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Collegeville, PA
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Director, Business Analytics & Insights (BAI) Global XELJANZ

About the Job


The Director, BAI Global XELJANZ will be the key thought partner to the Global XELJANZ Rheumatology brand team, informing their global strategies and tactics through rigorous market research, analytical support, and competitive intelligence monitoring.  Responsibilities will include identifying actionable insights and providing recommendations to drive the growth of the rheumatology franchise – RA, psoriatic arthritis (PsA) as well as AS which is in phase 3 development. To be an effective global thought partner, this person will need to collaborate closely with BAI, commercial and medical colleagues in the regions who support these indications to ensure the alignment and coordination of research.  They will need to establish and support a process to inform the XELJANZ PsA launch performance based on regional tracking efforts, and conduct the research necessary to prepare for the expected AS launch.   The Director will also need to be flexible in supporting US RHU BAI research / analytic needs, which can include data analytics using the Virtual Analytic Workbench (VAW) or Tableau.

This role is dynamic, fast-paced, highly collaborative, and covers a broad range of strategic topics that are critical to our business. You will join BA colleagues worldwide that are constantly supporting business transformation through their proactive thought leadership, innovative analytical capabilities and their ability to communicate highly complex and dynamic information in new and creative ways.  As a team, we collaborate to turn data into meaningful insights that will have a direct impact on patient’s lives and the future of Pfizer as a data-driven organization. 


Inform XELJANZ Rheumatology Global Strategies and Tactics through actionable insights

  • Provide business analytics leadership to the XELJANZ Rheumatology Global brand team to enable timely business decisions.  Act as strategic partner to frame, investigate, and answer key business questions related to their global strategies and tactics directed towards HCPs and patients.  Provide analysis, insights, and strategic recommendations to support the growth of the RA and PsA indications globally and the future approval of the AS indication.
  • Support data analytic initiatives, using VAW, Tableau or other tools, to ensure the global and US teams are fully leveraging the array of available secondary data to address key business issues. Serve as the team’s thought-leader in how to use these tools.
  • Lead identification of information needs, development of research and data analysis plans, management of the research process, and communication of actionable insights in order to proactively identify business challenges / opportunities and how to address them.
  • Clearly communicate insights to a range of internal stakeholders and Pfizer leadership teams to broadly inform key decision makers.  When needed, organize cross-functional workshops to embed insights into action plans or ensure brand readiness prior to new competitive launches.
  • Lead the effort to update the global forecasting assumptions for the Long-Range Forecast (LRF) process each year. Collaborate cross-functionally with other BAI colleagues and in forecasting to ensure alignment of assumptions across all RHU in-line and pipeline assets at Pfizer.
  • Lead the RHU Business Analytics Matrix team of global BAI colleagues supporting XELJANZ, Enbrel and biosimilar brands to ensure collaboration and best practice / knowledge sharing in the RHU therapeutic area. 
  • Be accountable for coordination of analytical plans, communications, financial planning across key BAI and other BA colleagues who support XELJANZ Rheumatology as well as XELJANZ’s Ulcerative Colitis (UC) indication which is currently gaining global approvals.

Providing thought leadership to the Business Analytics and Insights team

  • Identify opportunities for using creative and more efficient data gathering methodologies.
  • Support projects across the BAI organization through best practice and idea sharing.
  • Support and enable knowledge management standards, continuous improvement, and consistent service delivery across BAI.
  • Build and sustain strong collaborative working relationship across BA and broader GBA, including global and regional colleagues.
  • Ensure 100% compliance to Customer Engagement Program (CEP) rules, regulations and guidelines.

Performance Measures

  • Client satisfaction
  • Business impact created
  • Level of innovation provided
  • Budget Adherence
  • 100% of Projects in compliance with CEP regulations


  • BA/BS in business-related major
  • 10+ years of strong multi-discipline analytical experience, with a preference for experience in the pharmaceutical industry, management consulting, commercial or operations roles
  • Experience leading and managing complex projects
  • Skilled with the tools of primary (qualitative and quantitative) and secondary research and data analysis; demonstrated ability to triangulate data across multiple sources.
  • Experience leading and achieving results through matrixed organizations.
  • Experienced in budget management and resource allocation


  • MA, MS, MBA or equivalent advanced degree in business or healthcare
  • Experience in merging data sets and conducting analytics to inform decisions, using VAW, Tableau or other tools


  • Analytical Thinker: Understands how to synthesize facts and information from varied data sources, both new and pre-existing, into discernable insights and perspectives; takes a problem solving approach by connecting analytical thinking with an understanding of business drivers and how BA can provide value to the organization
  • Strong Data and Information Manager: Understands and uses analytical skills/tools to produce data in a clean, organized way to drive objective insights, incorporating visualization techniques where possible 
  • Exceptional Communicator: Can understand, translate, and distill the complex, technical findings of the team into commentary that facilitates effective decision making by senior leaders; can readily align interpersonal style with the individual needs of customers
  • Relationship Manager: Acts as a thought partner and brings forward recommendations/questions that influences stakeholders; builds robust and long-term strategic relationships with individuals from all levels of the organization, understanding individual goals and objectives to ensure future alignment of the entire portfolio 
  • Influencer: Clearly articulates expectations, capabilities, and action plans; actively listens with others’ frame of reference in mind; appropriately shares information with team; favorably influences people without direct authority
  • Highly Collaborative: Manages projects with and through others; shares responsibility and credit; develops self and others through teamwork; comfortable providing guidance and sharing expertise with others to help them develop their skills and perform at their best; helps others take appropriate risks; communicates frequently with team members earning respect and trust of the team  
  • Strong Project Manager: Clearly articulates scope and deliverables of projects; breaks complex initiatives into detailed component parts and sequences actions appropriately; develops action plans and monitors progress independently; designs success criteria and uses them to track outcomes; drives implementation of recommendations when appropriate, engages with stakeholders throughout to ensure buy-in
  • Role Model: Emulates the behaviors of BA’s core competencies and fosters colleague collaboration to build and/or participate on high-performing teams
  • Proactive Self-Starter: Takes an active role in one’s own professional development; stays abreast of analytical trends, and cutting-edge applications of data
  • Change agile:  Comfortable with ambiguity and flexible to changing business dynamics
  • Technical skills:  Deep understanding of qualitative and quantitative primary market research, quantitative analysis. Ability to merge data sets to inform business issues or at least to identify hypotheses to explore in research.


  • ~10% travel which can involve some international travel
  • Expected to participate in meetings at the NY HQ or ad agencies as necessary 
  • Expected to occasionally lead and/or participate in early morning or evening meetings to accommodate Asia-Pacific and European time zones

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 24th, 2018
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


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