Alkermes - Associate Director, Customer Engagement

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at www.alkermes.com.

The Associate Director, Customer Engagement has responsibility for leading both the Speaker Programs Operations and Meetings & Conventions across all brands. This role will monitor and manage the groups' effectiveness, provide counsel, promote cost savings initiatives, and ensure programs follow consistency and standardization while adhering to controls & compliance guidelines. This position reports to the Director, Marketing Operations and interacts with the Sales, Marketing, Finance, IT and Compliance. The role is ideal for someone who thrives in a busy, fast-paced environment and has demonstrated ability handling diverse live event projects in support of multiple brand teams.

KEY DUTIES

  • Establish and maintain business plans and develop positive business relationships with sales and marketing, and other senior management to ensure the plans align with the Commercial Organization's goals and objectives
  • Lead and facilitate business process assessments, making recommendations, socializing and facilitating implementation of changes
  • Forecasts costs and manages budget. Negotiates favorable pricing with a wide variety of vendors. Ensures timely payment of invoices and billing reconciliation, including accruals with Analyst and Finance. Ensures colleagues explore cost savings opportunities and synergies
  • Maintain data analysis - collect, analyze, and distribute feedback and metrics on programs and provide a top line summary including recommendations for next year's plan. Seek out ideas and opportunities from brands.
  • Support the Director, Marketing Operations, providing consultative advice as it relates to the optimization of the Speaker function, based on input from relevant stakeholders
  • Direct and lead the day to day activities of Speaker Program Operations and Meeting & Conventions, ensuring that all activity is being conducted according to established SOPs
  • Evaluate, develop/update and implement department SOPs and processes as needed

SKILLS & ABILITY

  • Ability to influence without authority and interact with all levels of internal and external personnel regarding every aspect of Speaker Programs and Meeting & Convention Management
  • Strong organizational and project management skills (multi-tasking is a must)
  • Continuous Improvement and/or Change Management skills
  • Solid business acumen
  • Excellent diplomacy and facilitation skills; ability to influence without authority ยท Strong communication and presentation skills

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Successfully managed a team and can demonstrate their development to others
  • Demonstrated a high degree of competence in all elements of the role listed above

Understanding of best practices across the pharmaceutical industry Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume to staffing@tgas.com.