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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
The Corporate Strategy Lead will work closely with Corporate Development, R&D, Global Product Strategy franchises and the New Products Group, as well as other functional leaders and internal stakeholders to lead key strategic initiatives and programs in support of the Corporate Strategy Function.

This role will be expected to provide intellectual leadership while driving collaborative execution and alignment through management of matrix teams comprised of senior business leaders as well as external vendors from time to time. The Corporate Strategy Lead will be responsible for leading the development of supporting analyses and insights related to key strategic initiatives including market / competitive assessments, financial analysis, benchmarking, and other approaches. This role will also be expected to structure complex and ambiguous problems, synthesize findings, develop creative / innovative options, make logically supported recommendations, and facilitate decision-making sessions with executive leaders. Key skills required include excellent communication, analytical, competitive assessment, strategic/critical thinking and presentation skills, as well as senior presence and influence to work closely with Senior Leaders, including the Executive Committee and potentially the Board of Directors. Strong EQ, organizational savvy, and a collaborative nature are paramount given the need to lead and develop alignment on cross-functional topics working closely with senior executives across the company.

70% of Time -
Lead key strategic initiatives and programs in support of the Corporate Strategy function, including process management, strategic analysis, content development, and decision-making / organizational alignment

30% of Time -
Work closely with relevant functions to structure, guide, and provide input into functionally-led efforts.

MBA or advanced degree (required)
College degree (required)
Management or Strategy consulting experience (preferred)
8+ years of relevant industry experience or consulting roles

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.