Senior Marketing Manager, Rare Community Engagement & Marketing

Marketing Waltham, Massachusetts


Description

Apellis is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutic compounds to treat disease through the inhibition of the complement system, which is an integral component of the immune system, at the level of C3, the central protein in the complement cascade.

We believe that our lead product candidate, APL-2, has the potential to be a first-in-class treatment targeting C3 that may address the limitations of existing treatment options or provide a treatment option where there currently is none. APL-2 has already shown activity that we believe is clinically meaningful in clinical trials for two distinct medical conditions—geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration (GA) and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). We plan to conduct additional clinical trials in GA, PNH, autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and complement-dependent nephropathies.

Position Summary:

Apellis is seeking a dynamic, talented, and passionate marketer for the role of Senior Marketing Manager (SMM), Rare Community Engagement & Marketing. It is an opportunity to make a significant impact for patients and the company by establishing the first community engagement and marketing efforts for Apellis in preparation for its first commercial launch.

The SMM will be responsible for helping to build and execute community engagement plans for the Rare Business Unit, focusing on PNH. They will envision and execute a set of key deliverables designed to introduce Apellis to the PNH community, address community needs, and begin to establish credibility and trust with the community. In collaboration with the patient advocacy function, this position will champion the voice of the community within Apellis. They will be engaged with cross-functional partners and must foster collaboration and accountability among all team members. They will report to the Director, Rare Community Engagement & Marketing.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Help to establish the vision for PNH community marketing and engagement
  • Execute tactics and programming that bring the vision to life in a way that reflects the needs of the community, Apellis business priorities, and Apellis’ mission, values, and culture
  • Continually advance the community marketing and engagement plan over time based on customer feedback and new market insights
  • Enable the community-focused field team, including engaging home office support teams on their needs (e.g., training and analytics)
  • Build strong and positive relationships with brand marketing, sales, and patient advocacy
  • Think holistically about the business and focus performance against key metrics taking accountability for driving success in the long-term in a highly competitive market
  • Be a voice for the community within the organization
  • Efficiently and responsibly be a steward of team budget

Education, Registration & Certification:

  • BS/BA degree in life sciences, MBA preferred
Experience:
  • 3-5+ years of biotech/pharma experience, predominantly in patient marketing or engagement roles of increasing scope and responsibility
  • Experience in launches, field roles, and/or rare diseases is helpful

 Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Passion for understanding and championing the needs of people living with rare diseases, their caregivers, and their community, translating them into impactful community engagement and marketing initiatives
  • Track record of driving excellent execution of marketing plans through strong agency management skills, cross-functional collaboration, and personal accountability
  • An entrepreneurial spirit coupled with the drive to embrace innovation and develop creative but well-reasoned solutions to business challenges
  • Able to connect authentically with external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated integrity on the job, including an understanding of relevant rules and regulations within the pharma sector
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, managing through ambiguity
  • Willing to travel domestically up to 30% of the time and attend events outside of business hours (e.g., occasional weekends and evenings)

Benefits and Perks:

Apellis offers a great benefit package which includes: health insurance with full premium coverage, 401K with company match, paid time off (PTO), long- term disability insurance, life insurance and more!  Visit http://apellis.com/careerbenefits.html to learn more.

Company Background:

We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutic compounds to treat disease through the inhibition of the complement system, which is an integral component of the immune system, at the level of C3, the central protein in the complement cascade. We believe that this approach can result in broad inhibition of the principal pathways of the complement system and has the potential to effectively control a broad array of complement-dependent autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Visit http://apellis.com/about.html to learn more

 

 

EEO Statement: Apellis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Apellis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumocononiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.