable alternatives.•Possess a deep understanding of the talent and skill sets required to sustain innovation and long-term growth within a technical organizational.•A proven track-record of success attracting high-performing talent from universities and institutions of higher learning. Communication •Must possess strong verbal and communication skills, and a well–developed ability to constructively work across functional areas and levels to achieve results. •Expertise in project management principles and application including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; Ability to multi-task a large number of projects and evaluate priorities with minimal supervision •The requisite intelligence, drive and initiative to work both independently and in a team environment to overcome obstacles and achieve objectives•Coach and develop others•Ability to work in a Global Environment •Proficiency in developing presentations to facilitate meaningful discussions, with clearly communicated analysis, findings, and impact•Must demonstrate the ability to grow and perform in areas of broader responsibility•Passion for excellence Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of experience.

  • MBA/advanced degree is considered a plus

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification is preferred

  • Direct experience leading and supporting operational excellence transformations in a pharmaceutical or a related regulated industry, is requiredCelgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.

Director, Operational/Organizational Analytics & Excellence

Location: Summit, NJ, US

Job ID: 17000691