Shire Global Commercial Lead, Precision Health in Zug, Switzerland

The Global Commercial Lead, Precision Health for the Global Hematology Franchise, will be accountable for designing, developing, executing, measuring and continuously improving the integrated , portfolio precision health strategy encompassing digital health, digital / medical devices, and patient, care giver, provider and payer services. The strategy will support the growth objectives of the Franchise, and differentiate Shire by delivering a uniquely personalized experience through empowerment with information, enhanced and simplified connectivity, and improvement in clinical and economic outcomes, thereby leading to greater value for all stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Design and develop the Global Hematology Franchise’s integrated, portfolio personalization strategy that supports the growth objectives of the Franchise, is aligned with the local market needs and ensures a competitive advantage for Shire.

  • Execute, measure impact and continuously improve the strategy and tactics, with the objective of co-creating and / or leveraging a unified Shire platform for customer engagement, and ensuring the tactics are fully integrated into brand strategies and plans.

  • Create and lead a cross-functional “Hematology Precision Health Innovation Center of Excellence” to ensure: 1) continuous scanning of the evolving external landscape for opportunities and competitive threats, 2) tracking, documenting and sharing external and internal best practices, 3) generating concepts and identifying opportunities for keeping Shire at the forefront of the digital health, medical device and patient, care giver and provider service ecosystem, and 4) building a network and establishing relationships with start-up, growth stage and mature companies in the relevant industries.

  • Serve as the strategic liaison between the global operating and support functions including Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Compliance, Legal, Patient and Customer Service Excellence, Patient Diagnostics and Personalization, and IT and Medical Device teams.

  • Serve as the strategic liaison with local markets, including 1) establishing and maintaining an inventory of local Shire Hematology personalization activities, 2) obtaining input from local markets for development of new global activities, and 3) ensuring local Franchise tools and services are built and rolled out at speed, while adhering to global and local regulations, and industry best practices.

  • Manage, in partnership with global support functions, the global digital and device asset rationalization process across the Hematology Franchise. Ensure global digital and device assets are leveraged across the world, and countries are not building individual assets without approval.

  • Coordinate and lead Digital & Medical Device kick starter relationships for the Global Hematology Franchise. Complete regular market scans for digital innovation partnerships and competitive threats.


Describe the essential daily job functions and include % of time spent on each.

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Job Function and Description


Integrated Portfolio Precision Health Strategy development, execution and impact measurement, and continuous improvement (including integration into brand planing process).


Hematology Precision Health Innovation Center of Excellence leadership.


Commercial lead for all franchise digital health, medical device and personalization service asset management, country rollout and country asset evaluation.


Management of direct report, providing direction and coaching as well as support for training and upskilling.


Ensure that overall budget, milestones, high performance standards are set and respected. Administrative tasks (meetings, expense reports, etc.)

Education and Experience Requirements

Include educational requirements or equivalency, required years and type(s) or experience, and

necessary licenses or certificates. Specify which are required and which are preferred. For UK,

please do not use years of experience due to UK Legislation

  • Minimum 10 years progressive experience in digital health with demonstrated record of success in pharmaceutical, healthcare and / or biotechnology industry.

  • Minimum 3 years in medical device and / or patient services with demonstrated record of success in pharmaceutical, healthcare and / or biotechnology industry

  • Solid understanding of medical, regulatory, quality, data privacy and compliance requirements and processes, especially in the context of digital health and medical devices.

  • Knowledge of requirements for validation of medical device and digital health platforms.

  • Agility to operate in a global environment with a demonstrated knowledge of key markets, in particular US, EU, Japan, LatAm.

·Track record of strong strategic thinking, agility in building alternative scenarios, and ability to translate strategy into execution.

  • Demonstrated success in achieving business objectives and impactful outcomes in cross-functional leadership roles, building strong internal stakeholder relationships, and ensuring strategic alignment in a matrixed environment.

  • Proven ability to develop and present a business case to gain leadership alignment and investment.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive performance, build alignment, influence and execute.

  • Experience in building, leading and mentoring a high-performing team.

  • Clinical experience and / or advanced degree preferred.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Describe critical skill and abilities needed to successfully perform the job, which should be

representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:

Leadership Behaviors

Be Positive

Be Accountable

Be Results Oriented

Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others


Inspires passion for growth: Inspires a passion for growth by starting from a place of what might be possible for Shire.

Builds high-performing teams: Builds ownership in high performing teams, and holds them to standards that reflect well on Shire. Builds and models a culture of questioning and constructive challenge and collaboration to foster openness and candid dialogue among the business, regions and other decision making bodies. Listens to and carefully considers other’s perspectives, especially to manage and resolve conflict. Builds and fosters effective teams in a global matrix organization.

Develops strategic and pragmatic plans: Develops externally-focused strategic plans and crafts pragmatic solutions to implement them. Moves easily between addressing current needs and planning for the future with informed insight. Considers marketplace and economic forces and trends and how it affects our business.

Aligns with priorities and takes responsibility: Builds and improves effective internal systems and processes that align with organizational priorities. Proactively mitigates risk while owning and learning from mistakes. Manages expectations and fulfills commitments to internal and external stakeholders

Generates breakthrough solutions: Generates breakthrough solutions, and enables others to do the same. Draws on unexpected or seemingly unrelated ways of thinking. Incorporates stakeholder feedback to improve the business.

Develops self and others: Continually develops self; Frequently coaches others on development and performance, both formally and informally, to grow Shire’s leadership pipeline

Complexity and Problem Solving

Describe the decisions made by the incumbents on a regular basis. Include decisions within the

Incumbent’s authority to make as well as those decisions that must be referred to a higher level.

A key pillar of success for the Hematology Franchise is successful development, execution of an integrated, portfolio personalization strategy that supports overall Franchise growth and industry leadership for Shire. Execution of internal programs and engagement in external opportunities will have significant impact on the on-going success of the business. Therefore, this role requires in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and there competitive context. It also requires strong commercial expertise across several areas, including the pharmaceutical development process, launch excellence, and understanding market and customer requirements in order to develop strong business cases.

Internal and External Contacts

List contacts this job advises, consults, or coordinates with on a regular basis. Describe to whom the

job is accountable. Indicate each Contact category (Internal, Vendor, Customer, or Other) and

provide examples.

Internal Contacts:

  • All Company Senior Management

  • Functional Heads in Medical Affairs, Tech Ops, Compliance, Program Management, Regulatory Affairs, Strategic Planning, Advocacy, Communication, Information Technology, Public Affairs, International Leadership, GPS and Intl. Commercial Operations.

  • Business Development and Corporate Strategy Heads and their teams

  • Franchise Heads and Product Strategy Leads

  • Country Franchise Marketing Teams

External Contacts:

  • Physician KOLs

  • Patient advocacy groups

  • Key agencies and vendors

  • Development and commercialization partners

Other Job Requirements

List any other job requirements, including travel, physical abilities required, etc.

Approximately 20% international and domestic travel.

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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.