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Director, Business Operations

Company: Varian Medical Systems
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

At Varian, we bring together the world's best talent to realize our vision of a world without fear of cancer. Together, we work passionately to develop and deliver easy-to-use, efficient oncology solutions. If you want to be part of this important mission, we want to hear from you. In 2021, Varian created the Technology and Innovation Office (TIO) to ensure that Varian is primed to fuel growth and drive innovation. The TIO will serve as an incubation hub for new ideas and next generation technology-enabled solutions across our company. In addition to identifying new market opportunities for Varian, the TIO will become a center of excellence for innovation services, such as user experience design, advanced AI, applied research, oncology data strategy, rapid prototyping and third-party ecosystem development. The TIO will be a close partner in accelerating growth to Varian's key business units including Radiation Oncology Solutions, Multi-Disciplinary Oncology, Proton Solutions and Interventional Solutions. Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of important problems to be solved by the team, keeping the team focused on high-priority long-term business needs
  • Establish a coherent process for innovation including, facilitating Ideation and Design for Varian's Business Lines, developing quick wireframes and prototypes to embody the idea, and easily transition new technologies, business models, and applications into the Business Lines
  • Lead cross functional business processes engineering to streamline technology transfer.
  • Develop a framework to clarify, quantify, execute and track deliverables of the innovation process.
  • Establish a process to incubate Strategic Initiatives on behalf of the company -
  • Coordinate and communicate with senior executives representing various stakeholder across the company. Articulate our innovation strategy, as well as the initiatives we manage.
  • Effectively communicate, influence, and manage stakeholder expectations to achieve results.
  • Drive TIO budget planning, in coordination with FP&A
  • Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Act as a Chief-of-Staff to the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, coordinating recurring strategic meetings, staff sessions, etc. as well as aiding in large group communication. Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 8+ years of related experience. MBA and/or 5+ years management experience is desired
    • Good knowledge of operations management
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and successfully influence senior level management, executives and stakeholders at all levels
    • Highly organized with ability to manage concurrent deadlines and priorities
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Experience in healthcare/oncology a plus
    • Top Skills
    • Communication
    • Analytical skills
    • Results Driven and Execution Focused
    • Growth Mindset #LI-OSS1 Fighting cancer calls for big ideas. We envision a world without fear of cancer. Achieving this vision takes dedication and commitment from all of us, every single day. That's why we celebrate and value the distinctly beautiful and intersectional identities of each of our employees. We are a mirror of our patient-base, which allows us to innovate. Big ideas come from everywhere, and the best ideas are fostered by our unique individual experiences. At Varian, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and believe your bold and authentic perspective will help to power more victories over cancer. Imagine a world without fear of cancer. -We do, every day. Varian Medical Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of -medical devices and software for treating -and managing cancer. For more than 70 -years, we have developed, built, and delivered -innovative cancer care technologies and -solutions for our clinical partners around the -globe to help them treat millions of patients -each year. - Taking an Intelligent Cancer Care -approach, we are harnessing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine -learning, and data analytics to advance -cancer treatment and expand access to -care to help patients become survivors. When you join Varian, you become part of -a global network of innovative and -inspired minds working together across -the globe. We keep the patient -and our clinical partners at the center of -our thinking as we power new victories in -cancer care. Because for cancer patients everywhere, their fight is our fight.

Keywords: Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto , Director, Business Operations, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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