Sr. Director Business Operations

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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) is an innovative, fast-growing healthcare company that discovers and develops new compounds that address unanswered medical needs and advance human health. With a strong focus on neuroscience, oncology, and cardio-renal treatments, OPDC is dedicated to improving the health and quality of human life. For more information, visit   


OPDC is a subsidiary of Otsuka America, Inc. (OAI), a holding company established in the U.S. in 1989. OAI is wholly owned by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. The Otsuka Group employs approximately 42,000 people globally and its products are available in more than 80 countries worldwide. Otsuka welcomes you to visit its global website at


Our Mission: Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide


Welcome to Otsuka

These are exciting times for all of us at Otsuka in the U.S. We not only have a rich portfolio of products making real differences in areas of unmet medical need, but we also have many investigational products at various stages of development. Our work in digital medicine promises to pioneer a new behavioral healthcare paradigm, and our commitment to patients persists in our transformative support programs.



Turning vision into reality requires passion, leadership, dedication, diversity of thought, collaboration, and perseverance. Otsuka-people have these qualities in abundance, and we support them by providing a dynamic work environment that encourages them to explore ideas, seize opportunities, and grow in meaningful ways. Our passionate leadership and unique culture, combined with access to continuing education, a unique workspace, and top-of-the-line 401(k) retirement savings plans with matching contributions, among other benefits, make Otsuka a truly different place to learn and grow.


The team is charged with providing strategic sourcing solutions to transform the OPDC clinical trial model, by integrating traditional service providers with new technology vendors and internally sourced analytic and technical applications. This necessitates a transformation from a traditional Clinical Outsourcing function to a first-in-industry hybrid of business operations and alliance management with strategic sourcing. We believe we can define the new wave of pharma R&D business model.


The Senior Director Business Operations will be accountable for creating a business function with the capability of managing and integrating traditional and non-traditional vendors for an evolving new business model for clinical trial conduct and other research and development activities. Use of ideas beyond those currently used in the pharmaceutical industry are expected to be leveraged. This role will spearhead the development of a new end-to-end process that allows for efficient throughput, financial transparency, customization of collaboration models, and flexibility to iterate based on changing technology and market factors. The Senior Director Business Operations will work extensively with other functions to identify and investigate new technologies and participate in the iterative design of the clinical trial model. Working with individuals on the team to strengthen and expand competencies to match the requirements of the business function will be a primary focus.


Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred


Ten years experience in the pharmaceutical or other industry with transferrable experience with contract management, alliance management and business operations required


Strong communication, organization, planning, analytical, problem solving, and people management skills required


Agile leader that has demonstrated the ability to drive and influence change.


Potentially 25% travel

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