Director, Business Intelligence and New Product Planning

Marketing Waltham, Massachusetts


Position Summary:

We are looking for a talented and energetic Business Intelligence and New Product Planning Director. This person will play a key role in in the launch planning for APL-2 including leading efforts in new product planning, business intelligence and commercial assessments as well as supporting commercial inputs into financial planning and business development.

The ideal candidate should have experience working in a business intelligence or commercial analytics position within a biotech or pharmaceutical Commercial group, BD group or investment bank. The role will report to the Chief Commercial Officer and collaborate and work closely with the C-suite and other members of senior management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Chief Commercial Officer to develop and execute the global launch plan for APL-2
  • Develop business and competitive intelligence capabilities and materials for senior management
  • Build commercial assessments and forecasts for key programs to support portfolio decisions and input into TPPs for key programs.
  • Works with Finance & Operations to establish financial planning scenarios for management decisions.
  • Work with the Chief Commercial Officer and other C-suite executives to establish the Corporate Strategy for Apellis


  • BS/BA in Business and/or Science
  • MBA or other advanced degree
Required Experience:
  • 5-7 years of experience in a business intelligence, commercial planning role at pharma or biotech company
  • Ability to interface and build strong relationships with internal (senior leadership, clinical development, research and commercial) and external companies.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Entrepreneur with high energy and the ability to identify team members’ strengths and move people to act
  • Leader who will educate others on best practices
  • A collaborator who knows when to gain input and share information and when to execute and get results
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results through communications activities
  • Ability to work productively in a cross-functional as well as a small team environment
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal. Highly effective at distilling complex and often voluminous content into clear, concise evaluations
  • Smart, business-savvy individual who is also passionate about science
  • Ability to interface and build strong relationships with internal (senior leadership, clinical development, research and commercial) and external companies.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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.