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Associate Director, Operational Planning & Effectiveness, R&D Digital Products



Princeton, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

At Genmab, we’re committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.

The Opportunity: At Genmab, AI and Digital Technologies are being developed, implemented, and utilized at a pace never seen before. Join Genmab as Associate Director, Operational Planning & Effectiveness, R&D Digital Products as part of our IT & Digital Team and become a key player in revolutionizing antibody-based medicines for cancer and serious diseases. We're at the forefront of merging deep antibody expertise with groundbreaking scientific discovery, focused on transforming patient care. Dive into the dynamic world of AI, Data and Digital Technologies at Genmab!

Your Role: We are seeking an innovation-centric mid-senior leader with proven expertise in Operational Planning and Effectiveness to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate is passionate about optimizing business operations and possesses a strong consulting and operational management background. This role will support various operational activities, leveraging advanced methodologies and tools to enhance business performance and drive strategic initiatives. The role will be instrumental in planning, executing, and overseeing our product portfolio to ensure operational efficiency, scalability, and sustainability.

This person will be based out of Princeton, NJ and will be onsite 60% of the time.

Your Responsibility:

Operational Planning and Strategy Development:

  • Conduct comprehensive operational research to identify areas for improvement and support strategic decision-making.
  • Develop and implement long-term strategic plans to enhance operational effectiveness and business performance.
  • Utilize data analytics and business intelligence tools to provide actionable insights and drive continuous improvement.

Product Portfolio Management:

  • Track the overall execution of products within our portfolio, ensuring alignment with strategic business goals and OKRs, by closely collaborating with Product Owners and Product Line Managers.
  • Maintain detailed plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and budget management, for each product initiative, via close alliance with the product teams.
  • Monitor progress, adjust plans as necessary, and ensure products are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with various departments within IT & Digital, as well as other functions such as Data Science & AI, R&D Strategic Initiatives, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Finance, Internal Audit to ensure cohesive and integrated portfolio execution.
  • Lead departmental LT meetings with clear agenda and follow-up action items.

Agile Methodology Implementation:

  • Track agile methodology implementation and improvement opportunities.
  • Promote agile best practices and foster a collaborative team environment to drive efficiency and innovation.

Financial Management and Reporting:

  • Collaborate with the Product Managers and track and manage build and run budgets, ensuring financial accuracy and cost control, in line with Financial Reporting frequency and guidelines.
  • Prepare and present detailed reports and dashboards to communicate overall status, financial metrics, and risks to stakeholders.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive onboarding and training curriculum per each sub-function.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to promote best practices and continuous improvement across the organization.

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Science, Business Administration, Operations Management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in operations management, with a focus on product portfolio management and strategic initiatives.
  • Proven experience in managing large-scale projects and agile initiatives.
  • Strong proficiency in data analysis, business management software, and project management tools.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and manage multiple stakeholders effectively.
  • Ability to thrive in a complex, fast-paced business environment, driving results amidst ambiguity while fostering collaboration and achieving consensus

Why Genmab? Be part of a multicultural, innovative environment where your work directly impacts cancer patients' lives. Our unique culture fosters experimentation, empowerment, and growth. We value teamwork, diversity, and an inclusive, supportive work environment. At Genmab, diversity drives our success. We ensure a professional, inclusive environment, valuing different perspectives and experiences. Ready to make a real difference in transforming patient care? Apply now to be part of Genmab's journey in advancing innovative healthcare solutions!

For US based candidates, the proposed salary band for this position is as follows:


The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses.

About You

  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so


Genmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you’re in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.

About Genmab

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab’s vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO™) antibody medicines.

Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Learn more about our commitments on our website.

Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website https://www.genmab.com/privacy.

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands, Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in NL is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract.