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BIOGEN, Associate Director, Decision and Quality Analytics

Location: Employees can work remotely
Region: US

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Job Description
The Associate Director, Decision and Quality Analytics, plays a critical role in supporting the Director by providing strategic leadership and operational oversight focused on quality analytics, and R&D portfolio analytics. Working closely with cross-functional stakeholders and project teams, the Associate Director contributes to the development and execution of data-driven strategies to enhance decision-making processes and drive continuous improvement.

What You’ll Do

Strategic Analytics Leadership
  • Lead the strategic direction of analytics initiatives in collaboration with the Director, ensuring the generation of actionable insights for continuous improvement.
  • Apply advanced quantitative predictive analytics and modeling capabilities to derive insights at both project & portfolio levels and quality management system within the R&D portfolio and Quality Analytics.
  • Lead or consult on process improvement initiatives, strategic projects and AI initiatives within SPOQ team and research
Cross-Functional Collaboration:
  • Effectively partner with portfolio, program, and quality representatives, as well as process owners,to enhance metrics and benchmarks measuring GxP compliance, quality, and risks.
  • Work closely with cross-functional R&D project teams (RDPT, PDC, etc.) to align quantitative analytics with project goals and objectives.
  • Partner with Finance, R&D functions, PO&T, Corporate Strategy, Commercial, and other key stakeholders to identify areas of synergies, collaborations, and continuous improvement in terms of data & data insights at program, portfolio, and enterprise levels, including understanding business needs for new solutions, or modifications to existing solutions via improved access to data including the automation of such where possible. 
Data Management, Reporting, and Best Practices:
  • Contribute to the establishment of best practices for developing and maintaining data models, reporting systems, data automation systems, dashboards, and performance metrics.
  • Ensure efficient and accurate report generation to support quality, portfolio delivery, and organizational decision-making.

Who You Are
You possess the ability to solve problems in a complex and dynamic environment. You love analytics and are passionate about using data to drive key business decisions. You love learning new technological skills and working through collaboration. You are driven to continuously improve ways of working to help increase the value and impact of this work for the organization.

Required Skills
  • The ability to extract, model, and present data to build insights is critical to this role’s success as is the ability to communicate technical concepts regarding predictive analytics tools and capabilities to non-technical staff.list
  • Experience in handling and modeling complex financial and commercial figures with in-depth knowledge of forecasting and valuation methodologies.
  • Familiarity with or direct experience in applied decision analysis, simulation, and/or data science and concise
  • Strong cross-functional matrix leadership experience and ability to establish strong partnerships without formal authority; Ability to work in a high matrix organization; strong, collaborative team player.
Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Captario, Excel, Power Bi, and/or other data analytics software.
  • Extensive understanding of the Biogen R&D and PO&T business processes, and the entire drug development lifecycle.
  • Keen understanding of the Biogen R&D Governance process.
  • Excellent understanding of the biopharmaceutical R&D business. Demonstrated in depth insights of the global competitive business environment.
Additional Information

Why Biogen?

We are a global team with a commitment to excellence, and a pioneering spirit. As a mid-sized biotechnology company, we provide the stability and resources of a well-established business while fostering an environment where individual contributions make a significant impact. Our team encompasses some of the most talented and passionate achievers who have unparalleled opportunities for learning, growth, and expanding their skills. Above all, we work together to deliver life-changing medicines, with every role playing a vital part in our mission. Caring Deeply. Achieving Excellence. Changing Lives.

At Biogen, we are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. We know that diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company, and we are focused on building teams where every employee feels empowered and inspired. Read on to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.




Executive Director
Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA (Hybrid Role)
How to Apply:  Please email the following to Ramin Mohajer, Director of Organizational Development, at ramin@alliancefordecisioneducation.org: (1) a resume/CV, and (2) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and interest in the Alliance. 





The Alliance for Decision Education ("the Alliance") is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization in an exciting time of growth. As a visionary and passionate leader, the Executive Director will be steering an organization working to build, catalyze, and promote the field of Decision Education in order to improve lives by empowering students with essential skills and dispositions for making better decisions. The Executive Director will be the face of the organization, interfacing with a broad constituency of stakeholders, engaging in fundraising, building relationships, and bringing awareness to the importance of Decision Education. The Executive Director will further develop and execute the strategic plan in partnership with the Board of Directors (the Board) and a strong leadership team. As they continue to build the organization, the Executive Director will oversee the operational processes of the Alliance and will manage the complexities that come with a high-growth environment, building on a culture where staff meaningfully embrace the mission.

The Executive Director is expected to adhere to the Alliance’s local hybrid work schedule, working both remotely and from our office in Bala Cynwyd, PA at least two days a week. 

The Alliance offers a comprehensive total rewards package inclusive of competitive compensation that is commensurate with experience, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and employer-paid medical, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance. Employees may also contribute to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), as well as a 401(k) plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%.

*The position is based in the United States.


The Alliance is a national nonprofit organization driving a revolutionary shift in the way we think about education, leading the growing call for Decision Education to be part of every student’s learning experience. Its mission is to improve lives by empowering students with essential skills and dispositions for making better decisions. The decisions they make shape their lives and those of the people around them. Therefore, there is no more important set of skills that can be taught to today’s youth than how to improve the decisions they make.

Backed by experts in the decision sciences, business, and education, including several Nobel laureates, the Alliance believes that better decisions lead to better lives and a better society.

