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Sr. Director, CMC Finance, Drug Substance & Tech Ops

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

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 twenty-two products by 2028.Moderna is looking for a Sr. Director, CMC Drug Substance & Tech Ops Finance to become the operating group CFO for our global drug substance network and technical development areas. The role will report to the SVP Finance CMC & Quality and serve as the finance business partner to three SVP leaders covering: Drug Substance, Resilience, Technical Development. This role will play a critical role as we establish a global supply chain, after significant capital infrastructure investments globally.

The Sr. Director will play a critical role in establishing our strategy, providing financial leadership & advising, and enable advanced analytics and reporting to run the operating groups. We are 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 You Will Do:

  • Global Financial Leadership: Provide financial oversight across our global drug substance network and technical development divisions, handling over $1 billion in annual managed spend. This reflects our commitment to act with urgency and behave like owners, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently to fuel innovation and patient impact.

  • Strategic Planning and Oversight: Engage in strategic planning and oversight for Moderna drug substance & resilience sites worldwide, demonstrating the mindset of pursuing options in parallel to optimize our network and accepting risk as a path to groundbreaking achievements.

  • Financial Planning and Analysis: Manage planning cycles with a focus on obsessing over learning and pivoting fearlessly, ensuring financial strategies are adaptable and aligned with Modernas ambitious goals.

  • Strategic Partnership: Work closely with operating groups and technical development teams to co-lead in strategy development, network optimizations, and operational excellence programs. This embodies the mindset of removing viscosity to encourage collective action and questioning convention to continuously innovate our approaches.

  • Operational Performance Analysis: Deliver insightful analysis on operational performance, leveraging a mindset of digitize everywhere possible to enhance analytics and reporting capabilities, driving dynamic range in strategy and execution.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Foster collaboration with leaders across Commercial, R&D, and global finance functions, showcasing acting with dynamic range and removing viscosity to ensure cohesive financial planning and operational excellence.

This role demands not only financial acumen and strategic foresight but also a deep commitment to the Moderna Mindsets that drive our mission. The Sr. Director will need to navigate complexities and drive results in a fast-paced environment, embodying boldness, relentlessness, curiosity, and collaboration. Your leadership will be instrumental in shaping the future of our global supply chain and technical development areas, ensuring Moderna continues to lead in the creation of a new generation of transformative medicines for patients worldwide.

Heres What You Will Bring to the Table:

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelors degree required.

  • Experience with cost accounting, advanced analytical platforms, and visualization tools

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, diligence, 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.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

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 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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