Biogen
Washington, DC

Job Description The Director, Patient Advocacy will lead Biogen’s external engagement with multiple professional and patient advocacy organizations (Allied Organizations). S/he will develop and implement external and internal collaborations that address patient needs through innovative partnerships that advance patient goals and support BIIB’s corporate, business, R&D, policy objectives. S/he is responsible for developing and implementing programs consistent with Biogen’s “Strategy for Engaging Patient Advocacy Organizations” to bring the patient perspective into Biogen decision making and develop opportunities for partnership across multiple programs and functions.

S/he will work with internal stakeholders, including GTO, R&D and Corporate Affairs colleagues to identify, develop, and implement strategic alliances with professional and patient advocacy groups. S/he will also be responsible for advocating within Biogen the importance of collaborating with third party groups as a critical component of fulfilling our mission to meet unmet patient health care needs and to align the patient perspective with internal initiatives.

S/he will develop and facilitate communications between Biogen and key national professional and patient advocacy groups, and oversee the implementation of specific third party programming in partnership with other functional areas. S/he will be principally responsible for managing numerous programs and partnerships with patient and other allied organizations in the U.S. but will also serve as a liaison to Patient Advocacy Relations colleagues in the EU+ and JAEM to ensure consistency and alignment to corporate and therapeutic strategy.

S/he will manage internal processes and champion Allied Organization’s input and perspective into all appropriate BIIB initiatives which directly impact patients, including disease education programs, clinical trial design, research collaborations, patient services, and others).

Requisition Number 30973BR
Qualifications 5-10 years working with patient advocacy organizations and proven track record developing and executing cross functional collaborations with external organizations.
Education Bachelors or four year college degree preferred.
About Biogen Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1978, Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis, has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics.

With more than 7,000 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. With a strong affiliate presence and a network of distribution partners, Biogen has established a global footprint that allows us to capture the greatest value for the products we develop.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from “@biogen.com” email accounts.

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Job Posted: April 4, 2017
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