Product Manager, HCP and Patient Marketing

Company Information

Albireo is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and potential commercialization of novel bile acid modulators to treat orphan paediatric liver diseases and other liver or gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. We have deep expertise in bile acid biology and a pipeline of clinical and nonclinical programs.

Odevixibat is a potent and selective inhibitor of the ileal bile acid transporter (IBAT), sometimes also referred to as the apical sodium dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT), that has minimal systemic exposure at therapeutic doses and acts locally in the gut.

Odevixibat has the potential to become the first approved pharmacologic treatment for patients with PFIC. The Company intends to complete regulatory filings in the EU and in the U.S. no later than early 2021, in anticipation of potential regulatory approval, issuance of a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher and launch in the second half of 2021, if approved. The Company also plans to initiate a pivotal Phase 3 trial of odevixibat in Alagille syndrome by the end of 2020, and to continue enrolling patients in the BOLD pivotal Phase 3 trial of odevixibat in biliary atresia. Albireo continues to progress its pipeline and expects to complete IND-enabling studies for a new preclinical candidate this year.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted to the odevixibat PFIC program or elements of it fast track, rare paediatric disease and orphan drug designations. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted odevixibat orphan designation, as well as access to the PRIority MEdicines (PRIME) scheme for the treatment of PFIC. Its Paediatric Committee has agreed to Albireo's odevixibat Pediatric Investigation Plan for PFIC. Both FDA and EMA also have granted orphan drug designation to odevixibat for the treatment of Alagille syndrome and primary biliary cholangitis. Albireo will commercialise Odevixibat in the US, Europe & Canada and will partner in remaining regions.

Job Description

Job Title:           Product Manager, HCP and Patient Marketing

Reports To:       Director HCP Marketing and Director Patient Marketing

Location:            Boston, MA

Position Summary:

As Albireo’s Product Manager, you will have the unique opportunity to provide support for our first commercial launch.  You will help bring the brand strategy to life and be responsible for the tactical execution and maintenance of physician and patient marketing and specialty programs in the U.S. and EU.  This is a period of high growth at Albireo.  This Boston, MA based role will report to both the Director of HCP Marketing and the Director of Patient Marketing. 

What makes this role special:

  • Seek to have a profound impact on young children and their families
  • Contribute to shaping a new treatment model
  • Help lead the first launch of a medicine for a rare pediatric liver disease
  • Be part of a unique, integrated marketing, patient advocacy and patient support team that gives you a broad learning experience
  • Drive global and U.S. marketing strategy and tactics
  • Work on a portfolio of multiple potential therapies
  • Collaborate with a small, collegial team of good people
  • Learn from leadership with deep experience and a history of success
  • Enjoy great work/life balance

Primary responsibilities (may vary):

  • Support the development and implementation of the marketing tactical mix to drive the brand strategy and achieve a best-in-class launch, bringing hope to patients and families

  • Process and champion marketing projects through Medical, Legal, and Regulatory (MLR) review

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to contribute to the execution of HCP speaker training/programming to drive peer-to-peer engagement and brand affinity

  • Support field selling efforts, including inventory management, field convention support, and speaker program portal

  • Support collaboration with Medical Affairs to develop and execute strategic marketing tactics associated with key medical congresses

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to contribute to the execution of direct to patient/caregiver marketing materials and support offerings in both unbranded and branded environments

  • Support efforts to deliver a high-touch, personalized patient/caregiver experience through digital channels

  • Work cross-functionally with Commercial team members to support market analysis and competitive benchmarking to measure ROI of marketing programs

  • Manage key administrative aspects of marketing projects, including contract development, PO generation, business needs assessment creation, and tracking and reconciliation of project budget to support overall marketing budget

  • Support other ad hoc projects that arise with evolving brand needs and changing market dynamics

  • Ensure adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements in our marketing practices

This description is not intended to provide an all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Duties may change at the discretion of management, and/or management may request duties be performed that are not listed. This job description is not a contract of employment and does not change your status as an at-will employee.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in biopharma, marketing, advertising, management consulting or other related industries

  • Broad tactical experience and demonstrated ability to reach target audiences with impact

  • Excellent project management ability

  • High attention to detail, diligence and reliability

  • High empathy and strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to simplify issues and reconcile different points of view

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse team

  • Partner management experience

  • Ability to work quickly and flexibly with resource constraints

  • High integrity and commitment to working within full legal/regulatory compliance

  • Strong writing and editing ability       

  • High level of ability in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Ability to travel in the U.S. and globally (up to about 20% travel)

  • Desire to be part of a small, dynamic, mission-driven company

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sales experience

  • Rare disease experience

  • Experience in a small, pre-launch company

  • Agency experience or prior experience managing multiple projects

  • Experience managing both traditional and digital marketing projects

  • Demonstrated history of operational excellence and ability to deliver time-bound projects within agreed timelines

  • Strong ability to pull concepts through to PowerPoint slides in a way that communicates the key ideas clearly and at the right altitude


Equal Opportunity Employer

Albireo Pharma, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S.

Note to employment agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes.  Albireo is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.