US-NJ, Executive Director, Global Disease Strategy Lead- CART 226437BR-MZ
Executive Director, Global Disease Strategy Lead- CART
East Hanover, NJ
The Global Disease Strategy Lead (GDSL) is responsible for developing and implementation of the cross indication and cross-diesease commercial strategy and tactics for the CART programs including CTL019, CTL119, BCMA and dual targeted CARTs in ALL, DLBCL, FL, CLL and MM. As a core member of the Global Program Team (GPT), the GDSL is the point person for providing commercial input across all current and future indications and stages of development. Partnering with global, regional and country colleagues, this leader ensures representation of all commercial interests to the GPT. This highly strategic role contributes to the development and execution of the strategic business plan, tactical program development and implementation, and ROI assessment. Reporting to the Global Disease Leader (GDL), and working with all relevant GDLs, Global Program Heads (GPHs) and extended team members, the GDSL is the most senior commercial role focused exclusively on success of the entire CART portfolio.
Given the high asset value (potentially >$3B) of CART portfolio, this is a highly visible position requiring excellent communication skills to leadership and broader organization.
Develop pre-launch commercial strategy for CTL019 in FL, Adult ALL and CLL as well as CTL119 and BCMA, in collaboration with global, regional and country marketing teams and execute a best in class global launch.
Partner with Global Strategy and BD&L, Market Access and Medical, for a defined brand indication, to generate short-long term indication strategies and tactics via the IDAPS process.
Will require coordination across franchises (PDR001, I/O, malignant hematology, early commercial strategy) and across functional units (NTO, TRD, supply chain, NIBR).
Build relationship with global medical experts and leverage the insights collected to support launch plan and lifecycle management activities for a defined indication
Identify and showcase global/region/country market penetration efforts through: sharing lessons, experiences and best practice.
Ensure budgets and resources are effectively managed within agreed upon limits and plans are effectively implemented
Responsible for the communication and education of indication-related data within the Oncology organization.
Provide accurate and timely global forecasts within global processes of IDAPS and Strategic Planning, lead DAS and and any impairment annual exercises as needed
Lead commercial discussions at GPT for PDR001 and ensure development alignment
Co-create strategy for CTL119 and other indications, liasing with early commercial strategy team and clinical development
Lead ILEX launch process for CTL019 in FL and CLL and BCMA in MM .
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University degree in Marketing, Medicine, Natural or Pharmaceutical Sciences. An advanced degree in science and/or business preferred (e.g., MD, Pharm. D., PhD., MBA)
At least 7 years of healthcare operational marketing / product management or related experience (including country-level large brand product management) oncology preferred
Launch experience with new products or major line extensions oncology preferred, multi-country preferred
IO experience preferred
Ability to coordinate and influence across franchise and businesses, with demonstrated ability for strategic/enterprise wide thinking.
Pharmaceutical sales experience required a plus with oncology
Ability to work with Oncology/Hematology Medical experts
Experience in marketing or selling injectables is preferred.
Comfortable rapidly switching between complex science and commercial concepts, with an ability to bridge between them and build common understanding amongst people on either side
Proven ability to collaborate, operate and influence cross-functionally and cross-culturally
Strong analytical, strategic thinking and project management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
20% travel requirement
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