Commercial Chief of Staff – Senior Director

Posted on 5/16/2024

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

501-1,000 employees

Develops therapies for neurological disorders


Compensation Overview

$214,000 - $267,400Annually

+ competitive base salary + discretionary bonus + equity awards + tuition assistance


San Diego, CA, USA

Required Skills
Financial analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field; MBA preferred
  • 15 years relevant experience focusing on operations and cross-functional team leadership at a pharmaceutical/biotech company
  • Strong cross-functional leadership abilities and knowledge of pharmaceutical drug development process
  • Highly-developed communication skills
  • Organizational and political agility
  • Strong strategic/financial analysis skills
  • Ability to work quickly across departments and deliver project results on time
  • Experience working closely with executive management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • Support a broad range of functional areas and partners on Commercial Projects
  • Participate in meetings and capture decisions and action plans
  • Ensure department projects remain on track and teams are aligned
  • Communicate effectively to keep stakeholders engaged and aligned
  • Identify necessary resources and process improvements
  • Influence cross-functional departments for business growth
  • Develop and present proposals and recommendations
  • Drive collaboration and alignment on commercial projects
  • Provide guidance to resolve project issues
  • Define future capabilities for organizational growth
  • Generate insights into external best practices
  • Maintain compliance and adherence to company policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Acadia Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to enhancing lives through groundbreaking therapies for neurological and mental health disorders, including Parkinson’s disease psychosis, Rett syndrome, and schizophrenia. This focus on specific, underserved symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions establishes a distinct competitive edge in the pharmaceutical industry. Employees engage in pivotal, enriching work that not only advances medical science but also directly impacts patient well-being, making it a commendable workplace.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Diego, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth