Vice President, Commercial Lead

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Updated: March 27, 2022
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 139372

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You provide the vision, set the pace and inspire success.

There’s one thing you do that’s exceptional: lead. You formulate a plan and focus your team to solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and come out on top. Your capacity to creatively strategize, motivate sales professionals, and elicit achievement makes you the right fit for a Commercial Lead role with Syneos Health.

Syneos Health has launched more than 120 sales teams in the last 5 years across all major Therapeutic Areas – more than the top 25 pharma companies combined. We offer you more than just one job. The diversification and breadth of Syneos Health creates a multitude of career paths and employment opportunities. Our client roster consists of more than 550 organizations including all 50 of the largest global biopharmaceutical companies.


The Commercial Lead will be in charge of managing all aspects of the planning and development of resources and strategies to support and drive the client’s brand(s) and business. The Lead will work across the Syneos Health organization and collaborate both internally and with the client to establish and structure integrated solutions.  Will identify appropriate resources to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective mix of talent to task to drive business performance and results, ultimately optimizing client ROI.
  • Be the client’s main point of contact for all issues regarding the commercial project work
  • Take internal ownership of the “project” internal P&L: Work closely with the client partner to ensure business planning timelines and due dates are synchronized with the financial business calendar and ensure all internal stakeholders are informed
  • Lead on the creation of the global launch plan; deliverables, timelines and budget
  • Monitor and report on performance/progress across all functions (internal and client based) that are aligned to the brand: Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Commercial Operations, Supply Chain, Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory (KPI’s/scorecard/priorities/key deliverables).  Pull the cross functional teams together to ensure all operational project deliverables/milestones are achieved
  • Manage the cross-functional global collaboration across the internal Syneos team and the client team: Lead cross functional project teams and serve as key liaison with global leaders and the Client
  • Lead the weekly core team meetings to discuss major milestone and deliverables to ensure that timing is well planned and met for all activities within the project
  • Work with the Project Management function to ensure proper reporting and tracking of all commercial activities and deliverables
  • Apply own knowledge operationally as required to ensure successful delivery throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Develop Senior Leadership and ad-hoc presentations as needed

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree preferred
  • 10+ years of commercial leadership experience 
  • Must have led the US launch planning and successfully launched multiple commercial assets across the pharmaceutical and/or medical device sectors
  • Global Launch Experience is a plus
  • Within the past 3-5 years, have managed all facets of a brand marketing team, with P&L ownership, within the disease state areas 
  • Brand management experience is preferred
  • Beyond Marketing Leadership, candidate should have had additional experience in Sales Leadership, Market Access, or Commercial Operations
  • Ability to understand Global market trends, financial data, customer needs and assess competitive intelligence data 
  • Demonstrated commercial ability and business acumen, including strategic and tactical planning and implementation
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others to achieve mutual objectives
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Performance and Program Metrics Focus
  • Ability to convert strategy to actionable tactical plans and develop high performing operational teams
  • Proven track record of delivering business objectives in a matrixed environment. 
  • Demonstrated understanding and skills in the areas of pricing, reimbursement, and creative product/program development to inform and build an optimized Brand Value proposition.
  • Demonstrated record of success in driving new product sales. Strong background in strategic planning and business development
  • Strong self-awareness and ability to positively lead through change management.
  • Strong leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short and long term needs, constructively resolve issues
  • Effective cross- functional project team leadership and influencing skills
  • Effective interactions with internal & external customers and stakeholders to drive success

Interviews may be conducted in person at an on-site interview location. For any in person interviews, local Covid safety guidelines will be followed.

I understand that if I am made an offer of employment, it will be conditioned on my demonstration  I am fully vaccinated OR I plan to initiate vaccination by my start date AND be fully vaccinated within 4 weeks of start date against the COVID-19 virus.   

IMPORTANT: I understand that if the role for which I am applying requires extensive in-person contact with colleagues, health care providers, clients and other medical professionals who have stringent vaccination requirements that all Syneos Health employees with whom they partner be fully vaccinated and will not accept or consider any exemptions.  I understand I can request an exemption from Syneos Health’s vaccination requirement based on a qualifying medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief. However, in the event that I successfully obtain an exemption, I understand that it is highly unlikely that I will be able to adequately perform the essential functions of this position without imposing an undue hardship on Syneos Health due to the clients’ demands.

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re essential in solving and executing against today’s toughest commercialization challenges facing the world’s leading healthcare companies. From the very beginning, you’ll be supported by team members who, like you, aren’t afraid to try something new. You'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate biopharmaceutical commercialization?

Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled)


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