Manager, Launch Excellence and Operations

Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S

Udlandet (øvrige)

Manager, Launch Excellence and Operations

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Manager, Launch Excellence and OperationsJob Description:

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is building its Oncology division with a mission to create a new standard of care for people living with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer who are unresponsive to BCG treatment, a population in urgent need of novel, effective and well-tolerated therapies. With an investigational therapy in Phase 3 clinical development, Ferring is building its commercial Uro-Oncology team and seeks candidates who share our experience and passion.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven biopharmaceutical company devoted to identifying, developing and marketing innovative products in the fields of oncology, reproductive medicine, maternal health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, microbiome restoration, and orthopedics.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is a global, top 50 pharmaceutical company, privately owned with over 6,500 employees in nearly 60 countries. Ferring’s US operations employ approximately 800 people.


The Launch Excellence and Operations Manager is an important role responsible for working with the cross-functional Oncology team and Ferring Pharmaceutical resources to support Launch planning, coordination, and tracking. This individual will lead proactive project management (maintain and publish a detailed project plan; track progress against the above plan, escalating as needed to correct course) identification and surfacing of critical interdependencies and risks, and triaging of action items as well as address critical issues impacting organizational readiness. Additional responsibilities include supporting development of launch KPIs and dashboards along with facilitating performance reporting and senior leadership/board presentations.

This role will be responsible for identifying and driving forward strategic solutions to address the complexity surrounding this product, as well as helping to manage leadership expectations.


  • Be a cross-functional leader by integrating execution plans across all Ferring functions to drive innovative ideas that can support a successful launch
  • Support the US launch planning process with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support development of management presentations for governance meetings (i.e. Board meeting, Leadership meeting).
  • Operational support for General Manager and VP Oncology (i.e. Leadership meeting preparation, agenda development, action items tracking)
  • Support Launch Excellence and Strategy lead on leadership reporting, communication and engagement to manage expectations around launch progress
  • Identify new technologies to simplify what must get done and support focus on the critical drivers
  • Surface potential interdependencies across work streams, and pressure test key launch assumptions.
  • Ensure on time launch and execution of key milestones via the development of a detailed, tangible and actionable plan
  • Support alignment between local and global Launch Plans.
  • Find creative ways to provide launch status, increase launch progress transparency to the organizational, and improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Identify and escalate key risks while displaying a solutions-oriented mindset
  • Organize and manage launch readiness meetings and follow up on assignments and deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, majority of which in the US
  • Management consulting experience or project management certification (PMP)
  • US launch experience
  • US specialty drug or oncology experience
  • Solid understanding of today’s US pharmaceutical environment, incl. Regulatory, Legal and Compliance
  • Self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Robust analytical/planning skills and ability to multi-task under pressure

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

If you need assistance during the application process due to a disability, please email



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