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Associate Director, Strategic Operations - Technology

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

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IT, Operations
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Job Description

General Summary

Vertex’s Data, Technology and Engineering (DTE) team is seeking a technology operations leader to join our Project Management and Strategic Operations group. Project Management and Strategic Operations is charged with streamlining and simplifying the work of our data and technology teams and ensuring the successful deployment of new technologies across our global enterprise. The Associate Director, Strategic Operations - Technology will tackle the toughest challenges of how we work across DTE and cross-functionally to deploy technologies that scale our business to achieve our goal of five launches in the next five years. This role requires close partnership with technology leaders to identify gaps, design and implement improved processes, monitor outcomes and communicate results to our head of Project Management and Strategic Operations and our Chief Information Officer as well as other leaders. Our aim is to design processes that ensure disciplined execution without creating unnecessary bureaucracy so that our teams can continue to innovate and deliver with agility, speed, and quality. This role requires a strong technical and operations background, excellent communication skills, and a disciplined mindset.


  • Technology operations management to ensure coordination across DTE functions in delivering technology for Vertex

  • Development and /or management of processes including: cross-functional integrated planning and prioritization, technology deployment stage gate reviews, communications for technology change management, solution architecture governance, and resource time tracking

  • Managing execution, monitoring, and communication of technology operations processes – including capturing and reporting on metrics of operational performance

  • Maintaining repository of technology roadmaps, deployments and their impact

  • Communicating operational performance to DTE leadership team including Chief Information Officer

  • Leading strategic initiatives to improve DTE operations by reducing complexity, ensuring discipline, and streamlining activities


  • MBA or advanced degree in computer science or a related discipline

  • BS and 8+ years of experience in operations management, management consulting, or a similar domain, preferably in the biotechnology industry

  • Strong knowledge of technology management including enterprise system deployment

  • Exceptional structured thinking, quantitative and communication skills including the development of executive-ready presentations and communications

  • Exceptional collaboration skills with a proven track record of working cross-functionally with technologists and business leaders to ensure alignment

  • Proactive and adaptive mindset with the willingness to take on new challenges and intrinsic curiosity to learn and develop expertise in new areas

  • Clear and succinct written and verbal communication is strongly preferred

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex 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, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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 make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at

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