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US Pain Strategy & Operations Senior Manager

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time

On Site


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Vertex is seeking a talented strategic & operations colleague to serve in a critical role joining our US Pain Business Unit to support our journey to redefine the treatment of pain with the first new mechanism of action in decades. The Senior Manager, US Pain Strategy & Operations will drive critical planning and execution as we build the US Pain Business Unit, which is preparing for potential commercialization of an investigational novel selective inhibitor of NaV1.8 in acute pain. We are seeking a candidate that has a strong track record in strategic and project management roles to report directly into and partner closely with the Vice President of the US Pain Business Unit.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Partners with the US Pain VP & BU Leadership Team to proactively shape the launch plan, and autonomously manages launch activity tracking and launch readiness team
  • Drives the development high-impact executive, cross-functional and cross-team presentations and communications, including executive presentations, business reviews, and department town halls
  • Manages the annual brand/budgeting process to ensure strategic alignment, avoid duplication, and drive milestone completion as well as the monthly budgeting process
  • Develops dashboard for reporting of launch KPIs, monitors ROI of key initiatives and identifies focus areas to drive action that accelerates our launch plan
  • Lead and/or manage additional special projects and high-profile initiatives, as appropriate
  • Develop agendas and manage key meetings to ensure that important decisions and action items are fully addressed, including BU Leadership and Launch Readiness meetings
  • Coordinate pull-through of HR, talent development, and team-culture related initiatives and activities including team onboarding activities and critical all team & regional meetings
  • Act as a liaison between cross functional colleagues to ensure alignment and coordination on a wide variety of cross-functional initiatives including annual kick off and plan of action meetings
  • Lead after action reviews of high impact projects; provide recommendations for simplification of processes and systems

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8+ years of progressive, relevant experience with demonstrated experience in project management, and organizing and directing multiple teams and departments and/or equivalent education and experience; healthcare/biopharmaceuticals experience preferred

Required Skills

  • Outstanding communication of information and ideas (written, PowerPoint, verbal), to varied audiences including senior leadership and large team formats
  • Analytical, able to glean insights from data using excel and communicate in a compelling, visual way
  • Strong collaboration skills, with an ability to influence multiple stakeholders; builds mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities; adapt to new projects rapidly and effectively; strategic thinker with a track record of driving results
  • Self-motivated; acts independently and prioritizes appropriately; embraces unexpected changes or challenges and drives to improved solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to work in and influence a cross-functional team promoting collaboration and high performing team behaviors with an unwavering focus on what is best for the patients we serve
  • Consistently displays sound ethics, good judgment and demonstrates Vertex’s core values

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at [Register to View]