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Senior Manager, Analytics and Monitoring, Internal Audit

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.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

BioMarin Internal Audit is committed to helping BioMarin achieve its full potential in transforming patient’s lives by minimizing overall company risk.

We pride ourselves in being objective and independent of the areas we assess, while maintaining our commitment to advance the organization. We provide independent assurance to the board of directors and management. Our disciplined approach evaluates the effectiveness of BioMarin’s risk management, control and governance processes. We also assist with proactive advisory projects.

An open and transparent partnership helps us develop the appropriate context and understanding of the issues at hand, minimize surprises, and drive greater value in the outcomes.

In carrying out our mission, we pledge to:

  • Be a trusted partner
  • Lead with integrity & enthusiasm
  • Focus on what matters
  • Share industry practices

As part of our mission, we also aim to provide valuable business insights (covering governance, risk, and control, and beyond), and we are building a data analytics platform to capture the Company’s data lake, and pro-actively identify adverse business trends and patterns.

Description:

The Snr Manager will be responsible for developing and executing the Internal Audits Monitoring & Analytics program. This role is designed to increase risk coverage using data analytics covering fraud, waste and abuse, and will provide greater – and timely - insights in specific risk areas.  

The Snr Manager, will be responsible for the management of the data analytics program (designing / building / enhancing a technical platform for analysis and visualization, and connect to underlying systems and databases), building in-house data analysis expertise, and executing the analytics program (assessing results / preparing and presenting results / follow up). They will also be required to manage vendors and projects that ensure various analytic DataMart's and dashboards provide key insights from an ongoing monitoring perspective while also providing key support through analytics on specific audits.

This role will work closely with the Corporate and Regional Compliance and Global Finance teams.

The Snr Manger must demonstrate significant experience with assessing risk and demonstrate excellence in designing and implementing a risk-based approach to internal auditing in a rapidly growing, highly innovative environment. 

Responsibilities:

The position of Snr Manager reports to the Associate Director of Internal Audit. The major responsibility of this position is to manage the creation of internal audits data analytics platform which includes management of vendors engaged in creating the platforms and the subsequent monitoring of the dashboards. Through analytics creation and providing insights on analytics through monitoring this role should also maintain and further strengthen relationships with business stakeholders.

Data Analytics Development

  • Lead successful creation of various analytic dashboards which demonstrate understanding of IT/business processes, data pipelines, operational risk management, and related regulatory and compliance standards
  • Manage the integration of analytic techniques to identify and monitor risk
  • Manage the vendors engaged to create data marts, ETL and dashboards to ensure successful project completion
  • Meet with various stakeholders and levels to understand risks and business priorities
  • Conduct risk assessments (financial, operational, strategic),
  • Present to - and engage with - executive level personnel on the vision for data analytics and monitoring

Monitoring Execution

  • Utilize the creation of analytics dashboards to inform Internal Audit, Global Compliance and Ethics and operational functions of key insights
  • Develop various communication forums with stakeholders to create awareness of analytic dashboards and the insights created to inform decision making
  • Use problem solving and critical thinking skills to quickly identify internal control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and draw the appropriate conclusions
  • Create a remediation process for insights found and ensure a successful conclusion
  • Owner of Internal Audits Metrics and KPI Dashboard
  • Coordinate with external subject matter experts, as appropriate 

Management

  • Ensure Project Management of data mart and dashboard executed on time and on budget
  • Responsible for end to end management of Vendors
  • Oversee / conduct data analytics to support conclusion
  • Escalate any critical audit issues to the Associate Director and appropriate management
  • Communicate issues and root causes to executive management and gain consensus on the path forward
  • Collaborate with management to develop risk-based response and action plan; this will often include facilitating a strategic assessment of options and costs-benefits
  • Be able to fully evaluate risks and exposures and risk-rank issues accordingly
  • Develop CEO/Audit Committee level deliverable; including sophisticated analysis of risk & exposure

Other

Maintain existing certifications and seek further certification where appropriate (Project Management, Data Analytics, Dashboard Development, Six Sigma)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Fraud Examiner designation a plus
  • Advanced degree, Project Management Experience or Six Sigma designation a plus
  • Data Science qualification designation a plus
Relevant Experience:
  • 8+ years in public accounting, internal audit, advisory or global corporation, or a combination hereof.
  • 4+ years of hands on experience in data analytics, including demonstrable experience in building complex data analytics solutions using various data sources, and executing the program and presenting the outcomes.
  • In-depth experience with Oracle data marts, PowerBi visualization, as well as basic systems coding preferred.
  • Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Life Science experience preferred.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to work with ambiguity, and respond to a rapidly changing, highly innovative environment
  • Demonstrated risk assessment and management skills
  • Vendor Management
  • Candidate must be skilled and comfortable with presentations to senior management; professional savvy and ability to interact with various levels of management
  • Proactively seeks knowledge, new task, and responsibilities. Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities and working styles
  • Knowledgeable in ERP systems, such as Oracle, data marts, data analytics and visualization solutions
  • Ability to organize projects and work responsibilities, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel occasionally; both domestically and internationally

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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