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Associate Director, Operational Analytics and Performance

Associate Director, Operational Analytics and Performance


Provide senior level analytical support and implement performance monitoring initiatives within the broader Operations organization (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality Operations). Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this highly visible role supports the Operations organizations as a KPI owner with oversight and accountability for adjustments and data analysis/simulations to optimize decision making related to Products, Cost, and Process. This role is also responsible to support the extended Operations leadership with Budget and Forecasting cycles as well as working cross functionally with the Finance team.


  • Supports budget and forecasting cycles by liaising between Operations leadership and the Finance team.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis for various Operational areas.
  • Lead functional efforts to translate and communicate detailed information for executives, Finance and Operations.  Including reporting KPIs and other senior level reports on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis.
  • Accountable for the weekly review of financial performance to plan, engaging with Subject Matter Experts for root-cause analysis and mitigation plans.
  • Strong collaboration with IT for system error corrections, new systems, upgrades, and process improvements.
  • Provide information to leadership team on functional performance along with recommendations for corrective/remedial action plans to anticipate risks and enable decision-making
  • Leads the efforts to identify and develop systems and processes to monitor and understand operational efficiencies including material inventory levels, material utilization, scrap, purchasing habits, inventory turnover, and other direct costs involved in product manufacture.
  • Provide key liaison role between Operations and Finance including communicating key metrics and trends, developing tools that utilize ERP data, and leading teams to achieve cost efficiency goals.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the site for direct cost contributors to COGS including raw material utilization, scrap, and labor balance between manufacturing activities.
  • Provide site support for establishing manufacturing site transition and cost containment plans as company expands into a new manufacturing facility.
  • Accountable for the weekly review of financial performance to plan, engaging with Subject Matter Experts for root-cause analysis and mitigation plans

Partner with site leadership team, Chief Operating Officer, and Finance team to measure and improve productivity and cost effectiveness of operational processes and systems.


Leadership qualifications include, among other requirements:

  • Understanding, observing, and adhering to the goals and policies outlined in Vericel’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Serving as role models for our fellow employees and business partners by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • Management and Leadership experience in the Biotechnology industry
  • Budgeting & Cost Variance management
  • Excellent communication skills including
    • Ability to effectively communicate persuasively across the corporation,
    • Communicate effectively with senior management, and
    • Advanced skills in PowerPoint, ERP systems experience, experience with visualization/BI tools, scripting, data modeling and scenario planning
  • Proven analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid initiative, driven self-starter; able to work independently and manage results
  • Strong partnering and interpersonal relationship skills
  • cGMP knowledge

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.


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