Associate Director, Global Business Intelligence, Opthalmology

Business Intelligence Waltham, Massachusetts


Description

Apellis is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutic compounds to treat disease through the inhibition of the complement system, which is an integral component of the immune system, at the level of C3, the central protein in the complement cascade.

We believe that our lead product candidate, APL-2, has the potential to be a first-in-class treatment targeting C3 that may address the limitations of existing treatment options or provide a treatment option where there currently is none. APL-2 has already shown activity that we believe is clinically meaningful in clinical trials for two distinct medical conditions—geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration (GA) and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). We plan to conduct additional clinical trials in GA, PNH, autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and complement-dependent nephropathies.

We are looking for a talented and energetic Associate Director of Business Intelligence who will play a key role in in the launch planning and commercialization of APL-2 in Ophthalmology.  The Associate Director of Business Intelligence will be accountable for partnering closely with the global and affiliate commercial teams in order to generate market-specific intelligence gathered from primary market research, secondary data analysis, and competitive intelligence in order to create integrated, actionable insights for key customer/stakeholder groups.  The ideal candidate should have experience working in a commercial business intelligence or commercial insights position within a biotech or pharmaceutical company.  The Associate Director for Ophthalmology will report into the Director of Business Intelligence Insights and will serve as a key member of the team to drive insights and market knowledge that will be the foundation for the global launch preparations.  Expertise in designing, managing and coordinating market research projects (including international markets) is a must.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Brand Building: Partnering with Ophthalmology Global Brand leadership to define the key priorities and deliverables that support the creation of patient- and HCP-facing content, including customer segmentations and branded/unbranded campaigns
  • Insight Identification: Partnering with the global brand leads and relevant cross-functional stakeholders, generating strategic insights to inform and support global and country-specific product strategy
  • Project leadership: Proactively scoping key business questions, generating hypotheses, designing studies/analyses, and generating insights for global and/or U.S. teams
  • Brand Planning: Responsibility for leading Business Intelligence support for the brand planning process, including market outlook and situation assessments
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Own the annual insights budget for planned projects from planning through execution

Qualifications

  • BS degree required (business, biology, or medicine-related degree preferred). Advanced Degree (MBA, PhD, PharmD) preferred
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotech/medtech industry (client-side experience preferred)
  • Must Haves:
    • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative market research methodologies
    • Working knowledge of secondary data sources and experience leveraging secondary data to generate insights
    • Demonstrated project and vendor management skills
    • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to influence without authority
    • Strategic and Analytical Mindset
    • Strong problem solving/framing abilities
    • Excellent communication skills; able to create simplicity from complexity, expert narrative development/storytelling
    • Managerial courage: ability to challenge and persuade
    • Proven ability to engage with business unit and executive leadership
  • Preferred
  • Ophthalmology experience
  • Experience in Competitive Intelligence, Commercial Assessments and/or Consulting

Employment

  • Full-Time Regular
  • Domestic and international travel will be required in this role (up to 25%)

Benefits And Perks

Apellis offers a great benefit package which includes: health insurance with full premium coverage, 401K with company match, paid time off (PTO), long- term disability insurance, life insurance and more! Visit http://apellis.com/careerbenefits.html to learn more.

EEO Statement

Apellis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Apellis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumocononiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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EEO Statement: Apellis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Apellis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumocononiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.