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The Commercial Director, Oncology has a critically important role in driving the commercial success for Elsevier’s clinical solutions for oncology.  Elsevier is a leader in advanced clinical decision support for oncologists. Our solutions are used by over 2,500 oncologists to improve cancer care. Elsevier’s Clinical Solutions unit considers oncology a very important growth area and is investing significantly in expanding solutions to better serve oncologists, oncology nurses, payers and life science companies and help them improve outcomes. 


This is an exciting new role critically important for driving growth and innovation. The Director is a key member of the commercial team and works very closely with other functional team such as sales, product, content, and informatics focused on our oncology solutions. Team members are largely based in our Pittsburgh office. This role will report directly to the Commercial VP, Oncology, and is based in Pittsburgh (with Philadelphia as an alternative that would require significant travel to Pittsburgh).



This role has a deep understanding of our customers and partners, and the outcomes they want to achieve. It is primarily responsible for delivering the new sales and earned revenue goals for the oncology portfolio through sales into the target segments. The main commercial responsibilities are:

  1. Define segment-based commercial strategies
  2. Drive execution of go-to-market strategies
  3. Foster customer and other industry-participant relationships


Define segment-based commercial strategies

  • Drive segment strategy and execution with VP and other team members
  • Develop customer segmentation and segment prioritization
  • Participate in and lead customer discussions to define segment-specific customer needs and value proposition; obtain additional insights from sales, customer engagement, and marketing
  • Collaborate with product, informatics, content, and technology in developing product value
  • Refine partner and channel strategy for go-to-market (including identification of partners)

Drive execution of go-to-market strategies

  • Closely work with marketing, sales, account management, and customer engagement teams to define execution plans for go-to-market strategies, and ensure successful execution
  • Drive use of customer insights data and analytics in sales and services execution
  • Jointly work with sales leadership to develop account strategy and support sales teams in sales execution; develop strong customer relationships
  • Support international commercial efforts
  • Work with channel and strategic partners to drive execution of commercial strategy, actively support key relationships

Foster customer and other industry-participant relationships

  • Understanding customer an industry-participants clinical priorities and competitive pressures
  • Support account management and implementation teams in delivering timely implementation and strong relationships with customers
  • Discovery and communicate unmet customer needs to relevant other teams
  • Participate in industry events

We are looking for a very accomplished commercial director who can significantly accelerate our success and help motivate the team. Important characteristics include:

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a matrixed environment and be able to lead through demonstration of a strong work ethic and commitment and understanding of, the industry and the needs of our customers
  • Highly-motivated self-starter who is relentlessly results driven
  • Proven track record of commercial success in areas such as sales, business development, product marketing / product commercial roles
  • In-depth understanding of U.S. healthcare industry and oncology trends
  • Experience in successfully leading discussions with decision makers
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and drive commercial success
  • 7+ years professional experience, with strong background in healthcare
  • Advanced degree a plus


Upon acceptance of this role, the selected internal candidate will be required to sign a Restrictive Covenants Agreement which includes Non-Solicitation, Non-Disclosure and for certain roles a Non-Competition Agreement as a condition of placement into the role.


Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including 
ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciValClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancetand Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com


Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.





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