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Biogen Senior Director, Commercial Strategy and Operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About This Role

The Senior Director of Commercial Strategy & Operations is responsible for ensuring the Biogen North America (BNA) Organization is best positioned to deliver on its business objectives by establishing clear strategic priorities, driving execution effectiveness, and spearheading innovation across the organization.  You will work closely with the office of the President of North America and is empowered to optimize how the US Organization operates through the identification and prioritization of key initiatives in the areas of strategy, innovation, processes, systems and tools.  

There are three key areas of focus for this role: 1.) BNA Strategy, 2.) Operations & Commercial Excellence, 3.) New Products Commercialization.

 Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  1. BNA Strategy
  • Identifies and drives development and implementation of strategic priorities for BNA

  • Lead scenario planning and facilitate development of multi-year BNA strategy and annual BNA strategy refresh through close partnership with BNA Leadership Team (NALT)

  • Ensure coordination of strategic initiatives across BNA to leverage synergies, identify interdependencies and avoid duplication of efforts

  • Support Head of Strategic Operations and Portfolio Innovations and Office of the President of BNA in preparation for Board and EC-level business reviews and communications

  • Lead due diligence assessments for potential business development opportunities

  1. Operations & Commercial Excellence
  • Drive optimization and continuous improvement on BNA annual strategic planning cycle (including AOP, ICP) in partnership with FP&A and business franchises.

  • Identify opportunities to improve business practices and processes to maximize resources and achieve operational excellence across BNA

  • Develops and implements processes for capturing, cataloging, analyzing and disseminating key lessons to be learned from initiatives, with a view toward helping propagate best practices throughout the enterprise

  1. New Products Commercialization and Integration Support
  • Liaise with Global PDCs and lead new products commercialization for BNA for pipeline and/or Business Development assets

  • Assess and lead the build-out of new product commercialization capabilities in North America, in collaboration with all key functions across the organization

  • Manage and oversee all late-stage BNA pipeline programs to ensure BNA partnership with Global PDCs and initiate BNA preparations for launch readiness via BNA Launch Operations Teams (LOT)

  • Supports integration of potential M&A deals into BNA business

Who You Are

You are a high performing and high potential Commercial leader with a solid track record in stakeholder management, innovative commercial strategy, and delivering compelling results within a pharma commercial context.  You can lead through influence and form strong and collaborative partnerships with to ensure organizational alignment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 12+ years of experience leading large/complex programs and initiatives 

  • Commercial functional knowledge


  • Masters/MBA or other advanced educational achievement

  • Pharma Commercial Experience is preferred

  • Previous Strategy Consulting in Pharma strongly preferred

  • Previous experience in Go-To-Market design, Product Launch or Brand Marketing Experience Preferred

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Why Biogen?

We are a global team with a commitment to excellence, and a pioneering spirit. As a mid-sized biotechnology company, we provide the stability and resources of a well-established business while fostering an environment where individual contributions make a significant impact. Our team encompasses some of the most talented and passionate achievers who have unparalleled opportunities for learning, growth, and expanding their skills. Above all, we work together to deliver life-changing medicines, with every role playing a vital part in our mission. Caring Deeply. Achieving Excellence. Changing Lives.

At Biogen, we are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. We know that diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company, and we are focused on building teams where every employee feels empowered and inspired. Read on to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.