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Sr. Director, Digital Portfolio and Strategic Operations

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jun 9, 2024

Job Details

The Role:

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Senior Director of Digital Operations and Strategic Portfolio Management will serve as a pivotal 'force multiplier' within Moderna, driving the execution of strategic digital initiatives and ensuring alignment with the broader operational priorities of the company.

Situated at the core of the leadership team, this role is responsible for the operational delivery of Moderna's Digital Agenda, enabling the CIO to concentrate on primary objectives while effectively managing digital strategy, operations, and talent. The position demands a data-centric approach to portfolio leadership, focusing on leveraging operational insights to drive strategic initiatives and ensure their alignment with the company's mission.

This role will own and drive strategic cross-functional programs requiring diligent project management to facilitate change within the digital organizationand across the company. Successful execution in this role combines leadership, strategy, operations, and delivery. Based in our new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified headquarters in Cambridge, MA, this position requires onsite presence >70% of the time with up to 30% flexibility to work from home. Role requires travel up to 20%, primarily to Seattle, WA.

Heres What Youll Do:

Data-Driven Strategy:

  • Act as a functional champion as part of Modernas strategic Long Range Planning (LRP) process, integrating data analytics to align digital efforts with business priorities and corporate goals, demonstrating our act with urgency mindset to capitalize on strategic opportunities.

  • Formulate and manage a data-centric business investment strategy that underpins business decisions with robust analysis of value and risk, reflecting a push past possible mindset to transcend traditional strategic limitations.

  • Navigate and influence the digital operations strategy within a matrixed organization using data as the cornerstone for decision-making, applying our remove viscosity mindset to ensure smooth and effective decision flows.

  • Reconcile competing digital priorities by leveraging data insights, ensuring cohesion with Moderna's broader strategic imperatives, and employing a pivot fearlessly approach to adapt strategies as needed.

Operational Execution:

  • Drive functional and cross-functional strategic digital initiatives, grounded in data and aligned with the company's mission and vision, embodying the behave like owners principle.

  • Lead program management and organizational change within the digital operations domain, advocating for data-driven methodologies and the integration of advanced analytics, showcasing an obsess over learning dedication to continual improvement.

  • Propel digital operations and strategic portfolio management with a focus on delivery, innovation, operational analytics, and strategic congruence, continuously questioning convention to enhance operational effectiveness.

  • Partner cross-functionally with other functional portfolio leaders across Moderna to increase communication, share best practices, and create consistent approaches to portfolio/PMO management, fostering a collaborative environment.

Operations Management:

  • In alignment with the CIO and Digital Leadership Team, articulate a clear digital strategy vision and roadmap, supported by data analytics to monitor progress and achieve strategic targets.

  • Manage the financial aspects of digital projects with a data-driven approach to budgeting, cost control, and value realization (ROI).

  • Develop an operational data platform that serves as the engine for communicating organizational progress and informed decision-making.

  • Establish and maintain data-driven KPIs and dashboards to measure, report, and enhance digital operations performance.

  • Facilitate regular data-driven leadership meetings to ensure the digital operations model remains in sync with strategic initiatives.

  • Create and own simple yet effective governance standards, utilizing data to ensure compliance and effective risk management.

People Leadership:

  • Lead a small, ambitious team to ensure both the strategic and portfolio/PMO needs of the Digital organization are met.

  • Create a culture of belonging, development, and innovation that brings out the best in each team member and creates space and opportunity for growth.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

Basic Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field.

  • 10+ years of experience in digital operations or IT management, with a demonstrated track record in digital strategy execution and portfolio management.

  • Proven experience in leading digital transformation and managing large-scale technology projects.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced degree (MA/MS/MBA) in Information Technology, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to foster a culture of innovation and manage change within a dynamic environment.

  • Strong analytical and strategic planning capabilities, coupled with solid financial acumen.

  • Proficiency in project management tools and methodologies, including agile practices.

  • Excellent communication skills, with the capacity to engage effectively with a diverse range of teams and stakeholders.

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 year-end shutdown
    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!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

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

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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