Cytokinetics is a late-stage, specialty cardiovascular biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which cardiac muscle performance is compromised. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact myocardial muscle function and contractility.

Responsibilities

  • Establish the strategic commercial direction, in collaboration with development colleagues, for our lead cardiac myosin inhibitor, aficamten, and ensure alignment with corporate long-term goals.
  • Develop global strategic plan for the lead cardiac myosin inhibitor, aficamten
  • Research, evaluate and recommend potential growth strategies through expansion into new indications, markets and related businesses.
  • Develop a strong understanding of market dynamics globally in for specialty CV programs in development, especially Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Lead lifecycle management planning for lead cardiac myosin inhibitor, aficamten
  • Lead the development of target product profiles (TPPs) for based on current and planned program initiatives, such as MAPLE-HCM and ACACIA-HCM
  • Provide input to the forecasting team based on medical best practices, newly emerging practices, and existing or pending competitive products in development in cardiovascular indications.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships to inform life cycle management planning with key opinion leaders, customers including representatives of local/regional healthcare system, payers and industry associations to uncover opportunities which enhance product line performance and maximize product line earnings.
  • Coordinate with market research lead to oversee and ensure implementation of market research and analytics, in accordance with the plan.
  • Serve on cross-functional project team and commercial operating teamsand provide senior leadership with responsibility to project status, timelines and decision criteria.
  • As the Global lead, contribute to the development of our corporate strategic plan and collaborate with finance team on the corporate long-range plan.
  • Collaborate with business partner on issue specific long-range strategic implications (for example, manufacturing strategy, pre-clinical target assessments, portfolio planning, etc.).
  • Develop market and opportunity assessments, including disease area understanding, competitive landscapes and unmet need.
  • Collaborate with program management, medical affairs and the clinical team on the development therapeutic product profiles.
  • Lead the development of the incremental revenue forecasts for aficamten in collaboration with key business partners (Finance, Program Management, etc.) and aligned with regional marketing leads.
  • A strong connection to the vision of the organization which is focused on bringing innovative and effective therapies to patients confronting devastating diseases of impaired muscle function.

Our employees come from different backgrounds, and we celebrate those differences. We are looking for the best candidates for our open roles, but do not expect applicants to meet every qualification in order to be considered. If you are excited about what you could accomplish at Cytokinetics and believe you can add value to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of related Marketing/ New Product Planning experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in Business Development, Corporate Strategy and/or within Commercial teams desired.
  • Extensive Cardiovascular therapeutic experience required; Specialty CV experience preferred.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related area. M.B.A. is a preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience navigating complex market scenarios, rapidly changing payer/patient environments and market access barriers.
  • Leadership in the development of global launch and marketing plans.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the drug discovery and drug development processes. This includes a working knowledge of pharmaceutical product development (pre-clinical through phase III), IND/NDA development, manufacturing/packaging, distribution and forecast analytics.
  • A demonstrated in-depth knowledge of regulatory/compliance policies is required.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with commercial, clinical development and medical teams
  • Self-motivated, energetic individual who is comfortable working diverse set of projects.
  • Possess a genuine interest in helping to improve the lives of patients and their families who are afflicted with disorders associated with muscle dysfunction.
  • Strong understanding of business strategy, marketing planning tools and processes.
  • Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects in a cross-functional environment with good understanding of project management process.
  • Strong customer focus with the ability to adapt to internal client needs and expectations.
  • Strong ability to influence outcomes without direct authority and ability to hold oneself and others accountable for commitments.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with excellent follow-up abilities.
  • Strong knowledge of key pharmaceutical functions throughout all stages of product development, including Marketing (e.g., Market Research, Market Access), HEOR, Medical Affairs, Preclinical, Clinical, Regulatory, CMC (e.g. supply chain, drug delivery), etc.

 

Our employees come from different backgrounds, and we celebrate those differences. We are looking for the best candidates for our open roles, but do not expect applicants to meet every qualification in order to be considered. If you are excited about what you could accomplish at Cytokinetics and believe you can add value to our team, we would love to hear from you.

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Our passion is anchored in robust scientific thinking, grounded in integrity and critical thinking. We keep the patient front and center in all we do – all actions and decisions are in service of the patient and their caregivers. We champion integrity, ethics, doing the right thing, and being our best selves.

Please visit our website at: www.cytokinetics.com

Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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