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Associate Director, CMC, FP&A

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Feb 5, 2024

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Science/R&D, CMC
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the talent engine fueling a high growth organization that has rapidly developed and commercialized Spikevax and, has the potential to launch up to 22 products by 2028.Moderna is looking for an Associate Director, CMC FP&A to further build and support analytics and processes of the organization. The role will report to the SVP Finance CMC & Quality and focus on the establishment of performance management analyses, tools, governance, and broader FP&A transformation with the CMC function.

Were looking for a candidate that can confidently lead in a fast-paced and complex environment, while both navigating ambiguities, and driving results forward as we strive to achieve Modernas mission to deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Establish a comprehensive performance management framework that includes key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics, and scorecards tailored to the CMC function.

  • Identify, evaluate, and implement advanced analytical tools and systems to enhance financial planning, forecasting, and reporting capabilities within the CMC function.

  • Continuously assess and improve FP&A processes to increase efficiency, reduce cycle times, and enhance the quality of financial analysis within the CMC function.

  • Lead training initiatives and change management activities to promote the adoption of new FP&A tools, practices, and mindsets within the CMC function.

  • Design and deliver insightful financial reports that provide actionable intelligence to support the CMC function's strategic and operational decision-making.

  • Oversee the transformation of budgeting and forecasting practices, incorporating scenario analysis and predictive modeling.

  • Establish a robust FP&A governance structure that ensures compliance with internal policies and external regulations, while also facilitating effective performance management within the CMC function.

  • Partner with the broader finance initiative in developing and rolling out the Return on Investment (ROI) training program for the CMC function, aimed at instilling a strong ROI mindset across teams, enhancing their ability to evaluate and prioritize investments based on potential financial returns and strategic value.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • 8+ years of experience in related field, including financial planning & analysis, or financial operations roles

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Experience with advanced analytical platforms and visualization tools

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • MBA and/or CPA

  • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry experience

  • Strong business acumen: proven ability to effectively scrutinize and challenge assumptions and interpret the strategy and priorities of the organization in financial terms

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

  • Strong presentation skills to deliver succinctly and effectively deliver recommendations to senior leaders, frames complex concepts

  • Prior experience working in a matrixed environment; experience coordinate processes and delivering results through the collaboration of related teams

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions and different culture

  • Exceptional attitude, attention to detail and ability to motivate teams to do the same

  • Understanding of operational dynamics and the external environment

  • 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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