|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).
Job Posted: April 4, 2017