Competitive Intelligence Manager

San Francisco, CA
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Erica Schmidt

Job Description:

Global Product Strategy provides strategic business direction from research through to development, commercialization and medical excellence, collaborating with functions and affiliates to shape the future of medicine. 
The Strategic Insights & Analysis Team provides high quality insights on the brand(s) and the market environment for the relevant disease area. 

Focus of the role of the Global Competitive Intelligence Manager is to support a the launch of two NMEs in melanoma and a mature BCC product which is on market, where commercial expertise is needed to develop clear and sustainable differentiation strategy and tactics. You will act as a strategic business partner to Lifecycle Teams (LCTs), International Business Teams (IBTs) and other cross-functional and affiliate teams. You will provide objective competitive assessments and analyses to enable effective and informed decision making. This includes insights on dynamic market changes on competition and other insights that positively impact business decisions and strategy. 
You will also ensure that all competitor information and competitive intelligence is available and easily accessible to key customers, partners and other stakeholders. 
In this position, you will be primarily accountable for consistently, effectively: 

Acting as a competitive intelligence (CI) expert in developing and delivering regular CI analyses, insights and reporting, including competitor landscapes, threat assessments, strategic workshops, SWOTs, target product profiles of competitor products, etc. 
Partnering across Business Insights & Operations, Global Product Strategy and key affiliate teams to understand business strategies and needs and ensure delivery of targeted CI to meet or exceed internal partner/stakeholder objectives 
Leading the collection of CI from internal and external sources and undertaking the synthesis and dissemination of this information to support decision-making 
Promoting and maintaining best practice CI, leading the coordination, planning and execution of CI at conferences, conducting strategic workshops 
Partnering with International Strategic Insights Managers (ISIMs) and US CI to support global and affiliate brand teams on key strategic decision-making 
Managing external CI or other relevant vendor relationships and deliverables 
Ensuring assigned goals and objectives are met and that assigned projects and other work are completed on time, to high standards and within budget 

At least 3 years in similar roles within industries operating in the pharmaceutical sector or strategic consulting firm for pharmaceutical and healthcare industries 
Commercial/Launched Product CI experience and leading cross-functional strategic workshops 
Commercial/marketing background 
Melanoma experience and international or global work experience are a plus 
Experience with quantitative and qualitative CI techniques and projects, experience includes past responsibilities for integrating and synthesizing findings from multiple sources to enable informed strategic decision–making and business insights 
Project management experience in a complex and multiple project environment, excellent analytical thinking, communication skills, project management 
Flexible and adaptable team player, fluent in English; other languages are a plus. 

University degree in Business / Marketing / Economics or Science (MBA or PhD is a plus)