Associate Director, Quality Business Analytics

Novato, California
May 18, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


The Associate Director, Quality Business Analytics reports to the Sr. Director, Quality Excellence & Strategic Planning. This role provides the vision and leadership in the identification and implementation of processes, tools and techniques required to collect and analyze data about Quality organizational operations to support driving improvements to our systems, processes, and performance. This role is responsible for ownership of the Quality Metrics hierarchy and infrastructure, maintaining our Quality Performance metrics. Additionally, this role will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Cost of Quality Model, developing and maintaining a dynamic resource capacity model for the quality organization, and working with partners throughout the Quality and Technical Operations organizations to integrate data and business insights into the development of actions to drive organizational improvement efforts.  


  • Establishes and maintains the Quality productivity and capacity model leveraging business analytics and other tools to predictively enable an analysis of the Cost of Quality in relationship to cost of manufacturing. 
  • Partner with Finance to lead annual zero-based budget building process to support the strategy in balance with CCM tactical needs  
  • Partner with Finance to provide financial forecasting on a quarterly basis. 
  • Applies business and financial acumen to provide business insights and set financial improvement targets and investments strategies through the establishment of financial modeling (Resource, equipment and asset management) in close partnership with our finance partners 
  • Monitor and influence our Program budget allocations based on financial models 
  • Identify opportunities to drive COGS reduction efforts 
  • Partner with our Operational Excellence team to quantify our return on investment, IRR, NPV as part of our continuous improvement project portfolio 
  • Lead the effort to develop, implement, and maintain a Quality organization capacity modeling and resource forecasting  
  • Establish and maintain the Cost of Quality Framework and Quality Productivity model 
  • Lead effort for COGS reduction and strategic targets  
  • Partner with the Digital Data Quality organization in the realization of our Digital Maturity Modeling for the Quality organization  
  • Establish, own and maintain our Quality Metrics hierarchy and drive alignment across TOPS organization to help ensure we are using one set of number sot run the business 


Required Education: 

  • B.S. degree (MS preferred) in physical, engineering, chemical, biological or computer sciences (STEM) is required. An MBA degree is highly preferred.   


Required Experience and Abilities: 

  • 10+ years of relevant operations experience 
  • Proven 5 years in a leadership role with strong management skills and business acumen. 
  • Prior management level experience with demonstrated ability to engage, develop, recognize, and mentor staff 
  • Superior communication skills.  Able to provide oral, written, and formal presentations to senior management, middle management and line staff. 
  • Experience in successfully leading transformational change 
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with other functional groups to achieve business objectives. 
  • Ability to effectively lead cross-functional project teams. Escalates and drives resolution of project issues. 
  • Strong attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills 
  • Strong financial and business acumen 
  • Strong understanding of EBS Model and requirements 
  • Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and financial reports, understand and resolve technical challenges, interface with internal technical experts and external technical representatives, and manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing environment setting. 

Preferred Experience: 

  • MBA with 10 years management including successful implementation of highly complex business and technology initiatives. 
  • 4 years managing and influencing people 
  • Experience in developing business strategies and business analytics tools 

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.