• Marketing Operations Coordinator

    Avadel Management CorporationChesterfield, MO 63005

    Job #1692991494

  • About Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

    Avadel (AVDL) is a publicly traded specialty global pharmaceutical company with US headquarters located in the St. Louis, MO area and international operations based in the Dublin, Ireland area. For more information, please visit ~~~

    At Avadel, we are passionately committed to providing solutions for overlooked and unmet medical needs through patient-focused, innovative products. We are thoughtful in our approach to identifying patient needs and finding better ways to serve them. Our organization fosters an entrepreneurial and determined atmosphere, where purpose, innovation, integrity and collaboration come together to provide new impactful treatment options for patients and their healthcare providers.

    Our approach to developing new medicines is based on applying proprietary controlled-release technology that improves the way drugs are dosed and released. We are currently focused on the development and potential FDA approval of our lead candidate, FT218.

    Avadel’s FT218 is an investigational, once-nightly, extended-release formulation of sodium oxybate intended to treat excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy in patients suffering from narcolepsy. Sodium Oxybate is currently the standard of care for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy in patients suffering from narcolepsy. However, the currently approved sodium oxybate formulations require two nightly doses - one dose at bedtime and the second dose 2.5-4 hours later, in the middle of the night.

    Once-nightly FT218 has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of narcolepsy. The designation was granted on the plausible hypothesis that once-nightly FT218 may be clinically superior to a formulation of sodium oxybate that is already approved by the FDA for the same indication. In particular, once-nightly FT218 may be safer due to ramifications associated with the dosing regimen of the currently marketed twice-nightly product. The twice-nightly sodium oxybate market is valued at an estimated $1.8 billion annually. Avadel’s market research suggests that FT218, if approved by the FDA, has the potential to command a market leading share of the oxybate-based narcolepsy treatment market. FT218 currently has patent protection until at least 2037 with additional patent applications pending that could extend that date beyond 2040.

    On April 27, 2020, we announced positive topline results from our pivotal phase 3 REST-ON Trial of once-nightly FT218 for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. On December 16, 2020, we announced the submission of our New Drug Application (NDA) in the United States for FT-218. On March 1, 2021, we announced FDA acceptance of the FT218 NDA and a target action PDUFA date of October 15, 2021.

    We are a small team that will be growing a lot and we have a lot of work to do in building towards our best-in-class team to support commercialization of FT-218, if approved. We are seeking bright people who want to roll up their sleeves, build our company together and make an impact so that we can help people suffering from narcolepsy.

    Position Summary:

    The Marketing Operations Coordinator will be a critical member of the brand team responsible for launching FT218 for the treatment of narcolepsy. This position will support the brand team in the operational management of marketing activities including tradeshows/events, promotional material production, print collateral fulfillment, and invoice processing/budget tracking.

    The Marketing Operations Coordinator will serve internal customers including the Executive Director, Marketing – Patients, Marketing Director – HCPs, and the Vice President of Marketing to deliver operational support to achieve brand objectives. This individual will collaborate within the marketing team to contribute to aspects of brand strategy and to the execution of tactics and budget administration support. The Manager, Marketing Operations will own the execution of our tradeshow logistics and event plans along with national and regional sales meeting support and promotional material production with marketing team direction.

    This is a unique opportunity for an experienced marketing coordinator to be a core team member on an exciting pharmaceutical launch in the orphan/rare disease area to help people living with narcolepsy as a lifetime, chronic CNS condition.

    Essential Functions:

    • Support the marketing team and launch strategy through the execution of the marketing plans and production of promotional materials for both HCP and patient/consumer audiences.
    • Coordinates logistics for all national, district, and local trade shows, including securing exhibit space, registration, shipping of materials/exhibit booth, staffing, and lodging for company personnel with attention to detail to meet strict deadlines.
    • Responsible for inventory of printed promotional materials for FT218 and ensures timely trigger points and execution of reprints as needed.
    • Coordinates logistics for national and regional sales meetings, including identification, production and shipping of presentation, training and meeting materials, in collaboration with Commercial Operations.
    • Assists in budget tracking as well as financial processing of marketing department (i.e., purchase authorizations and invoice tracking/processing functions)
    • Coordinates and facilitates key phases of promotional material development, approval, and distribution, including coordination with advertising agencies and other vendors.
    • Establish operational marketing processes to optimize our resource efficiency and departmental execution and bring an innovative, entrepreneurial attitude to embrace continuous opportunities for improvement.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders including marketing, commercial operations, regulatory / compliance and external agency partners.
    • Acts as a general back-up and support person for all aspects of Marketing department and staff
    • Be a pivotal member of the Brand team.
    • Drive the spirit of ONE Team across all functions to support a full team approach to focus on our patients and customers as our top priority.

    Education, Experience, & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in the fields of Marketing, Communications, or a life-science related discipline.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in corporate marketing, with prior experience in tradeshow and event coordination required.
    • Prior experience working within a regulated pharmaceutical industry is highly desirable.
    • Be flexible and adept to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment with the ability to take initiative and solve problems to build a best-in-class launch.
    • Ability to get up to speed with the team quickly and take action to execute against our marketing plans.
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management to project manage multiple deliverables to meet strict deadlines.
    • Conduct interactions with customers and vendors in a professional, customer-focused manner
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively in an evolving cross-functionally matrixed structure with some ambiguity.
    • Ability to establish operational processes to support the marketing function and embrace the spirit of continuous process improvement to optimize our departmental execution.
    • Set an example for others in good business conduct and adherence with applicable laws, regulations, rules and codes.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and prioritize work to achieve positive results.
    • Develop contingency plans knowing that everything does not always go according to original plans.
    • Team player with a positive attitude, who is able to have fun!

    Avadel is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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