Associate Director, Business Operations & Project Management

Seattle Genetics Bothell , WA 98021

Posted 5 months ago


As part the Seattle Genetics North Creek, Site Leadership Team, this role centers on strategic planning, operations and systems analyses, high priority project management, and driving continuous improvement across all site functions. The AD reports to the Site Head and interfaces with multiple business functions across Technical Operations, Information Technology, Facilities and Engineering, and Finance.


  • Work closely with Leadership Team members collaborating on site strategy and prioritization, goal setting, resource allocation, project planning and tracking, and ensuring effective communication

  • Maintain site performance metrics (KPIs); promote development and continual review of KPIs across all functional groups; represent North Creek at governance meetings reviewing site metrics and performance

  • Drive improvements in site efficiency/compliance/safety; will author or lead complex gap assessments, value stream mapping projects, risk assessments, business continuity planning, etc.

  • As Project Management leader at North Creek, own and drive the planning and successful execution of high-priority projects and initiatives - spanning business processes, cGMP operations, and capital projects

  • As Operational Excellence leader at North Creek, advise and instruct individuals and teams on the application of lean practices and continuous improvement tools and methodologies. Ensure OpEx-related projects are tracked closely and consistent progress is made


  • Bachelor degree in science, engineering, business management, or supply chain management

  • More than 10 years relevant experience working within a cGMP pharmaceutical or biologics manufacturing environment; clinical and commercial experience a plus

  • Well-rounded experience in cGMP quality systems and procedures, including change control, investigations, CAPAs, etc.

  • Close familiarity with production planning and supply chain roles and responsibilities; knowledgeable in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and applications in manufacturing; ERP system optimization experience is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to function in a matrixed collaborative team-oriented environment while embracing and driving change is required

  • Track record of success in the planning, execution and timely delivery of high-priority projects

  • Track record of success applying lean principles to improve procedural compliance and operational efficiency

  • Skilled in statistical data analysis, failure mode analysis and risk assessment methodologies

  • Skilled in budget development and tracking, cost accounting and financial analysis

  • Superior written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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