Performance Analytics Leader, US Commercial Oncology
AstraZeneca

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Posted in Pharmaceuticals


Job Info


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases.

Join the fastest growing team determined to change the practice of medicine and change the way we view cancer. Here we are removing the fear by eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

We relentlessly follow the science - purposefully pushing back the limits of knowledge. From pioneering innovative treatment pathways, to shaping the care environment and maximising medicine lifecycles. From early detection, to harnessing big data analytics and machine learning.

Our dedication to Oncology makes this a place to build a career unlike any other, Accelerate forward by seizing opportunities, working at the cutting edge and embracing big challenges, always willing to learn.

US Oncology Insights & Analytics is an independent group within the Strategy Team of the Oncology Business Unit (OBU) that partners with each of the organization's brand teams and drives strategic decisions by providing world-class insight generation and analytics. US Oncology Insights & Analytics (USIA) is comprised of Franchise Insights, which drives primary market research, and two Centers of Excellence (CoE) around Forecasting & Performance and Advanced Analytics that strive to establish industry-leading capabilities and advance best practices to drive business impact.

Position Summary:

The Performance Analytics Leader drives commercial analytics for key brands and tumors within the US Oncology portfolio. As an integral member of the Forecasting & Performance CoE within USIA and a valued partner to the business, you will collaborate with marketing & sales stakeholders to identify key business questions and address with innovative, analytical approaches.

Working collaboratively with Insights, Advanced Analytics, Forecasting, Finance, Market Access and Data Management, you will lead the design and delivery of outstanding analysis and synthesis of complex data to derive critical insights into brand performance & underlying drivers to inform commercial strategic decision-making. With your experience managing large-scale datasets and conducting sophisticated quantitative data analysis, you will lead the collection, interpretation and synthesis of a variety of healthcare and performance data by using cutting edge analytical tools and resources to deliver actionable recommendations in support of marketing and customer-facing teams to drive business growth.

With your project management experience and leadership mindset, you will efficiently triage execution of key projects to analytics resources to ensure impactful delivery of business results, optimizing execution across key vendor partners and elevating junior team members' output.

Your business acumen and curiosity enables you to develop a deep knowledge of brands, customers and market environment to be a proactive, strategic partner to the business. In addition, your ability to fluidly connect the dots between strategy and technical analysis enables you to synthesize business implications. Your experience in communicating to stakeholders enables you to deliver compelling, succinct storytelling and impactful data visualization to influence sr. leadership with confidence.

This highly consultative role reports to the Senior Director, Forecasting & Performance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead objective quantitative analysis and synthesis of key insights across different data sources to deliver actionable recommendations in support of critical business workstreams
  • Serve as an expert resource on the scope, interpretation, and nuances of internal secondary data, particularly medical and pharmacy claims, with the ability to retrieve, organize and analyze large datasets as needed
  • Create insightful reports and compelling presentations that clearly and succinctly highlight the actionable insights combined with business implications/strategic & tactical options
  • Identify business needs proactively through observed data trends and build research/analysis with foresight as a trusted business partner
  • Collaborate cross functionally with customer facing teams, internal insight colleagues, data management, and finance to prioritize projects and systematically address business questions
  • Oversee and optimize outsourced vendor partners and consultants to deliver executional excellence
  • Performance/KPI development, tracking, and cross-brand best practice sharing, including identifying & driving reporting efficiencies and automations to invest time in addressing high-value business questions

Role Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 5 years experience in insights, commercial analytics or data science roles
  • Ability to clean, wrangle, and transform large, complex data sources, using fit-for-purpose data analysis techniques to generate robust insights
  • Strong analytics capability, strategic thinking and business acumen to understand and interpret ambiguous information from multiple sources, stitching together findings into a clear narrative for business users
  • Ability to report complex findings through simple, clear, and compelling data visualizations, and explain results clearly and succinctly to non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust with stakeholders and impactfully collaborate across groups of diverse backgrounds and skills
  • Ability to provide informational and analytical support for leadership in a timely and effective manner through seamless integration with other members of Insights and Analytics
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills: Excel, PowerPoint

Desired Experience:
  • Advanced Quantitative Degree (e.g., Statistics, Engineering, or Economics) or Advanced Marketing Degree (e.g., MBA)
  • Pharmaceutical industry, management consulting experience, or equivalent analytic experience at academic settings, ideally in oncology
  • Hands-on experience to manipulate secondary patient-level data sources (claims and Electronic health record data) to extract detailed patient and physician information or experience in guiding analytic projects using such data
  • Experience in presenting to large teams with senior members
  • Familiarity with BI visualization tools (Qlik, MicroStrategy, etc.)
  • Project / Program management expertise

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AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US employees, and weekly PCR COVID-19 testing is required for those who are unvaccinated or have an approved accommodation.



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