The VP will lead the long-term commercial strategy development for the Rare Disease portfolio. This individual will represent the commercial voice in all pipeline decisions for this therapeutic area. This will involve conducting commercial analyses, gathering insights from different teams, developing initiatives, addressing long-term commercial issues, and scenario planning. This function then gathers cross-functional teams to discuss these initiatives, issues and scenarios and to facilitate/lead decision-making. Finally, this function is responsible for rolling out global marketing, commercial initiatives and preparing products for launch and commercialization of the Rare Disease portfolio in different regions and countries
The successful therapeutic area leader will be a dynamic, experienced individual with a strong track record of strategy and team leadership across a variety of settings and topics in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry. They must have the proven ability to effectively manage complex and dynamic projects, influence stakeholders within a matrixed organization that is also global. This leader needs to exhibit effective communication and a hands-on approach of getting things done within an organization that is dynamic, fast-moving, and continuously growing.
Here’s What You’ll Do:
Develop and execute a holistic therapeutic area strategic vision to balance near-term and long-term priorities and commit to a course of action to accomplish established goals. Oversight includes assets end-to-end (pipeline to in-line).
Providing strategic thinking to allow for identification of future market opportunities, review of the franchise portfolio and prioritization of opportunities for internal research, and external opportunities for potential acquisition or partnering
Build, lead and develop an industry leading team to deliver on the scope and remit of the therapeutic area
Direct the development of life cycle plans for compounds from IND stage through loss of exclusivity.
Oversee early stage molecule commercial assessment, market research and pipeline strategies.
Direct the development of disease area strategies for the critical therapeutic areas within the scope of the therapeutic area.
Lead current and future potential partnerships and alliances (e.g., such as the partnership with Vertex for VXc-522 in Cystic Fibrosis).
Oversee the development of launch planning for new products including a differentiating strategy, unique branding, compelling positioning, key messaging and the overall global launch campaign
Provide oversight into the development of pipeline products including an integrated evidence plan that will differentiate the product for marketing and reimbursement, identify clinical endpoints and outcomes for clinical trials and real-world evidence generation that are meaningful for physicians and patients, and lead to product differentiation.
Coordinate and cooperate cross-functionally with R&D, Medical Affairs, Government Affairs, Value and Access, Health Economics and other functions as required to carry out the therapeutic area strategy and ensure strategic solutions carry a cross-functional perspective.
Forge strong working relationships with regional commercial partners, cross functional leadership and senior executives.
Support assessment and evaluation of Business Development deals.
Lead by example and with Moderna’s Mindsets top-of-mind.
The successful candidate will execute against a dynamic strategy while being guided by the Moderna values:
Quality, Integrity, and Respect : We believe these serve as the foundation upon which everything else is built.
Bold : We are wholly committed to realizing the enormous potential of mRNA technology to transform the lives of patients.
Collaborative : We know that the way to accomplish our goals is by working together, supporting each other, and respecting one another’s viewpoints. We act as one team.
Curious : We are intensely curious and are always seeking to challenge and improve upon the status quo. We believe curiosity is the heart of innovation.
Relentless : We are tenacious in the pursuit of our mission to bring medicines to patients. We learn from challenges and build on successes.
Here’s What You’ll Need (Minimum Qualifications):
Fifteen plus years’ experience working in the biopharmaceutical industry in marketing and sales roles with increasing responsibilities, complexity and accountabilities; experience with global oversight is a must.
Have held a global strategic marketing, portfolio strategy or franchise role with a track record of working closely with development as well as the countries
Technical expertise in end-to-end lifecycle management of a brand, launch planning and execution, and disease area assessment; support of R&D through the drug development process; and evaluation of business development and pipeline opportunities
Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications):
Experience working within a market or brand will also be important, but not a must
Integrative decision-making considering alternatives and trade-offs based on logical assumptions, available resources, constraints and organizational values
Strong strategic thinking using knowledge of economic, financial, market and industry trends to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics
Effective communication skills and ability to influence others and be seen as a thought partner to senior leaders in the organization and able to use effective persuasion to gain acceptance of ideas
An inspiring leader who can motivate individuals and teams toward higher levels of engagement and performance aligned with the organizations needs and vision.
Demonstrate excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities to deliver results.
In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:
The ability to create and articulate an inspiring vision for the organization, not only for the areas they are directly responsible for, but the enterprise as a whole.
The inclination to seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization’s overall strategy.
An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industry.
The ability to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful.
Executing for Results
The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results.
Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
A risk-taker who seeks data and input from others to foresee possible threats or unintended circumstances from decisions; someone who takes smart risks.
A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in their approach to making decisions; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.
The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; widely viewed as a strong developer of others.
The ability to persevere in the face of challenges and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards, which commands respect from followers.
A leader who is self-reflective and aware of his/her own limitations; leads by example and drives the organization’s performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.
Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:
Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
Adoption and family-planning benefits
Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
Generous paid time off, including:
Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
401k match and Financial Planning tools
Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
Location-specific perks and extras!
Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible . Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.
In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna’s capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moderna’s mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com .
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