Senior Director, US HCP Marketing

Bannockburn, IL, US
Aug 24, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

The Senior Director, Marketing reports to the Vice President, Marketing and leads the members of the ZOLGENSMA® (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi) and AVXS-101 marketing team. The role leads the implementation of innovative, science-based marketing and communication strategies for ZOLGENSMA® and AVXS-101. This is key leadership position within the organization responsible for collaborating with partners while managing the strategic, tactical and financial elements of the brand and related marketing programs.

  • Develops and leads the ZOLGENSMA® and AVXS-101 US marketing plan, including the HCP and Patient/Caregiver plans.
  • Develops and leads multi-channel marketing efforts including personal and non-personal promotion efforts.
  • Manages team members and capitalizes on individual strengths to enhance overall team performance while creating an environment of success.
  • Directs the annual US brand strategy and tactical planning process for ZOLGENSMA® and AVXS-101.
  • Uses organizational and project management skills to manage effective implementation of cross-functional operating/tactical plan.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally and with global marketing to ensure execution of the brand plan.
  • Manages overall US marketing budget.
  • Utilizes strong communication skills to effectively communicate the ZOLGENSMA® and AVXS-101 marketing plan to the entire commercial organization.
  • Participates in the development and management of key customer and thought leader relationships.
  • In conjunction with direct reports, establishes annual objectives and developmental plans.
  • Provides ongoing evaluation and feedback to ensure accomplishment of objectives builds a high performing marketing team that demonstrates strong competencies and delivers results.
  • Maintains compliance with Novartis Gene Therapies' internal processes regarding legal, regulatory and financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and regulatory guidelines governing commercial and scientific interactions with healthcare professionals, payers, advocacy and other business partners.
  • Other Related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing or related field.
  • 12+ years of pharmaceutical marketing experience.
  • Rare disease product launch experience.
  • Experience in development and implementation of brand plans.
  • Must be a strong strategic thinker, able to assess a range of variables including market trends and opportunities, competition, research progress, etc., in order to create near and longer term marketing strategies.
  • Must be able to foster cross-functional alignment of the sales organization with (through influence) marketing and patient access teams and create a disciplined, ambitious and collaborative business.
  • Focus the organization on execution and delivery, with a drive and passion for winning.
  • Able to integrate business knowledge, financial knowledge and analyses of available information to make sound business decisions.
  • Strategic thinker and analytical professional with proven leadership skills.
  • 25% travel.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.