GMP Program Business Manager

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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

GMP Program Business Manager


Sustainable Growth Strategic Planning

  • Provide focused financial oversight and administrative resources to develop a long-term strategic plan and sustainable current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) business model within the academic environment. Currently, the annual GMP portfolio is approximately $36M. Contracting options that are currently under consideration or in the final pre-award stage will increase the annual GMP budget to an estimated $55M.
  • Design and implement a change management plan for all business strategic initiatives.
  • Perform strategic financial planning, including the development of long-term financial projections and forecasts and the evaluation of new and ongoing funding opportunities. The phases involved in the GMP process (cell line development, process development, manufacturing, stability, and fill-finish) require complex and logistical planning for timing of resources.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of communication strategies, including a framework for communicating and building awareness of and support for GMP’s mission and activities with both internal and external constituents.
  • Research software applications and tools that improve and accelerate the compilation of financial statements, financial forecasting, effort models, and effort forecasting.

Financial Management

  • Monitor and report on the overall financial health of the GMP by using metrics, key performance indicators, and dashboards.
  • Develop and manage the GMP annual operational budget, maintain expense control, and create secure short and long-term financial strategies to maximize funds.Ensure the GMP financial portfolio is managed effectively and an appropriate methodology is applied to the allocation of service costs to sponsored and non-sponsored funding sources. The GMP portfolio is a combination of grants and contracts funded by federal and non-federal sponsors. The combination of these funding sources for a GMP facility is unique in an academic setting and compounds the complexity of resource management.
  • Oversee the creation and delivery of detailed financial reports and presentations for internal stakeholders, ensuring consistency and quality, congruent with the mission and values of Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI).

Business Operations Management

    Maintain communication with GMP leadership to report and address business and financial issues in a timely manner.
  • Support GMP senior leadership business decision-making by managing, prioritizing, and synthesizing operational, space, and financial needs. Develop and maintain a data repository to provide relevant information that supports strategic planning and decision-making in support of research.
  • Lead, implement, and maintain a positive work culture across GMP teams and align with other DHVI programs and initiatives so that cross-programmatic operations are supported and optimized.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by GMP and DHVI leadership.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a closely related field.


Work requires a minimum of eight years progressively responsible OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE experience in administrative management, to include proficiency in budgeting, grants and contracts, personnel supervision and space and facilities management. A Master's degree in Business Administration, Hospital Administration, Accounting or a closely related field may substitute for two years of required experience.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 9/30/2020
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