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Director; Commercial Operations

About Gelesis

Gelesis is developing a novel hydrogel platform technology to treat overweight and obesity and chronic diseases related to the GI pathway. Gelesis’ proprietary approach is designed to act mechanically in the GI pathway to potentially alter the course of certain chronic diseases. In April 2019, Gelesis received FDA clearance for its lead product candidate, Plenity™, as an aid for weight management in overweight and obese adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-40 kg/m2, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Plenity is currently available in limited supply in the U.S. Additionally, Gelesis is developing its second investigational candidate, Gelesis200, a hydrogel optimized for weight loss and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Novel hydrogel mechanotherapeutics based on the Gelesis platform technology are also being advanced in other GI inflammatory conditions, such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC).

Gelesis was also named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

The Gelesis executive and advisory team includes some of the world’s leading experts in obesity, materials science, chronic disease research, and commercialization. Gelesis was co-founded by PureTech Health (LSE: PRTC). For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter @GelesisInc.


Director of Commercial Operations

The Director, Commercial Operations role is an exciting, dynamic position intended to build & maintain commercialization, strategic and supply chain processes within the cross-functional teams involved in the Gelesis commercial operations, packaging & manufacturing organizations. The primary responsibility of this operations role is to support, coordinate and help optimize all commercial operations, strategic planning, supply chain & forecasting functions. This individual will be reporting to the COO/CCO and will initially have two direct reports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership of commercial operations, forecasting and supply chain activities including Strategic commercial planning, packaging and distribution.
  • Forecasts supply needs in conjunction with marketing, finance, manufacturing and senior leadership.
  • Lead supply chain team’s development of global supply and procurement strategies
  • Utilizes appropriate project management software and IT systems to effectively manage key project activities.
  • Displays proven effectiveness in managing customer expectations and influencing others.
  • Forecasting country and sku level needs and adjusts accordingly based on market conditions and marketing efforts.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in life sciences or Engineering and 8-10 years of experience working in a Pharmaceutical or healthcare focused CPG environment
  • 2-4 years of business operations experience, strategic planning, or commercial operations
  • 1-2 years of forecasting

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA and 6-8 years of experience working in a Pharmaceutical or healthcare focused CPG environment
  • 1-2 years in supply chain supplies
  • 2-4 years of strategic planning, marketing or marketing operations experience
  • Work experience must include some of the following: Business operations, forecasting, project management, pharmaceutical manufacturing/packaging, supply chain.
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and managing, tracking, and measuring project progress
  • Demonstrated proficiency on Microsoft office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)


Gelesis is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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