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Sr. Director, CMC Procurement

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Nov 21, 2023

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Administration, Procurement, Science/R&D, CMC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role

The Sr. Director will oversee global logistics and raw materials for the Individualized Neoantigen Therapy (INT) team. This role includes managing an annual spend of approximately $1B in raw materials, consumables, and logistics categories across Modernas Global Network in addition to INT. The candidate will develop and implement sourcing strategies, negotiate contracts, manage supplier relationships, and drive cost-saving initiatives. The role reports to the Executive Director, CMC Procurement.

Moderna is a company that is growing quickly and expanding across the globe, this role offers an opportunity to join the Procurement team that supports the categories and to have a tremendous impact by participating actively in building the category capabilities of the company to distribute life-saving vaccines to patients.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and cultivate strategic stakeholder relationships to find the optimum balance between meeting company needs and delivering total value. Ensure alignment across the cross-functional teams on the business and technical requirements.

  • Category Management: Maintain and execute category plans and update annually with stakeholders including detailed analysis of past and future spending, existing relationships, and external trends. This will include the assessment of the health of the business. Develop and manage multi-year category roadmaps and pipelines of sourcing initiative projects.

  • Strategic Sourcing: Implement strategic sourcing initiatives utilizing a standard framework and departmental tools. This includes:

    • Partnering with stakeholders to build robust scopes of work.

    • Developing sourcing strategies for individual initiatives.

    • Implementing RFx activities utilizing advanced tools and techniques.

    • Preparing and implementing advanced negotiation strategies.

    • Partnering with stakeholders and legal to negotiate and finalize agreements.

    • Developing the Moderna preferred Terms and Conditions and driving standardization across the network.

  • Supplier Management: Leverage a standard framework to classify suppliers and implement SRM programs.

  • Risk Management: Evaluating and monitoring the risk profile of the supply base, identify mitigation targets, and implement risk improvement initiatives.

  • Savings Delivery: Develop a portfolio of sourcing initiatives and deliver cost reductions against challenging current and multi-year saving targets.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors degree required, (BA/BS in a technical discipline desired)

  • Minimum 12 years of experience in a large or medium-sized professional procurement organization with at least 5 years specifically in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • 8+ years of category management experience in the areas of Direct Raw Materials, Logistics and Consumables within Procurement and/or Supply Chain.

  • Prior experience managing direct reports

  • 3+ years of experience successfully leading high-performing teams

  • Able to travel (~25% of time)

  • Ability to lead through influence, recommend sourcing strategies, and deliver business results

  • Excellent project management/leadership skills with demonstrated track record and ability to engage teams together towards common deadlines

  • Strong presentation skills including verbal and written to deliver succinctly and effectively recommendations to senior leaders

  • Strong executive presence

  • A proven track record of savings delivery and ability to manage complexity and change.

  • Ability to work in a highly metric-driven environment and deliver against challenging performance targets.

  • Ability to interact well with other groups and must be able to take ownership of and follow through on assignments. Must be able to drive results on multiple complex assignments simultaneously with minimal required direction from his/her supervisor.

  • Ability to lead through influence, recommend sourcing strategies, and deliver business results.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity

  • Strong collaboration and communications skills required to address and resolve issues in a matrixed environment.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Masters degree (MBA, MS) preferred

  • Professional Procurement certification (CPSM, MCIPS, etc.) desired

  • Solution-oriented with a growth mindset and strong attention to detail

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

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills

  • Desire to contribute to a world-class Procurement function

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

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 year-end shutdown
    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!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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