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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Senior Manager, Business Analytics & Market Research

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

The Senior Manager, Business Analytics & Market Research will have overall accountability for analytics, forecasting, and market research aligned a business unit. This role is responsible for compiling, interpreting, disseminating, and presenting data and insight analysis utilizing various data sources including primary and secondary market research.

The Senior Manager, Business Analytics & Market Research will report to the Director, Analytics & Insights. They will be an integral member of the Business Unit cross-functional team; providing analytics, research, forecasting capabilities and other deliverables to ensure a thorough understanding of the business and market dynamics. This role will provide critical insights to support and facilitate strategic decision making within the business unit.

The Role:

  • The generation and provision of reliable and accurate reports, analyses and recommendations to the business unit to support decision making from a thorough understanding of the market.

  • Proactively partnering with the business team to understand research needs and develop the annual market research plan. Lead primary and secondary market research initiatives that address business unit insight requirements and forecast assumption testing.

  • Support the launch of new products through detailed market research, KPI development and KOL identification.

  • Understand respective business unit goals and develop analytics and KPIs to support performance tracking against these targets

  • Lead the forecasting cross-functional team and process to deliver timely and accurate demand forecasts for the business unit product portfolio. Facilitate the cross functional collaboration of internal stakeholders (marketing, finance, market access, senior management, etc.) to develop solid assumptions to underpin forecasts, LE and budget.

  • Responsible for developing and presenting the annual situation analysis for the respective therapeutic area, in support of the brand planning process

  • The Manager, Business Analytics & Market Research will communicate insightful and meaningful results to senior management. They will be able to influence senior management and advise on strategic direction on a regular basis.

  • Liase with regional and global counterparts to coordinate market research plans, KPI reporting and standardization of forecasting models.

  • Provide a long-term view to the business unit based on comprehensive knowledge of the Canadian market and competitive landscape.

  • Manage respective therapeutic area market research and data purchase spends against budget.

  • Identify and pursue opportunities to improve quality of analytics and insights, and share best practices.

  • Select and manage vendors to support execution of relevant activities.

  • Develop a network within Gilead global teams to identify best practices and leverage relevant information and approaches

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance or related field.

  • 6+ year’s pharmaceutical industry experience demonstrating success in market research planning and execution, forecasting and business analysis.

  • MBA or advanced business degree preferred.

  • Demonstrated understanding of market research and analytics methodology and best practices.

  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding and implementation of demand forecast modelling.

  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Strong presence with ability to command respect through exercise of sound business judgment and clear decision-making.

  • Experience with effectively communicating and negotiating with Senior Management.

  • Track record of successful budget management with an understanding of expense budget planning and tracking.

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams or work groups

  • Proven superior planning skills, routinely anticipates and plans for alternative/unlikely scenarios.



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