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Development Business Ops

Company: GForce Life Sciences
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Development Business Ops
Duration: Long term contract
Location: Foster City, CA or Morris Plains, NJ or Seattle, WA

Potential to be converted to FTE
This role is for data analytics (data cleansing, data reporting and data visualization, etc.), not system implementation nor IT project management role.
We are looking for someone to be really hands-on and stay long in the role given good performance and if a candidate is only interested in being a contractor or wanting to have people management responsibility, this role will not be the right fit for them.

Job Responsibilities:
Identify key metrics and build exec-facing dashboards to track the progress of the business and its highest priority initiatives
Provides reliable and accurate analyses and reports to internal customers to support decision making on key strategies
Identify key business levers, establish cause & effect, perform analyses, and communicate key findings to various stakeholders to facilitate data-driven decisions
Discover new opportunities to grow and optimize the business through analytics, forecast modeling, and business case development
Lead and/or participate in core process optimization programs related to the relevant functions and participate in cross departmental process improvement initiatives based on performance assessment metrics.
Help support Business Ops functional strategy and tactics that enable Gilead to compete more effectively in the clinical trial arena
Monitor competitive landscape and industry trends related to site contracting, clinical pricing, outsourcing, vendor management, finance & payments, and determine implications to Clinical Operations ongoing clinical trial portfolio
Build out a predictive resource forecast model based on operational and business data, with interactive functionalities which utilizes user's inputs to create scenario-based assessments
Work with users to identify and document the drivers and algorithms which will support the predictive resourcing model
Designs and implements repeatable processes of analysis that leverage previous investments in systems or data structures
Collaborates with various business functions (primarily Development Business Operations) to analyze operational requirements for reports, document system enhancements and implement system changes
Independently take on and collaborate in special projects supporting Development Business Operations functions such as site contracts, finance & outsourcing management systems development with internal and external stakeholders
Self-sufficient and self-motivated individual who can work with large quantities of data (internal and external)
Working knowledge in executing an analytics / business intelligence roadmap within pharma/biotech R&D. Direct experience in development operations shared services such as site contracts, clinical pricing, vendor outsourcing, vendor management, clinical finance, clinical payment, clinical operations, biometrics, PVE, or regulatory affairs highly desirable
Working knowledge of drug development cycle and/or regulatory impacts (ICH GCP, GDPR, etc.) desirable
Knowledge of external pharmaceutical benchmarking data sources a plus

Specific Requirements - Technical:
Experience with advanced SQL queries and data visualization tools such as Tableau/Spotfire are required
Experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech environment and tools (e.g. CTMS) as well as working knowledge of the R&D/ Clinical Research and supporting business processes a plus
Experience integrating, analyzing and mining data from different data sources such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Apttus, Workday Timekeeping, SharePoint, and/or other database systems / languages (e.g. Python, R) is a plus
Advanced Excel skills (e.g. VBA, statistical packages, Power Query, modeling, indexing and complex formulas, etc.) is a plus
Confident with making experienced suggestions on optimizing an Excel model is desirable
Experience in building a "full-time equivalent (FTE)" resource forecasting model a plus
Knowledge of forecast modeling and predictive analytics techniques and how they apply to a business problem

Specific Requirements - Business Analytics:
--- Comfortable working independently with internal stakeholders and functions to develop analytic capabilities
--- Must have experience with identifying relevant performance metrics and defining target performance levels
--- Must be able to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical members of senior management
--- Capable of building analytical models that evaluate business situations and provide recommendations on model design
--- Perform analytical deep dives to identify problems, opportunities and specific actions required

Educational levels and other qualifications:
--- 7+ years of experience with a BA/BS in a relevant discipline
--- 5+ years of experience with a MS/MBA in a relevant discipline
--- Degree in statistics a plus
--- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle competing priorities where there is ambiguity and multi-tasking
--- Track record for excellent task/project management skills such as planning, prioritization, objective setting, meeting management and plan execution is required
--- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on time management, follow-through, and issue recognition abilities
--- Ability to influence decision-makers through incisive analysis and persuasive communication
--- Intellectual curiosity to look at a problem from all sides in order to recognize issues and opportunities and recommend solutions and courses of action to achieve desired outcomes

Keywords: GForce Life Sciences, Santa Clara , Development Business Ops, Other , Santa Clara, California

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