Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.
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Astellas is announcing a Senior Manager, Business Insights opportunity in Northbrook, IL.
Purpose & Scope of Position:
The Sr. Manager, Business Insights is responsible for conducting analysis and reporting to provide timely, strategic, and actionable, data-driven insights and recommendations to the Marketing, Sales and related internal functions to support achievement of Astella's Urology franchise objectives.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Collaborate with and leverage advanced analytical expertise to support marketing, sales and other internal partners to prioritize, develop and improve upon key reporting metrics and performance indicators around brand objectives to enable better and more informed business decisions.
Lead design and manage complex projects applying data science and other advanced analytics techniques, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration to conduct rigorous analyses to uncover new business opportunities and insights and to support the development of actionable strategic and tactical recommendations based on the findings.
Apply best practices to design, efficiently conduct, strategically align, and communicate ad hoc analyses as needed to support evolving business requirements and to provide timely business insights.
Identify, standardize, and automate integration of critical reporting metrics and modeling tools and adapt current reports and metrics to support evolving business needs and opportunities.
Provide consultation and training on analytical outcomes and deliverables to ensure their proper use and effectiveness among users.
Lead efforts to collaborate with and mobilize other operational stakeholders to define, develop, and maintain business rules and data models in alignment with internal policies and business needs.
Engage, lead, and manage projects to include resource mobilization, vendor selection and engagement, definition of scope and requirements, and achievement of timelines, budgets, and deliverables.
Lead and manage external relationships with vendors, consultants and commercial partners to achieve business objectives.
Provide expert recommendations on various statistical modeling techniques to apply within analytical projects, mentor others on the use and application on those modeling techniques, and continuously work to expand techniques and tools available to the team.
Lead, manage, and support collaboration with marketing, IC and FFD, and other analytical, reporting, and business functions on initiatives to include field force sizing and alignment, call targeting, customer segmentation, customer valuation, promotional response modeling, promotional mix optimization, sample and program utilization, ROI assessments and others
Continuously expand proficiency among data systems, programs, and software resources, lead support of data quality control and acquisition and maintenance of ad hoc analytical environments, to ensure optimal and efficient achievement of department objectives.
Achievement of urology brand goals.
Annual department operating budget
This position requires close collaboration with Data Governance, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Health Systems, Incentive Compensation and Field Force Deployment, Business Support and, IS.
Bachelor's degree in Business related field or the sciences with courses focused on quantitative techniques.
5-8 years of progressively expanding experience in analytics, including advanced analytics supporting sales and marketing organizations within the pharmaceutical or healthcare related industry.
Possess strong interpersonal skills and consistently demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels of employees including senior management.
Consistent track record of ability to thrive in fast-paced, team environment, adapt to changing priorities, and independently lead cross-functional projects of high complexity.
Demonstrated experience designing solutions with business Intelligence and data visualization tools.
Excellent skills and demonstrated ability in the following areas: project management, organization, written and verbal communication, accuracy, personal initiative, autonomy, and innovation.
Demonstrated ability in taking lead to proactively evaluate existing sales and marketing strategies and tactics and recommend changes, when appropriate.
Ability to communicate complex messages effectively and persuasively in writing and speech with a broad range of stakeholders
Strong listening skills
Strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills
Proficient in PowerPoint
Ability to work/influence effectively within and across teams.
Ability to understand, translate, and integrate multiple data sources into clear and actionable insights to drive decision-making
Strong business acumen and strategic orientation with a customer/marketing mindset
Experience with analytical approach to marketing tactics analysis, call plan development, territory alignment, customer/product segmentation, or similar.
Minimum 6 years of experience applying statistics, predictive modeling, forecasting and simulation in complex analytical projects to deliver actionable solutions to business problems.
Ability to independently design, implement, and validate simulations and models in R, SAS or similar language.
Knowledge of relational database concepts, proficiency with SQL and at least one of the following: R, SAS, or similar language
MS in Statistics or Economics or other quantitative discipline is preferred, or MBA with Marketing Analytics/Decision Science Concentration
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the U.S. and employs nearly 1,200 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.Our commitment to changing tomorrow is measured not only by our focus on bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians, but also by the importance we place on the impact we can make within the communities where we work and live. Astellas supports many causes and has created Changing Tomorrow Day, an annual, worldwide volunteer event, to demonstrate this commitment.