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Lesley-Anne Caporelli

Senior Director of Business Operations

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Lesley-Anne is a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience in business operations, project leadership, and consulting. With a background in pharmaceuticals and academia, Lesley-Anne has a proven track record of driving strategic initiatives, managing cross-functional teams, and implementing process improvements to enhance organizational performance. With expertise in project management, functional excellence, and organizational development, Lesley-Anne brings valuable skills and insights to any role she undertakes.

Accomplishments and Key Skills

Lesley-Anne's key accomplishments and skills include:

  • Strategic leadership and coordination of business operations.

  • Management of cross-functional teams and global projects.

  • Development and implementation of process improvements and organizational initiatives.

  • Project management in oncology/hematology clinical development.

  • Leadership in academic instruction and curriculum development.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-site roles.

  • Remote Roles: Willing to consider opportunities based on specific position requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Open to discussing compensation details upon scheduling a meeting.

  • Position Seeking: Seeking leadership roles in business operations, project management, or consulting within the pharmaceutical or academic sectors.

Work Experience
  1. Senior Director, Head Business Operations - JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS (March 2018 – Present)

    • Serve as Chief of Staff and member of senior leadership team, coordinating with management across the organization.

    • Drive strategy alignment sessions and orchestrate operational excellence initiatives.

    • Lead a global team and manage organizational budget and resources.

  2. Adjunct Professor - CALDWELL UNIVERSITY (January 2009 – December 2018)

    • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in International Business Management.

    • Cover topics including trade, monetary systems, and the political, economic, cultural, and legal aspects impacting international business.

  3. Director, Project Leadership Functional Excellence - CELGENE CORPORATION (September 2016 – March 2018)

    • Managed global project teams in oncology/hematology clinical development.

    • Developed internal training programs and implemented process improvements for project management.

  4. Principal Consultant - PA CONSULTING GROUP (May 2015 – August 2016)

    • Collaborated with pharmaceutical companies on global initiatives, delivering organizational design and process optimization projects.

  5. Head, Business Operations Office – Integrated Quantitative Sciences - NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS (2011 – 2015)

    • Developed business office to enhance operational efficiency and team performance.

    • Led vendor management and governance framework implementation, resulting in significant cost savings.

  6. Head, Sourcing Program Management & Operations - Global Dev Strategic Sourcing - Novartis (January 2009 – December 2011)

    • Directed global sourcing solutions and procurement initiatives, achieving cost savings and process improvements.

  • Master of Business Administration in International Business Caldwell University - Caldwell, NJ

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