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Business Unit Lead Metabolic Disease Nordics

Alexion is a us based global biopharmaceutical company established in 1992 that combines groundbreaking science with a steadfast commitment to meeting the needs of patients living with severe, life-threatening and often ultra-rare diseases. Alexion scientists are among the first in the world to unlock the therapeutic potential of inhibiting terminal complement, a group of proteins that play an important role in the body’s immune response and can destroy healthy tissue in certain patients. As a result soliris® (eculizumab), a first-in-class terminal complement inhibitor for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (pnh) was discovered and developed. Alexion is now working urgently to investigate soliris and additional biopharmaceuticals as treatments for patients with other rare and severe diseases, including cancer. Soliris in pnh is successfully marketed as an ultra-orphan drug in 50 markets across the world. Alexion has annual sales of 1500 mill.usd and approx.

Alexion pharma nordics is responsible for managing and growing current and future products emanating from the alexion pipeline of new and innovative products for the treatment of rare and life threatening diseases. In your role as business unit lead of the metabolic business unit you will be accountable for achieving revenue as well as patient acquisition goals. You will accomplish goals and objectives by leading sales and marketing directing all aspects of commercial activities, building and developing effective teams and ensuring cross function alignment in the nordic region.

We offer

Alexion is a successful and fast growing company with a very exciting product pipeline in different stages of development which will secure continued strong growth and create interesting development opportunities. The position as business unit lead is newly established and gives you the opportunity to impact on working methods based on your previous sales and business management experience within the pharmaceutical industry. You will create impact and make a difference for patients with severe and often untreated serious and life threatening conditions. The role requires substantial travelling.


  • substantial business management experience in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry
  • experience in leading multiple teams in cross-functional environments
  • demonstrated experience with full p&l responsibility
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • orphan drugs or specialty pharma market desired
  • relevant therapeutic areas, i.e.

    Personal characteristics

    • strong team player
    • ability to work independently and as a member of cross-functional teams
    • energetic and enthusiastic with a positive attitude
    • ability to cope with high pressure and stress
    • good sense of ethics and responsibility

    for more information, please contact arne nordström at k2 search ab. Phone 070-69 89 200. Your application will be handled with strict confidentiality.

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