The Alliance is committed to an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative culture. Their team is made up of diverse, dedicated, and driven educators, researchers, subject matter experts, and other professionals who have come together from different backgrounds for a common purpose. It is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Alliance for Decision Education was founded in 2014 as the How I Decide Foundation through the vision and generous support of two accomplished decision-makers, Annie Duke and Eric Brooks. Both realized that the skills they were leveraging every day with highly successful results were rarely taught to K-12 students, creating a meaningful gap between children’s potential and their reality. They founded the Alliance to close that gap. Over the next four years, the organization built effective and engaging Decision Education programs that reached tens of thousands of teachers and students and had measurable and positive results. That success ignited a drive to scale the work of How I Decide to a national level to benefit millions of students. To achieve this, How I Decide became the Alliance for Decision Education in 2018, refocusing and committing to becoming a field builder and catalyst, sparking and growing support for Decision Education to be implemented in schools nationwide.

 Toward that end, the Alliance is actively building:
  • Public awareness
  • Innovative pilot programs
  • Standards and frameworks for curricula and pedagogy
  • Policy commitments at the state, federal, and local level
  • Professional development and support for teachers and administrators
  • Research and evidence on the efficacy of Decision Education
  • Partnerships with like-minded leaders and organizations
  • An ongoing commitment to identifying, coordinating, and amplifying all of those related efforts
To drive this critical work, the Alliance has implemented significant changes in strategy, staffing, and operations, while maintaining the same steadfast mission.

Currently, the organization has 37 employees with a plan to grow to 40-45 employees in 2024. The Alliance had unrestricted revenues of $6.2M in 2022. In addition, in 2022, they received $10M in restricted funding for research.


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director currently manages several department heads (e.g., Director of Philanthropy, Director of Operations, and Director of Public Policy) and leads a small team as part of the Executive Office, which includes a Director of Organizational Development and an Organizational Project Manager. The Executive Director will have an opportunity to shape the organizational structure to meet the growing and changing needs of the Alliance.


Leadership and Strategy

General leadership
  • Set and execute the vision for the organization, in collaboration with the Board.
  • Lead the Alliance in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board.
  • Update and implement a strategic plan to ensure the Alliance can successfully fulfill its mission and goals.
  • Lead the organization’s efforts to build, catalyze, and promote the field of Decision Education and to bring together various stakeholders in this movement.
  • Serve as the Alliance’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.
Staff Leadership
  • Lead the staff through organizational growth.
  • Guide the leadership team and oversee organizational efforts in all departments.
  • Further develop and embed a culture of Decision Science among the staff.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive culture that encourages collaboration, innovation, and support.
Board Relations and Governance
  • Communicate effectively with the Board of Directors and provide, in a timely manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board in various areas, including strategic planning, fundraising, and Board membership.
Financial Management
  • Oversee the fiscal integrity of the Alliance, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and quarterly financial statements.
  • Oversee the fiscal management of the Alliance, including operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining the organization's positive financial position.
Fundraising and Relationship Management
  • Cultivate relationships and meet with a variety of external partners, including major gift donors, prospects, and other key stakeholders.
  • Strategize with the Development Department and Board about how to diversify funding sources and revenue streams.

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge

Note: Candidates do not need to meet all of the qualifications below to be considered.

  • Previous experience as an Executive Director, CEO or other senior leadership position.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and track record of innovation (e.g., leadership experience with start-ups, fast growing organizations, and/or multiple and diverse sectors).
  • Leadership experience with non-profit organizations.
  • Experience in K-12 education and/or ed tech.
  • Decision Science Knowledge.
  • Prior experience building movements or fields (or other similar work raising awareness and aligning, coordinating and amplifying the efforts of like-minded organizations and individuals towards a common vision or goal).
  • Degree and/or work experience in any of the following fields is preferred: math, statistics, science, economics, law, or other fields involving quantitative thinking or critical reasoning.
  • Experience in academic research, public policy, and fundraising is preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, or similar fields.
  • Advanced degree in education.
  • Experience with STEM, SEL, or other educational movements.
  • Understanding of experience design and/or curriculum design/development.
  • Experience in related fields to K-12 education, such as higher education.

Alliance Ambassador and Stakeholder Manager
  • As the face of the organization, the Executive Director represents and promotes the Alliance and the field of Decision Education in a variety of public contexts, including talks, presentations, events, and media opportunities.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills to allow for easy collaboration with the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and various stakeholders.
  • Possesses exceptional abilities to cultivate relationships and fundraise.
Visionary and Passionate Leader
  • Understands what it takes to innovate and motivate a team to achieve organizational goals and really make a difference.
  • Understands how to measure success with a critical eye.
  • Passionate about the importance of Decision Education.
Strategic Organization Builder
  • Possesses strategic thinking and creative problem solving abilities, which are key in managing the complex growth process of the organization and the field.
Values-Aligned and Emotionally Intelligent Leader
  • Displays the Alliance’s three core values:
    • Rationality - truth-seeking, curiosity, active open-mindedness, and intellectual humility.
    • Education - genuine growth mindset and prioritizes learning and professional development for the team.
    • Humanism - self-awareness, empathetic and empowering leader and manager. Passion for working with people with diverse ways of thinking and backgrounds and cares deeply for others.
  • Driven and conscientious with high integrity and accountability.



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