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Innovation Capability Head Diversity & Inclusion (Director)


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Innovation Capability Head Diversity & Inclusion<br><br>100,000. That’s how many patients participate in our clinical trials at any given time. Global Clinical Operations (GCO) touches patients’ lives every day acting as a link between science and medicine. Envision the impact you could have! #GCO <br><br>The Innovation Capability Head for Diversity & Inclusion in clinical trials leads innovation and incubation of new solutions (internal and external) for diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical trials. The successful candidate will provide thought leadership, drive capability development and , act as functional expert. In addition, you will be a Practice Lead and a community lead, thus operational manager for associates of the innovation capability teams (3-5 associates).<br>You will partner with Portfolio Innovation Directors to understand future portfolio needs and proactively develop innovative solutions aligned to Portfolio Strategy & Planning’s (PSP) vision i.e., to engage the right patients, in the right trials, at the right sites, through a data-driven approach, at the right time. You will ensure close alignment with the Vendor Management and/or Strategy, Business Insights and Technology organization to ready impactful and successful solutions for future scale.<br>You are the Practice Lead for your focus area, representing the innovation team on internal committees and policy-setting bodies as appropriate as well as contributing to evolution of the industry as a whole through conferences and partnerships. You are a recognized leader internally and externally as champion for your Practice in clinical trials.<br><br>Your key responsibilities:<br><br>• Drive early incubation (including strategy development and implementation plans) for innovative solutions to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical trials<br>• Delivers fit for purpose innovation solutions that will shape the future of clinical trial execution and ensures clinical trial teams are fully supported in their implementation<br>• Proactively identifies potential roadblocks and applies a continuous learning approach to drive improvements in innovative solutions based on learnings from early solution adopters.<br>• Orchestrates the path to scale and leads capability center associates in the co-creation of success criteria, guidance, processes, and templates for implementation with future solution owners (e.g., Vendor Management).<br>• Advises key stakeholders on the early evaluation, risk assessment and value-based integration of solutions from their innovation focus area<br>• Accountable to develop and manage new processes/templates where no precedent exists in their focus area, while maintaining compliance with current regulations (both internal and external).<br>• Responsible for coaching and mentoring innovation capability associates from different focus areas as operational manager / community lead<br>• Identifies emerging technologies and external trends for their focus area to ensure GCO continues to leverage best in class innovative solutions