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Vice President, Compliance
(Ref# DC0714GB)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the VP General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer in the development, implementation and management of the company's corporate compliance program
  • Resolve highly complex ethics and compliance matters
  • Identify compliance risk and provide proactive compliance guidance on tactical initiatives
  • Provide leadership and guidance on business programs
  • Work with business clients to mitigate risk and implement solutions

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Juris Doctor Degree. Eight years of progressively responsible compliance experience with Sales, Marketing, Commercial Operations, Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations in pharmaceuticals or biotechnology. Must possess:

  • Legal expertise with regulatory and compliance issues, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, the PhRMA Code, the Sunshine Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and competition law in connection with product labeling, promotional and promotional activities, marketing strategies, sales compensation, government reimbursement
  • Past interactions with healthcare professionals are essential for this role
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing program-wide policies and procedures, conducting investigations, and identifying and resolving operational issues

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IT Business Partner
(Ref# ITBP0914KA)

The IT Business Partner is a strategic technology partner responsible for working with the business to align technology direction to business goals in order to drive business value. The IT business Partner will define key processes and requirements, create technology roadmaps, act as subject matter expert for technology-related processes and systems, and provide technology leadership and project management for implementation projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with business to define and document key business processes and requirements
  • Define and document data flow, data exchange, and data storage requirements
  • Define and document business intelligence requirements for various constituents
  • Project manage implementation of technology solutions according to ACADIA's software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Manage external vendors to deliver technology solutions, capabilities and support
  • Capture, document and prioritize requests from business partners
  • Manage application lifecycles, ensuring all changes are controlled, tested, validated, and communicated
  • Facilitate resolution of Tier 2 and 3 application issues
  • Create technology roadmaps to align with business priorities and drivers
  • Build strong, trusted relationships with business partners
  • Work with business partners to create business cases for technology solutions

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in information systems or equivalent combination of education and applicable job experience. A minimum of 8 years progressively responsible experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on commercial systems, G&A systems, quality systems, and/or drug development systems.

Must possess:

  • Experience defining and documenting business processes and requirements
  • Experience project managing implementations of packaged applications applying a standard SDLC
  • Prior experience defining and implementing data exchange
  • Proven ability to act as a strategic IT partner
  • Understanding of and experience with different types of pharmaceutical data
  • Understanding of computer systems validation processes
  • Experience with launch of a new pharmaceutical product
  • Experience with Sales Force Automation, CRM, MDM, business intelligence tools, HR applications, financial applications, websites

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Payroll Manager
(Ref# PM0914CC)

The Payroll Manager is responsible for semi-monthly payroll processing for a growing, multi-state organization including new hires, terminations, commissions, bonuses, leaves of absence (LOA), relocations, direct deposits, wage garnishments, vacation/sick accruals, tax changes, healthcare premium deductions, flexible spending account deductions, ESPP deductions, and 401(k) deductions. Manages third party payroll related vendors, ensure compliance in all areas of payroll and works directly with employees to resolve outstanding payroll inquires.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and coordinates all facets of semi-monthly payroll processing in multiple states.
  • Interprets company pay policies, e.g., vacation, LOA, disability, workers comp, government regulations, withholding exemptions and ensures appropriate deductions are calculated and applied in a multi-state payroll environment.
  • Leads the evaluation, selection, and implementation of a new payroll software system
  • Acts as first point-of-contact for employees with payroll-related concerns and/or questions.
  • Proactively identifies and resolves payroll discrepancies and determines most appropriate method of communication to employees.
  • Critically reviews and analyzes current payroll policies, including payroll tax implications, to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations.
  • Ensures that payroll operations are conducted in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality at all times related to compensation information.
  • Manages 3rd party payroll-related vendor relationships, including payroll software, 401k, FSA, and relocation firm.
  • Prepares and maintains payroll records and reports, including standard and ad hoc reports to ensure data integrity, accuracy and timeliness as required by Finance, HR, and equity stock administration.
  • Prepares journal entries, performs month-end analysis and reconciliation of General Ledger accounts.
  • Reviews and reconciles quarterly and annual, federal and state, payroll tax returns.
  • Reviews and distributes annual W-2s.
  • Prepares sales & use tax returns for multiple states.
  • Prepares semi-monthly 401(k) transmittals for employee deferrals and company match.
  • Provides documentation for payroll, 401k, and benefit audits; prepares annual 401k 5500 non-discrimination testing.
  • Assists in implementing, writing, and maintaining standard operating procedures for Payroll.
  • Maintains payroll files and records in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Human Resources or other related field. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Minimum of 5 years of relevant progressive experience in payroll processing with a focus on commercial biotech organizations with multi-state operations. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred.

