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Thought Leader Engagement - Midwest

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Start date
Jan 20, 2023

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Thought Leader Engagement - Midwest


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Position Overview

Thought Leader Engagement (TLE) serves as a field-based position responsible for building industry leading relationships with Hematology-Oncology Key Opinion Leaders and Key Account Leaders within a defined geography. The focus of the TLE engagements is to gain market insights, uncover marketing opportunities, and develop product advocacy. The TLE is responsible for all KOL-related commercial activities, including congresses, promotional peer-to-peer educational initiatives, speaker programs and advisory boards. This role serves as a liaison between home office-based departments, field-based colleagues and health care professionals who are leaders in their respective fields and is the primary commercial representative of Ipsen to these leaders on both on a regional and national level.

This position will support and coordinate the development of peer to peer tactics associated with our three  Oncology brands, Tazverik®, Somatuline® Depot and Onivyde® as well as potential future Oncology brands.

The candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills and be able to effectively align with the members of the extended Ipsen team. This role requires the ability to understand hematology and oncology at a level that can support conversations with thought leaders. The TLE will need superior organizational skills in order to support communicating our internal activities as well as organizing the thought leader’s exposure to our partners such as speaker bureaus and advisory event planners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute engagement plans to collaborate with KOLs to ensure TAZVERIK®, Somatuline®, and Onivyde® messaging is aligned with Ipsen brand goals

  • Develop and implement a strategy to drive KOL advocacy for TAZVERIK® ®, Somatuline®, and Onivyde®; gather insights to advance brand strategies and deliver business results

  • Develop, coordinate, and execute a strategic plan for congress and professional society meetings and support customer meetings at all major conferences for senior leadership team

  • Lead in the design, recruitment, and execution of advisory boards

  • Function as a field member of the marketing team, collaborating with sales, value & access, legal, regulatory, medical affairs, senior management, and other teams to further core TLE responsibilities and present One Ipsen experience

  • Effectively translate scientific, clinical, and market research into actionable commercial educational programs

  • Create awareness of new Ipsen projects including new disease states, promotional data availability, and new indications with key opinion leaders

  • Lead the relationship, priorities, execution and budget management with key educational/marketing agency partners supporting TLE activities

Requirements & Core Competencies

  • BA/BS degree in a related field is required

  • 5+ years’ experience within Oncology sales

  • 8+ Years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • Experience with cross functional and internal pharmaceutical teams is desired, including marketing, training, access or medical affairs

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, effectively manage competing priorities, and provide strong communication/deadline pull-thru with internal stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with key external stakeholders and actively represent the company, brand teams, and discuss key therapeutic areas

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve key milestones and business objectives working with peers and colleagues with and without direct authority

  • Approximately 60% travel is required

  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills; ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organization; strong presentation skills required.

  • Demonstrated strong organization skills: time management and project management.

In order to maintain a safe work environment, Ipsen requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus at the time of employment.Ipsen is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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