Associate Director – Global Product Strategy, Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) Franchise at BioMarin
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Associate Director – Global Product Strategy, Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) Franchise

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Open to Hybrid
Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

BioMarin’s Commercial organization supports our global sales and marketing efforts around the world. Our global sales force continues to solidify the company’s commercial presence in the United States and Europe and is rapidly growing in other regions, such as Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

BioMarin leads the biotechnology industry in delivering therapies for chronic and degenerative genetic conditions that reduce patients' quality of life and shorten life spans. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. BioMarin focuses on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind and make a big difference in improving patients' lives.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our global brand management team to lead global commercial strategy to shorten diagnostic odyssey for patients and families with rare diseases.

Summary Description

The Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) franchise is currently BioMarin’s largest and is comprised of our flagship brands: Naglazyme, Vimizim and Brineura.This position will join the Global Product Strategy organization and is dedicated to global strategies and tactics to support the ERT franchise growth.This leadership role will drive and manage key projects across the franchise by working collaboratively with regional/local brand management and cross-functional departments. Reports to the Executive Director of the Global ERT/PKU Franchises.

Demonstrated strategic, operational, problem solving, communications, and project management skills are required. Strong results orientation and a sense of urgency to get things done are critical. Must be creative and adaptable to unique and changing situations and be able to motivate internal cross-functional teams as well as third-party vendors and agencies. Strong cross collaboration and teamwork skills are essential.


  • Lead the development of global commercial strategies and tactics to support the growth of the ERT franchise. Collaborate with regional & local brand management teams and other stakeholders to develop, communicate, and align onbusiness priorities to manage global market growth in new and existing marketsFacilitate information and best brand management practice exchange across regional teams.
  • Partner closely with brand team and cross functional partners (particularly, Medical Affairs and Market Access) to support strategy and identify opportunities for continued growth.
  • Collaborate closely with Regional/local teams (including Brand, Medical and Scientific Affairs) to develop and optimize BioMarin programs for disease awareness, ongoing screening, and diagnosis success.
    • Responsible for supporting Commercial team efforts in diagnosis and testing.
  • Identify and act upon key metrics to evaluate and communicate success if key strategic initiatives.
  • Effectively manage the partnership between GBM and agencies, suppliers and/or vendors for assigned initiatives within timelines and budgets.
  • Ensure operational excellence and compliant activation of all key deliverables.
  • Effectively managing multiple agency partners to produce deliverables within timelines and budgets.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to a range of internal (executives, US leadership team, sales, cross functional colleagues, etc.) and external audiences.
  • Work closely with PRB/MMRC to manage timelines and ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies.


  • Passion for and genuine commitment to supporting rare disease communities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred.
  • 7+ years pharmaceutical/biotech marketing experience; field sales experience a plus.
  • Global marketing experience in biotechnology and/or pharmaceuticals preferred.
  • Experience in rare disease markets a plus.
  • Experience in HCP engagementmapping,collaboration, and development.
  • Experience managing agencies including advertising, digital, and market research.
  • Experience in managing project budgets and timelines.
  • Strong influencing skills critical in this global and cross functional role.
  • Flexible, action-oriented, with strong planning, communication, and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to question and evaluate, make recommendations (written and presentations), and participate in constructive dialogue.
  • Ability to partner appropriately and build consensus across department and the organization.
  • Proactive and agile, able to work independently and as part of a high-functioning team.
  • Background and persona to inspire other colleagues on the team as well as gain their respect.
  • Willingness to travel domestically, some internationally 25% of the time.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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San Rafael


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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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