Must possess:

  • Strong understanding of Federal and multi-state wage and hour regulations and payroll tax filing procedures.
  • Payroll subject matter expertise to advise the company, including knowledge of best practices regarding reimbursement of relocation expenses, taxable fringe benefits and auto allowances.
  • Recent hands-on experience with general ledger accounts, including month-end closing processes. Great Plains experience a plus.
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance experience.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Analytical and negotiation skills to select most appropriate payroll system for the organization.
  • Highly detail oriented, self-disciplined, and ability to work independently with limited direction to resolve discrepancies and issues.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills to ensure understanding of specific payroll matters.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to resolve confidential and often sensitive issues related to compensation with employees.
  • Strong and positive work ethic for a growing team environment.

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Quality Assurance Positions



Quality Assurance Manager-GMP
(Ref# QAM0714UH)

The position of Quality Manager establishes systems and procedures to ensure and enhance overall quality focusing on document control, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training, engineering change review, quality systems audits, and complaint handling through the Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) program. Monitors manufacturing, development and quality processes to ensure conformance and compliance with all FDA and applicable international regulations at ACADIA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Designs, establishes, and implements a site quality management system, based on FDA and applicable international regulations.
  • Manages the Corrective and Preventative Action Program.
  • Monitors compliance with all FDA and applicable international quality management system regulations
  • Oversees the supplier audit program.
  • Oversees the Document Control function:
    • Reviews the activities of the change control process, including change orders on behalf of Engineering, Operations, and other departments.
    • Directs archival activities for controlled documents and validation files.
    • Supervises the implementation, management and administration of the department electronic document management system (EDMS).
  • Manages the GMP training program including employee training record maintenance and retention through the Document Control Center.
  • Provides leadership in continuous improvement according to GMP and current industry standards.
  • Ensures that Quality Assurance is represented on all product development teams.
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect the functional area and may also have company-wide effect.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies, including Privacy/HIPAA, and other legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree degree in Chemistry/Biology or equivalent combination of education and applicable job experience. Minimum of 8 years’ related and progressively responsible experience in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry with previous supervisory/decision making responsibility. Also requires:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Assurance activities and ICH and FDA/EU GMP regulations as they relate to clinical trials, product development, manufacturing, and technology transfer
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interpretations of cGMP regulations, both US and international
  • ASQ certification or equivalent is a plus
  • Sound knowledge of cGMPs or equivalent regulations
  • Experience implementing and managing quality management systems
  • Experience conducting internal and supplier audits, inspections of manufacturing facilities
  • Ability to interpret and relate Quality standards for implementation and review
  • Skilled at effectively communicating department or area issues and results within and across functional areas and conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects or timelines
  • Able to gain cooperation of others
  • Skilled at effectively leading a cooperative team effort and organizing resources to achieve team goals
  • Able to make and prioritize process and resource decisions based on overall team needs
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Travel 10-20% will be required

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Associate Director, GCP Auditing
(Ref# ADGCP0814UH)

The position of Associate Director, GCP Auditing will provide leadership and operational management of, and conduct audits for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and Good Pharmacovigilance (PV) Practice as well as all relevant rules and regulations. As a member of the QA Auditing group ensure that audits are planned, conducted, followed up and managed in accordance with procedures as part of a Quality Management System that allows ACADIA Pharmaceuticals and its employees to achieve a high standard of compliance with regulatory guidance, while achieving the corporate mission to develop and deliver first in class therapies to patients with an unmet need.

