Director, Neuroscience – Parkinson's Disease (PD), Global Marketing

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 05, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Director, Neuroscience – Parkinson's Disease (PD), Global Marketing



Drive marketing strategy for Duodopa. Provide positive leadership and productive influence across the enterprise. Leverage data, analytics, and strategic mind-set in all aspects of running the marketing component of the business. Effectively orchestrate work across internal teams and external partners.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate ability to understand the market using high-quality data sources, able to measure and segment it, selecting optimal target audiences
  • Develop strong internal relationships to ensure highly effective teamwork with different functions across the enterprise and related to the brand
  • Ensure the brand strategy and all market growth and go-to-market initiatives are consistent and harmonized across the organization
  • Lead cross-functional teams to drive multi-stakeholder initiatives within the overall brand strategy, as well as, set direction for global execution
  • Represent/lead alliances and collaboration with external partners due to marketing/licensing arrangements with key products in this portfolio.
  • Liaise with areas and key affiliates to get input on global deliverables and enrich strategies and tactics for successful implementation
  • Develop and provide input to various brand strategic projects and provide support to the strategic business plan
  • Develop and articulate effective commercial initiatives that are impactful, executable, easily communicated, and clinically/financially supported for areas of responsibility
  • Continually evaluate and apply KPIs on effectiveness (share impact/ROI) and efficiency (expense control) of market growth strategy and tactics
  • Maintain a working knowledge of industry information sources (MD/Channel level data, audits/secondary data and primary research)
  • Lead and coach direct reports



  • At least 10 years of relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry – Specialty Sales, Marketing, Business Unit leadership affiliate experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree (e.g. MD, PharmD) preferred
  • Must demonstrate the ability to understand medical/clinical aspects of a pharmaceutical product and its application to marketing strategy 
  • Demonstrate high proficiency of the whole and the component parts of the Marketing skills framework: Insights, Segmentation, Positioning, Value Proposition, Business Model Innovation, Creative Development, and Investment Optimization
  • Must have strong leadership skills, positive attitude, strong written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent planning and organization skills to support brand objectives
  • Must have the ability to effectively collaborate with, motivate and influence various
    levels within the organization and outside of the organization. 
  • English fluency both verbal and written
  • Be recognized for creativity and innovative mindset preferred
  • Willing to travel (30%-50% of professional workload)
  • Successful candidate to be based in North Chicago Area

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 50 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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