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Manager, Center of Operational Excellence WWRD (TEMPORARY)

Location San Rafael, California
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 Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

Duties


The COE Manager may perform a range of activities across the areas below as delegated by, and under the guidance of, senior COE staff:



Project Management



    • Manage the full project lifecycle for WWR&D business optimization projects from initiation to closure using appropriate project management methodology

    • Ensure business optimization projects are tracking to key deliverable and milestone timelines

    • Build plans, schedules, resource demands, and ensuring adherence for business adoption, project scope, resourcing and funding; Manage all artifacts associated with the project lifecycle

    • Handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced ambiguous environment

    • Communicate project objectives, plans and timelines and status to the cross-functional teams

    • Manage project related tasks, maintain and track high quality integrated project plans and dashboards for reporting and decision making

    • Work with multiple stakeholders to define requirements, map processes lead business analysis and implement solutions

    • Facilitate business process/future state design session workshops

    • Address roadblocks, issues and/or risks to process improvement initiatives, including assessing alternative approaches and communicating timeline or resource adjustments

    • Ensure business improvement and change management programs are executed on time and with high quality output

    • Establish project metrics and communicate project progress

    • Assist with compiling reports, presentations and communications for internal stakeholders

    • Manage agendas, minutes, logistics and preparation for meetings with stakeholders



Business Improvement Leadership



    • Partner or consult with teams and functions to conduct business optimization and/or process analysis in order to identify gaps and develop actionable response strategies

    • Apply continuous improvement tools and methodologies, such as root cause analysis, process mapping, RACI, lessons learned, and “Voice of the Customer” analysis to business problems in order to drive efficiency and effectiveness

    • Work with WWRD business areas to conduct business optimization assessments of potential areas of improvement such as process and/or policy gaps or other business needs analysis and facilitate the development of steps to address any areas of opportunity

    • Analyze and interpret metrics or relevant data to provide business insights, support new cross-functional business improvement initiatives, make data-driven process improvement decisions, and assess impact of completed improvements

    • Proactively research, learn and apply best practice process improvement techniques and tools



Business improvement project evaluation



    • Evaluate business improvement projects submitted to the PPG; consult with business areas to refine project scope, requirements, vendor considerations, issue and risk assessment and costs/ resource estimates to prepare for PPG review

Skills


A Manager demonstrates advanced competence in several COE core competencies such as communication, problem solving and decision making and teamwork including:



    • Ability to distill complex issues and topics into simple terms for improved stakeholder clarity and understanding

    • Ability to look beyond the obvious and focus on finding innovative solutions

    • Create an inclusive, supportive team culture



The Manager is also demonstrating advanced technical competency in process improvement, project management and change management, as well as foundational skills in strategic planning and drug development, including



    • Actively manage project tradeoffs involving scope, timing, and resources

    • Exhibit expertise in formal process improvement methodologies such as Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma

    • Help project stakeholders understand and plan for the impact of change on the organization

    • Demonstrate familiarity with strategic planning tools such as value mapping and can take a complete organization perspective when planning for improvement initiatives

Education



    • BA/BS in business, life sciences, engineering, or related degree

    • 6 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience in process improvement or equivalent role

    • Project Management (PMP) or Process Improvement certification preferred

    • Six Sigma Green Belt or similar preferred

Skills and Experience


The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.


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

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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