Primary Responsibilities:

Audit Planning

  • Contribute to the development and management of global departmental audit plans
  • Act as QA Auditing representative for individual clinical programs; working with the Clinical Development Team(s) to ensure appropriate auditing oversight is provided across protocols belonging to the program
  • Prepare and provide regular communication on program and protocol level audit plans to management within Global QA and key R&D customer groups if required including Global Clinical Operations, Drug Safety Risk Management, Pre-clinical Drug Safety, and Regulatory Affairs as well as Corporate Compliance and Legal

Audit Execution

  • Schedule, prepare, conduct and report internal and external audits in GCP and GLP functions to ensure compliance with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals SOPs and applicable guidelines and regulations in relation to the conduct of research and development
  • Report and present audit observations to R&D staff and provide advice on resolving problems where applicable
  • Ensure timely responses to audit observations and the follow-up of proposed actions where required
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior colleagues, both in-house and on accompanied audits as required

Audit Reporting

  • Create reports and track follow-up of observations; provide support to auditees required to provide responses through the same system.
  • Ensure that audit reports are saved in a format consistent with data migration requirements.
  • Perform peer review of audit reports for colleagues and provide direction and guidance in report writing for junior colleagues as needed
  • Identify potential risks, areas of process improvement or trends from the various audits and communicate recommendations to management
  • Assist with the development of metrics (track and trending) reports and presentation of outcomes to ACADIA Pharmaceuticals R&D Departments

Audit Contractors

  • Assist in the identification and approval of auditing consultants to ensure that the appropriate coverage is provided for audit activities globally
  • Review and provide feedback on proposals, contracts, and invoices from consultants utilized by QA Auditing
  • Manage and oversee designated external contractors by acting as their key point of contact, ensuring they have the relevant audit plans, procedures and templates for audit execution and that audit activities and reporting consistently meet ACADIA Pharmaceuticals standards and expectations
  • Provide regular feedback on external contractor performance to management within QA Auditing
  • Procedural Documentation:
  • Assist and participate in the development of new and review of existing procedural documents governing QA Auditing, and review of all QA procedures when requested
  • Contribute to the development of department specific work instructions and guidance manuals as needed
  • Regulatory Inspections:
  • Assist and participate in regulatory inspection activities as required
  • Ensure that regulatory commitments are included in scope of audits where necessary
  • Provide senior management with regular inspection updates and periodic status reports.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in the life sciences or related. An equivalent combination of education and applicable job experience may be considered. Minimum 7 years' progressively responsible pharmaceutical experience with a focus on auditing with GLP and/or GCP and Pharmacovigilance, FDA and EMEA regulations. A minimum of 4 years' experience in a leadership role. Also requires:

  • Knowledge of GLP and/or GCP and Pharmacovigilance, FDA and EMEA regulations.
  • Knowledge of GLP, GCP and Pharmacovigilance, FDA, EMEA and ICH regulations and compliance audit concepts. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to work independently as well as in a cross-functional, multi-cultural team.
  • Must be able to independently interpret and apply practical knowledge of regulations and guidelines for the immediate resolution of compliance issues. Have the ability to assess regulatory/compliance risk, identify areas of improvement and propose practical solutions. Frequent internal and external contacts with R&D, Legal, PO&T, regulatory agencies, CROs, clinical investigators, etc.

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Director, GMP QA
(Ref# SDGMP0814UH)

The position of Director, GMP QA will Directs and implement quality programs for all commercial and clinical manufacturing operations and interact with executive management to achieve corporate compliance goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and communicate the quality strategy and programs throughout the organization
  • Promote recognition of quality programs among internal and external customers
  • Direct QA activities of multiple functional areas and manufacturing sites
  • Manage all contact with the FDA and marketing partners regarding quality issues including field alerts, recalls or regulatory actions.
  • Manage GMP inspections and audits from both regulatory authorities and marketing partners and provide follow-up responses for all aspects of the business
  • Organize internal investigations and assure complete and accurate documentation
  • Review and approve documents as required, including protocols, reports, document changes, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with both internal and external clients and with regulatory agencies to resolve quality issues and maintain GMP compliance
  • Promote positive work environment by communicating clear direction on corporate goals
  • Responsible for communicating quality issues to department head and may communicate to executive management, including resource requirements, to maintain compliance
  • Establishes quality metrics for GMP related functional areas within the organization
  • Support activities for the GMP facility include review/approval of facility and equipment validation protocols, validation reports and associated data; review and approval of new and revised standard operating procedures; review and approval of facility testing data including environmental monitoring, water testing, etc.
  • Conduct investigations into GMP-related issues and the management of the QA change control process.
  • Support activities for the Manufacturing and Materials Management departments including release of raw materials, processing components, and container closures, review of draft and executed batch records, QA verification of production line clearances, release of pharmaceutical products and QA review and approval of product label proofs and issuance of labels.
  • Prepares and conduct the Quality Management Review meetings with senior management.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement and/or process re-design
  • Assures that SOPs related to QA are updated
  • Direct, provide oversight and input into the relevant quality systems and standards areas including: change control; documentation systems; quality procedures, standards and policies; customer complaints; quality system reporting; and other related areas.
  • Coordinating activities and leading interactions during regulatory agency inspections, notified third party audits, and customer audits.
  • Provide direction and strategy to identify, assess, and remediate current and previous quality system risks, gaps, including conducting corporate gap assessments and development of standards.
  • Partner with various key stakeholders across the organization to assess all quality systems and standards needs and to provide resource and support for planning and execution
  • Manages, as needed, vendors conducting audits of ACADIA projects
  • Management of audit conduct and reporting, including allocation of appropriate audit resources

