Global Innovation Strategy Lead – PH Prevention

Elanco Clinton Laboratories

Indianapolis, IN


At Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!

As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.

At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.

Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!

Responsibilities Overview:

The Global Innovation Strategy Lead – PH Prevention will play a critical role in defining and driving the innovation strategy of our Parasiticides and Vaccines businesses, including the refinement of innovation target areas and prioritization of pipeline assets for resource allocation. He/she will be responsible for assessment of BD opportunities, pipeline asset forecasts at multiple milestones, as well as key inputs into the launch of global assets, including the development of global brand positioning statements, pricing recommendations and brand name selection.

Major Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Serve as the strategic lead for the assigned segments, with a deep understanding of Elanco’s portfolio, market dynamics, the competitive environment, consumer trends and future technological advancements. Determine future pipeline needs and commercial priorities to maximize Elanco’s future portfolio value globally.

  • Lead the commercial evaluation of Innovation Target Areas, Target Product Profiles and Draft Launch Labels. Work closely with regional marketing, affiliates, and technical representatives from R&D to create clear documented profiles that guide R&D priorities.

  • As part of launch preparations, own the development of global brand elements, such as Brand Name, Global Brand positioning and Pricing recommendation. Initiate market research as needed to support recommendations and align execution cross-functionally. Work closely with regional support functions to support affiliates in their roll-out as appropriate.

  • For related Business Development opportunities, as well as projects approaching pipeline entry (PE) & decision to commercialize (DTC) stage-gates, create clarity about the business opportunity through an aligned forecast, and distinct scenarios, where appropriate.

  • Establish governance mechanisms that ensure effective solicitation of country / regional inputs and strong cross-functional alignment.

  • Contribute to and participate in key processes, such as Strategic Plan, LCM Ideation Processes, Launch Leadership Team meetings, and others.

  • Proactively identify, address and escalate strategic topics of interest and tackle them in close collaboration with R&D, M&Q, Regional Commercial and other key stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, or a related field. · 10+ years of experience in product marketing, brand management, project management, or product launch leadership roles.

  • 10+ years of animal health experience with a detailed understanding of global dynamics in PH Prevention

  • Proven understanding of the US and International markets and experience in working internationally.

  • Basic knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance considerations within the animal health industry.

  • Strong leadership abilities, the capacity to influence and align cross-functional teams towards a common goal.

  • Outstanding collaborator, with the ability to manage adversity and turn it into constructive progress

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences.

  • Analytical mindset, with the ability to leverage market data and insights to drive strategic decision-making and identify growth opportunities and develop sound business cases.

  • Strong strategic acumen, with ability to turn complex analyses into strong strategic frameworks with clear prioritization.

  • Ability to constructively challenge the status quo, with the intent to speed up processes or improve assumptions.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • MBA Preferred

  • Solid scientific understanding of therapeutic area a clear plus

Additional Information Elanco 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.

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Elanco 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

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