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Associate Director, New Product Planning, Neurology & Immunology

Your role:

  • In collaboration with R&D, lead and drive the development of clear, aligned strategies consistent with the N&I GBF (Global Business Franchise) Strategy for all early-to-later stage assets in preparation for go/no-go decisions by Senior Leadership and provide for every decision-making committee meeting a Commercial Assessment and/or Commercial Viewpoint Summary to help guide Senior Leadership decisions
  • Lead initiatives to continually assess the commercial values, competitive landscapes and market differentiations (incorporating KOL advice) of the early assets and develop and communicate Commercial’s priorities for resource allocation and decision making
  • Pro-actively identify potential BD opportunities, LCM options and risks in order to maximize the value of the early asset portfolio
  • Drive the partnerships and processes with key stakeholders to define, develop, execute and communicate business-critical early asset strategic initiatives as identified by the N&I GBF
  • In collaboration with cross-functional N&I teams develop early asset strategies and ensure alignment on visions, objectives and strategies across Brand and Pipeline programs
  • Build strong relationships and collaborations with R&D, Medical Affairs, Portfolio Management, Clinical, Regulatory, Finance and other key functions and teams
  • Be the subject matter expert in one disease area and create a holistic view of our pipeline, decision trees, inter-dependence and link to marketed portfolio (as applicable)
  • Establish the early asset team as a partner with R&D and Clinical in designing pre-clinical and clinical studies and trials and in making differentiation-impacting decisions including determining clinical hurdles, go/no go criteria, endpoints, clinically meaningful comparators, labeling and launch timings
  • Develop strategic and tactical templates/playbooks that describes progression of activities including early positioning, segmentation, KOL mapping, external communication strategy, INNs and brand naming (if and when applicable) 
  • Drive Fit for Purpose Commercial input for portfolio reviews and Commercial Assessments
  • Provide strategic framing to other functions in the CSMO organization and leverage functional expertise of teams to deliver on tactical deliverables. Examples - Leverage GSI for CI, Market Research and Forecasting, leverage GMAP for pricing and access inputs
  • Ensure that up-to-date, aligned and approved TPPs (Target Product Profiles) and Commercial Assessments are maintained
  • Develop and maintain early asset dashboards for communications to Senior Leadership on visions, strategies, opportunities, challenges, risks and tactical activities for the early asset programs
  • Become a strong partner with BD to provide timely and robust Commercial input and analyses to BD opportunities including Commercial Assessments, due diligence support, business cases and commercial recommendations
  • Provide leadership in identifying, assessing and prioritizing opportunities identified by the BD Team consistent with N&I GBF strategy and facilitate rapid decisions to go no/go to due diligence and/or deal negotiations


Who You Are:

  • Degrees / advanced degree(s) in life sciences or Marketing required
  • Sound awareness of pharmaceutical business including regulatory, clinical development, sales & marketing related issues
  • 8+ years of professional experience in commercial roles within the pharmaceutical and/or consulting industry
  • Outstanding relationship-building and partnering skills and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams to drive business strategy input on development programs
  • As a key strategic link between scientists and business leaders, must have a strong understanding of drug development as well as highly effective analytical, extrapolative thinking and influencing skills
  • Able to work effectively in a highly complex matrix environment, with a proven ability to influence without formal authority and achieve results through people
  • Learning agility and being perceptive about cross-functional needs




Job Requisition ID:  186965
Location:  Rockland
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Medical Technologist, Neurology, Immunology, Medical, Manager, Healthcare, Management

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