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences Master's degree preferred. A combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience within QA related functions with 8 or more years directly and progressively responsible experience in GMP QA, including 3 years leading inspection readiness activities; a minimum of 8 years in a leadership role. Also requires:

  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in quality management in pharma and other relevant industries for potential application at ACADIA
  • Thorough knowledge of external environment factors that impact ACADIA performance in clinical trials; understand drivers of success in clinical development.
  • Proven success developing and executing strategy through expert understanding of the market and industry.
  • Experience successfully commercializing new products.
  • Extensive knowledge of guidelines and regulations that affect the GMP QA programs.
  • Excellent influencing, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to influence and interact at multiple levels of the organization, manage multiple priorities, and deliver excellent results.
  • Proven experience interfacing with regulatory authorities, notified third party audits and either leading or being in a lead role during regulatory inspections.
  • Experience with, or direct knowledge of, several quality system elements (e.g. complaints, document change control, standards and systems management, quality directive and procedures, Annual and Product Quality Review APR/PQR, Compliance related field actions, alerts and like events).
  • A proven track record of participating in cross-functional teams to achieve significant quality and process improvements is required.
  • Demonstrated success building organizations, creating and leading highly effective high performing teams.
  • Adeptness at creating and communicating a clear vision among direct reports, effectively aligning resources and motivating teams to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities and proficient planning and negotiation skills.

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Director, GXP Quality Management Systems
(Ref# DGXPQ0814UH)

The position of Director, GXP Quality Management Systems directs the Quality Management System for GXP QA and pharmacovigilance (PV) activities. Develops, implements and maintains quality systems ensuring compliance with all relevant regulatory guidelines and ACADIA's policies and strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement quality assurance audit programs across all ACADIA clinical trial, manufacturing, medical and safety activities. This includes:
  • development of an annual audit plan;
  • allocation of appropriate audit resources;
  • management of audit conduct and reporting;
  • corrective / preventive action plan (CAPA) review, approval and follow up.
  • Create/initiate quality management plans for all ACADIA clinical trial activities.
  • Create/initiate quality management plans for other relevant ACADIA processes (for example, review of promotional materials, review of processes involving CME and IIT activities).
  • Reporting results of quality assurance program to clients and management
  • Provide support during regulatory and health authority inspections of ACADIA clinical trials and ACADIA vendors
  • Work with teams in development
  • Manage the design, planning and development of GxP audit quality systems/technologies (processes and toolsets) and CAPA program to provide increased efficiency in execution of these systems. Work with other quality support functions to accomplish goals.
  • - Identifies opportunities for process improvement and/or process re-design
  • - Assures that SOPs related to QA are updated
  • - Manage and implement a global GxP Training program
  • - Implement and maintain a global GxP Audit Management system
  • Participate in selection of suitable CROs and contract manufactures
  • Work closely with the different Quality Leadership team members to educate, as needed, ACADIA personnel and external parties, on GxP and PV regulation and guidelines and relevant ACADIA procedures
  • Act as a subject matter expert for (GxP) and good vigilance practices (GVP) related to quality management systems
  • Drive changes and influences peers and management to improve processes and ensure standardization and harmonization of compliance-related procedures.
  • Design effectiveness tools and metrics to successfully measure, evaluate, report and improve R&D audit management and CAPA systems.
  • Act as an SME/qualified trainer for function and specified topics as determined by business need and manager.
  • Direct, provide oversight and input into the relevant quality systems and standards areas including: change control; documentation systems; quality procedures, standards and policies; customer complaints; quality system reporting; and other related areas.
  • Coordinating activities and leading interactions during regulatory agency inspections, notified third party audits, and customer audits.
  • Provide direction and strategy to identify, assess, and remediate current and previous quality system risks, gaps, including conducting corporate gap assessments and development of standards.
  • Partner with various key stakeholders across the organization to assess all quality systems and standards needs and to provide resource and support for planning and execution

