Posted to MedZilla on 3/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Field Marketing Lead (Remote - Nationwide) SR0031334-MZ


Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people s lives including your own.

BioLife is an industry leader in operating high-quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.

BioLife s employment opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off, on the job training, advancement potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save lives.

The Field Marketing Lead position is a remote position open to qualified candidates nationwide.

Responsible for leading the development and execution of complex, multifaceted marketing plans and projects for the BioLife network of 100+ US plasma centers. This position will oversee all field related marketing activity for the BioLife network of centers including the development and roll-out of network best practices, the planning and execution of marketing activity and the management of communication with the centers. The position will oversee a team of Field Marketing Representatives. This role will collaborate closely with other marketing analytics, digital marketing, pricing, finance colleagues as well as Operations Field Leaders to ensure marketing strategies are executed in the field. Requires a deep understanding of best practices in hyper-local marketing, direct marketing and online/social marketing. The position will lead a team of Field Marketing Representatives and report to the Head of BioLife Marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead strategy planning and execution for online and offline media across the network

Develop cost-effective media strategies to reach prospective donors leveraging both mass media and targeted outreach (e.g., print, TV, radio, online and social marketing).
Manage agency relationships, develop strategic marketing strategies, ensuring seamless and cohesive execution of creative deliverables that deliver against key online/offline targets within budget.
Serve as the liaison between Field Marketing Representatives and media agency to ensure that market dynamics, center characteristics and local media preferences are incorporated into outreach plan development.
Develop online and offline donor outreach strategies, campaigns/programs to increase new customer acquisition, conversion and retention through:
Developing and executing strategies, execution and measurements

Planning and execution of Local Center marketing/advertising strategies
Manage and direct the development and support execution of center-specific marketing activities:
In-center donor facing promotional materials
Operational support materials
Community involvement and B2B partnerships
Outreach strategies for different donor demographics
Hyper-local social marketing strategies and execution

Lead the marketing strategy and execution of opening ~15-20 new centers per year through the development and execution of marketing plans with standard tools and processes
Partner with local teams to identify competitive strategies and develop counter tactics

Center support and communication
Facilitate communication between BioLife leadership, HQ, and the centers
Develop and monitor communication processes and internal customer relationships for information gathering, analysis and dissemination
Provide centers with information regarding corporate marketing strategies and activity
Filter up feedback from the centers, including but not limited to:
Recommendations for corporate marketing and advertising activity to support local/regional strategies
Effectiveness of fees and corporate marketing activity
Local market insights and competitive intelligence
In-center experience with a focus on improving donor acquisition and retention

Prioritize and coordinate deep-dives into specific centers with issues relating to donor acquisition and/or win-back to understand root causes and develop action plans
Develop and lead marketing trainings for centers, where applicable
Ensure centers adhere to all BioLife marketing guidelines and standards

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree with a Master s Degree preferred
Minimum of five years-experience in field marketing, channel marketing and/or digital marketing
Solid strategic planning abilities and business acumen
Strong written and oral communication skills
Creative and resourceful; can resolve issues/problems that may come up in the field
Track record of handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and prioritizing efforts
Ability to develop relationships and build partnerships with various stakeholders at all levels of the organization
Change agent experience with ability to influence across the organization at all levels

Working Environment:

May be required to travel (25-50%) for business reasons
Typical work environment involves office, meeting rooms and plasma collection center settings

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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