Senior Program Officer, Market Analytics (Product Introduction)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 105432704
Our Global Health Division harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Where they don’t, we are uniquely positioned to invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. Our work in infectious diseases focuses on strategies to fight and prevent HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, enteric and diarrheal diseases, MNCH diseases and pneumonia. These strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery and Translational Sciences, Vaccine Development, Integrated Development, and the Office of the President and Strategy Planning and Management.
The Integrated Portfolio Management Team (IPM) within the Office of the President and Strategy Planning and Management department is tasked with maximizing the health impact of our product development investment portfolio, which is similar in size to the largest pharmaceutical companies. We do this by modeling the value/impact and the risk of most products in our R&D pipeline which leadership uses to guide the foundation’s health investment strategy. The team also provides market analytics support for launch planning and product introduction, predominantly for new innovative products where channels to market in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are immature or lacking all together, e.g., therapeutics, in vitro diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and microbial interventions.
Leadership and Culture
We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.
We are looking for an exceptional Senior Program Officer (SPO) to lead and build capability for data acquisition, analytics development and modeling/forecasting for new innovative products. In addition to building these capabilities you will ensure that the organization has the appropriate information/data to make informed and timely investment decisions related to human health interventions, mainly by providing insights into the markets, developing robust forecasts and health impact analyses of innovative product introductions.
The role offers a unique opportunity to have an impact by providing insights through the optimization of product and launch planning for products that will save lives and reduce suffering in the world’s low and middle-income countries.
The position will report to the Deputy Director, Integrated Portfolio Management in our Global Health program division.
Curate and maintain a catalog of market data (public and private) relevant for launch planning and introduction of new innovative interventions
Collaborate with Program Strategy Teams and Product Introduction staff to frame analytical questions required to inform critical strategy and investment decisions.
Develop tools to analyze market data, including volumes, pricing, distribution channels, across therapeutics, in vitro diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and microbial interventions.
Develop and run modeling frameworks for analysis of product launch scenarios with respect to population targeting, impact assessment, cost effectiveness evaluation, and demand forecasting.
Develop tools to make models accessible to all partners, allowing them to adjust parameters and visualize the impact on product introduction scenarios.
Analyze market challenges and opportunities and ensure product forecasts are aligned with product positioning.
Carry out research on relevant academic papers and global health studies to inform assumptions needed to implement health intervention models.
Drive continuous improvement of business planning and market assessments to increase overall productivity of the analytics function.
Develop presentation materials and effectively communicate key subject matter to internal and external collaborators.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Education
Advanced degree with 10 years of experience including 5 years of experience in market analytics and/or health economic models (candidates with less experience will be considered for a Program Officer role).
Broad understanding of and experience from emerging/global health markets
Industry experience (pharmaceutical/biotech, consumer health, and/or diagnostics) strongly preferred
Knowledge of life sciences (infectious diseases preferred), epidemiology and biostatistics techniques used in global health.
Proficiency with modeling in R and/or Python, spreadsheet modeling, simulation, data analysis, statistics/econometrics and other quantitative skills.
Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills including experience assembling, organizing and analyzing information, extracting insights and communicating findings.
Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills to effectively calibrate input and synthesize information to connect with varied and diverse audiences.
Experience in working with limited data sources a plus.
Strategic problem-solving skills to structure the analysis needed to address a complex and ambiguous question, within the resources and time constraints provided.
Resourceful, self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, and enthusiasm in a fast-paced and complex environment
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Depending upon your work location, we may require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and any recommended booster doses. All employees based in the United States are to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire and any recommended boosters, subject to applicable laws.
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We are dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve our mission will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and prior protected activity.