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Associate Director, Marketing, Cross-Portfolio Strategy - Global Product Strategy

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Hybrid
Who We Are

Our Commercial organization leads our global sales and marketing strategies around the world. Our integrated team continues to solidify BioMarin’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.

Position Overview:

The Associate Director, Cross-Portfolio Strategy, plays a critical role for the Commercial organization; driving global commercial business processes that support brand performance, leading communications for Commercial Capabilities and Cross-Portfolio Strategy, and supporting cross-portfolio strategic projects. 

The Global Product Strategy (GPS) group is taking an intentional step in building out and elevating capabilities and improving ways of working to prepare us for future growth.  Improving ways of working will help us prioritize the work that matters most, make work simpler and easier, and enable strategic investments that drive future growth.  This role sits at the intersection of key commercial teams to achieve this ambition – aligning strategic priorities, addressing operational challenges, supporting sustainable change, and enabling innovation - and must constantly connect dots across the organization and will need to work through many others to succeed.   Effective cross-functional collaboration and communication is a must.

This role will report to the Senior Director, Cross-Portfolio Strategy, and have a high degree of visibility across commercial, regional partners, and functional leadership outside commercial.  Adaptability, and an enterprise mindset are critical to be successful in this role.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaboration and Engagement Building

  • Creates Commercial and GPS content, including Commercial Business and portfolio strategy decks, transformation initiatives, and presentations for leadership
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining internal communication content calendar across GPS; coordinating across Brands, Marketing Excellence, Digital Capabilities, Comm Ops, and corporate initiatives including:
  • Owning and advocating for the Commercial Communication Hub; management and creation of Sharepoint pages
  • Development of a communication plan across major change initiatives
  • Partnership with Corporate Communications on the content and communication plan including creative approaches to build engagement via branding, email, sharepoint site and yammer
  • Partner with Corporate Communications to align Brand communications, liaising with global brand teams
  • Coordinates across GPS, Corp Comm to ensure consistent messaging and standards

Global Product Strategy Effectiveness and Cross-Program Strategy

  • Drives cross-portfolio and cross-brand strategic initiatives  
  • Establishes clear and consistent communication tools and channels across Global Product Strategy and regional Marketing, including appropriate guidelines for Brand Team and Commercial Capabilities communications/charters/meeting management, establishing standards for Brand Books/Brand Plans/commercial logos, etc, improved ways of working, and improving and maintaining GPS Hub
  • Evaluate and maintain SOPs, work instructions and Ways of Working across GPS, BLT and Strategic Market leadership 
  • Manages Commercial Compliance and standardization, including GVP/GXP compliance, SOPs and Training, Audit preparation, process improvement, and commercial management tools, e.g. KOL Management, vendor capabilities and audits, Patient Advocacy, etc. 

Transformation and Change Management

  • Help establish vision, enthusiasm and leadership development for new and evolving ways of working
  • Partner with Marketing Excellence, Learning and Development, and Enterprise Strategy Growth Office to integrate change management strategies and plans to drive faster adoption and proficiency to new team structures, business processes and tools/technology

Organizational Synergies and Commercial Business Processes

  • Drives operational cadence for and evaluates effectiveness of Commercial Business Management Process
  • Supports process improvement and effectiveness of the Integrated Brand Planning process
  • Support strategic and operational initiatives across Commercial or in support of our brands
  • Working across GPS Commercial Capabilities, Digital Transformation, Brands, Medical Affairs, and regions, enhances collaboration and communication opportunities, including:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of relevant pharmaceutical marketing experience and a BA or a BS in Sciences, Business, or similar and relevant subject; MBA preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows operating systems, including M365/Sharepoint tools: ULS Logs, workflows and SharePoint form for tasks
  • Experience with Web / UX Design
  • Project Management Experience
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to lead a matrixed cross functional team consisting of representatives across the organization
  • Strong analytic and project management skills, including organizational design and change management
  • Strong influence and communication skills; able to build and lead strong teams
  • Ability to adapt quickly to competing priorities
  • Strong sense of accountability and comfortable in a dynamic and innovative high-growth environment

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.

In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 148,000 to $ 222,000 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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