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Job: Associate Director, Business Insights, Oncology
Sales role
Full Time Job
Posted on: October 21, 2019
Locations: USA (New Jersey)
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"750 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine."

Develops and executes marketing research programs and analyses providing strategic insights which support long term business goals with significant potential to impact company earnings. Responsibilities include gathering market and patient insights including: insight mining, positioning, managing patient models, market and competitive analysis, landscape assessments using both primary & secondary information, benchmarking, and opportunity evaluation. Will be responsible for marketing research supporting a new breast cancer agent, as well as ad hoc research as needed. Incumbent must identify issues and opportunities, define and prioritize information needs, creatively apply market research techniques to answer questions, and effectively develop and communicate actionable recommendations to all levels of management

•Champion new approaches & techniques to obtain a deeper understanding of physician, patient and other stakeholder behaviors, needs and motivations.
•Drive partnership with both US & Global teams to define key business questions and how we best address.
•Oversee efficient & optimal use of marketing research budgets, & drive productivity.
•Work effectively with offshore teams
•Ensure team compliance with issues affecting marketing research execution such as AE reporting, state restrictions, etc.
•Effectively communicate actionable insights and findings to all levels of the commercial organization. Provide clear recommendations for the team based upon these insights
•Ensure compliance with Novartis policies including project management for process & systems to support and document compliance of the specialty exclusion process

Minimum requirements

•BS / BA required
•5+ years of experience in primary market research,
•Executive poise / presence—ability to present regularly to leadership
•Intellectual curiosity—true interest and passion for primary research
•Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical marketplace; knowledge of breast cancer market a plus
•Ability to exhibit independent judgment
Proven experience in linking primary market research with secondary analytics
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•A positive attitude and strong work ethic
•Excellent communication skills. Strong ability to express insights and recommendations using both written and verbal communications
•Ability to work independently with a proactive approach to meeting the business needs. Must be able to work well both independently as well as part of a broad team

•MBA, ideally in business or marketing
•Experience with Novartis systems a plus
DTC experience preferred

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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