Philippe Leblond

Founder & CEO at OpenHuddle

Boston, MA

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Philippe Leblond is a healthcare marketer with over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout his career, he's acquired complete product lifecycle experience and industry knowledge ranging from primary care to rare diseases. Each step has led him to the next, each position building on the previous. In 2020, Philippe launched OpenHuddle, a consulting company helping healthcare agencies discover and take advantage of new growth opportunities. This career change was primarily sparked by the overlooked value certain healthcare agencies could bring to pharmaceutical marketers. He had observed this phenomenon in his own work as well as across the industry. Following these accumulated insights and in combination with his professional experience, he found himself uniquely positioned to address this challenge. Far from claiming to be anything like Don Draper or even an Ad Men, what he provides is a greater understanding of pharmaceutical clients (like he used to be) so that healthcare agencies can build a more profitable, fulfilling and enjoyable business. Simply put, Philippe and OpenHuddle help healthcare agencies develop new business opportunities and grow existing clients.

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Work experience

Oct 2020 - Present

OpenHuddle

Founder & CEO

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May 2019 - Sep 2020

Takeda

Director, Immunology Business Unit

- Led the newly formed Alpha-1 Franchise Marketing Team - Developed the Alpha-1 cross-functional brand plan

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Jan 2019 - Apr 2019

Takeda

Associate Director, Immunology Business Unit

- Mobilized cross functional teams to deliver the Alpha 1 Patient Services Launch - Led the development of the new Alpha 1 patient marketing strategy

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Mar 2018 - Dec 2018

Shire

Associate Director, Neuroscience Business Unit

- Co-led on the strategy, development and delivery of the health care professional (HCP) marketing plan - Led and managed the non personal & innovation marketing team - Launched category first technological initiative within the sales force

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Jun 2016 - Feb 2018

Shire

Senior Product Manager, Neuroscience Business Unit

- Co-led the health care professional launch of a pivotal company product - Ensured launch readiness across relevant internal and external cross-functional groups - Rallied multiple agencies around strategic vision and plan execution throughout different launch phases

May 2014 - May 2016

Shire Pharmaceuticals

Product Manager, Neuroscience Business Unit

- Managed the development of strategies and implemented tactics in collaboration with other members of the brand team to reach revenue and profit objectives - Led the revamp of a marketing campaign with an emphasis on the patients' benefits - Strategized against a loss of exclusivity - Launched a patient service initiative offering reimbursement assistance

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Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

Paladin Labs

Product Manager

- Evaluated and forecasted the launch of 2 new pharmaceutical products - Assisted with the development, monitoring and updating of short and long term sales forecasts for 2 urology brands - Under supervision of the Group Product Director, took an active role in the development and recommendation of marketing plans that surpassed forecasts - Led the execution of marketing plans for assigned brands, including preparation of promotional materials, sales force training and launch plans - Monitored and evaluated market conditions, program execution and sales performance vs. expectation - Used initiative, insight and judgment to proactively recommend corrective and/or incremental actions - Managed budgets for assigned brands and projects so as to deliver profit commitments

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Dec 2010 - Mar 2012

Paladin Labs

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

- Analyzed the territory and historical sales performance to identify sales opportunities - Developed a plan of action that will achieve sales objectives and develop the territory to its full sales potential - Executed the plan of action, achieving strong levels of reach and frequency among key customers - Developed a superior level of product knowledge in order to best understand physician needs and how the company's products can be best positioned to address them - Planed and executed selling events and continuing medical education activities to increase the adoption of the company's products

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Jan 2009 - Nov 2010

Paladin Labs

Associate Product Manager

- Assisted with the development, monitoring and updating of short and long term sales forecasts for 2 urology brands - Under supervision of the Group Product Director, took an active role in the development and recommendation of marketing plans that surpassed forecasts - Led the execution of marketing plans for assigned brands, including preparation of promotional materials, sales force training and launch plans - Monitored and evaluated market conditions, program execution and sales performance vs. expectation - Used initiative, insight and judgment to proactively recommend corrective and/or incremental actions - Managed budgets for assigned brands and projects so as to deliver profit commitments

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May 2008 - Dec 2008

Paladin Labs

Marketing Coordinator

- Managed over 45 pharmaceutical brands touching a variety of specialties - Helped introduce 4 new brands to the company

Jun 2006 - Apr 2008

Dare Foods Limited

Territory Manager

Education

2003 - 2006

Université de Montréal - HEC Montréal

Bachelor, Marketing

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