Associate Director Process Improvement GCDO

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  Mainz Goldgrube, Cambridge Erie Street, London. - Job ID: 7526 


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Associate Director Process Improvement GCDO 


As Associate Director Process Improvement GCDO, you will support the planning, development, and tracking of process improvement and operational initiatives related to clinical trials. You will also use a risk-based management approach to ensure integration with other functions and systems across the Global Development organization. You will disseminate a culture of continuous learning across the organization and serve as a cross-functional ambassador for continuous learning as well as for other Global Clinical Development Operations (GCDO) initiatives. You will support process development and improvement across the organization, ensuring that BioNTech brings the highest quality processes and tools. You will support and drive the identification of process gaps, propose potential solutions, and implement these in a harmonized way to help realize BioNTech’s long-term strategy and goals.




  • Support Director, GCDO Process Excellence in cross-functional efforts to build the infrastructure necessary to identify, evaluate and execute functional growth opportunities
  • Plan, develop and track process improvement and operational initiatives related to clinical trials and ensure integration with systems, risk-based management approach
  • Partner across functions to build and maintain a continuous improvement culture, drive fit-for-purpose clinical process development and improvement, support procedural change management, and conduct various quality checks
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and partner with key stakeholders to scope and ensure alignment with strategic priorities
  • Review results/data from internal as well as external sources to identify implications to clinical operations and make recommendations for process improvements accordingly
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on identified process improvement reporting and scheduling
  • Support to establish and optimize internal functional relationships/dependencies to increase internal executional efficiency. Share best practices and learnings across the organization to facilitate harmonization
  • Support Director, Process Excellence in working towards increased modernization and digitalization
  • Support onboarding, conduct training, and support inspection-readiness activities
  • Collaborate with QA and GCO to identify root causes for identified issues and devise potential solutions for Corrective Action Plans




  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, science, or healthcare-related field or equivalent. Master’s degree highly preferred
  • At least 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech/CRO industry in a relevant field, such as Clinical Operations, Clinical Compliance, Clinical Monitoring, Clinical Trial Management, and/or Clinical Quality Assurance
  • Advanced understanding of the drug development process with solid experience in clinical operations as a must-meet criteria
  • Experience with Six Sigma, LEAN and Agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and application of operational excellence concepts
  • Ability to think strategically and to translate strategy into actions
  • Experience working with external parties and/ or leading cross-functional teams
  • Ability to be able to navigate a highly dynamic organization effectively
  • Strong verbal/ written communication skills and ability to influence at all levels across all functions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations and proven ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders quickly
  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability


Benefits for you

BioNTech is committed to the wellbeing of our team members and offers a variety of benefits in support of our diverse employee base. We offer competitive remuneration packages which is determined by the specific role, location of employment and also the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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Note: The availability, eligibility and design of the listed benefits may vary depending on the location. The final requirements for the individual use of our benefits are based on the company's internal policies and applicable law.


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