Posted to MedZilla on 3/25/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Canada-, Manager, Business Intelligence IBD, Oakville, Canada 1700250-MZ


With around 30,000 people working in approximately 70 countries we are a truly global partner for better health. Takeda is dedicated to pharmaceutical innovation and tackling diseases for which there is currently no cure. We are expanding continuously into new fields of treatment and therapy. By always putting people first, we empower employees so everyone can develop to his or her full potential. We are looking for colleagues with the right skills and experiences to support us in improving the quality of the most precious thing we know: life.

We are looking for a strong candidate for the position of Manager, Business Intelligence IBD, who will lead and manage all the insights and analytical needs related to the IBD business unit, including market analysis, evaluation, and forecasting, and primary and secondary market research. The incumbent will collaborate with Operational Excellence colleagues to design and develop sales force effectiveness initiatives including territory design, resource allocation, incentive compensation and segmentation. The individual is to exhibit a high degree of collaboration and influence to ensure that cross-functional partners understand analytical insights and develop corresponding actions and outcomes in their decision making process. The incumbent will need to show a high degree of knowledge in the therapeutic area and pharmaceutical data sources as well as in analytical and market research methodologies and approach.


Leads and manages primary and secondary market research through proactive collaboration with cross-functional partners and a through needs assessment
Facilitates the prioritization of research needs and is able to influence the strategic direction of the brand based on research insights
Works with third party agencies and vendors to obtain external information sources and to define information reporting needs, timelines, delivery of data and project related budgets
Ensures the relevant information sources are available in order to provide accurate data for market research purposes
Develops and maintains brand forecasts including baseline trending, market and brand events
Ensures alignment on forecast assumptions and other critical analytical assessments with cross-functional partners
Identifies key business issues that impact product and market forecast and collects required information for quantification
Develops and disseminates meaningful, value-added analysis, insights and corresponding actions to cross-functional partners on a regular basis
Develops and maintains an analytics calendar to ensure routine, communication and follow-up on market and brand insights
Creates dashboards and scorecards to provide business insights to the cross-functional teams. Defines the key metrics in consultation with internal and external partners to deliver actionable findings.
Effectively collaborates with Operational Excellence team members to ensure alignment and delivery of sale effectiveness or operations requirements such as territory design, resource allocation, incentive compensation and segmentation
Displays a strong understanding of sales force effectiveness analytics
Acts as a core member of the integrated brand team and will be expected to partner and contribute equally with commercial, medical and market access colleagues
Maintains a thorough understanding of the therapeutic area and scientific data
Displays a working familiarity with pharmaceutical data sources and is comfortable working with large data sets across a variety of analytical platforms


5+ years of experience in consulting, statistical or market research or marketing
Work experience in highly dynamic, fast-moving environmen
University degree, preferred science, information technology or MBA


High level of analytical skill and problem solving ability
Experience in quantitative reasoning and evidence-based decision support
Proven experience in pharmaceutical data analysis including:
Forecasting model development, maintenance and communication. Understanding of forecasting methodologies.
Market research needs assessment, methodology evaluation, contracting, results communication
Market insights development, KPI creation and scorecard communication
Experience in sales force effectiveness (territory design, segmentation, sizing, IC)
Excellent Excel or other data analysis tool knowledge (SPSS, SAS, Business Intelligence software)
High proficiency in pharmaceutical data sources such as IMS data
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Product Knowledge Good understanding of the medical/therapeutic usage of the products
Team and leadership skills
Project Management and facilitation skills
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently
Ability to plan and coordinate programs and activities
Demonstrate strong influence, coaching and negotiation skills while working collaboratively with other departments
Knowledge of Canadian pharmaceutical industry an asset
Proven vendor and/or project management experience

Additional Requirements

Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required. Travel estimated at 10-20%.

Please note that this position is not open to third party agencies/recruiters


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