Business Insights Manager in Northbrook, IL

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Astellas Pharma US, Inc   •  

Northbrook, IL 60062

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


8 - 10 years

Posted 32 days ago

Purpose & Scope:

This role will provide primary and secondary market research supporting XOSPATA or emerging oncology brands.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

* Responsible for leading the proposal, design, and execution of primary market research, both qualitative and quantitative, in support of XOSPATA or pre-launch oncology products.

* Develops, executes, and maintains market research plans and budgets.

* Executes current market research plans for XOSPATA or pre-launch products.

* Interacts with brand teams to develop & execute annual situational analyses, market research plans and budgets.

* Responsible for analysis of results from market research projects, preparing meaningful, timely reports and presentations to brand teams, ensuring information is communicated clearly and effectively.

* Develops requests for proposals, solicits competitive bids, awards contracts to outside market research agencies; manages the activities of the outside market research agencies and reviews their performance against proposals and budgets.

* Provides expertise as data consultant on all secondary resources and identifies appropriate uses of each resource, such as conducting product sales tracking, market trend analysis and performance reports.

* Develops dashboards to provide brand teams with clear, concise, insights based on key performance indicators, on a monthly basis.

* Partners with other commercial operations functional areas to ensure shared knowledge between these groups

Quantitative Dimensions:

* The Manager will be responsible for conducting market research projects with an annual budget of approximately $1 - 3 million.

* Achievement of Sales and Marketing Goals.

Organizational Context:

* The Manager is an individual contributor

* Reports to either Assistant/ Associate Director, Insights and Analytics (within Commercial Operations).

Requirements Qualifications:


* Bachelor degree required, preferably in business or science.

* 7+ years of experience in pharmaceutical market research, with demonstrated expertise in sophisticated methodologies. Experience in oncology (or rare/orphan diseases) highly preferred.

* The successful candidate will demonstrate: the ability to think clearly and logically, think and act independently as needed, strong personal & non-personal communication skills, the ability to prioritize projects and demands on their time.

* The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to come up to speed very quickly.

* Computer proficiency with desktop software in a Windows environment is required: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.

* Excellent skills are required in the following areas: organization, written and verbal communication, accuracy, and personal initiative.


* Advanced degree (MBA/MS)

* Scientific acumen

* Strong knowledge of the general pharma databases such as IMS and SHA/Symphony and of oncology databases is highly preferred.

* Supervisory experience is not required, but would be a plus. If the workload requires the use of market research contractors, this position may be required to supervise their work. Experience working on co-promotion brand(s)

* Forecasting.

Valid Through: 2019-10-10