Professional Education Lead

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Job Title: Professional Education Lead

Function: Business Strategy & Commercial Operations (BSCO)

Location: Mississauga, ON (Hybrid)

This is what you will do:

The Professional Education (Prof. Ed.) Lead is a new role at Alexion Canada and will report into the Director, BSCO. As the country lead, this role will shape and execute education priorities with excellence, innovate to influence practice change and elevate our capabilities to ultimately support batter patient outcomes. In doing so, you will be at the forefront of establishing the leadership of Alexion in rare disease professional education space in Canada and across the Alexion global network.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

You will be responsible for:

  • Identify emerging physician education needs to bridge knowledge, attitude, and skill (KAS) gaps through customized education interventions
  • Ensure appropriate knowledge translation to drive clinical practice change
  • Plan, develop, and deliver innovative, strategically aligned accredited, non-accredited and/or co-developed educational initiatives with physician associations and Key External Experts (KEEs)
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives across multiple brands to implement valuable educational programs aligned to our strategic direction. Your work will encompass approved indications as well as future portfolio launch indications.
  • Diligent vendor management to ensure education initiatives meet compliance guidelines and Alexion standards
  • Align cross-functional partners, including Medical to capture scientific narrative in content, and Sales to optimize field implementation
  • Develop and cultivate high value partnerships with KEEs, Collaborators, and Professional Bodies with a high degree of integrity

You will need to have:

  • University degree: Bachelors in Science, Business or related field. Masters preferred
  • Previous Oncology, Rare Disease and/or Specialty experience is required
  • Solid understanding of industry professional education practices and guidelines
  • Strong project management and leadership skills (planning, development, and implementation/field mobilization); experience in implementing virtual/hybrid Prof. Ed. programs is an asset
  • Knowledge of accrediting bodies and options for program accreditation in Canada required
  • Thorough understanding of adult learning principles
  • Previous experience in continuing health education or professional education would be an asset (internal candidates); is required (external candidates)
  • Willing to travel extensively; including overnight and weekend travel
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to move to positions of increased responsibility in the future


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Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact [email protected]. Alexion participates in E-Verify.

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