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Associate Director, Marketing at Achaogen
South San Francisco, CA, US
Position Summary:

This high visibility position will play a key role in defining and executing the commercialization strategy for the launch of plazomicin, an antibiotic developed by Achaogen that successfully completed Phase III trials recently. This hands-on role will require a high level of strategic agility and insight to define the plan combined with operational excellence to ensure flawless tactical execution.



Essential Functions:

Develop and implement commercialization strategy for plazomicin, including: professional promotions and convention planning.
Work with internal and external partners to develop a market research program that effectively and efficiently drives a successful launch platform.
Maintain strong relations with key opinion leaders and technical experts.
Support the creation and implementation of core marketing operational processes.


Preferred Experience:

7-10 years of commercial experience in the biotechnology industry, including at least 5 years of product marketing experience.
Launch experience highly advantageous.
Experience selling or marketing an anti-infective a plus.
Experience marketing or selling in a hospital environment a plus.
Sales experience preferred.


Preferred Education:

MBA and/or a degree in a scientific discipline.


Preferred Additional Skills:

Extensive experience defining product strategy and executing tactical programs to support this strategy and achieve product goals.
Strong business acumen and strategic agility driven by solid analytical thinking.
Experience developing compelling product positioning and messaging informed by deep stakeholder insight.
Familiarity marketing across an organization as well as to individual stakeholders.
Ability to develop strong working relationships with key external stakeholders (payers, physicians, microbiologists, pharmacists).
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Highly developed interpersonal skills.
Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.
Current US work authorization required.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally.