Director, Neurology & Immunology (N&I) New Products Planning Support, Global Strategic Insights

Your Role: This position will be responsible for secondary data analytics, primary global market research, and business analyses that strategically inform key business decisions for the company's growing pipeline of Neurology and Immunology products. Specific responsibilities include assessing and guiding secondary data needs, designing and executing primary market research, coordinating some competitive intelligence requirements, and actively contributing to strategic discussions to optimize pipeline opportunities. He or she will deploy methodologies and advanced analytic tools and capabilities which reflect best practices, and ultimately will ensure that customer insight informs the product development process.
Reports to and partners with the head of the N&I Global Strategic Insights (GSI Senior Insights Lead) to ensure internal business partner expectations are met or exceeded
Analyze, integrate and interpret results from CI, secondary and primary market research, prepare meaningful, timely reports and presentations for brand teams and senior management, and ensure information is communicated clearly and effectively to all key stakeholders (global, regional and country levels).
Identify, evaluate and help purchase global secondary data reports and databases that support the pipeline; recommend appropriate uses of each resource
Design primary market research, both qualitative and quantitative, to support business decisions for pre-launch N&I assets
Develop, execute, and maintain market research/project plans and budgets; MR will cover key global markets including the G7 and occasionally BRIC markets
Ensure compliance with internal process and policies regarding the development and approval of market research methods and materials
Monitor and ensure appropriate level of rigor is applied in GSI activity depending on business needs and the decision to be made
Partner with NPP Marketing and R&D to ensure deep understanding of clinical development programs and identification of decision points and business questions that need to be addressed to inform them
Brief multiple stakeholders, colleagues and managers so they can effectively communicate the assumptions and implications of data analyses and MR insights
Contribute to the development of competitive intelligence KITs and KIQs, and integration of CI feedback into opportunity evaluations
Provide input into the design of forecast models, and in the interpretation of revenue forecasts, and associated risks and opportunities, including sensitivity and/or alternate scenarios
Represent GSI in cross-company projects with broad strategic or tactical objectives
Support the implementation of functional excellence and standards across all GSI activities within the company. Help the company maintain pace with current industry best practices for quality business analysis
Who You Are:
Degree level education preferably in science or equivalent experience. Post-graduate degree strongly preferred (MA, MS, MBA, PhD).
6-8 years of relevant competitive intelligence and commercial analytics experience.
Broad experience in the key functional areas of market research including the ability to identify key business levers, to develop a robust market research plan to address critical needs, and to design and analyze primary market research.
Strong strategic skills including ability to see the big picture, conceptual/out of the box thinking, proven senior management presence and exceptional communication skills are a must.
Broad experience in other key functional areas of CI, analytics and forecasting including the ability to understand and identify key business levers
Expert knowledge of classic industry secondary data/information sources.
Understanding of marketing/commercial and key financial levers within the pharmaceutical environment a must.
Global experience strongly preferred
Expert level Powerpoint and Excel skills required to effectively showcase how market research results tell a story and inform decisions and to understand forecasting models and manipulate performance reporting tools
Familiarity with clinical trial databases and services like clinicaltrials.gov, TrialTrove, Cortellis, etc. is strongly preferred
Ability to lead a cross-functional discussion in an organized and tactful manner, systematically using supporting information and logic, by building and defending cogent arguments; ability to guide the group to a consensus of opinion
Familiarity with key global market and technology trends in the pharmaceutical industry is required
Experience with in-licensing and acquisitions, opportunity prioritization exercises and portfolio reviews is a plus
Demonstrated ability to effectively influence senior members within and/or across functional teams through superior analysis and reasoned solutions.
Demonstrated competencies required in the following areas: collaboration, organization, written and verbal communication, accuracy, and personal initiative.
Other requirements include concise and impactful written and verbal communications; first-hand experience working on and influencing multi-functional teams; and the ability to provide leadership across multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to balance conflicting priorities.
This position may require up to 20% travel.
Job Requisition ID: 181542
Location: Rockland
Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model: full-time

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