Shire Sales and Marketing Technology Professional in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Duties:

Shire is looking for a Sales and Marketing Technology Professional to join the US Commercial IT Business Partner team. This role will collaborate with sales and marketing teams at Shire to deliver innovative technology solutions, and understand how sales and marketing teams work and the solutions that enable their success.

The Sales and Marketing Technology Professional will work on a team which leverages relationships around the company to design, scope, brainstorm, and innovate technology that benefits Shire's sales, marketing, and patient services functions. The person in this role will need to quickly adapt and build business process knowledge that supports Shire.

The Sales and Marketing Technology Professional will work with sales and marketing teams and the technology experts, your job is to help both sides understand what that great idea is and then iterate to get to something that's possible.

This team has high standards for delivery, focuses on pragmatic ideas for Shire’s patients and is very collaborative.

Typical things the team works on in a given day include:

  • Design a new dashboard to track brand performance

  • Working with marketing teams on business requirements for new digital marketing ideas

  • Collaborating with sales leadership on CRM system design.

  • Playing point between agencies, brand teams, and IT operations on website launches ·

  • Understand how customer facing teams use technology to help patients and then work with them on measurable improvements.

  • Lead an adhoc office hours session on new technology where users of that technology can come with questions and problems to be solved.


10% Strategic Partnering

  • Clearly communicate with stakeholders to understand requirements where technology will play a part in meeting commercial goals.

  • Excellent communication skills, in person, on the phone, and electronically.

60% Plan and Build

  • Comfortable participating in a proposal for an innovative idea designed to deliver the technology needs of the Neuroscience and Ophthalmics business units at Shire

  • Willing to document and deliver these ideas and see them through with a sustainable and efficient support model.

30% Run

  • Provide input and expectations of the applications support team and partner with capability experts to get your work done

  • Look for challenges with operational support processes and take the initiative to improve them

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required), background outside of a technical discipline is welcomed and encouraged

  • 2+ years of relevant experience (required)

  • Consulting / Internship / co-op / entry level experience in the Pharmaceuticals or Life Sciences industry (preferred)

  • Basic understanding the pharmaceutical business and data used by sales and marketing teams (preferred)

  • Domestic travel 6-10 trips a year; limited international travel.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Positive

  • Accountable

  • Results Driven

  • Organized and prepared

  • Interested in emerging technology

  • Self-starter

  • Self-awareness

  • Curiosity

  • Comfortable with ambiguity

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.