Associate Director, Marketing Operations & Launch Excellence

Cambridge, MA

Join bluebird bio’s enthusiastic and collaborative flock.  Contribute to the overall success of our pioneering gene therapy approach and make a transformative impact on the lives of patients with severe genetic disease.   Fly at the cutting edge of science and commercialization practice.  Build and drive a marketing operations function that enables delivery of our scientific promise to patients.  Lead a cross functional launch excellence program to optimize launch of our first-in-class gene therapies. 

Reporting to the Vice President, Commercial Operations, this role will establish marketing operation and launch excellence capability that will implement and manage operating systems that serve to enable launch readiness, including launch process coordination, communications alignment process management, and cross-functional tactical integration.

About the role: How you will make your impact

Launch Excellence Leadership

  • Implement and manage launch planning frameworks, tools, and capabilities across all relevant functions for multiple product launches
  • Lead US launch readiness program and drive cross functional launch readiness alignment in partnership with Program Management

Marketing Operations Leadership

  • Implement and manage global commercial communication and document control processes such as medical/legal review
  • Create and manage framework for promotional event planning & execution

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science required, MBA preferred
  • 3+ years biopharma marketing or commercial operations experience required
  • Launch experience required, US launch operations preferred
  • 5+ years strategy consulting or project management background preferred
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and drive projects to completion
  • Intense curiosity, collaborative spirit, empathy, and pension for problem solving
  • Solutions-oriented, strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Ability to champion change and drive innovative thinking
  • Ability to lead and challenge others in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed work environment
  • Embody the principles of bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself
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