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We are delighted to welcome Andrew Mooney into the IE fold. Andrew joins our Associate team with a wealth of pharmaceutical brand management leadership experience at global, regional and local levels. He has worked at Novo Nordisk, ALK Abello and GN Hearing.

Andrew, what piqued your interest to join IE?

Personal endorsement from an IE colleague I knew from a previous role, and upon further research, the company’s vision and values really resonated with me. My role here offers the perfect opportunity to leverage my international and local experience in a very tangible way, in order to lift launch capabilities. In my view, launch is perhaps the most exciting and crucial element of working in pharma and now I get to work with it 100% across a range of clients.

First impressions since starting?

Every internal interaction that I’ve had throughout the recruitment process and during my first week has demonstrated that the IE values are not just words on a company website. It’s been refreshing to see the lack of ego and hierarchy and instead a really professional, passionate and ambitious team atmosphere. It’s early days but so far, my impressions are very positive. 

What are you most looking forward to work-wise?

I get my energy from working with other people. I love facilitating workshops and task force meetings where multidisciplinary groups come together to prioritize and solve issues, or indeed leverage opportunities. Therefore, the Launch Readiness Reviews will be an exciting element of the role. Also, I’ve recently been in Global roles, so I’m also excited to be working on local launch execution again. A well-articulated global value proposition is important, but a robust, coherent and ambitious local launch plan is vital. 

How will you be helping our clients?

Working on a launch, while in many cases still supporting current business, means that clients are extremely busy. Sometimes they are so deep in the business and working at such a pace that a client can miss perspective. I believe that it’s my role to provide that perspective by understanding their needs, analysing the plans and asking those pertinent questions which will inspire new thinking and identify gaps or issues that need to be addressed. The result of my involvement should be a more connected and collaborative launch team that will leverage Ignite, our launch management platform to create a robust launch plan to maximise launch impact

Outside of work, what is your inspiration?

Family is an obvious answer, but in these strange corona times I’ve come to understand that even more clearly. I’m British (and newly Swedish) and live in Malmö, Sweden. Consequently, I haven’t been home to visit the UK side of the family for over a year now. On the positive side, I have had more time to be with my Swedish family, which I’ve valued immensely. Outside of family, I’m a little obsessed with being physically active. I love CrossFit, running and golf and try to do some form of exercise every day. Lastly, I’m desperately trying to improve my embarrassingly poor Swedish language skills via an on-line evening course.

If you would like to find out how Andrew can you help you with your launch, please email launch@innovative-edge.com.