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Product Manager, PKU

Location San Rafael, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

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.

The PKU Marketing organization supports our corporate vision through developing and implementing franchise strategy that drives growth while supporting the core BioMarin values of patient centricity, innovation, ethics, respect, accountability, and continuous learning. The Associate Product Manager/Product Manager for PKU Marketing will be responsible for managing implementation of product marketing and brand management for PALYNZIQ, and supporting brand and franchise strategy for the PKU franchise. This position reports to the Director for PKU Marketing in North America.

Demonstrated operational, organizational, problem solving, communications, and project management skills (with attention to detail) are required as well as enthusiasm to collaborate in a thriving team environment. Strong results orientation and a sense of urgency to get things done are critical. This professional should be a disciplined individual that embraces innovative approaches, and is comfortable in a nimble and growing commercial organization. The Associate Product Manager/Product Manager must be creative and adaptable to unique and changing situations, be goal-oriented, know how to set aggressive, achievable targets, and motivate internal teams as well as third-party vendors and agencies


  • Active member of PALYNZIQ HCP brand team, including:
    • Collaboration with other brand team members for Franchise and Marketing team meetings
    • Involvement in and exposure to strategic and tactical planning
    • Frequent cross-functional collaboration with multiple internal groups (e.g., compliance, sales, clinical field support, market access, medical, training, marketing operations, etc.)
  • Presentation of key activities and initiatives to Franchise team and Commercial executive management, as needed
  • Collaboration with marketing team to prepare annual brand plan and associated budgets
  • Coordination with advertising agencies and internal graphic designers on the development, execution, and maintenance of PALYNZIQ materials, including:
    • Digital assets for HCPs (websites, email campaigns, and/or videos)
      • Partner with Digital Community team for optimal planning and execution
    • “FIND” related initiatives, including “Back to Care” materials (partner with NPKUA Executive Director, where appropriate)
  • Ongoing management of publications to support PALYNZIQ core messaging and/or burden of illness within adult patients with PKU
    • Partner with Medical Communications to monitor availability and cadence of publications
      • Lead the development and execution of publications training with the field force (in close partnership with Commercial Training & Development and Medical Affairs)
      • Plan appropriate rollout of publications during POA meetings for live and/or webex training
    • Coordination of submissions of promotional materials (for PALYNZIQ or other owned projects) to Promotional Review Board (PRB) review process
Ensure imagery and messaging is on-brand, and references are up to date

  • Minimum 5-7 years of related experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Industry sales experience beneficial, but not required.
  • Orphan drug experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment is critical.
  • Ability to interact with/positively influence all levels of business across multiple departments.
  • Strong analytical skills, solid general business skills and a good understanding of the US pharmaceutical markets.
  • Excellent Project management, attention to detail and executional experience a must have
Bachelor in Business, Arts or Science

This job requires 20-30% travel (domestic). 

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

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