Seattle Genetics, Vice President - US Commercial Operations

Location: Bothell, Washington


Department: Commercial


The Vice President, US Commercial Operations will be a key member of the US Commercial Leadership Team accountable for the efficiency and effectiveness of commercial operations in the US across multiple functional areas. This role will develop and maintain a high performing team that consistently delivers results on a national and regional level. The incumbent will be expected to effectively collaborate with other members of the US Commercial Leadership Team and leaders across the company to design, build and implement the framework that will enable the company's US commercial organization to achieve operational excellence across functions. Success in this role will require strategic thinking focused on key operational issues, organizational processes and procedures, and communication, while enabling effective planning and execution.

The VP, US Commercial Operations will report to and partner closely with the EVP, US Commercial to ensure strategies, tactical plans, and decisions are based on clear and reliable analytics that leverage multiple data sources to ensure successful commercial execution.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee US focused teams in the areas of commercial insights and analytics, sales operations, and commercial training & development
  • Work with functional leaders across commercial to orchestrate identification, prioritization, and advancement of goals and initiatives; monitor progress and communicate updates to internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Liaison with EU Operations to ensure alignment of strategies and regional pull through on tactics and initiatives
  • Lead, maintain and continuously improve the analytic and operational infrastructure and processes that support the US Commercial organization. Utilize a data driven approach to provide strategic insights to the Commercial Leadership Team in support of current and future business opportunities
  • Provide leadership and management for key SGEN corporate processes (such as: long range plans, budgeting, resource planning) on behalf of the US Commercial organization.
  • Drive consistent and effective communications in alignment with organizational priorities both internally and externally
  • Lead the development of critical end-to-end business processes and drive operational improvements consulting with functional stakeholders as appropriate. Ensure scalable and sustainable process excellence is embedded into how processes are development and improved across US Commercial
  • Build and maintain a high performing US Commercial Operations Team – at all levels – focused on continuous learning and improvement through mentoring, coaching, and continuous feedback. Develop a pipeline of future talent by establishing challenging business objectives, effectively assessing performance and potential, and proactively facilitating skill development
  • Ensure the effective management of US commercial budgets and resourcing; drive strong financial acumen and fiscal responsibility across the US Commercial organization
  • Trusted advisor to the EVP, Commercial maintaining confidentiality at the highest level
  • Travel is estimated to be at least 50%


  • 10 – 15+ years relevant experience in biotechnology commercial functions; experience in Marketing, Sales, Managed Markets and/or Market Insights strongly preferred
  • Highly driven leader who is comfortable navigating ambiguity, operates with initiative and urgency
  • Proven ability to oversee and manage multiple large-scale projects of varying complexity and tight timelines simultaneously
  • Effective functional leader with exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to build trust, influence, and collaborative relationships across a large and diverse group of peers, partners and stakeholders
  • Proven ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Adept, executive level communication skills up, down and across the organization including the ability to listen effectively, concisely summarize complex issues and rapidly define a feasible path forward
  • High standards of process and functional excellence and exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively operate and deliver results across multiple regions and on a global scale
  • Familiarity and understanding of scientific and technical operations and the commercial implications
  • Exceptional leadership and people management competencies, including strategic thinking, building and optimizing teams, developing, coaching and mentoring colleagues and direct reports
  • Passion for the science of oncology and for helping patients with cancer


  • S. or B.A. Degree

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


Additional Information

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