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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Digital Technology Programs in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

Reporting to the Head of Medical Platforms & Enablement in the newly formed Digital Innovation & Data Generation department, the Associate Director, Digital Technology Programs, will play a pivotal role in assessing, building and scaling digital capabilities and initiatives across Alexion Global Medical Affairs to support health stakeholder engagement needs. The incumbent will advance functional effectiveness through technology, partnerships, and omni-channel customer engagement, and will support technology-driven insight strategies. The position sits at the exciting intersection of technology, data and medical affairs capability and will play a transformational role in creating a digital-first mindset.

You will be responsible for:

Digital Leadership

  • Collaborating with medical affairs partners across the global, regional, and local levels as a digital innovation subject matter expert

  • Providing digital expertise to teams seeking to improve health stakeholder engagement and communication

  • Maintaining view of the competitive landscape and a broad perspective across pharma industry to identify and drive best practice around digital innovation

    Digital Enablement

  • Identifying medical affairs stakeholder engagement needs that can be addressed through digital capabilities

  • Driving the development of medical affairs technology-enabled health stakeholder engagement initiatives

  • Assuming full program management accountability for digital initiatives from beginning to end assessment, budget preparation and justification, solution implementation, training and communication

  • Ensuring cross-functional teams are performing as expected

  • Leading projects with teams made up of cross-functional stakeholders and vendors.

  • Adhering to project specific governance ensuring compliance with SOPs

  • Monitoring project status and budget and provide regular reporting on progress, risks, and recommendations for course corrections

  • Managing digital and creative agencies to deliver on time, on budget, to agreed quality and in a compliant manner

    You will need to have:

    Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science or technology discipline

    Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience with the focus on technology and digital communications capabilities

  • Good understanding of the medical affairs function in a pharma company

  • Project management experience, including cross-functional team and vendor management

  • Experience with project budget planning, financial tracking and reporting

  • Track record of successful collaborations with both internal and external partners

  • Excellent English language verbal and written communication skills

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

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    Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: www.alexion.com .

    Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion has taken critical steps to protect colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. All US-based employees must comply with Alexion's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Alexion provides exceptions based on applicable state law as well as reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding a legally required exemption or accommodation, please contact accommodations@Alexion.com. Alexion participates in E-Verify.

    As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

    AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. If you're interested in career opportunities with AstraZeneca, click here (https://careers.astrazeneca.com/) .

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