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. A minimum of 10 years' progressively responsible related experience in GxP quality systems with a minimum of 6 years in a leadership role. Prior experience as a QA leader working with executives and leaders of an organization required. Experience in Biotech or Pharma industry required. Also requires:

  • Strong knowledge of best practices in quality systems management in pharma or other relevant industries for potential application at ACADIA
  • Experience with, or direct knowledge of, several quality system elements (e.g. complaints, document change control, standards and systems management, quality directive and procedures, Annual and Product Quality Review APR/PQR, Compliance related field actions, alerts and like events).
  • Strong adaptability to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to influence, persuade, build consensus, make difficult or unpopular decisions and navigate through complex and sometimes emotional issues.
  • Ability to influence mid-level and senior management on significant employment issues.
  • Prior experience working with teams across multiple geographies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results; skilled in bringing alignment to different views of constituents across the business.
  • Skilled at negotiating with business partners or management and influencing senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
  • Proficient at creating and communicating a clear vision among team members effectively aligning resources and activities to achieve functional area and/or organizational goals.

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Senior Manager, Quality Assurance - GCP
(Ref# SMQA0814UH)

The position of Senior Manager, Quality Assurance – GCP supports the GCP standards to infuse quality, promote compliance mindedness, improve efficiency, and enhance risk management within ACADIA Pharmaceuticals. Informs and executes process improvements and plays a key role with the entire Inspection Readiness Program to identify, address, and mitigate compliance risk areas related to any late-phase ACADIA Pharmaceuticals asset.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support complex GCP quality process improvement initiatives to enhance quality and GCP compliance for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals clinical programs.
  • Support ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' Inspection Readiness Program, which can entail concurrent projects for multiple assets.
  • Perform risk mitigation efforts for identified GCP filing and GCP/BIMO inspection risks.
  • Support all inspection coordination (preparation, conduct, and response) for GCP/BIMO inspections.
  • Partner with various internal and external groups to analyze GCP compliance/quality issues, identify and communicate options, and recommend and assist with development of appropriate solutions.
  • Develop and provide GCP and related training in support of compliance systems and quality improvement initiatives within the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Minimum of 5 years' related and progressively responsible experience in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry with a minimum of 2 years managerial experience. Also requires:

  • Experience with interacting with third parties (e.g., contract service providers) is required.
  • Direct line management experience and personnel development is preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in FDA expectations is essential.
  • Experience in managing concurrent complex projects/programs (e.g. process improvement initiatives, clinical projects) is required.
  • Direct experience in GCP compliant quality systems is required.
  • Excellent communication skills including: technical writing skills, PC skills, and critical thinking and analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and with individuals at all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to manage concurrent complex projects/programs.
  • Must be proven leader and able to direct and build teams.
  • Ability to interpret and relate Quality standards for implementation and review.
  • Skilled at effectively communicating department or area issues and results within and across functional areas and conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects or timelines.
  • Ability to gain cooperation of others.
  • Skills at effectively leading a cooperative team effort and organizing resources to achieve team goals.
  • Ability to make and prioritize process and resource decisions based on overall team needs.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Travel 10-20% will be required.

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Manager, Quality Assurance – GXP Quality Systems
(Ref# MQAGXP0814UH)

