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2X Associate Director, Business Insights (forecasting)

Business Development




Princeton, New Jersey, United States

$500 million! That’s the savings Sandoz has provided in just two years to the US healthcare system as a result of the successful adoption of one of our oncology supportive care biosimilar into clinical practice. Sandoz has eight biosimilar approved globally – including four in the US – and more than ten in the pipeline. Biosimilar may enable more patients to access advanced biologic medicines earlier, and Sandoz has proven that biosimilar offer significant savings for overburdened health systems. We are looking for curious, innovative, driven people to help us get these products into the market. Maybe that’s you.<br><br>Associate Director, Business Insights Specialist (BIS) is a key member of the Sandoz Strategic Insights & Analytics. In partnership with marketing, sales leadership, finance, market access and other various key stakeholders, the business insights specialist is responsible for using expert market research and analytics to provide meaningful market insights which enable effective, data driven decision-making.<br><br><b>First position</b>- Associate Director, Business Insights Specialist (BIS) is a key member of the Specialty POD 1 (Multiple Sclerosis) within the Sandoz Strategic Insights & Analytics (I&A) team and supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Biosimilars team. BIS develops and executes marketing research and analytics programs and analyses providing strategic insights which support long term business goals with significant potential to impact company earnings. BIS is an analytical thought leader who delivers best-in-class actionable insights to drive better data-driven decisions to give Sandoz a competitive advantage. BIS has a deep understanding of the business, customers, and performance drivers. BIS is an analytical consultant to the business units and business insights leaders to support the decisions and investment choices.<br>Responsibilities include developing, executing and maintaining forecast and analytical models, gathering market and patient insights using both primary & secondary information, benchmarking & opportunity evaluation. Responsible for marketing research and business analytics supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Biosimilars franchise, as well as ad hoc research as needed. Identify issues and opportunities, define and prioritize information needs, creatively apply market research techniques to drive strategic thought & effective decision-making.<br><br><b>Second position<b/>- This position is dedicated to support the Enterprise-wide POD. This position is a strategic and trusted advisor to Sandoz Small Molecule Generics Franchise Leads and Launch Management teams. This position requires an analytical thought leader to deliver best-in-class actionable insights and forecasting expertise to drive data-driven decisions. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical industry, and generic/ biosimilar product lifecycle in particular, commercial acumen, and strong forecasting modeling experience. MA, Payer, and Brand experience is helpful. <br>The business specialist must demonstrate strong consultative skills, ability to work independently and proactively to meet business needs and deadlines. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team that operates as the Center of Excellence for the US Sandoz organization, with ability to influence commercial strategy through actionable insights and innovative analytics.<br><br><i>This opportunity is located at the Princeton (NJ) site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. Relocation assistance may be available.</i><br><br><b>Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:</b><br>•Work directly with the Business Insights Lead (BIL) and/or Franchise Lead to develop the natalizumab biosimilar/Small Molecule Generics Franchise strategic plans and support cross-functional stakeholders. Develop, execute & maintain forecast and analytical models, evaluate business performance, define & track KPIs, and leverage internal & external data assets to make better data-driven decisions on where-to-play and how-to-win.<br>•Using wide array of internal and external vendor databases, turn data into meaningful insights, synthesize findings, create data-driven actionable recommendations for commercial tactics.<br>•Work across Sandoz: partner with commercial teams and business insights leaders, departments (e.g., Launch Management, Supply Management, Finance, Managed Markets); develop counseling and working relationships across departments and with key brand members within a matrix structure.<br>•Challenge the status quo, explore new data assets, and experiment with innovative forecasting and analytical techniques to ensure Sandoz competitive advantage with robust analytics. Challenge external vendors and internal Sandoz teams to think differently<br>•Works closely with the Business Insights Leads to develop new tools and reporting, analogues, explore innovative data assets and drive standardization across I&A. Collaborate with colleagues from NBS-CONEXT team to develop best practice, optimize forecast refresh process, and accelerate organizational knowledge.<br>•Simplify complex analyses and create clear & concise stories to motivate the organization to make better data-driven decisions, developing promotional campaigns, and business cases.<br>•Translate the business needs into actionable analytic-focused initiatives to provide solutions and/or recommendations to enable the business excellence.<br><br>[#video#{#400,300#}#/video#]