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Executive Director Competitive Readiness amp Insights - Complement Global Marketing

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Boston, MA

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Position Summary

The ED, Competitive Strategy & Insights – Global Complement Marketing will collaborate with commercial and other functional leaders in opportunity assessment, prioritization and implementation of strategy and tactics to drive continued complement leadership in an evolving marketplace. This leader will identify capability needs across the commercial organization and collaborate with appropriate business leaders to develop and implement strategy and tactics with a sense of urgency, keeping patients’ needs central to all decisions. Role reports to Complement Franchise Head.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Culture: Actively live Alexion’s distinct culture in a dynamic and exciting time of growth and transformation

Marketing Leadership: Define and own the strategy to prepare the organization for competitive biosimilar and innovator product market entries. Develop strategic and tactical plans in close collaboration with Global Complement Marketing Brand leaders in Haematology, Nephrology and Neurology, regional commercial leadership and functional leaders. Work closely with country teams to ensure consistent local implementation. Act as an expert and resource for commercial leaders seeking to understand competitive insights.

Leadership: Provide leadership and direction to Global Complement Market Research & Insights team, as well as Director Competitive Readiness. Clearly define roles and responsibilities of this new team, and lead the team to strong strategic contributions to the business. Ensure that the team works appropriately within landscape of competition law of all relevant jurisdictions. Support the team and actively build the culture during and after Alexion’s transition of its global headquarters to Boston.

Strategic Thinking: Use data, insights and diverse perspectives to create a clear and compelling strategy. Understand complexity of business in order to better anticipate competitor strategies. Define relevant scenarios to align and prepare the organization, creating agility in a dynamic internal and external landscape. Continually evaluate scenarios and proactively update to adapt to changes in market conditions. Work closely with the Competitive Insights counterpart in the Business Development team to provide key competitive insights to the commercial complement organization.

Cross-functional Alignment: Work with team of cross-functional partners to define strategy and drive organizational alignment, implementation and time-driven milestones.

Communication: Serve as the distribution hub for clear competitive strategy and key messages across Communications, IR, commercial leadership, franchise leadership and other internal stakeholders. Effectively influence internal stakeholders across functions, geographies and levels through clear and compelling strategy.

Define Measures of Success: Identify leading indicators and KPIs that are critical to success. Create an agile, learning environment to ensure objectives are met with sense of urgency.

Collaboration: Partner with Global Marketing peers, Region and Country Leadership, Global Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Legal, Communications, IR, Global Value, Access & Policy, Business Development, Commercial Operations, IT and HR to define and implement strategy.

Essential Qualifications


Track record of successful leadership of high profile strategic initiatives, including strategy development

Cross-functional, cross-geographic project management capabilities

7 years pharma and/or biotech experience with demonstrated success in multiple marketing roles

High learning agility

Strong communications and influence skills


Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or business field

Preferred Qualifications

MBA (required if degree is scientific)

Prior sales or sales management experience in rare disease organization

Demonstrated knowledge of (i) principles of both ethical business competition and applicable competition law, (ii) local political environments / access issues and (iii) macro-level trends that may influence business strategies and results

Leadership experience during changing competitive environment

Biosimilars commercial experience


Boston, MA, United States


Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime – like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a multinational biopharmaceutical company with approximately 2,500 dedicated employees serving patients in more than 50 countries through the innovation, development, and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology, Alexion developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). In addition, Alexion has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). Our research efforts focus on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade, and our development efforts focus on our core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders.

Alexion’s aspiration is to be the most rewarding place to work, where people are empowered to make a difference and where diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment to change the lives of patients with rare diseases. We hope you will consider joining our team.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Alexion, please visit

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer

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Company Profile
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that are also ultra-rare. Patients with these devastating diseases often have no effective treatment options, and they and their families suffer with little hope.

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