Director, Global Launch Excellence

San Diego, CA, US
May 29, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for global launch excellence for Emergent Travel Health's current and future portfolio. The Director of Launch Excellence will act as a strategic and tactical business partner for the global commercial teams and will coordinate alignment with non-commercial functions to achieve high quality and on time launches

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • In partnership with the global Commercial team, develop and drive global go-to-market brand strategy for new travel health vaccines including executing scenario planning as well as identifying the commercial capabilities needed to execute that strategy
  • Ensure consistent brand strategy globally for all commercial products to maintain product strategy alignment and facilitate the sharing of best commercial tactics/practices globally
  • Lead launch excellence best practices globally including identifying risks and developing mitigation strategies and contingency plans
  • Develop a commercial launch excellence playbook based on global best practices
  • Execute launch readiness reviews with senior leadership and drive the team to achieve the relevant deliverables on time (from file to 18 months through launch +6 months)
  • For the Emergent travel vaccine portfolio, act as the global business planning process lead for the annual five-year and strategic planning process
  • Represent the Commercial point of view as it pertains to late-stage product lifecycle management for the entire Travel Health vaccine portfolio
  • Work with "alliance management" to ensure alignment of Emergent Trave Health's plans with those of our external collaboration partners
  • Help define new market opportunities and support validation of potential new market opportunities for the travel health vaccine portfolio
  • Work closely and compliantly with Medical Affairs and Project Management to drive commercialization efforts in support of travel vaccine launches
  • Fully comply with all Emergent compliance policies


Minimum Education, Experience and Skills



  • BS/BA required; MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 12+ years in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Experience in global marketing, strategic marketing, new product planning; having led at least two successful launches in the past two to four years
  • Broad therapeutic area experience, knowledge of emerging infectious diseases, vaccines, and anti-infectives would be preferred
  • Proven ability to lead multiple projects efficiently and independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, matrixed environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinker, self-starter, and results-oriented
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Fluent in Spanish, Italian, German or French a plus


There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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