Shire Marketing Lead for Factor 8 portfolio in Haematology Franchise (Associate Director) in Paddington, United Kingdom

The primary role of our successful Marketing Lead for Factor 8 portfolio in Haematology Franchise will be a pivotal commercial leader with responsibility for all Marketing Activities for a suite of Shire’s key strategic Haemophilia brands in a highly dynamic market.

This role is reporting to and works closely with the Franchise Head Hematology. It requires strong leadership across several functions (field sales, access, regulatory, etc.) in an International matrix organisation and has high visibility with Senior Management both in the UK/Ireland cluster and also with the Shire leadership internationally.

Importantly, this role is also expected to build strong relationships with external stakeholders and customers. It requires experience in rare diseases, product launches and tender markets.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the globally leading company in Haemophilia and rare diseases and deliver impactfull therapeutic options to patients with a rare disease.


  • Serve as a key member of the commercial team and contribute new ideas and approaches to help build cutting-edge commercial platforms

  • Lead the launch of ADYNOVI and myPKFit App

  • Lead marketing input to Factor 8 tender shaping

  • Lead marketing input to ADVATE tender win pull through

  • Provide strategic marketing direction for the Factor 8 portfolio

  • Foster strong partnerships with medical affairs, market access, sales, legal, regulatory and other functions to ensure aligned objectives and implementation of brand strategies

  • Partner with Shire international colleagues and functions to leverage Shire international resources and best practices to drive UK strategies

  • Lead the development and execution of the Brand Operational Plan and support the delivery and implementation of the core business planning activities.

  • Ensure that the relevant product(s) and therapy area knowledge is disseminated across the Shire business to allow for a consistent and coordinated approach to our customers

  • Lead the development of specific strategies for key customer groups across the relevant product(s)

  • Creates innovative content for HCP education platforms, including peer-to-peer. Drives creation of HCP-facing digital and print materials for field use in collaboration with our strategic brand agency

  • Brief and monitor agencies to ensure integrated marketing communications strategy is reflected in all activities and that communication goals are met

  • Interpret and communicate key environmental changes and associated opportunities and threats posed to relevant product(s), and develop scenario plans to optimize the opportunities or mitigate threats

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the product and the treatment landscape

  • Create lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with KOLs.

  • Work with the Regional Business Manager / Business Leader and Learning and Development Team to ensure that tools, materials and programs are clearly briefed and implemented effectively.

  • Ensure adherence to Shire SOPs and policies at all times

  • Ensure copy complies with company processes and ABPI Code of Practice.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • University Degree in Life Sciences/Business or equivalent. Preferably a second degree (Master, PhD or MBA)

  • You will be a strong team player and will have strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Significant experience in pharmaceutical sales leadership, marketing leadership, tender management, project management is desirable

  • Have a track record of leading high performing commercial projects that deliver exceptional results. Strong analytical, project management, fiscal management and decision making skills

  • Experience operating in a matrix organisation

  • Self-starter, able to complete tasks and manage to deadlines

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Highly competent with PC (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and CRM systems

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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.