Senior Manager, Strategic & Operational Excellence

Ohana Biosciences is seeking a highly resourceful Senior Manager, Strategic & Operational Excellence to support the development of cutting-edge medical products in the field of reproductive health.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position will play an essential role in a broad range of activities necessary to drive and manage critical operational and strategic aspects of our growing company. Working closely with the Leadership Team, you will support the execution of strategic initiatives through coordination, tracking, and monitoring of activities and deliverables for the Leadership Team. You will ensure that the right connections are made on behalf of the company for both internal and external activities, facilitating relationships with key stakeholders.

This highly strategic and facilitative role requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active and instrumental behind-the-scenes role. It requires a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and analytical skills. You will be immersed in strategic and operational analysis as well as take a key role in driving projects within the business, giving you deep insight and access to the organizational strategy and direction. You will have the opportunity to contribute to formulating and implementing strategies to maximize value for the company. 

What You’ll Do

  • Facilitate and manage a broad range of projects to help ensure attainment of strategic priorities consistent with corporate goals. Work with Leadership Team members individually and collectively on key business projects

  • Ensure that key initiatives in support of company’s goals are on track, intervening as appropriate to ensure meeting goals. Monitor and report progress to Leadership Team, triaging and escalating issues as appropriate

  • Regularly monitor Ohana’s enterprise-wide plan and effectively communicate updates to key internal stakeholders

  • Work with the Leadership Team and others to translate strategy into deliverables that can be measured and managed

  • Support the development and preparation of executive-level presentations

  • Identify and prioritize key issues early and expedite resolution by integrating information search, analysis, and evaluation to provide an informed perspective and propose solutions

  • Effectively prioritize multiple objectives, monitor progress of ongoing activities and implement course corrections as needed using project management and business improvement capabilities

  • Organize and drive the rhythm of decision making and outputs to feed in to key meetings and initiatives

  • Track key initiatives by monitoring progress towards meeting goals, ensuring follow-through on the part of relevant players and sustaining momentum needed to drive these initiatives

  • Influence appropriate stakeholders and ensure appropriate prioritization and project management to support the business in meeting its objectives

What Skills You’ll Bring

  • Scientific and business background, M.S. or M.B.A. preferred

  • The ability to anticipate and remediate problems that arise is essential

  • Strong background in strategy execution and project management

  • Strong analytical problem-solving and interpersonal skills

  • At least 2 - 4 years of experience working in high growth, collaborative organizations, preferably within life science/biotech

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate with and prepare presentations for CEO and other executives

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate across a range of diverse personalities

  • Team oriented, highly motivated, execution focused with strong work ethic, ability to thrive in a high growth, entrepreneurial environment

  • Highly adaptable and responsive to technical and business opportunities and needs

  • Comfortable delivering against challenging commitments

What We’ll Offer You

  • A dynamic early-stage work environment, with encouragement at all levels to be creative regarding new projects and product ideas

  • Support of cutting-edge basic research and product development to revolutionize the field of reproductive health

  • Generous paid family leave

  • Opportunities for career development and advancement, including trainings, classes, and conferences

  • Daily on-site snacks, coffee, Bevi, and weekly catered lunches

  • Comprehensive, competitive healthcare (PPO) and dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and vision coverage through VSP

  • Commuter benefits

  • 15 vacation days and 10+ company-paid holidays

  • 401k retirement plan, disability and life insurance

Who We Are

Ohana Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company founded in 2016 by Flagship Pioneering, which has founded over 40+ breakthrough companies, including Seres Therapeutics, Agios, Rubius, Moderna, Editas, Denali, and Codiak, since 2000.

Ohana is pioneering a new approach to reproductive health with a novel platform of sperm-based technologies. We have created a best-in-class proprietary platform with field-defining applications including:

  • Developing life-changing products that will increase the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs);

  • Decreasing the risk of disease transmission from father to offspring; and

  • Delivering a non-hormonal, reversible, long-lasting male contraception.

Our mission is to provide individuals struggling with infertility the freedom to decide when to have a family and empower them to have healthy children. Join us in transforming the field of reproductive medicine and creating technologies with the power to benefit our customers and transform the lives of their patients.

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Ohana Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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