Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, US Sales Training & Development - Neurology in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary

The Associate Director, US Training & Development, Neurology will serve a critical need within Alexion’s Commercial organization in developing and insuring that all US training content is consistent with the latest commercial strategy and clinical developments. The Associate Director, US Training & Development, will report to the Director, Global Training and Development. Qualified candidates should expect to lead the updates for US training content and the development of a role specific training platform covering aHUS, PNH, MG and future indications.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver PNH, aHUS, and MG curriculums in conjunction with the Therapeutic Area teams

  • Manage external training vendors in the creation of training content

  • Create and execute role specific training for the US commercial organization Create and execute selling skills content training for the US field sales teams

  • Execute Clinical Excellence training for the US commercial leadership team

  • Update new-hire and advanced training resources for US field sales organization and internal commercial teams

  • Conduct new-hire and ongoing training classes for Regional Account Managers (RAMs), Regional Sales Managers (RSMs) and other internal Alexion staff

  • Add creative value to the training team based on career experiences in sales training & leadership

  • Work collaboratively with field-based trainers and management team to coordinate delivery of Alexion’s training program for new hires in field sales organization and internal commercial teams, including the expansion of the field mentor program for

  • Coordinate and manage execution of twice yearly national meetings

  • Conduct field rides with members of field sales organization

  • Provide in-the-field coaching to supplement efforts of RSMs

  • Document observations and coaching steps via Field Contact Report

  • Represent/navigate training initiatives as necessary thru medical/legal/regulatory approval process

  • Work cross functionally with marketing, medical affairs, clinical, OneSource etc. to better understand market factors and develop new and revise subsequent training initiatives as needed

  • Measure outcomes of training initiatives and create plans for continuous improvement

  • Report any Pharmacovigilance Event eventually discussed during the trainings.

Essential Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S

  • 5 years sales experience in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Proven track record for delivering strong, consistent results during sales experience

  • Experience in launch of new drugs/indication trainings

  • Knowledge of multiple physician types including hematologists,nephrologists and Neurologists.

  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional environment as well as independently on a consistent basis

  • Ability to develop strong, professional relationships

  • Travel required, up to 50% overnight travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Business or scientific degree

  • Sales training experience in the biopharmaceutical industry preferred

  • Experience in specialty injectable/infusion markets, including hospital selling experience, with bone diseases or orphan drug experience


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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime – like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a multinational biopharmaceutical company with approximately 2,500 dedicated employees serving patients in more than 50 countries through the innovation, development, and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology, Alexion developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). In addition, Alexion has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). Our research efforts focus on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade, and our development efforts focus on our core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders.

Alexion’s aspiration is to be the most rewarding place to work, where people are empowered to make a difference and where diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment to change the lives of patients with rare diseases. We hope you will consider joining our team.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Alexion, please visit

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