Sr. Director MS, Thought Leader Liaison

Genzyme - Cambridge, MA

Posted 714 days ago
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Senior Director, MS Thought Leader Liaisons

One of the world's leading biotechnology companies, Genzyme is dedicated to making a major positive impact on the lives of people with serious diseases. Since its founding in 1981, the company has introduced breakthrough treatments that have provided new hope for patients. The company's areas of focus are rare genetic diseases, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and endocrinology. Genzyme is a Sanofi company. Genzyme's press releases and other company information are available at
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

The Senior Director, MS Thought Leader Liaisons reports to the VP, MS Business Unit Head, North America.
The Thought Leader Liaison role is field-based position focused on working closely with Key Opinion Leaders at MS Centers across the country as the Genzyme MS products / services expert and to ensure cross-functional resources are made available as appropriate to facilitate the use of Genzyme MS products. This role works closely with field and home office based colleagues in Marketing, Medical, Sales, Patient Support, and Corporate Accounts.
The Senior Director role is responsible for delivering enhanced relationships and business results for the US through leadership and management of the Director, MS TLLs (East and West) and their Teams. The Senior Director, MS TLLs is responsible for building a national field organization suitable to support business goals in the competitive marketplace and executing the launch of two new products within the MS portfolio.
The Senior Director, MS Thought Leader Liaisons position is based in the Cambridge, MA home office location.
Missions and objectives
  • Works in conjunction with VP, MS Business Unit Head, North America and Human Resources, to source, interview, hire, orient and train the MS TLLs and East and West Directors.
  • Strategically assess and identify critical analytics information required to ensure achievement of goals.
  • Help define the culture, structure and future direction of Genzyme's MS TLL Team.
  • Build a high performance team, capable of effective KOL relationship building and cross-functional coordination/collaboration.
  • Create a compliant environment which challenges, motivates and develops team members to reach optimum performance and potential.
  • Set clear objectives, coach/mentor, and assess performance and skill level to develop future leaders within the MS organization.
  • Provide strategic customer insights to the commercial team to develop and grow the MS franchise.
  • Develop appropriate TLL budget allocations and ensure that Teams take a disciplined approach to investment.


• Must have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years Director/Manager experience, and 12 years overall experience in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry. MS experience strongly preferred.
• Documented success in pharmaceutical / biotech leadership with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results required.
• Must be an energetic, driven, dynamic leader.
• Excellent strategic thinking, analytical, communication and leadership skills required.
• Must achieve and maintain compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal, and operational rules and procedures, and require the same of his / her Team.
• ~80% travel required.

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