Senior Director, Operations Excellence

Bluebird Bio, Inc. Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you looking for something more than just a job? Well, good news we're looking for someone who is more than just an employee! At bluebird, we push ourselves every day to deliver un-incremental results, and as a member of the Program and Portfolio Management team you will be in a position to sit at the heart of it all. Our team connects people and information using collaborative leadership approach to create clarity and a shared sense of purpose and direction to achieve amazing results for patients. There are no boring days at bluebird, so our ideal team member is one who is excited by the opportunity to work with cross-functional teams to solve complex science and business challenges and who thrives in a fast-paced, fluid environment.

About the position:

The Senior Director, Operations Excellence is a new position at bluebird and will be accountable for driving effective expansion, scaling, and continuous improvement of bluebird's operational capabilities as bluebird transitions to a global, multi-site, fully-integrated biotechnology company with complex research, development, manufacturing, commercial and administrative activities. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Establishing a clear vision and long-range strategy for scaling bluebird's operations through the implementation and improvement of right-sized business processes and effective change management;

  • Providing direction and oversight of operations and scaling initiatives by leading and facilitating the bluebird Operations and Administration Team, a cross-functional team of functional leaders responsible for ensuring strategic integration of operational and administrative initiatives;

  • Leading and overseeing the implementation of significant, high-impact cross functional initiatives including new or optimized business processes

About you:

  • Experience (10+ years) building, scaling or integrating operational capabilities on a global basis in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry;

  • Demonstrated experience with business process optimization projects in a fully integrated company;

  • Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate, lead and influence individuals from multiple functional departments at all levels of the organization and proactively manage organizational change;

  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills to balance driving multiple projects and initiatives in parallel at a nimble, fast-paced and innovative company;

  • Familiarity with Operational Excellence tools and methodologies, such as Lean, Six Sigma or Kaizen.

  • Ability to build fit-for-purpose approaches and solutions while remaining aware of future scale and growth; and

  • Willingness to embrace and demonstrate the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself

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