The position of Manager, Quality Assurance – GXP Quality Systems will be responsible for implementing and maintaining systems and procedures to ensure and enhance overall quality focusing on document control, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training, engineering change review, quality systems audits, and complaint handling through the Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) program. Monitors manufacturing, development and quality processes to ensure conformance and compliance with all FDA and applicable international regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement and maintain the quality program; promotes and facilitates continuous quality improvement.
  • Identify and resolve internal quality issues (e.g., identifies and helps resolve problems and/or issues with processes across departments).
  • Ensure compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP); acts as GCP/GLP expert to groups.
  • Ensure the conduct of internal quality assurance audits of clinical trial data and records, including clinical databases, monitoring files and study files. Reviews clinical documents for compliance to stated company SOPs, formats, and regulatory requirements (protocols, amendments, sample case report forms, Informed Consent forms).
  • Participate in the writing and/or review of all company SOPs to insure appropriate codification of GCP/GLP procedures.
  • Ensures training on SOPs, regulatory requirements, and quality initiatives is conducted.
  • Develop/maintain company SOP and quality policy training program and files.
  • Manage client/sponsor audits and regulatory inspections; leads tours, presents requested documents and answers questions.
  • Develop processes to ensure compliance with quality processes and procedures.
  • Oversee quality programs, ensuring compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements. Reviews Study Plans and pre-clinical SOPs.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Minimum of 5 years' related and progressively responsible experience in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry with previous supervisory/decision making responsibility. GCP auditing and compliance experience in a pharmaceutical or clinical research organization and federal regulatory experience in the medical devices. Also requires:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Assurance activities and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and FDA/EU GMP regulations as they relate to clinical trials, product development, manufacturing, and technology transfer.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interpretations of cGMP regulations, both US and international.
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification or equivalent is a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of GCP, GLP, ICH guidelines, FDA guidelines, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of cGMPs or equivalent regulations.
  • Ability to analyze information and solve problems relating to quality assurance and regulatory issues.
  • Experience implementing and managing quality management systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Strong focus on flexibility, ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, good follow-up and judgment and ability to prioritize.
  • Skilled at effectively communicating department or area issues and results within and across functional areas and conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects or timelines.
  • Able to gain cooperation of others.
  • Skilled at effectively leading a cooperative team effort and organizing resources to achieve team goals.
  • Able to make and prioritize process and resource decisions based on overall team needs.
  • Travel 10-20% will be required.

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Development Positions



Director, Commercial Regulatory Affairs
(Ref# DCRA0414HW)

The Director, Commercial Regulatory Affairs will provide regulatory leadership in support of the commercialization of products at ACADIA. The incumbent will review proposed advertising and promotional materials for regulatory compliance; provide advice to the Development, Commercial and Executive Management teams relative to regulatory and promotional issues involving pharmaceutical products, and partners in the development of systems to assure corporate compliance with the post-marketing regulatory environment.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline; an advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years' progressively responsible pharmaceutical industry or health authority experience including a minimum of 5 years in a Regulatory Affairs role with a minimum of 3 years direct related experience in advertising, promotion and labeling.
  • A minimum of six years a leadership role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of U.S. as well as global regulatory regulations and guidelines.
  • Previous experience interacting with the FDA.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and manage competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and excellent organizational, computer, and documentation skills

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Development Program Manager
(Ref# PM0414FLH)

The Development Program Manager will work with the project leader and team members to ensure timely, efficient, and effective management of team activities. Coordinate and facilitate timeline deliverables with clear understanding of functional interdependencies and critical path activities. Support various development functional areas on the project, attend/coordinate sub-team meetings; organize ad hoc working groups as needed to move project activities forward in a timely and cost-effective way. Help set-up contracts for vendors and consultants, and manage budget. Assist in the compilation, review and editing of Project Team documents associated with all areas of development (preclinical, CMC, clinical, regulatory and commercial). Communicate project status and issues, and help ensure project team goals and NDA submission deliverables are met. Anticipate obstacles and, in concert with other relevant team members, devise and implement solutions to achieve project goals.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience. Equivalent experience and education may be considered.

Must possess:

  • Experience managing cross-functional project teams.
  • A solid understanding of the drug development process and the principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical project management.
  • Familiarity with FDA and/or EMA Regulations, ICH Guidelines, and GXPs governing the conduct of clinical trials is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to support multiple project teams simultaneously, be well organized and have strong time management skills and attention to detail.
  • In-depth knowledge and skill with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and other reporting and tracking tools.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision, determine personal work plan, and schedule tasks and activities accordingly.
  • Ability to accommodate shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources and to be persuasive, encouraging and motivating.
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies, strategies and approaches that enhance the team's ability to achieve goals and meet timelines/deliverables.
  • Late stage drug development/NDA experience preferred.

