Celgene Specialist Governance Operations in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Governance Operations Specialist is responsible for leading the preparation process for project portfolio reporting to governance (Hematology-Oncology Development Committee, HODC), driving for data accuracy and completeness across the portfolio. The incumbent is also responsible to develop, implement and continuously improve a searchable database of all governance decisions including strategy and budget approvals for improved communication within Project Leadership and across all Project Teams.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leads process for preparation of project portfolio reporting to governance with full ownership of HODC scorecard management.

  • Responsible for HODC scorecard preparation on a monthly basis.

  • Independently collaborates with project managers (PMs) and project leaders (PLs) to ensure that all elements of the scorecard (project milestones, latest budgets, issues, franchise objectives, timeline overviews) are complete, accurate and up-to-date.

  • Collaborates with Portfolio & Project Leadership Operations (PPLO) to ensure that projects included in timeline overviews reflect the project content and organization of the scorecard and recommends modifications as needed.

  • Identifies issues or problems with scorecard data and determines solutions.

  • Delivers scorecard according to established deadlines. Scorecard is reviewed upon completion by Exec Director to ensure content accuracy.

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of project portfolio reporting to Celgene governance.

  • Develops, implements and continuously improves a searchable database of all governance decisions including strategy and budget approvals.

  • Manages all information available on governance sharepoint sites including documentation libraries to optimize searchability.

  • Leads process for documentation of governance budget decisions for executive approval. Responsible to prepare budget requests for finance and executive review, and organization of final approved documents in governance libraries.

  • Responsible for governance meeting planning and logistics, including Hem-Onc Franchise & Early Development Meeting (F&RED), Hematology-Oncology Development Committee (HODC) and Candidate Development Committee (CDC). Proactively manages governance schedule and distribution lists. Collaborates with PLs and PMs to organize team attendance and preread delivery.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • BS/BA Degree preferred, minimum 3-5 years pharmaceutical experience / 1-3 yrs project management experience or equivalent.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for successful interaction with key stakeholders across the organization (project managers, project leaders, PMO, governance members).

  • Must be able to identify, analyze and recommend solutions to problems.

  • Must be able to influence and negotiate without specific authority.

  • Must be able to demonstrate tenacious follow-up.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Superior time management skills are required to manage competing priorities and deadlines to permit necessary focus.

  • Must be able to respond flexibly to changing project priorities and work assignments.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively one-to-one and in group settings.

  • Broad knowledge of drug development process with a curiosity to learn more to facilitate excellence in this role

  • Ability to develop an internal network

  • Proficient in SharePoint and Microsoft Office suite

  • Foundational knowledge of Project Management systems and tools

  • Basic knowledge of PM essential activities

  • Relevant skills in project analytics (time, budget, cost, etc.)


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.