Director, Analytical Development Operations

Summit, NJ, US
Oct 07, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Other Locations:US- NJ- Summit West


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.

Director, Analytical Development Operations
Summit, NJ


The Director will lead a group responsible for implementing shared service capabilities and operational processes in support of the science and engineering activities within Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (PS&T). The focus of this business operation support position includes external research budget management & execution, and contract administration, with a focus on adherence to Celgene legal & compliance requirements, efficiency, record keeping, and operational excellence. The Director will also oversee in-sourcing services and manage interactions with contractors working within Celgene for PS&T. The Director will work closely with finance on yearly budgeting and long-range operating plans for PS&T.

The Director roll resides in Analytical Development (AD) which is a science-driven organization dedicated to building in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of our products and their processes through well-designed analytical studies. We work in all phases of pharmaceutical development to oversee the analytical processes for drug substance and drug product development both internally and with external contract service providers. Our goal is to enable the establishment of specifications and robust analytical procedures that allow control of our drug substance and drug product processes to provide safe, efficacious and high-quality products to the patients we serve.

  • Oversee and support a wide variety of project-oriented and budget-related duties to facilitate PS&T business. Oversees PS&T external research contract and PO administration.
  • Acts as a single point of contact with respect to AD external research, capital, and departmental operating budget interactions with finance and works directly with AD staff to coordinate budgeting activities.
  • Oversees capital spending process as well as tracking of capital purchases.
  • Coordinate and consolidate the PS&T annual and 3-year expense/workforce plans, projected and operating budgets, tracking analysis, forecasting, monitoring and reporting for PS&T, working as a liaison with Finance, Functional Heads and Compound Leaders.
  • Initiates the development, execution and revision of vendor master agreements and contracts as well as tracking, monitoring and communication of changes to contracts/Purchase Orders (POs), and amendments to meet business needs.
  • Point person who oversees administrative aspects of contracting with contract service providers. Supports business functions with facilitation of service contracts, agreements, purchase orders, approvals, invoices, payments as needed, vendor monitoring and oversight executed from Oracle EBS.
  • May negotiate pricing and study requirements directly with CSPs on behalf of AD project leads.
  • Develops and maintains an appropriate pool of CSPs and partners to respond to current and anticipated external contracting needs for analytical development, and associated analysis and release activities. Compiles metrics on CSPs and communicates these on a regular basis to management.
  • Oversees the reconciliation of invoices and payment.
  • Ensures PS&T purchasing and contracting activities are conducted in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Partners with Legal Department to coordinate all activities associated with the development and execution of contracts. Tracks, manages and monitors all changes to contracts/PO's ensuring timely amendments, approvals and implementation within the Pharmaceutical Science and Technology organization.
  • Implements tools and tracking systems to facilitate business operations, allotment of resources, and continuous improvement of the organization. Provides reports and analysis of resource utilization within Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. E.g., Project Time reporting, Productivity Initiatives, Space Planning and special project needs.
  • Manages a group of direct reports. May manage insourced contract scientific FTE program.
  • Oversees and ensures that participants in the PS&T organization have easy access to information to drive business objectives.
  • Communicates to administrative staff in the implementation of operational systems. E.g., Onboarding of new employees, contracting requirements, and Oracle EBS Requisitions.

  • Develops appropriately proactive resource plans and utilizes staff and other resources effectively to meet area and partners' needs. Uses appropriate tools to regularly review, measure, modify, and adjust plans and to monitor the efficiency, effectiveness and balance of resources according to evolving business needs and environment.
  • Guides internal/external debate and discussions at high levels and focuses constituents towards resolution around strategic and tactical decision making.
  • Displays strong analytical and strategic thinking.

  • Must be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative, accountability to the team and professional maturity are required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management with focus on processes, projects and systems to efficiently meet business needs. The Director may influence direction and activities in areas outside his/her direct reporting line.
  • Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions. Modifies approaches and procedures to issues as they arise. Demonstrates the ability to negotiate effectively with diverse constituencies to achieve goals.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Excellent communication, collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical product development and technology transfer in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Minimum BS degree plus 15 years, MS minimum of 12 years, or PhD and minimum of 12 years in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or related engineering/scientific discipline required. Advanced degree preferred.


Celgene 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.