Director, New Product Planning
Company: SAGE Therapeutics
Posted on: June 10, 2021
SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful,
integrative thinker for a strategic leader responsible for leading
cross-functional teams tasked to develop Proactive Disease
Strategies for targeted diseases and to collaborate to complete
Corporate Strategy and Long-Range Planning trade-offs. Once
complete, the role will lead Commercial Due Diligence activities
for both licensing and acquisition activities identified in the
Proactive Disease Strategies. This role will also be the commercial
lead for Sage's pipeline candidates from pre-clinical to phase 3
assets by creating Pipeline Asset Strategies that optimizes product
Roles and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Own and drive cross-functional teams that assesses and
recommends strategic trade-offs to create SAGE's disease area
strategies within existing and new disease areas
Represent Commercial Organization and perform detailed
commercial analysis for disease areas strategies
Develop and communicate strong understanding of treatment
protocols, level of unmet needs, potential patient segments, and
competitive pipeline to identify prioritized targeted product
Direct / implement strategic commercial projects to inform
disease area strategies
- Interface with Senior Level Executives across the organization
to gain alignment for Proactive Disease strategies that informs
Commercial Due Diligence
Represent commercial function on Due Diligence teams
- Lead projects that provide strategic insights and market
knowledge to opportunity assessments/asset valuations in support of
specific external growth opportunities
Oversee projects that perform detailed commercial assessments
that includes/identifies general epidemiology estimates, current
treatment paradigms, unmet needs, competitive pipelines, and target
Project top-line revenue forecast for each strategic scenario
that identifies critical revenue uncertainty drivers; Identify
commercial capability needed for success
- Present recommendation to Senior Commercial Leadership, and
potentially Leadership Team, to gain alignment for valuation
Corporate Strategy and Long-Range Planning
Collaborate with new Corporate Strategy function and lead
assessments to make trade-off decisions to support the corporate
strategy process and long-range planning
Develop a strategic framework for assessing trade-offs
- Gain alignment with Senior Level Executives
Pipeline Asset Strategies
Be the "commercial voice" to Program Teams by providing
commercial input to the Integrated Development Plan and Lifecycle
Strategy, including prioritization of indications, endpoints,
geographies and post marketing studies
Utilize patient, provider and payer perspectives to create
Target Product Profiles (TPPs) reflective of the optimal value
Create revenue forecasts based on current TPPs in collaboration
with Clinical Development, Market Access, Medical Affairs, and
When needed, collaborate with in-line Marketing with respect to
co-positioning or addressing knowledge gaps
Direct / implement strategic commercial projects to inform asset
Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important
relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and
negotiation skills, ability to analyze complex issues to develop
relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent
analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a
simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate
Experience leading market research projects.
Demonstrated Strategic and Analytical skills including
Strong understanding of US market access dynamics.
Experience working with all levels of management and consulting
with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater
Can successfully navigate dynamics and relationships across
departments and can translate into strategies.
Clarifies areas of ambiguity, identifies possible barriers to
success, and creates clarity for others to make decisions.
Attention to detail and the ability to work with urgency
individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with
external partners and vendors.
Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
Embrace our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be
Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.
- Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage
This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned
duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described. Other
duties may be added, or this description amended at any time at the
sole discretion of Sage.
Number of Openings:
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors
prohibited by law.
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