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Market Research Director

Company: Ascendis Pharma
Location: Trenton
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Commercial Analytics New Jersey, United States Full time

Do you want to be part of building a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company together with a team of highly skilled colleagues who are passionate about developing best-in-class therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs? Then Ascendis Pharma is committed to support your personal development on our journey towards becoming a leading rare disease company.

Ascendis Pharma is looking to hire an experienced Market Research Director to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing, innovative company!

Position Summary

The Market Research Director will be responsible for developing a comprehensive market research plan and supervising execution of market research projects for the Ascendis portfolio. This functional leader will also be charged with integrating primary market research results with other data analysis, quantitative studies, and information to derive key insights that inform commercial strategies.

The position will be based in New Jersey and will report directly to the Vice President, Commercial Analytics & Operations.

Key Responsibilities

Create a thorough market research plan to support key strategic and tactical decisions for the TransCon portfolio

Become a trusted partner collaborating and influencing brand strategy to drive performance

Expert understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies with an ability to synthesize outputs into actionable insights

Identify qualified suppliers to conduct market research studies and manage the process to engage suppliers for needed studies in a cost-effective manner and compliant with industry and company standards & policies

Deep understanding of all stages of the buying process; ability to highlight commercial opportunities and gaps

Possess a curiosity and openness to new insight methodologies and a drive to create the toolkit to better serve the business

Sustain comprehensive organizational knowledge regarding competitive trends, health care environmental influences and investment performance against various marketing channels

Possess a strong understanding of industry secondary data and syndicated sources and their strengths and weaknesses

Lead market research efforts including epidemiology, treatment flow, qualitative or quantitative demand/market share, segmentation, positioning/messaging, future treatment paradigms, etc.

Supervise the conduct of market research studies in a collaborative manner ensuring that perspectives of all team members and partners are considered in crafting the content of discussion guides, surveys, etc. and the study methodology is appropriate to deliver reliable results

Ensure that the conclusions and implications drawn from market research studies are objective, sound, relevant to the underlying business questions, supported by data, and communicated effectively to cross-functional teams and commercial leadership

Ensure all marketing research activities are conducted in accordance with financial and ethical compliance guidelines

Requirements Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree or MBA preferred

8+ years of market research experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry (which may include work as a consultant or supplier to the industry

Experience in Specialty or Rare Disease, preferred

Proven record of drawing insights from primary market research with patients, health care providers, and payers to guide business decisions in support of in-line brands and launch products

Strategic thinking and ability to integrate information to derive actionable insights, with a solid understanding of competitive intelligence and forecasting

Expertise to lead selection of appropriate market research methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative) for a wide variety of business questions and willingness to do the hands-on work required to manage the resulting projects

Proven history of working and delivering on multiple projects simultaneously, with tight deadlines and changing priorities is required

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross functional teams is required with a history of leadership, initiative in achieving organizational objectives.

Evidence of group and project leadership, consensus-driving and project management is required

Ability to operate in ambiguous situations and determine focused objectives and a clear path forward in the face of open questions

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required – in particular, the ability to summarize results from disparate sources in a concise manner for senior management

Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and strong ability to present quantitative data in graphical form is required

Strong team player with ability to manage conflicting priorities

Demonstrated ability to work with many cross-functional partners

Ability to understand and influence decisions

Ability to interact and communicate with all levels in the organization

Self-starter. Proactive in nature, actively participates and self-motivated

Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects and priorities

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams is required with a history of leadership, initiative in achieving organizational objectives

Strong communication/influencing skills and executive presence required

Ability to travel up to 10% of the time domestically and internationally

Ascendis Pharma collects and processes personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you are a European Job Applicant see the privacy notice for further details. Ascendis Pharma is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we believe that diversity and inclusion among our workforce is critical to our success as a global company. Individuals seeking employment at Ascendis Pharma are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Keywords: Ascendis Pharma, Trenton , Market Research Director, Other , Trenton, New Jersey

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