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Temporary Document QC Specialist
(Ref# DQS0414MW)

The Temporary Document QC Specialist will be a quality-focused, detail-oriented individual who will perform quality control (QC) reviews of regulatory documentation. The role coordinates with all departmental functions in providing document QC services. This role requires expertise in reviewing, updating, and editing regulatory documentation for structural consistency, technical accuracy, and clarity to ensure Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in life sciences; equivalent education and experience may be considered. Minimum of 3-5 years related experience in document quality control and knowledge of regulatory and industry standards and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Regulatory policies, procedures, and industry standards.
  • Experience and ability to follow Standardized Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Knowledge in use of spreadsheets and selected job specific software, including Adobe, and Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of database software, including an electronic publishing system and electronic document management systems (EDMS).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in writing & verbally, and with others in a professional manner.
  • Proven ability to navigate and extract information from information systems.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • High-motivation, dependability, and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to take initiative and consult the Regulatory Manager to make decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with electronic data management systems preferred.

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Temporary Clinical Operations Associate
(Ref# COA0214RM)

The Temporary Clinical Operations Associate will support Inspection Readiness activities for Clinical Operations; conduct gap assessments and risk mitigations for Trial Master Files at ACADIA, CROs and Investigator Sites; work with CROs and Clinical Vendors on vendor management and oversight related activities and partner with Clinical Operations and CRO personnel to resolve issues identified during GCP audits of investigator sites and clinical vendors. The incumbent will conduct pre-study and post-study document reviews and develop / closeout CAPAs. The individual will partner with Quality Assurance on all GCP QA Inspection Readiness related activities.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in life science or related
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • High skill level with relevant PC and software programs, including MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to interact easily with all levels within and outside of the organization; tactful; mature; flexible

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Commercial Positions


Director, Consumer Marketing
(Ref# DCM0614BK)

The Director, Consumer Marketing will direct the development of company e-commerce marketing programs and overall website strategy to maximize the brand presentation, consumer experience and support the integrated internet marketing strategy for the company for designated products. The patient/caregiver and patient advocacy leader will develop the marketing strategy and execute the tactical plan to raise the awareness of Parkinson's Disease Psychosis and increase adoption of Pimavanserin, and/or other products as assigned, in the US CNS market.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the digital strategy for consumer disease education and branded tactics
  • Represent consumer, marketing, and merchandising point of view to identify new business/content opportunities and effectiveness of programs
  • Manage the research, analysis, and monitoring of financial, technological and demographic factors, and design marketing plans to capitalize on market opportunities. Plan and execute marketing materials through online presence and manage creative agency
  • Plan and execute medical education activities such as webinars, peer to peer programs and patient/caregiver education seminars
  • Manage patient advocacy societies and develop innovative engagement strategies
  • Manage e-marketing strategies, disease awareness website and product website to optimize online marketing tools and programs
  • Lead all SEO/SEM activities to drive engagement
  • Monitors progress of plans and makes adjustments as necessary following in-depth analytics and ROI analysis
  • Develop patient/caregiver brand plans and budget
  • Monitor and ensure that all MLR processes are followed and all programs are compliant with legal guidance and corporate policies
  • Develop strong external relationships with KOLs and leadership within patient advocacy societies
  • Direct advertising tactics primarily utilizing digital and print media

Experience and Education Qualifications:

MBA required with emphasis in Marketing, Brand Management, Consumer Marketing or Consumer Market Research with a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience and advancement within pharmaceutical or biotech industry. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A minimum of 6 years in a leadership role required. Additional requirements include:

  • Recent blockbuster brand experience, launch experience or major new indication launch experience
  • Strong Biopharm brand management and demonstrated multi-channel digital expertise
  • Experience forming online content partnerships, measuring web usage/trends and managing vendor relationships
  • Experience building and developing a team
  • Neurology therapeutic experience preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, team-oriented environment
  • Willing to travel up to 30% of time

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Development Positions



Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL) - East Coast/Midwest
(Ref# SMSL0214BK)

The Sr. Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based professional with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals in selected therapeutic areas. The Sr. MSL develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. The Sr. MSL ensures access to current medical and scientific information on ACADIA products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, and Decision Makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Clinical Development Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Clinical Development Departments.
  • Act as a liaison for national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and facilitate initiation of pre-clinical and clinical drug evaluation studies.
  • Develop and maintain scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's Disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders, therapies utilized to manage these symptoms, and pimavanserin.
  • Identify disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provide appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represent the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Coordinate scientific activities with the other internal departments.
  • Provide clinical support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.
  • Support commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Engage in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies with key opinion leaders and their colleagues.
  • Identify and support, as needed, in the facilitation of investigator-sponsored clinical trials.
  • Partner with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Lead/participate on project teams as necessary.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in life science with at least 8 years progressively-responsible experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with a focus on CNS or Neurological science, including at least five years as an MSL. An advanced degree in biological sciences (MD, PharmD, PhD) is required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge, with an emphasis in the CNS area.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including in presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MSOffice programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of time

