Director of Competitive Intelligence in Biotechnology, Virtual
Who We Are
For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.
And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.
Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.
By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.
OVERVIEW: Competitive Intelligence Team
The Competitive Intelligence group is responsible for providing best-in-class competitive insights to optimize BioMarin’s on-market, clinical and research programs. The group also supports Investor Relations, Business Development, Commercial, Manufacturing, and Medical Affairs’ efforts. The CI team is committed to ensuring relevant, timely, and impactful insights to support the programs and achievement of corporate goals.
The Director-level position (CI Lead) is a team role for insight-driven, seasoned professionals who excel as masterful facilitators and organizational drivers. As an experienced and well-respected leader, this individual plays a pivotal role in setting the competitive strategy and direction of the organization. This candidate will hold accountability for sound decisions through the mastery of essential scientific, technical & business expertise around competitive research, drug modality, product development, and BioMarin’s therapeutic areas.
The role oversees the CI of one or more highly complex programs and disease areas, along with being a key leader in the CI function. In addition, the role is expected to:
- Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to support program strategy and execution based on competitive insights, as well as functional initiatives.
- Demonstrate agility by consistently balancing the ‘big picture’ analysis along with attention to details. Specifically, the CI Lead is expected to showcase technical skills and agility to derive implications for the BMRN portfolio, in addition to the programs.
- Make sound decisions by interpreting complex and often fuzzy sets of information and identifying gaps—breaks down vague and very complex, multidimensional problems. Demonstrate the ability to learn to ‘predict’ competitor behavior and outcomes based on experience and prior competitor actions. Line management guidance, departmental priorities, and overall corporate strategic implications will be considered when making decisions.
- Act as a strategic thinker with outstanding business instincts to help chart the course and translate into actionable, value-creating results for the company
- Support ad-hoc BD efforts by the creation of competitive and disease-level landscapes.
Following demonstrated success in the role, the candidate may have the opportunity to take on additional organization-wide responsibilities of greater scope and complexity.
- Deep expertise in conducting competitive analyses and generating actionable recommendations
- Understanding of pharmaceutical development and commercialization process, as well as industry competitive dynamics
- Superior analytical ability and project management skills
- Proven ability to lead teams and influence cross-functionally in a matrix environment
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse teams across organizational lines and structures
- Strong oral/written communications and presentation skills
- Familiarity with the basic business software tools and environment and pharma CI data sources
This role may manage rotational direct-reports if needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- PhD in Life Sciences required
- Minimum of combined total relevant science and business experience of 7 years for Associate Director and 10 years for Director that must include experience outside of a bench position (i.e., industry, management consulting, product development experience). Experience in investment banking, industry corporate strategy role, CI, and/or portfolio strategy is a plus.
- Experience in people management is a plus
Up to 30% travel may be required for this position, in the post-COVID conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.