Senior Director, Business Insights & Analytics US Oncology - Hematology

Gaithersburg, MD
Jul 02, 2022
Jul 08, 2022
Full Time
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the worlds most serious diseases. But were more than one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies.Join a place thats working to fundamentally change the way cancer is treated. Evolving to an outcomes-based model we go beyond treatment to shape the cancer care environment and transform the whole patient experience. We work holistically, from early diagnosis to survivorship, ensuring no patient is left behind. Each of us believes that by delivering earlier stage interventions with curative possibilities and championing the development of precision combinations, we can transform the lives of patients living with cancer across the world.Insights & Analytics Senior Director - Position Description:The Insights & Analytics Senior Director is a leadership role accountable for generating actionable insights that materially impact the business. In this role, you will have oversight primary market research, forecasting, and analytics in support of one of AstraZenecas US Oncology brands. There is direct managerial responsibility, but also a requirement for broader leadership across the Insights & Analytics team to deliver across these areas. In this role highly consultative you will work with the Marketing, Sales, and Managed Care teamsthis requires strong leadership, strategic thinking, communication excellence and a results-oriented mindset. A strong foundation of primary market research skills, secondary data analysis proficiency, and business and clinical acumen are necessary. One will be successful in this role by combining these skills with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence strategy and decision-making.Leadership Capabilities:Passion for Customers: Understands one's customers and uses that insight to provide valueThinks Strategically: Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities, combining forethought with action. This is based on an understanding of the external environment and its impact on AZ its oncology brandsDevelops People and Organization: Demonstrates a genuine commitment to the time and effort needed to develop oneself and othersDrives Performance: Holds self and others accountable for the achievement of performance expectations. Creates an environment that enables others to perform at their bestActs Decisively: Makes and acts on decisions quickly and effectively and fosters the same in others. This is based on an underlying courage to enable risk-taking for the businessWorks Collaboratively: Actively creates and promotes cross-boundary collaboration with the aim of achieving better business results. Boundaries can exist between individuals, geographies, cultures, teams, functions, organizations, etc.Accountabilities/Responsibilities:Engage as a thought partner adding value through interpretation of primary market research and secondary data analyses. Partner with Marketing, Sales and Managed Markets teams to develop brand strategies leveraging a range of analytics and insight from the marketplace to unlock the full commercial value of the oncology portfolioOversee primary research, forecasting, and analytics, managing projects when necessary and ensuring best practice approaches are always utilized. Activities include:Design of insight plans ensuring resources (dollars and people) are best leveraged to meet the true business needs. This includes use of primary market research and secondary data analytics to answer critical business questionsManagement and design of qualitative and quantitative market research that delivers insights to enable evidence-driven marketing decisionsGuiding research for the development of marketing materials and go-to market tactical plansLeading the delivery of evidence-based, analytically sound, and clearly articulated product forecastsKPI development and performance tracking for the brand, including brand equity and quantitative tracking. Monitoring brand health to clearly and partnering with the performance analytics team to quickly diagnose brand performance and impact tactical plans to drive greater business results post launchPresent key insights, analyses, and business implications to senior management. Assemble facts and insight to tell a cohesive story that clearly communicates the health of the brand/businessProactively communicate with multi-functional teams to anticipate future needs and provide teams with strategic recommendations and insights; and identify information and data needsDevelop people from both a functional skills and leadership perspective with goal of increasing the talent level (across the span of acquired, developed and retained)Leverage deep understanding of Pharma/Bio industry marketing and how market research is used to guide product commercialization and lifecycle managementCollaborate across the business including with Pricing and Market Access team to ensure that payer insights are integrated into commercial and clinical strategy and positioningEducation:BA/BS degree; preferably advanced degree in a relevant field (eg, MBA, PhD)Experience:6+ years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience working for a biopharmaceutical company or other relevant industry (eg, management consulting, market research, investment banking); Oncology experience preferredExperience applying various primary research techniques and secondary data analytics to inform business decisionsPharmaceutical or consumer insight experience highly desirableSkills and Competencies:Ability to manage, prioritize and lead numerous projects simultaneouslyDemonstrated ability to pull together insights from a variety of sources and develop strategic guidance for brand teams that result in a business decision or actionDemonstrated ability to cope well with change, risk, and uncertainty (ambiguity) and act decidedly with incomplete or imperfect informationDemonstrated ability to influence laterally and vertically; ability to influence without authority, motivate teams, and maintain high levels of respect for and from peersStrong business and marketing acumen and excellent communication and interpersonal skills; consultative background preferredDemonstrated communication and teamwork skills; ability to gain consensus and act within a matrix team environment; ability to work in a collaborative and influencing fashion that drives to business actionDemonstrated success in applying various primary research techniques to inform strategy in the pharmaceutical industryProficiency in secondary data analysis with intimate knowledge of a variety of industry secondary data sourcesAbility to work within AstraZeneca's established policies/procedures and core valuesAbility to travel within the USA and abroadAbout GaithersburgOur Gaithersburg, Maryland facility crafts life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 specialists in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most ground breaking technology and lab spaces, all designed to encourage collaboration and cross-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusion and collaboration.The Gaithersburg site offers various amenities to help boost efficiency and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria and copy center. This is where youll find newly-designed, activity-based work spaces to suit a variety of working styles while strengthening collaboration between Jobble

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