Shire Product Strategy Lead (Oncology-Liquid Tumors) in Zug, Switzerland

Roles and responsibilities

Through co-leadership of the cross-functional late stage product team (LPT), set the strategic direction for products across designated geographical areas.

Develop and deliver global product strategies, plans and budget recommendations.

Ensure alignment to global product strategy and Franchise strategy. Provide oversight and on-going strategic direction to LPT members and cross-functional commercial and product development project team leads. Regular interaction with key thought leaders.

  • Ensure product strategies are translated into clear goals and objectives for LPT members and subteams. Regularly interact with cross-functional team members, and functional management as required, to resolve issues and monitor progress.

  • Coordinate marketing activities with geographic commercial teams.

  • Set and achieve revenue targets for on-market products and KPIs for launches.

  • Manage individual performance (ie, objective setting, evaluation, and feedback) of cross-functional LPT members. Identify issues and proactively address them with functional supervisor to enable uninterrupted support.

  • As part of the Franchise team, develop and ensure the execution of the long-term global strategy and objectives to meet the needs of the business.

Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated success and outcomes in cross-functional leadership roles in pharmaceutical development and / or commercialization

  • Track record of strong strategic thinking, coupled with effective implementation.

  • Agility to operate in a global environment with a demonstrated knowledge of key markets, in particular US, EU, Japan, LatAm

  • Possesses deep insights into lifecycle management, including clinical development, pricing and market access dynamics, regulatory and technical requirements and effective commercialization

  • Proven ability to develop a business case and flexibility to think in different scenarios

  • MS/BS in science or business required; Advanced degree a plus

  • 15+ years pharmaceutical industry experience required, at least 5 of which in a leadership position.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset to enable impactful leadership in a mid-size structure; identifies opportunities for the molecule and continuously seeks solutions that capture and increase the value to patients and to the organization.

  • Effective and inspiring leader who mobilizes the organization, identifies solutions and delivers against goals.

  • This role is responsible for strategic direction and decisions regarding messaging, strategy, pricing, life-cycle management, budget spend, portfolio management, personnel across a wide and diverse geographic region. Decisions affect the success of the division. Untimely and erroneous decisions will have a long-term effect on the company’s success. Requires in-depth knowledge of the functional area, business strategies, and the company’s goals.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.