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Associate VP Commercial, Gene Therapy and Gene Editing

Eli Lilly and Company
Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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Clinical, Science/R&D, Biotherapeutics, Genetics
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

The Associate VP Commercial, Gene Therapy and Gene Editing will serve as the go-to-market lead for Lilly’s one-time genetic medicines portfolio, responsible for developing and implementing strategic and operational commercialization plans.


  • Develop the global launch plan and commercialization strategy for Lilly’s one-time genetic medicines portfolio, including:
    • Developing the overall pricing and reimbursement (P&R) strategy for the company’s portfolio of products and product candidates. Must be able to think innovatively and creatively about P&R solutions including alternative payment arrangements, outcomes-based agreements, communication campaigns, and trade group representation.
    • Developing and implementing key national market development projects designed to address commercial objectives.
  • Communicate value, both the company’s value and individual product’s value, to internal and external audiences.
  • Drive operational excellence in the execution of the launch plan, ensuring efficient and effective implementation.
  • Ensure the following global teams work seamlessly together to ensure timely and appropriate patient access:
    • Pricing & Reimbursement: Determine the prices of the products and associated reimbursement mechanisms and payment models.
    • Government Affairs: Implement policy requirements to achieve desired value proposition at the Federal and state levels including Congress, the White House, and other government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Liaise with industry trade groups as appropriate including the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and other specialty organizations.
    • Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR): Prepare models to support pricing decisions and quality of life and the potential economic value of products. Includes management of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) and other health technology assessment (HTA) agencies worldwide.
    • Market Access including Payer Relations and Contracting / Account Management: Prepare materials for field-based employees to work with public and private payers to ensure coverage and payment. Includes overseeing all payer-related contracting and distribution relationships including specialty pharmacy or pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
    • Patient Services: Manage in-house or contracted patient assistance program support and field-based patient liaisons.
    • Patient Advocacy: Support outreach to and relationships with relevant patient communities. Help ensure patient / community insights are considered in local and global business plans.
    • Diagnostics: Support effort to establish genetic testing as standard of care among hearing HCPs.
    • Marketing: Develop fit-for-purpose market research and marketing teams to support late-stage one-time genetic medicine assets.
  • Close collaboration needed with multiple cross-functional Research and Development teams including Clinical Development, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, and Communications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree (i.e., Masters, PhD ).
  • 20+ years in the healthcare industry, including 5+ years in rare disease and/or gene therapy.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience working with different types of products and therapeutic areas.
  • Experience working directly and collaboratively with above-mentioned stakeholders to advance policy needs.
  • Strong relationships with members of the provider, patient, payer, and policy/government affairs community.
  • Proven track record of coordinating large projects with multiple stakeholders and producing tangible, high-quality results.
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders and build productive functions while leading and managing teams.
  • Experience with all aspects of the reimbursement life-cycle/chain, including early product development and commercialization of products globally.
  • Evidence illustrating ability to be different and be bold – must show willingness and success “breaking the mold” to change the debate.

Additional Information:

  • Must be willing and able to travel 10-15% of the time.
  • Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $228,750 to $335,500 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities).Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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