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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.

About You:

  • 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.

ID: 2020-1614

Street: 85 Wells Ave.

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