Associate Director, Business Process Owner (Procurement Operations)


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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

The Role:

In this key role you will have the end-to-end accountability for the design, ongoing development and implementation of the global process and platforms for Procurement Operations. This critical role will collaborate with Finance, Digital and the broader business with the purpose of optimizing the end-to-end processes, instituting automation and maximizing adoption across the organization. Reporting to the Global Head of Procure-to-Pay, the role is suitable for an experienced P2P leader who is a hands-on self-starter who enjoys managing change across a complex and fast-moving organization.

This position can be based in Atlanta, GA or Cambridge, MA.

Here’s What You’ll Do:
The Business Process Owner (BPO) Procurement Operations will own the design and delivery of the global process and system landscape to support the operating model for Moderna. Collaborating closely with the business, digital and shared service centers, this position will develop best-in-class operations through the use of Ariba and SAP. Additionally, you will support measurement of SLAs and KPIs as well as reporting on the end-to-end processes.

  • Align and consult on optimized global process design, its adoption, and an effective execution with cross-functional teams including Procurement, Finance, Tax, Compliance, Supply Chain and Digital leadership.

  • Drive process transformation and adoption with best practices and new system functionality

  • Focus on efficiency, standardization, automation, and customer service

  • Lead the design and documentation of all processes (process flows, business process documentation, work instructions, end-user training)

  • Rollout and maximize adoption of process/system(s) to new users

  • Drive continuous enhancements to increase adoption, compliance, throughput and cycle times in close collaboration with Procurement Operations and cross functional/senior stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with global regions to ensure country-specific regulatory compliance

  • Provide governance over process/system requests including prioritization of changes with the Digital team

  • Offer best practice view on optimal processes from pharma, biotech or other industries.

  • Lead a small team to deliver global objectives

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • 10+ years of Procurement Operations, with 5+ years management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Demonstrated success in facilitating cross-functional teams in an international environment

  • Well versed with business, data, and technical language to connect processes, tools & data

  • Experience with Ariba and SAP REQUIRED.

  • Experience in process and policy mapping, development, and improvement REQUIRED.

  • Exceptional ability and demonstrable experience in working on own initiative.

  • Excellent communication, leadership and proven management capabilities including the ability to successfully own, design and facilitate workshops.

  • Strong communication and leadership skills with a demonstrated understanding to translate business requirements into operations or specifications with best value and customer service in mind.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and/or managing multiple priorities and projects in parallel.

  • Strong experience in upwards communication and senior stakeholder management, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Experience in implementing business change including designing processes, systems controls and governance

  • Experience in training, coaching and change management, leading teams to adoption of new processes.

  • Proficiency in SAP, Ariba, MS Office software. BPM software experience helpful

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary winter shut down
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Moderna’s Enterprise Solutions Hub in Atlanta provides enterprise solutions similar to its counterpart in Warsaw, Poland, which was established in May 2021. Moderna's Hub in Atlanta will initially focus on delivering finance, human resources, procurement and digital solutions. Moderna is expecting to hire approximately 150-200 full time employees in the Atlanta Hub over the next two years.

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.