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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – North West Area
(Ref# MSL0914SK)

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Managed Market Stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Development Departments.
  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides Phase 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Leads/participates on project teams as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline. An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) highly preferred. Prior experience as an MSL required, preferably in the central nervous system (CNS) area.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Firm background in scientific methodology, general pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to 75% of time.

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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – West/South West Area
(Ref# MSL0914SK)

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Managed Market Stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Development Departments.
  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides Phase 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Leads/participates on project teams as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline. An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) highly preferred. Prior experience as an MSL required, preferably in the central nervous system (CNS) area.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Firm background in scientific methodology, general pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to 75% of time.

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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – South Area
(Ref# MSL0914SK)

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Managed Market Stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Development Departments.
  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides Phase 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Leads/participates on project teams as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline. An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) highly preferred. Prior experience as an MSL required, preferably in the central nervous system (CNS) area.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Firm background in scientific methodology, general pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to 75% of time.

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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – Great Lakes Area
(Ref# MSL0914SK)

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Managed Market Stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Development Departments.
  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides Phase 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Leads/participates on project teams as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline. An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) highly preferred. Prior experience as an MSL required, preferably in the central nervous system (CNS) area.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Firm background in scientific methodology, general pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to 75% of time.

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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – North East Area
(Ref# MSL0914SK)

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Managed Market Stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Development Departments.
  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides Phase 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Leads/participates on project teams as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline. An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) highly preferred. Prior experience as an MSL required, preferably in the central nervous system (CNS) area.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Firm background in scientific methodology, general pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to 75% of time.

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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – Mid Atlantic Area
(Ref# MSL0914SK)

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Managed Market Stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Development Departments.
  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides Phase 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Leads/participates on project teams as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline. An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) highly preferred. Prior experience as an MSL required, preferably in the central nervous system (CNS) area.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Firm background in scientific methodology, general pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to 75% of time.

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Commercial Positions



Regional Sales Manager - New England Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - New York City Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Washington D.C. Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Atlanta Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Deep South Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Florida Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Northwest Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Southwest Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Denver Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Texas Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Chicago Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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Regional Sales Manager - Midwest Region
(Ref# RSM0614JH)

The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) is responsible for managing a team of specialty sales representatives who interface directly with customers in the field. This includes hiring, developing, coaching, evaluating, and leading them toward successful sales results. The RSM serves as a resource to the team as an expert in disease state and product knowledge, as well as the selling process and regional payer environment. Responsibility also includes business management, such as budgeting and action planning - as well as overseeing execution of all elements of sales implementation, including routing, call activity, and programming. Positions will be geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead the Team
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales specialists
  • Build a winning, customer-centric culture - and model it by establishing strong relationships directly with important customers
  • Motivate and inspire a team toward a common vision
  • Plan and execute effective sales meetings
  • Contribute to the oversight and guidance of ACADIA, and represent well its mission and values
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies
Coach Sales Specialists
  • Complete field visits on a regular basis and coach sales specialists on selling skills and customer interactions
  • Evaluate sales specialist behaviors - providing recognition or identifying development areas as appropriate
  • Handle personnel issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Train and develop staff toward improved skills and success in their roles
Manage the Business
  • Create clear expectations and hold the team accountable to them
  • Establish alignment through a business planning and review process
  • Develop and adhere to a budget
  • Monitor and analyze business results and make necessary adjustments
  • Meet or exceed sales expectations

Experience and Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, MBA preferred. A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in pharmaceutical or medical sales management, with a focus on neuroscience preferred. Must possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership and field coaching ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key customers and build networks within the medical community
  • Ability to anticipate future business opportunities and customer needs
  • Ability to complete verbal and written evaluations of others
  • Organization, initiative, and self-motivation
  • Professionalism, integrity, and the ability to comply to strict policy, work in a highly regulated environment, and maintain confidential information and data
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
  • Must live within the boundaries of the region or a directly neighboring region, and near a major airport
  • Significant overnight travel may be required

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