Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.

Product Manager/ Senior Product Manager

Location
Lake Forest, IL, United States
Posted
Apr 12, 2018
Ref
1059XX
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
THE COMPANY STRATEGY

Depomed has a clear THREE PILLAR strategy for growth:

MAINTAIN a strong/profitable NUCYNTA franchise through a commercialization agreement with Collegium, GROW the Neurology and Pain Business and BUILD a new Specialty Business through a recent Cosyntropin transaction. The company's strategy is to continue to identify, license and develop new products-that offer enhanced therapeutic options to patient populations that may be underserved by existing therapies.

As part of the transformation strategy, Depomed will be relocating its headquarters out of California. Information about location will be shared during the interview process.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is the brand lead for Cambia, Zipsor and Gralise and will report directly to the Senior Director of Marketing. This person's responsibility will be developing brand's strategy, leading the professional campaign and launching innovative tactics through different marketing channels.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Develop and execute a marketing strategy and associated tactics for Cambia, Zipsor and Gralise
  • Work with and directly manage business partners, such as advertising agencies to develop tactical plans and promotional tools that are consistent with brand strategies, are easy for the field to use/deploy (if applicable) and will yield a positive return.
  • Responsible for working with cross-functional team members (i.e. Medical, Regulatory, Promotion, Sales Operations, etc.) in the development of strategic and operational plans
  • Manage the submission and review of key promotional materials through our PRT process.
  • Identify and develop opportunities to communicate with our key customers through different channels.
  • Support the development of forecasts and budgets along with assisting in the development of brand plans
  • Collaborate with other brand teams within Depomed to ensure team is aligned on priorities and ongoing projects
  • Compliance with Depomed internal processes regarding legal, regulatory and financial policies and procedures
  • Maintain a comprehensive and current understanding of relevant therapeutic markets
  • Lead and support initiatives to improve the teams processes and tools
  • Manage and track brand promotional budgets
  • Create and cultivate brands equity including branding, position, personality and essence
  • Ensures insight is brought to life through all marketing efforts, from strategy development to implementation.
  • Develop and refines customer value propositions that translate the strategy and address customers' needs Understands the buying process and patient journey for brand/ disease state
  • Demonstrates analytical capacity and understands the drivers of business performance at brand and above-brand levels.
  • Develop and effectively monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the brand
  • Prioritize resources rigorously, allocating effort in relation to long-term profit potential.
  • Demonstrate P&L mentality with a deep understanding of the variables that impact Gross to Net.
  • Creates compelling messages and drives an integrated communications plan (personal and non-personal).


Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's Degree Required; preferably in Life Sciences or Business, with an advanced degree in Business or Science strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of applicable pharmaceutical experience with a minimum of 2 years of product management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage complex processes and initiatives
  • Experience and the desire to work within a fast-paced department is required


SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Action-oriented with strong sense of urgency; responsive to others; meets service expectations of others
  • Results driven; highly organized with strong ability to follow through, prioritize and execute agreed upon plans without supervision
  • Leads by example; does what it takes to get a job done; enthusiastic and positive
  • Effective communicator - both oral and written; is clear, complete and consistent
  • Listens effectively; customer focused; establishes effective relationships to gain trust and respect
  • Innovative and highly analytical; offers suggestions on ways to improve processes
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


DEPOMED COMPETENCIES INCLUDE
  • Job Knowledge and Technical Competencies: Effectively applies the knowledge and skills required for competently performing their job. Understands and is knowledgeable of the responsibilities, duties, methods and procedures required by the job. Continues to develop technical skills, seeks to learn new skills to improve technical competence.
  • Ownership and Initiative: Assumes personal ownership and accountability for business results and solutions. Organizes work based on company/department goals. Develops alternative strategies when confronted with obstacles. Plans and organizes work so that timelines are met or exceeded. Can handle multiple tasks and manages changes in priorities effectively. Takes initiative to continually improve customer service. Seeks out extra work when time permits. Regularly produces desired results.
  • Communication Skills: Expresses ideas and information effectively and constructively. Provides accurate and timely information to others within the department and across functional groups. Demonstrates attention to and understanding of others' comments, questions, and views. Proactively states opinions and provides constructive feedback.
  • Analytical Skills: Is able to understand and take action on multiple complex sets of data to make highly informed decisions that can create more value for the brands


PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS
  • Sitting - 80%
  • Standing/ walking - 20%
  • Repetitive motion: Substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and or fingers for sustained periods of time. Approximately 6-hours of keyboarding per day.
  • Visual Requirements: Able to see and read PC screens and read fine print.
  • Comprehension: Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints.
  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions which have impact on the department's credibility, operations, and services.
  • Communication: Ability to formulate complex and comprehensive materials such as legal documents, authoritative reports, official publications of major scope and impact, etc and to make formal presentations.
  • Mathematics: Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.


About Us

THE COMPANY

Depomed is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to putting the Patient First in everything we do; with a focus on enhancing the lives of patients, families, physicians, providers and in payors through commercialization of products in the areas of pain and neurology, and developing drugs in areas of unmet medical needs.

Depomed currently markets three medicines focused on neuropathic pain and migraine through its Neurology and Pain Business and has an emerging Specialty Business focused on orphan drug indications and areas of unmet medical need.

Depomed has a clear THREE PILLAR strategy for growth:

MAINTAIN a strong/profitable NUCYNTA franchise through a commercialization agreement with Collegium, GROW the Neurology and Pain Business and BUILD a new Specialty Business through a recent Cosyntropin transaction. The company's strategy is to continue to identify, license and develop new products-that offer enhanced therapeutic options to patient populations that may be underserved by existing therapies.

As part of the transformation strategy, Depomed will be relocating its headquarters to northern Chicago, Illinois. Additional information about location will be shared during the interview process.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer