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Company: Sage Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


General Scope and Summary

Sage Therapeutics is seeking an experienced Director to develop and direct the overall strategic planning, budgeting, and execution of commercial launch meetings, plan of action meetings (POAs), and regional field events. The Director, Commercial Event Strategy & Planning will be responsible for driving the planning, budgeting, and coordination of large complex commercial meetings and events for the US Commercial team. This high visibility role will require significant collaboration, planning, and project management. The ideal candidate will have expertise in meeting planning and execution with a demonstrated track record of continuous improvement and innovation.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies and objectives for the overall effectiveness and execution of commercial launch meetings and events.

  • Manage and execute projects, marketing plans, and events to maximize exposure.

  • Develop, negotiate, and manage relationships with key third party vendors.

  • Ensure field compliance with government regulations and company processes.

  • Ensure budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.

  • Oversee logistics, presentation and materials support, and pre- and post-event evaluations.

  • Serve as Commercial business process owner (BPO) for the sponsorships/speaker program platform.

  • Plan and execute key field events (regional field meetings, trainings, etc.) in coordination with Commercial Learning & Development and Operations colleagues.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 8+ years of industry experience, including 3+ years of experience in planning, budgeting, coordinating, and executing large meetings, events, or operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Up to 25% national travel required.

  • Master's/advanced degree in event management, marketing, operations, or hospitality a plus.

  • Experience in biotech/pharma/healthcare related field strongly preferred.

  • Prior experience managing complex operations projects in a face-paced, high-growth environment.

  • Exceptional relationship building and interpersonal skills.

  • Exceptional organization and project management skills with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze complex issues to develop realistic plans, programs, and recommendations.

  • Ability to communicate issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with external vendors, internal stakeholders, and colleagues of all levels.

  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution-oriented.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

Employment Type: Employee Number of Openings: 1 Job ID: R001638 #Biotechnology #Careers #ThisIsSage

All Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief.  Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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We value our relationships with professional recruitment firms. To protect the interests of all parties, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a placement agency does not create an implied obligation and, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee. Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Sage Therapeutics, Inc.


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