Digital Engagement Manager for European Commercial Launch

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Are you passionate about implementing the digital infrastructure needed to ensure commercial drug launches in European countries? Do you thrive in a high-paced environment, where you can make things happen?

If so, now is your chance to join Ascendis Pharma as our new Digital Delivery Manager.

Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Denmark, Germany, and the United States. We are applying our TransCon technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company with an independent pipeline of long-acting prodrug therapies that address unmet patient needs.

Your responsibilities:

  • Effectively plan and launch all needed technology solutions for the upcoming country launches in Europe
  • Pull through global technology platforms for the commercial space such as CRM, DAM, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, CMS, MDM and country-specific solutions
  • Develop a digital launch playbook for country launches, and ensure that we learn and improve from launch to launch
  • Participate in and execute on global digital initiatives
  • Collaborate with other product teams such as supply chain and finance to ensure smooth planning for country launches
  • Apply an agile mindset and behavior to effectively collaborate with release team and stakeholder(s).
  • Effectively interfaces and communicate with senior management and all key stakeholders regarding product deliverables, risks, resources, and budget.

Your key stakeholders will be:

  • European Commercial Organization
  • Country affiliates
  • IT Commercial Product Team
  • IT Medical Product Team
  • IT Commercial Data Team

Your Profile

You hold a relevant academic degree – minimum a bachelor’s degree from IT, Business Administration, Digital, Marketing or something completely different.

Also, we expect you to have 5+ years of experience from at related role in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related environment.

Furthermore, you have:

  • Extensive understanding of medical and commercial IT space in life sciences – especially from previous European launches
  • Experience in driving the successful delivery of digital products and platforms, including web and mobile applications
  • You have been working in an agile team, relentlessly improving your working practices

Also, you are proficient in English at a professional level, both written and spoken.

As a person, you are a strong team player, proactive in nature and have a can-do attitude.

As we are taking new steps towards developing best-in-class therapeutics for patients with rare diseases we are looking for people who possess an entrepreneurial mindset who can handle ambiguity, analyze, and create clarity and desires to be part of an organization where everything isn’t set in stone. We rely on you to help us shape the cement.

The person we are looking for thrives in a dynamic environment, short lines of communication and an open and informal working atmosphere.

You will join the Ascendis Pharma Global IT, Continuous Delivery Organization, consisting of product teams delivering to business value streams. You will be part of the Commercial IT Product Team which consists of 6 people based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Princeton New Jersey and Palo Alto California.

The team is known for hitting all of their deadlines and supporting the commercial product launches in both the US and Europe while maintaining close collaboration with our commercial organization.

The European commercial organization, which you will be supporting as your primary customers, is based in Copenhagen Denmark and locally in our country affiliates.

On a daily basis you be in contact with colleagues from the commercial IT team in Copenhagen, Princeton, Palo Alto, and our maintenance partner in Barcelona. You will experience late afternoon and evening meetings.

You will report to Lene Larsen, People Leader of Global IT who is based in Copenhagen as well as to Ivanna Rosendal, IT Business Partner for Commercial and Medical in a matrix structure.

Travel: 25 – 35 days per year.

Place of work: Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more details about the position or the company, please contact Ivanna Rosendal, IT Business Partner on or visit our website

Applications will be evaluated when received, so please apply as soon as possible.

  • You can expect an attractive remuneration package, short- and long-term incentives, pension scheme and health insurance.
  • Laptop, iPhone, paid internet, and home office equipment.
  • A thorough and structured onboarding program.
  • To ensure a balanced approach to the office, all employees have the opportunity to work from home up to two days per week.
  • To succeed in your job and expand in your role, you and your manager will continuously have Impact conversations about how to propel your development. If a need is identified, we find a way to help you grow.
  • Soft drinks, fresh fruit, and a wide variety of snacks every day, no strings attached.