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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Director, MSL 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:

The MSL Field Director (FD) plans, directs, coordinates and supports field activities of the MSLs to achieve clinical and business objectives within the US Medical Affairs (USMA) therapeutic area. The Field Director works closely with therapeutic area Medical Director(s) and cross-functionally within USMA to identify, develop, and implement local MSL strategies and tactics and monitors results, and reports to the Executive Director, Therapeutic Area Medical Lead.

You will be responsible for:

  • Deploy field resources to support and ensure attainment of business objectives. This includes adhering to fiscal budgets, dissemination of scientific information within corporate regulatory and compliance guidelines, managing team and individual performance within their duties, project management and quantifying and reporting field results.

  • Direct, coordinate and support the activities of the MSLs to achieve clinical and business objectives within a therapeutic area. This includes coaching and mentoring for a designated number of MSLs

  • Work cross-functionally within Alexion to identify, develop, and implement MSL strategies and tactics while monitoring results and compliance.

  • Responsible for competitive business analysis and clinical positioning of a designated therapeutic area.

  • Assist Medical Director(s) with business and clinical strategy and tactical plan development, and implementation, impact goal achievement, and quantification of results at the field level.

  • Maintain business and clinical knowledge of designated therapeutic area, including current treatment strategies, current and pending competitors, and new therapeutic developments. Continually educate self on global market issues / trends and product knowledge as it pertains to specific business interests.

  • Proactively analyze business needs by working in conjunction with the clinical and commercial organizations to identify opportunities where MSL function can enhance business results.

  • Ensure MSL team members maintain adequate communication and interaction with the field colleagues when appropriate and according to compliance and regulatory guidelines.

  • Ensure MSLs have the necessary tools, training, and materials to perform effectively and efficiently

  • Responsible for providing consistent and timely feedback to MSLs regarding their individual performance and progress, including annual performance reviews, growth and succession planning, and real time field reports based upon regular field travel.

  • Proactively address performance issues in accordance with Alexion’s guidelines.

  • Ensure MSL team members update and maintain all required databases with current and complete information. Ensure appropriate documentation of KOL interactions and responses to unsolicited requests and conduct routine audits and reports to Medical Director(s).

  • Appropriately allocate resources as requested to support franchise and business initiatives. Ensure cross functional integration of the MSL team at the field level to maximize strategic initiatives.

  • Complete special projects with overall organizational impact at request of the Medical Director(s).

  • Responsible for identifying new projects that will enhance business success and bringing them to the attention of Sr. management

  • Serve as mentor and trainer for other managers and new hires.

  • Identify opportunities for cross-functional integration of MSL roles and activities at the field level.

  • Communicate activities and results to the Medical Director(s) and other cross-functional leadership.

  • Ensure team member adherence to regulatory and compliance guidelines in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information.

    You will need to have:

  • Greater than or equal to 7 years of demonstrated leadership success in the following areas: pharmaceutical field-based experience (e.g. MSL) and/or pharmaceutical industry related experience.

  • Minimum 4 years management experience overseeing field team or equivalent field leadership experience in a Senior MSL position.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with peers and cross-functionally with partners outside of the team

  • MD, PharmD, or PhD in biological sciences

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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