Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. Senior Director, Launch Excellence in Newton, Massachusetts
We are seeking a Senior Director, Launch Excellence to serve as the lead for launch activities across the organization. This position will define and manage rigorous cross-functional processes and plans that enable Karyopharm to execute on critical product launches and company initiatives. In this highly visible role, you will partner with colleagues in R&D, Clinical, Marketing, Market Insights, Market Access, Sales, Finance, Legal, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Medical Affairs and other teams to program-manage launches, strategic campaigns, sales enablement initiatives, and other programs.
This position will create the Launch Center of Excellence for driving planning, execution, communication, tracking & measurement, and collaborations across the company.
Lead the launch strategy initiatives, responsible for delivering the launch plans and preparing the organization to commercialize our products.
Continually raise the bar across Karyopharm to make each launch better than the last.
Benchmark biopharma and outside of pharma trends on launch best practices around preparation and execution. Bring cutting edge approaches into Karyopharm.
Collaborate with colleagues to define detailed launch plans and lead cross-functional meetings, project tracking, and communications in support of launches; identify and escalate any issues to quickly solve
Manage the planning, execution, , including timelines and deliverables – you will supercharge our outcomes by enhancing our internal communication and collaboration to ensure no details are missed
Be a champion for Launch Readiness across the company. Energize and excite the organization on the importance of launch readiness and what we can achieve
Define, track, and communicate dashboards and other tracking tools to ensure visibility and focus on performance against launch goals, and facilitate closed-loop improvement; you will champion a results orientation throughout the organization
Identify and manage risks and dependencies, including the development of contingency plans; your proactive approach will help us navigate uncertainty and hit key goals
Continually seek and act on opportunities to improve cross-functional collaboration and efficiency; your insights and initiative will amplify results
Identify & communicate evolving needs from benchmarking and post-mortem activities to ensure continual process improvement.
Collaborate extensively across functions (i.e. clinical, market planning, market access, regulatory, patient advocacy and finance) and with the executive leadership team to provide key insights and shape launch strategy.
Provides cross functional leadership for launch strategy, including priorities, milestones, and key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestone monitoring.
Ensure alignment and continuity between pre-commercial launch activities, commercial launch activities and post-launch activities.
Effectively manage assigned budgets and applicable launch agencies, vendors, etc.
Phd or MD preferred
Pharmaceutical/biotechnology launch experience in US markets preferred; Hematology and Oncology therapeutic experiences are a plus.
7+ yrs. experience with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate strategy and influence key stakeholders.
Develop contingency plans necessary to meet changes in the business environment (e.g., regulatory changes, new competitors and interruptions in production/supply).
Knowledge of the project management process, regulations and requirements.
You thrive in fast-paced environments where change is the norm
You are organized and proactive and find humor in “herding the cats”
You pride yourself on quality and getting the details right
You are effective at gaining cooperation and support from multiple departments
You communicate clearly and precisely in writing and verbally
You possess excellent inter-personal skills and successfully build relationships with geographically dispersed colleagues
You have the ability to travel 10-20%, including internationally (when travel returns to normal)
Karyopharm Therapeutics is a global commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear transport targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases.
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