Title: Associate Director, Patient Services Marketing
Reports to: Vice President, Marketing
General Scope and Summary
Sage Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel medicines to transform the lives of patients with life-altering central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Our lead development candidate, brexanolone, is currently in development for Post-Partum Depression (PPD), and has the potential to be the first treatment to receive FDA approval specifically for PPD. Sage is planning to submit to FDA for regulatory approval in 2018, and as such we are building out our commercial capabilities in anticipation of potential launch for brexanolone.
As part of the build-out of our marketing team, we seek an Associate Director to lead the marketing for our patient support team and program. Patients who are prescribed brexanolone will be supported by a robust patient services program, to assist them throughout their patient journey. The patient support team and programs will be a critical part of our overall strategy with brexanolone. Because we are currently designing and building our patient services support strategy and model, the Associate Director, Patient Support Marketing will have the chance to help shape our strategic direction. This role offers a rare opportunity to help create and build from the ground up.
Sage matches its innovative approach to drug development with a positive, fun and engaging culture. We are a values-based company; we strive to imbue these values in the organization we are building. We are seeking candidates who are committed to improving the lives of patients with CNS disorders, and who can help us build a best-in-class marketing team to support patients.
The Associate Director, Patient Support Marketing, will lead the development of US marketing initiatives for Patient Support, in partnership with key cross-functional teams. Areas of focus may include one or more of the following areas: patient services strategy development, patient services communications planning, patient-facing promotional tactics, advisory boards, patient access marketing and point-of-care services. The position requires a highly motivated individual who can work independently, think strategically, and collaborate seamlessly to accomplish complex deliverables.
Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, results oriented environment with busy, high performing colleagues. Demonstrated ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor. Must be able to take an undefined objective and lead the process through to operational excellence. Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise. Proven ability to develop customer and market insights and translate those into actionable, commercially relevant strategies and tactics.