Celgene Director, Publications 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.


Life Sciences Degree (BS, MS, Pharm D, PhD, MD) required

Minimum 5 years of pharmaceutical industry-based publication planning experience required

People management experience required

Operations/Training experience preferred

Position Summary:

The Director of Publications Operations leads a team responsible for 1) optimal departmental process and operations, 2) publications compliance, 3) collection and analysis of metrics (operations and impact), 4) training on publication practices (internal and external), and 5) development of publication corporate policies, SOPs, and work guidance documents.

This is a highly visible role that functions across therapeutic areas, affiliates, and alliances to broadly ensure that peer­ reviewed publications sponsored by Celgene Corporation are developed efficiently, according to standardized process, and in alignment with prevailing regulatory guidance and best practices. Further, this role proactively examines productivity and impact metrics to provide ongoing diagnostics of departmental functioning and the educational reach of publication disclosures. The Director of Publications Operations is solutions driven, identifying parsimonious approaches to publication management while ensuring ongoing audit readiness of the department. This role is directly responsible for technology solutions that enable management and appropriate documentation of developed publications in addition to repository systems that enable broad user access. This role identifies the need for corporate policies, SOPs, and work guidances and drafts to support standardized, compliant publication development. Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director of Global Scientific Communications, this position evaluates process, approach, and metrics on a continual basis, to optimize the department, create strategic approaches toward enhanced information management, proactively provide evidence to customer facing teams, and ensure quality.

Core Responsibilities:

Departmental Operations

  • Working across therapeutic teams identify operational needs and deploy project manager resources to accomplish tasks.

  • Liaise with Scientific Communications therapeutic area leads to manage day to day operational tasks, seeking efficiencies and consistency

  • Supervises Project Manager direct reports, ensuring that matrix day to day tasks and responsibilities are achieved.

  • Ensure direct reports have independent development plans, while managing talent and addressing retention. Values strong team performance and alliance with internal/external partners.

Process and Procedure

  • Assesses current processes and approaches to seek areas for synergy and/or efficiency. Determines key control documents needed to ensure compliance and designs procedures for capturing documentation necessary for audit readiness and external inspection.

  • Generalizes publications approaches to regions, affiliates, and alliances to ensure consistency across all Celgene Corporation divisions. Provides training, as appropriate.

  • Partners with compliance to ready the department for quality inspections. Designs and conducts internal quality inspections and monitoring, as appropriate.

  • Designs and implements a process for managing the development, documentation, and storage of publications across all regions, locales, and affiliates. Collaborates with ex-US counterparts to integrate processes and ensure training.


  • Works with technology solutions to collect departmental metrics. As appropriate, liaise with matrix Scientific Communications therapeutic area leads to collect additional metrics for summary and broad dissemination, supporting overall department value proposition.

  • Examines metrics to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiency

  • Partners with management to establish impact metrics and designs approaches to collect data


  • Partners with executive Director, Global Scientific Communications to develop corporate policies, SOPs, and work procedures to guide departmental processes.

  • Works across teams to provide processes that ensure adherence to departmental policies, SOPs, and work guidances.

  • Develop internal quality assessment methodologies, feedback mechanisms, and remediation plans for compliance concerns.


  • Ensure that all personnel involved in the development of publications, including local regions, affiliates, alliance partners, etc. are trained on company publication policies.

  • Partner with Executive Director, Global Scientific Communications to develop training modules and ensure that all appropriate personnel are trained on policies and procedures.

  • Train external vendor partners and develop tracking methodologies to ensure that re-training is conducted, as appropriate, and that new team members are trained prior to working on Celgene publication projects.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Conducts business in accordance with Celgene Values. Completes all assigned SOPs and training within designated timeframe and adheres to job-specific SOPs and work instructions

  • Identifies and reports any adverse events (AEs) in accordance with Corporate policy and procedures

  • Attends external meetings and educational seminars, as appropriate, to enhance therapeutic area knowledge and broaden pharmaceutical industry experience

Skms/Knowledge Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategically, drive performance, build alignment, inform, negotiate and collaborate

  • Expert knowledge of pharmaceutical industry laws, regulations, and guidelines regarding medical education and publications

  • Ability to manage and lead a team, deploying resources effectively within a matrix environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, and ability to influence without direct authority

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Flexible, with positive attitude, strong ability to multi task, prioritize projects effectively and communicate at all levels within the company

Some travel required (domestic and international) to liaise with internal stakeholders, collaborate affiliates, facilitate training sessions, and attend professional congresses, as appropriate


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.