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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Director, U.S. HCP Marketing, Wilson Launch in Boston, Massachusetts

This position can be based from any of the following Alexion locations; San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, New Haven, CT, or Blue Bell, PA or be remote/virtual, based anywhere in the United states and may require up to 20% travel.

Job Summary

As part of the metabolic U.S. commercial team, the Director, US HCP Marketing, Wilson disease will be reporting into the US Launch Lead and partner with the US cross-functional & global teams to develop the U.S. launch strategy, execute the HCP unbranded campaign, and develop brand concepts and messaging across customers. As the first hire of this marketing team, the Director, US HCP Marketing, Wilson disease will also be responsible for patient tactical execution ad interim.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assess U.S. market landscape and market insights to refine and validate best-in-class go-to-market launch plan

  • Lead collateral development and execution of the unbranded HCP campaign

  • Execution of the unbranded patient campaign (at interim)

  • Support the development of the HCP and patient branded strategy and tactical plan

  • Work collaboratively across US commercial team as well as key cross functional partners like global team, medical affairs, market access, patient advocacy, legal and compliance to ensure flawless execution of launch plan

Accountable for the following:

  • Leverage insights and market learnings to refine and validate Wilson patient journey and address pain points to deliver best in class patient experience in the U.S.

  • Develop the U.S. market research plan in partnership with market research lead

  • Lead the development and execution plan for unbranded digital and personal promotional collateral for HCP and patients

  • Drive the unbranded communication plan across channels

  • Develop branding, brand value proposition and message platform in partnership with global marketing, medical, HEOR, patient advocacy and market access

  • Manage brand AOR and other agencies as well as budget

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience within biotech/pharma

  • Previous launch experience in the U.S. is required

  • Demonstrated ability to think innovatively and drive best in class customer experience

  • Strong strategic mindset and business acumen

  • Ability to perform under pressure and to make decisions and recommendations despite uncertainty

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Strong presentation skills and storytelling to win hearts and minds

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated track record and ability to drive results as an effective team member and cross-functional leader.

  • Must demonstrate an energy, enthusiasm and passion which brings a positive approach to all challenges and team

  • Strong collaboration, relationship building / networking skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • High sense of ethics and responsibility

  • Ability to travel as required to meet business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. As a leader in rare diseases for more than 25 years, Alexion has developed and commercializes two approved complement inhibitors to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), as well as the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Alexion also has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) as well as the first and only approved Factor Xa inhibitor reversal agent. In addition, the company is developing several mid-to-late-stage therapies, including a copper-binding agent for Wilson disease, an anti-neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) antibody for rare Immunoglobulin G (IgG)-mediated diseases and an oral Factor D inhibitor as well as several early-stage therapies, including one for light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a second oral Factor D inhibitor and a third complement inhibitor. Alexion focuses its research efforts on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade and its development efforts on the core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, metabolic disorders and cardiology. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.

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