UCB, Inc.

Neurology Business Analytics Associate Director

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Friday, 28th July 2017
Thursday, 28th September 2017
Job Type:
Pharma Manufacturer

Job Description:

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Business Analytics & Insights (BAI) delivers data-driven insights that enable our clients to make improved decisions. Our dynamic and expanding team is comprised of subject-matter experts from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including market research, data analytics, and consulting. As a team, we leverage our passion for analytics and our ability to turn data into meaningful insights to guide business strategy across UCB. The Associate Director for Neurology is a key business partner who will provide analytic support as a partner to the Neurology commercial organization. He/she is responsible for development of rigorous analytics-based market insights and business intelligence to inform optimal strategic brand and portfolio decision-making, ensure successful marketing execution, and measure performance.

The Neurology Business Analytics Associate Director is responsible for the management, generation, interpretation and communication of data to guide leaders on driving revenue through sales force efforts. Ability to work closely with senior management and clients, providing business insights, challenging their thinking, and managing their expectations. They will have demonstrated ability to manage multiple clients in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Highly proficient with analytical tools such as SAS, R, MS Office*. Strong knowledge of time series analysis and statistical methodology. Ability to perform complex data analysis. Ability to synthesize unrelated research findings into coherent, actionable recommendations Ability to facilitate alignment across senior leaders on analytical approach and scenario definition. Ability to achieve results through people, and collaborate effective across levels and functions.

Core Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for becoming knowledgeable on opportunities and challenges related to the neurology Patient Value Unit (nPVU)
  • Provides contract analysis support to the nPVU, identifying business opportunities
  • Involvement in sales and marketing strategic planning process
  • Manages and provides direction to Business Analysts
  • Develop and implement a standardized process for taking and fulfilling analytical requests from key stakeholders while identifying a prioritization process to help manage the requests
  • Collaborate with the business unit to develop reports efficiently and effectively to meet information needs of sales, marketing, and operations management
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MA/MS/MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Strong strategic, conceptual and analytical thinking combined with the ability to lead and build relationships with key stakeholders to quickly understand business strategies, identify analytics needs and build effective solutions.
  • Lead rigorous, analytics-based decision support to the commercial team, including primary market research, data analytics, forecasting and insight generation
  • Monitor in-line portfolio performance and generate insights to drive continuous improvement of marketing strategy
  • 8+ years’ experience working in an advanced analyst role preferred
  • 8+ years of working in a complex data environment Preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using advanced Excel features and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data to senior levels of an organization
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and being known to articulate complex concepts in clear, brief and easy to understand manner.
  • High Proficiency in MS Office tools to include: Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Highly proficient with analytical tools such as SAS and R
  • Background in working with Pharmaceutical prescription data, related information delivery, and data standards experience
  • Can clearly articulate the procurement and nuances of Specialty Pharmacy data
  • Background in data investigations within a pharmaceutical data environment
  • Experience working with longitudinal patient level data for treatment and patient flow analysis
  • Experience in using managed care data such a MMIT and fingertip formulary data
  • Experience in statistical techniques such as linear regression, logistic regression, decision tree, machine learning methods and time series forecasting techniques such as ARIMA, exponential smoothing
  • Experience in using and developing methodologies such as test-control observational experimental techniques for strategic resource allocation.
  • Experience with data warehouse/business intelligence solutions development and experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, facilitation and interpersonal communication skills with all levels internally and externally including technical and non-technical delivery and including communicating progress, status and risk information
  • Ability to identify priorities, deadlines, and expectations on multiple tasks and execute tasks accordingly with a high degree of quality while managing to tight deadlines and changing business needs
  • High level of detail orientation, organization, flexibility, teamwork, and relationship building skills
  • Ability to routinely demonstrate strong quantitative, data analysis, analytical and complex problem solving skills without supervision including experience on how to distill large amounts of data in to actionable management information
  • High degree of leadership and people skills with a high level of integrity, positive attitude, commitment and work ethic
  • Strong learning agility and self-motivated individual seeking opportunities in a dynamic, team-based work environment that focuses on the customer
  • Ability to travel ~ 15%
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