Shire US Immunology Commercial Data and Analytics Lead in Lexington, Massachusetts

Provides strategic business insights leadership for Shire’s US Immunology Franchise. This will include, home office reporting, analytics, data synthesis, and insight generation for the US Market. This role leads a US based team to support the Franchise.

Business Analytics & Insights

Builds and maintains internal analytics capability to support the US Genetic Diseases Franchise

  • Player/Coach that builds, develops, and leads a team of high performing analytics professionals

  • Leads a proactive and systematic approach to capturing and understanding stakeholder needs for standard and ad hoc analytics, reporting, and insights generation.

  • Leads a proactive and systematic approach to synthesizing various Franchise data sources and identifying insights.

  • Supports Finance driven sales forecasting process for US Immunology Franchise

  • Provides input and support to ensure Market Research drives quality business insights.

  • Leads a wide range of analytics projects and acts as primary point of contact for key business stakeholders

  • Leads US innovation for franchise analytics team

  • Initiates key questions for Genetic Diseases Franchise leadership

  • Communicates clear findings and recommends appropriate action to executive level Franchise leadership.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Health Sciences or related discipline / Business Administration.

  • MBA/M.Sc./Pharm.D. an asset

  • Recommended 7+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry 3-5 years of experience in advanced analytics

  • Experience in project management across a range of functions, seniority, and geography

  • Market Research, Forecasting, Business Development experience preferred

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Ability to influence and challenge the business decisions; Ability to influence without authority;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/assignments to demanding deadlines with minimal supervision

  • High degree of creativity and innovation in developing new approaches, processes and methodologies

  • Ability to lead projects on behalf of the US BIO Team

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills as well as teamwork abilities

  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment

  • High emotional intelligence

Builds a Collaborative Culture

  • Builds and models a culture of questioning and constructive challenge to foster openness and candid dialogue

  • Listens to and carefully considers others’ perspectives, especially to manage and resolve conflict

  • Acts with an understanding and sensitivity to others locally and globally, internally and externally

  • Encourages accountability and responsibility that enables others to act with integrity

Leads with Strategic Agility

  • Sets and clearly articulates a compelling vision for the future that fosters enthusiasm

  • Develops bold strategic plans and crafts pragmatic solutions to implement them

  • Recognizes opportunities and challenges and modifies strategy accordingly

  • Moves easily between addressing current needs and planning for the future

  • Considers marketplace and economic forces and trends in advising and supporting sound business decisions

Navigates Change

  • Decides and acts, even when faced with uncertainty

  • Clearly communicates the need for change and is actively responsive to the resistance it can evoke

  • Anticipates and proactively addresses the conflict and ambiguity inherent in change

  • Quickly focuses on the critical issues while prioritizing current work

Develops Organizational Capability

  • Inspires passion for growth and change in Shire’s people

  • Builds and improves effective internal systems and processes that align with organizational priorities

  • Builds and fosters effective teams in a global matrix organization

  • Considers and addresses business and development needs both locally and globally

Drives Innovation

  • Generates breakthrough solutions, and enables others to do the same

  • Draws on unexpected or seemingly unrelated ways of thinking

  • Operates from a framework of possibility

Complexity and Problem Solving

The candidate will design and implement primary and secondary research, either internally or choosing and managing appropriate external business partners; interpreting research results and recommendations, including presenting findings and strategic recommendations to all levels of management; oversight of syndicated data, analytics, competitive intelligence, promotional ROI, predictive modeling and market simulations.

  • Proactively anticipates solutions

  • Defines assumptions, facts and strategic intent for the Product strategic plans

  • Decide when market research analytics are best performed to ensure the broader matrix team can make the best decisions

  • Provides implications to the business and forecasts around any major CI findings

  • Designs KPIs for the franchise and interprets brand performance for stakeholders

Internal and External Contacts

Product Team and in particular Marketing related functions

US Sales & Marketing Leads


Tech Ops

Business development

Strategic planning

Market Access

Medical Affairs

Other Job Requirements

International travel may be required.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.