Director, HCP Marketing – gMG

Horizon Therapeutics

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Position Summary

The Director, HCP Marketing – gMG will lead the professional marketing efforts related to the launch of UPLIZNA in Generalized Myasthenia Gravis (“gMG”) in the United States. gMG is a rare, chronic, autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that can cause extreme fatigue and muscle weakness, impacting a person’s ability to engage in everyday activities. Responsibilities include defining brand positioning in this new indication, co-creating unbranded and branded messaging and core materials with the international team to ensure an aligned global approach, and implementing the brand strategy across all launch tactics. Role will involve significant cross-functional collaboration.


Lead implementation of the brand strategy for professional marketing of UPLIZNA to key prescribers (neuromuscular specialists, general neurologists) as well as referral stakeholders through development of highly effective branded and unbranded promotional materials, including sales force tools, media assets and booth displays. Work with cross-functional launch team to prepare the market and product to ensure launch readiness.

Collaborate with international marketing team to develop core messages and materials which can be localized across targeted launch markets.

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the disease state, competitive landscape, and therapeutic management of the new indication.

Manage and enhance external relationships with thought leaders, community practitioners, and strategic business partners.

Develop understanding of institutional segmentation, create profiling and on-boarding strategy and implementation plans working cross functionally with launch team to understand uptake and prepared launch readiness.

Contribute to the development of the annual brand plan with responsibility for defining and executing key areas within the associated tactical plans. Effectively execute all brand strategies to consistently meet or exceed the brands business goals.

Collaborate with Market Research to develop and implement the market research plan. Maintains an in-depth knowledge of competitive activity and market dynamics that can affect the product’s development.

Leverage brand insights to inform segmentation, channel mix preferences, and targeting of customer segments.

Effectively and consistently execute multiple, simultaneous projects and manage resources to ensure deliverables are on time, on budget, and answer business objectives. Manage project timelines and budgets including development of work plans and routing of all promotional materials through medical, regulatory and legal review

Manage external partners (ad agency, meeting planners, market researchers & consultants) to ensure integration and consistency of strategies, message and tactics. Negotiate with vendors and drive optimal value for brand. Work closely with contracts, pharmacovigilance, and compliance on Master Services Agreements, work orders, and contractual agreements.

Gain feedback on and track marketing program effectiveness and continuously strive to optimize marketing programs

Contribute to a culture of collaboration, transparency, and patient-centricity within the gMG launch team

Qualifications and Skills Required

Bachelor’s degree required. MBA (or equivalent, e.g., PharmD) preferred

10 years of experience in commercial roles in the biopharmaceutical industry

Experience in pharmaceutical product launch planning and execution strongly preferred

Experience in rare disease strongly preferred

Experience with neurology, especially neuromuscular disorders, preferred

Previous experience with infused medicines and understanding of buy and bill dynamics and landscape, preferred

Experience working with multiple projects and managing multiple external vendors

Requires approximately 25% travel, including some overnight and weekend commitments.

Must have strong planning, project management, communication, and organization skills

Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams as well as direct reports

Understanding of the principles of brand management, including brand positioning, messaging & overall campaign execution

Team orientation a must

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Exceptional communications skills and professional, proactive demeanor

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Our Values

Transparency: We value collaboration. Trusting teach other and tackling tough challenges can make a powerful difference.

Accountability: We do what’s right for our patient communities through quality decisions and owning our successes and failures.

Growth: We fiercely innovate and evolve to better ourselves, our communities and our patients.

These three values come to life through our five Leadership Expectations that apply to all Horizon employees

Enterprise Mindset: Look beyond one’s team, brand or function to see the broader company and external perspective

Exhibit Intellectual Curiosity: Seek to understand what you do not know; ask the right questions of the right people and sources

Ensure Accountability and Courage: Step up to address difficult issues and hold self and others accountable to commitments

Embrace Diverse Perspectives: Welcome others with a respectful attitude; integrate diverse perspectives into ways of working

Develop Talent: Provide feedback, coaching and mentorship to help others be more effective in their role

At Horizon, we know that disease does not discriminate. We embrace the bold ideas of one another, foster a sense of belonging, and value inclusion. We attract and develop diverse talent because we believe that when people from different backgrounds and life experiences come together, we make lives better.

Horizon intends that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity, and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Horizon is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. Our pipeline is purposeful: We apply scientific expertise and courage to bring clinically meaningful therapies to patients. We believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. For more information on how we go to incredible lengths to impact lives, visit .