Director, US Marketing, aHUS

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
New Haven
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders. Alexion is the global leader in complement inhibition and has developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two life-threatening ultra-rare disorders. In addition, Alexion's metabolic franchise includes two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). Alexion is advancing the most robust rare disease pipeline in the biotech industry with highly innovative product candidates in multiple therapeutic areas. More information about Alexion can be found at: .

Position Summary

The Director, US aHUS Marketing will work with the Sr. Director, US aHUS Marketing to create HCP strategy, including creation and implementation of tactics and tools that align with global brand strategy for HCP audiences.

Principal Responsbilities

* Participate in developing the short and long terms strategic plan and tactical plan for the aHUS HCP audiences

* Work closely with Analytics, lead creation of the US situation assessment that closely examines key business metrics and drives strategic and tactical planning

* Develop innovative strategic initiatives for disease education to support treatment initiation with Soliris for patients with aHUS disease

* Support development and implementation of US strategic and tactical marketing plans

* Develop promotional materials to support execution of brand and disease messages to HCP audiences

* Cultivate strong relationships with cross functional teams, including global marketing, market research and the field sales organizations to develop market insights

* Collaborate with sales teams to identify best practices and uncover needs/ trends and build relationships to improve consistency of brand strategy execution

* Collaborate with wide range of cross-functional teams to ensure coordinated execution across roles and responsibilities

* Track and monitor key performance indicators


* Experience developing marketing strategies and tactics, with a focus on solid implementation of tactics through a combination of individual and team efforts

* Strong ability to manage multiple projects across functional areas, and work independently when appropriate, in teams and as a sub-team lead

* Must have 7-10 years pharmaceutical industry experience and a working knowledge of marketing principles, including key principles of brand management, professional promotion and the sales process

* Experience in managing external agencies and/or vendors on a day-to-day basis and budget management

* Experience launching or working with a newly launched product and/or global experience is desirable

* Experience in selling specialty and/or orphan drugs preferred

* Experience in marketing specialty and/or orphan drugs preferred

* Experience in selling specialty and/or orphan drugs preferred

* US and International (global) experience is highly preferred


* Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred

* Strong knowledge of MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel

* Fluent in English (written and spoken language)

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. To learn more about Alexion, please visit or download our App for iPhones and Blackberries.

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer

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