Senior Vice President, Operations, Patient Cloud

United States, CA, San Francisco

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Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of people. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 2,000+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Known for its ground-breaking technological innovations, Medidata has supported more than 30,000 clinical trials and 9 million study participants. And Medidata’s ongoing commitment to infusing the patient voice into trial designs and solutions is helping to create a better and more inclusive experience for all participants in clinical studies. 

Medidata is involved in nearly 40% of company-initiated trial starts globally, with studies conducted in more than 140 countries. More than 70% of novel drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2022 were developed with Medidata software. Medidata is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata. 

The Sr. VP of Patient Cloud Operations will report directly to the CEO of Patient Cloud and will be responsible for translating global business priorities into operational tactics to direct the business to achieve financial and strategic goals. They will participate as a member of the Patient Cloud executive management team and with other top executive positions at Medidata and Dassault Systemes to help formulate current and long-range strategies and objectives for Medidata’s growing patient centricity and healthcare business.  This role will require significant customer interaction as well as internal  responsibility for overseeing all the business unit’s operational areas directly related to delivering products to market, including product development/engineering, product marketing and liaising to the sales and finance leadership teams and to the Medidata Executive Committee made up of EVP department heads across the company.


The successful team member will:

  • Define and communicate strategic objectives across multiple corporate verticals and functional teams. 

  • Partner with Senior Leadership, Product, Technology, Legal, and other teams to assess alliance and other expansion opportunities that support Patient Cloud.

  • Provide financial oversight and insight into the business P&L, long-range forecasting and balancing of resources against hiring and roadmap objectives.

  • Establish metrics to assess the impact of team resourcing and rebalancing when required

  • Lead and coordinate internal resources around strategic alliances to drive alliance execution and growth

  • Collaborate with both Medidata functions and the Dassault Systemes’ Corporate Development team for mergers and acquisitions.



Your Competencies:

  • An entrepreneurial drive and passion to improve the discovery and development of medicines that lead to improved patient outcomes

  • Demonstrated success with people & organizational management skills

  • Strong Leadership qualities (Learning Agility, Resilience, Analytical Expertise, Self Awareness, Tolerance of Ambiguity)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical development and patient-centric  technologies

  • Collaborative, analytic, strategic thinking with ability to link strategic business decisions and operational implications 

  • A successful track record of identifying and negotiating life sciences alliances and commercial agreements

  • Ability to build internal and external relationships across a variety of functional areas

  • Demonstrated project management skills and success in delivering complex, cross-functional projects

  • Ability and Willingness to travel


Your Education & Experience:

●  A minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 12 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 8 years experience; or equivalent experience.

As with all roles, Medidata sets ranges based on a number of factors including function, level, candidate expertise and experience, and geographic location.

The salary range for this position that will be physically based in the California Bay Area is  $266,250 - $355,000.
Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Medidata provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a commission on the terms of applicable plan documents, and many of Medidata’s non-sales positions are eligible for annual bonuses. Medidata believes that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most and provides best-in-class benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance; 401(k) matching; unlimited paid time off; and 10 paid holidays per year.


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As a game-changer in sustainable technology and innovation, Dassault Systèmes is striving to build more inclusive and diverse teams across the globe. We believe that our people are our number one asset and we want all employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day. It is our goal that our people feel a sense of pride and a passion for belonging. As a company leading change, it’s our responsibility to foster opportunities for all people to participate in a harmonized Workforce of the Future.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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