Text, Person, Face

Associate Director, Field Operations

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Associate Director, Field Operations plays an important role in ensuring that our BioPharma team have the tools, resources, and technology they need to successfully execute their roles and ultimately help FMI achieve its mission of transforming cancer care. The Field & Business Operations team is focused on field automation and enablement tools/technology, master data management and data stewardship, incentive compensation plan administration and operations, field reporting and field operational support. This role partners closely with other members of the Field & Business Operations Team, with the Strategic Insights, Analytics & Enablement Team as well as stake holders within the Field and Marketing Teams, IT and beyond.

Key Responsibilities

•        Act as a single point of contact in FBO for BioPharma Team to strategically understand current unmet needs as it relates to SFA and Enablement tools.

•        Act as the business expert for the BioPharma teams for various Sales Force Automation & Enablement tools (CRM, Field Reporting Platforms, etc.) and related data.

•        Partner with FBO team, Strategic Insights & Analytics and IT to develop tools, dashboards, reports, and technology solutions that capture key performance metrics that enable the BioPharma Team to be more effective in their roles.

•        Partner with IT and other internal teams to manage all aspects of users’ security and licenses within the various enablement platforms.

•        Ensure that all field enablement and automation platforms adhere to FMI’s compliance policies.

•        Partner effectively with other Data Steward and Data Governance leads across the company to ensure data integrity and a strategic data vision.

•        Identify and implement improvements to customer master data quality.

•        Identify variances and issues with data integrity to ensure proper and compliant data organization.

•        Partner with marketing, BioPharma Team and Strategic Insights & Analytics to develop data reporting tools, templates and dashboards for BioPharma Team and biopharma partners.

•        Provide thought partnership to field leadership and Strategic Insights & Analytics in the development of field incentive compensation plans and contests and field force structure and sizing.

•        Partner with Legal and HR to ensure that proper documentation for field employees is captured and on file.

•        Monitor any deviations from the quarterly IC budget and support leadership decision making on plan deviations.

•        Run monthly, quarterly, and annual IC reports and partner with finance and payroll for execution.

•        Be responsible for administration of all IC plans as well as the field awards and recognition program.

•        Develop, manage and execute processes to ensure, track and maintain updated and historical territory and/or account alignments in various SFA and enablement systems.

•        Create processes and tools to ensure compliant and accurate documentation and execution.

•        Partner with internal stakeholders as necessary to ensure that the BioPharma Team receive the operational support they need to be successful in the field.

•        Partner with finance regarding the car allowance program for field employees.

•        Travel internationally/domestically up to 15% of the time.

•        Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

•        Bachelor's Degree

•        8+ years of relevant experience with CRM systems or within a commercial or field operations function within the pharma, biotech, or diagnostics industry (including in a consulting or supplier role)

Preferred Qualifications

•        Master’s Degree or MBA

•        Experience in BioPharma, Oncology or Diagnostics

•        Experience in supporting CRM build outs across business functions

•        3+ years of experience working on Salesforce, Veeva, Dynamics, and/or comparable CRM and CRM tools

•        Familiarity with database architecture and back-end of commercial systems

•        Demonstrated initiative to identify problems, issues, and symptoms within the assigned area of responsibility

•        Demonstrated ability to:

•        apply basic consulting skills, including consultative listening, problem definition, hypothesis generation, data analysis, and translation of solutions to business value

•        use time effectively and prioritize, as well as, manage multiple projects with time sensitive deadlines

•        work both independently and cross functionally as part of a team

•        manage multiple projects simultaneously

•        lead projects effectively with multiple departments/stakeholders in a healthcare company such as, but not limited to, multiple field teams, marketing, marketing operations, field operations, IT, business operations, and compliance/legal

•        Advanced organizational and computer skills (including Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

•        Strong budget management skills

•        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a solid process orientation

•        Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

•        Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

Apply Now

Internal applicants, please use your FMI email address.

Please let me know about more jobs like this

Not You?

Thank you

Recommended Jobs

Molecular Technologist I

Lab Operations 100905 Morrisville North Carolina United States Kit Creek Road, Morrisville, North Carolina, United States Operations
About the Job The Molecular Technologist I performs procedures in a complex patient sample testing process with limited supervision. Most prominently, the position is responsible for solution and reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, and th...

Data Steward (Tuesday-Saturday 12:00pm-8:30pm)

Client Services 100927 Morrisville North Carolina United States Kit Creek Road, Morrisville, North Carolina, United States Client Services
About the Job The Data Steward is responsible for coordinating the quality, security, and maintenance of account and patient demographic data. This role defines data elements and establishes policies and procedures related to the collection and a...

Senior Program Manager, GPS

Life Cycle Leaders 100899 Boston Massachusetts United States Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States Global Portfolio Strategy
About the Job The Senior Program Manager (SPM) is responsible for organizing and supporting Lifecycle Teams (LCTs) and ensuring portfolio tracking and alignment between sub-teams. The incumbent liaises between teams to identify interdependencies,...

Corporate Recruiter

People Team 100924 Boston Massachusetts United States Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States Corporate
About the Job The Corporate Recruiter is responsible for a full cycle recruiting process that attracts the top percentile of talent, and for the building out of personnel in functions and departments which need new or additional staff. The positi...

Send to a friend

Not You?

Thank you for sending this job to your friend.

Learn more about our Global Portfolio Strategy teams here.

Hair, Person, Female, Blonde, Teen, Kid, Child, Girl, Woman
Sitting, Person, Finger, Computer, Electronics, Pc, Reading

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.