Shire Senior Product Manager in Milano, Italy

Main purpose of this role:

The Genetic Diseases team is part of an exciting new chapter for Shire’s growth. Genetic Diseases plays an important role as a growth pillar. The vision is to establish a premier Genetic Diseases organization that has a laser focus on patients. We will develop and commercialize Genetic Diseases products to improve patient and healthcare system outcomes. The ideal team member will be able to work within an evolving, dynamic and cross-functional team environment.

The Senior Product Manager will develop local strategy addressing global SIs (strategic imperatives) and implementing tactical objectives, will lead the Genetic Diseases’ projects and launches, acting as a key member of the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive product roadmap to advance the growth and positioning

  • Track progress against strategic imperatives and tactical milestones throughout the product development, integration, and support phases

  • Gather and communicate competitive intelligence as well as maintenance of internal and external product documentation

  • Shire processes & procedures super-user, ensuring compliance and complies with local rules and regulations

  • Involving with project management/event coordination. Project planning, lead and executions (local standalones, local congresses, team-building meetings…)

  • Stakeholders engagement

  • Copies and distributes standardized reports.

  • Files forms and documents in accordance with filing system

  • Resolves routine problems

  • Support on the development of promotional and non-promotional materials and initiatives to support the Genetic Diseases field team

  • Promotes the Shire Culture through positive ongoing customer and employee relations. Ensures cross functional team working with key stakeholders as medical affairs, patient access, regulatory, Finance, HR, regional marketing, sales and training; creating an excellent atmosphere/context

  • Conduct Internet research and some web site management

  • Track monthly department budget.

  • Coordinate staffing activities to include interviewing, on boarding and transfers


  • 2-3+ years Genetic Diseases Marketing experience is a big plus

  • Awareness of the sensitive and confidential nature of information and situations

  • Ability to multi-task and detail orientation

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • High level of flexibility

  • Highly self-motivated result-driven with demonstrated ability to deliver beyond objectives

  • Genetic Diseases market knowledge & stakeholder contacts in Italy is a plus

  • Very good verbal / written communication skills in local language & English

  • Previous product launch experience is a plus

  • Previous Genetic Diseases sales experience is a plus

  • Market access knowledge is a plus

  • Teamwork and managing across functions

  • Strong IT and office knowledge and capabilities

  • Used to think out the box and get out of the comfort zone

  • University degree/Bachelor


  • Be Positive & Entrepreneurial mindset

  • Self-confidence & Decision Making approach

  • Result focus, accountable, passion, with innovation and continuous improvement attitude

  • Connect and collaborative

The position is located in Milan, Italy.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.