Program Director (Asssociate Director or Director) , Alzheimer's

Job Description

The Program Director is a critical leadership role on the Alzheimer’s Business Unit for Global Medicine’s & Commercialization (GMC).

This person is a hands-on leader with responsibility for advancing the execution of significant elements of program strategy and cross-functional execution. Strong performance in this role frees the GMC leader to concentrate on strategy, external engagement, and planning the team’s next move. This role requires a talented individual with experience integrating cross-functional considerations into initiatives and decisions. He or she will work closely with a diverse set of cross-functional partners from across the company and provide leadership within the cross-functional GMC teams.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Alzheimer’s GMC team including: Create, track, and update monthly PDC Dashboards, Action Log and Risk Registry; Drive program goal planning and execution including identification of key strategic issues and decisions; Manage team agendas and meetings in collaboration with GMC Lead.
  • Support the GMC team in preparation for successful launches of our intestigational therapy for the treatment of early Alzheimer’s disease, ex US and development of strategies for maximizing the Alzheimer’s amyloid beta targeting portfolio in the short term and broader Alzheimer’s portfolio in the long term
  • Support the Alzheimer’s Franchise GMC lead in the process for the development of an integrated disease area strategic plan for assets through advancement of the Alzheimer’s frachise assets in close collaboration with the GMC lead.
  • Lead Lifecycle Management (LCM) processes including identification and prioritization of opportunities, label optimization, and support n creation of business cases to support subsequent investment decisions by senior management. This person will partner with the Commercial lead on the team to ensure seamless integration of LCM plans with customer needs.
  • Lead the Alzheimer’s communications teams to ensure effective execution of communication priorities and plan; update monthly and quarterly asset reports.
  • Be responsible for issue identification, resolution, and escalation. Drive scenario planning to inform current and upcoming actions and to communicate with internal stakeholders.
  • Engage cross-functional stakeholders including Legal, PO&T/Manufacturing, Regulatory, Drug Safety, R&D, and Medical to ensure alignment, and facilitate communication across company- may lead additional cross-functional workstreams across multiple disease areas as needed to support the team.
  • Supports the GMC lead in the creation of a high performing team, including measurement of GMC team health, after-action reviews, ensuring diversity of thought in problem solving, driving meeting hygiene, optimizing team processes and decision making.


  • Significant experience (7+ years) in drug development and commercialization with exceptional business acumen and executive, general management perspective.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and leadership skills, including creative, problem solving mindset
  • Ability to rapidly identify key priorities, align strategic and tactical plans, and influence & motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Outstanding relationship building and communication skills, including ability to navigate throughout the organization and with individuals at all levels.
  • Experience establishing and managing highly effective external collaborations, including familiarity with contractual, financial and compliance considerations.
  • Strong project leadership (scoping project goals, stakeholder planning, etc.) and project management skills required
  • Prior experience working within a Product Development & Commercialization, Global Medicines & Commercialtion, or cross functional R&D team is preferred
  • Job level will be commenserate with experience

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, MBA Preferred

Travel- up to 25%

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.