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Director, Trial Innovation and Optimization

Company: Jazz Pharma
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise. Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology - areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs. We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you're looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients' lives and being a great place to work, we hope you'll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Responsibilities: The Director, Trial Performance Innovation and Optimization is responsible for identifying areas of greatest opportunity for Jazz to improve clinical trial performance and aligning them to external innovations and capabilities. This is a dynamic role that requires the ability to plan long-term and visualize the future state while remaining focused and deeply involved in executing the immediate next steps to get there. The ideal candidate blends deep awareness and understanding of the role digital innovation plays in the evolving clinical trial ecosystem with a disciplined approach to metrics-driven process improvement and performance management. S/He will interface cross-functionally and use data to help answer pertinent business questions to inform planning and strategy, evaluate the impact and quality of decisions (e.g. utilization of new vendors, innovative approaches or process changes), and report on progress toward functional and corporate goals and objectives. Essential FunctionsPartner closely with stakeholders in Jazz Research & Development to identify key business questions and use diagnostic and descriptive analytics to identify trends, root cause analysis and to identify improvement opportunities and develop process improvement plans.Utilize a deep understanding of drug development and the evolving clinical trial landscape to proactively surveil the market and identify next-gen clinical trial capabilities as potential breakthrough solutions for the Jazz portfolio.Build fluency in digital biomarkers and the digital health ecosystem; specifically creating a deep awareness and understanding of the vendors and emerging innovation in wearables/body-worn sensors and associated applicationsDevelop and apply knowledge of current regulatory guidance and relevant logistical considerations for utilizing digital biomarkers and digital health solutions in traditional, hybrid and fully virtual clinical trials in execution of a category strategy for digital health.Engage in external scouting and surveillance activities (e.g. conferences, special interest groups, networking events) to identify new vendors for innovative digital health solutions and characterize relative positioning within the clinical trials vendor landscape.Own the strategy to embed clinical trial innovation within operations and collaborate across functions to construct hypothesis-driven business, pilot and scale-up plans for new innovation-driven capabilities, incorporating key stakeholder input and key indicators of success.Construct business case presentations for adopting clinical trial innovations summarizing the situation, opportunity, cost, expected value returned and anticipated challenges or risks.Evaluate new and emerging clinical trial solutions for consistency with global regulatory requirements and alignment to the GCDO mission and Jazz clinical outsourcing strategy.Build and develop relationships with solution providers while leading vendor evaluation and selection activities and overall management through the Jazz vendor lifecycle.Collaborate with the Director, Clinical Data Innovation and Jazz IT for proactive planning and integration of new clinical trial technologies into the Jazz Clinical Data Management and IT ecosystem, as required.Function as the SME for clinical trial operational performance metrics management and continuous improvement including brining external innovations into Jazz to influence trial performance.Analyze and report out on Jazz clinical trial performance metrics relative to industry benchmarks at the enterprise, TA and CRO Partner level using Jazz CDF/CDW and external data sources (e.g. KMR).Support study teams in preparation of study-level scorecard metrics for GCDO Operational Review Meetings ensuring high-value analyses and actionable recommendation according to needs of operational teams and leadership.Establish and document processes, policies and procedures, as required. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities10 or more years of related and escalating experience.In-depth knowledge of drug development process, in particular clinical development.Strong analytical and problem solving skillsDemonstrated excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.Experience translating complex concepts and analyses into simple, visual formats requiredSolid project management skills requiredChange Management experience/certification preferredDemonstrated ability to lead by influence and drive results through others not under direct supervision and cross functionallyDemonstrated ability to independently evaluate and draw insights on performance metrics, identifying impacts on operational health and business processesFamiliarity/experience with using primary sources (CTMS, EDC, etc.) and secondary sources (e.g. KMR, MCC, etc.) of clinical trial performance metrics dataProficiency with data analysis and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire) required Required/Preferred Education and LicensesA bachelor's degree in a related field is required (advanced degree preferred) Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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