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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Competitive Intelligence Lead, VISion in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

Alexion’s VISion (Value, Insights, and Strategy) team is seeking a qualified candidate to join a dynamic and fully integrated commercial strategy team which aligns global commercial strategy, commercial excellence, and new product planning. The purpose of the VISion team is to drive all commercial recommendations in partnership with R&D throughout the development process and with global markets throughout the commercialization lifecycle of our innovative therapies, ensuring we deliver value for all of our stakeholders: patients, physicians, payers, policymakers.

The Competitive Intelligence (CI) Lead is responsible for translating data into insights and helping to ensure that those insights are leveraged early to shape strategy for both in-line and pipeline products within areas of responsibility. This person will be part of a growing, highly visible, and impactful team that reports to the Head of CI, VISion.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading competitive intelligence and secondary analytics for assigned products/indications globally, supporting the commercial franchises

  • Retaining an up-to-date and detailed assessments of the competitive landscape and keeping the organization apprised of latest developments, potential business impact and response plan

  • Working with functional teams to shape the scope, approach, resources, and deliverables to ensure competitive readiness

  • Being a critical member in the selection/evaluation of potential new indications, clinical trial design, product positioning and messaging, and strategy and tactics that enable competitive advantage

  • Effectively managing multiple external vendor/partner relationships to ensure high quality and insightful deliverables to achieve business objectives within budget and timeline

  • Conducting research of disruptive technologies

  • Identifying and analyzing new/clinical programs in existing, adjacent, or new markets and businesses

  • Providing timely information on new developments and data, and partnering with functional experts to create impact assessments

  • Attending industry presentations and events where key competitor data is presented

    You will need to have:

  • Scientific Dexterity - ability to conduct secondary research and understand complex topics, often in areas with limited preexisting expertise

  • Industry Knowledge - 4-8 years of R&D/Analytics/ Commercial or BD experience within a related field or equivalent combination of education (Bachelor’s degree at minimum) and biotech/pharma experience

  • Strong project management/tracking skills

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate multiple therapeutic areas concurrently

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated track record and ability to drive results as an effective team member and project leader

  • Must demonstrate an energy, enthusiasm and sense of urgency which brings a positive approach to all challenges

  • Strong collaboration, relationship building / networking skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Commitment to working ethically and in adherence with all company policies and applicable laws and regulations

  • Ability to travel as required to meet business needs

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • Experience in competitive intelligence function or similar commercial/ business development function within biotech, pharma, or banking

  • PhD in the life-sciences or MBA


Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at:

Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers 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.

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