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Vice President, Business Operations

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, CA
Start date
Mar 23, 2024

Job Details

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


The Vice President, Business Operations is responsible for helping Eikon scale and enhance operational performance.  This role will oversee and manage all Facility & Real-Estate operations, Engineering & Research Supplier Management, Warehousing & Logistics, Procurement and Global Infrastructure / Site expansion.  The role will also have oversight of new facility builds and support the ongoing operation.  The role includes clinical supply chain and could include commercial as the company achieves growth milestones.

About You

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and ambitious Operations leader who will oversee the expansion and further development of the operations team as the company progresses to the next stage of its evolution and growth. They will be leader with a sense of urgency who brings along a proven track record in development of world-class operations/supply chain team with the life sciences field. Expertise in the fields of continuous improvement activities (Lean / Six Sigma etc.) as well as having a keen understanding of state-of-the-art supply chain management analytics and SAP round off the ideal candidate profile. The ideal candidate will be a globally minded, forward-thinking operations leader who can shape, scale, and lead the organization’s global business operations platform. They will be a proven change agent who is able to translate strategy into operations to support a high-velocity, fast growing business. 

What You’ll Do

  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership to all operational functions to best integrate across the organization to deliver performance that supports corporate and business objectives.
  • Provide strong leadership, effective delegation, and oversight to Business Operations Management team.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure organizational standards are met and operational processes are efficient and in compliance with established standards and regulations.
  • Provide leadership to all operations organizations in compliance with company policies and legal directives, and that fully support the organization's goals.
  • Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction internally and externally through driving others to excellence in customer service by delivering quality products and services in a timely manner.
  • Recommend and implement process improvement ideas that improve our competitiveness.
  • Provide leadership, strategy and tactical plans for the CEO, CFO, and Sr. leadership regarding administration on operational matters.
  • Drive high performing teams by ensuring performance expectations are established and met, and that policies and procedures for hiring, managing performance, and developing staff are adhered to.
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer in the development of the organization's annual budget.
  • Establish trust and confidence with direct reports and gain alignment on department goals and objectives and effectively facilitate change.
  • Continue the expansion and build-out of the operations, infrastructure, and support systems footprint.
  • Provide a 'key voice' as operational leader to the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Partner effectively across all functions within Eikon to achieve growth milestones.


  • Bachelor's degree with 20+ years of experience or Post Graduate degree with 16+ years of experience in business, operations management, or a related field is preferred, complemented by relevant certifications or advanced degrees. 
  • Relevant experience in operations with a “builder” versus “maintenance” orientation in a high growth company.
  • Proven experience in business that includes manufacturing operations within the Life Sciences, Diagnostics and/or Therapeutic sectors.
  • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure, ERP/CRM/PLM and MS Office.
  • Experience negotiating contracts.
  • Highly analytical, with the ability to understand and use financial and cost information to drive operational decision making.
  • Solid working knowledge of budgeting, and strategic planning.
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and drive projects with high speed.
  • Demonstrates highly effective communication, problem-solving skills and thought leadership in a highly professional manner.
  • Excellent cross-functional team leadership and participation skills.
  • Strong staff-development skills; effectively supervises and mentors team members through expression of positive demeanor and teamwork.
  • Ability to think "out of the box" and readily contribute in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:

  • 401k plan with company matching
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)
  • Mental health and wellness benefits
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site

The expected salary range for this role is $270,000 to $294,500 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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