Associate Director Payor Analytics:
UCB

62462-en_US
UCB
Atlanta Georgia
Pharmaceutical
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Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

Business Analytics & Insights (BAI) delivers data-driven insights that enable our clients to make improved decisions. Our dynamic and expanding team is comprised of subject-matter experts from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including market research, data analytics, and consulting. As a team, we leverage our passion for analytics and our ability to turn data into meaningful insights to guide business strategy across UCB. The Associate Director for Access Analytics is a key business partner who will provide analytics to support our partners in Market Access and Neurology/Immunology commercial organization. He/she is responsible for development of rigorous analytics-based market insights and business intelligence to inform optimal strategic brand and portfolio decision-making, ensure successful marketing execution, and measure performance.

 

The Business Analytics and Insights Associate Director is responsible for the management, generation, interpretation and communication of analytics related to informing the role and impact of market access stakeholders – including payers, providers, GPOs, specialty pharmacies to guide leaders on driving revenue through promotional efforts.  Ability to work closely with senior management and clients, providing business insights, challenging their thinking, and managing their expectations. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple clients in a fast-paced environment.  Excellent communication and presentation skills. Highly proficient with analytical tools such as SAS, R, MS Office*. Strong knowledge of the healthcare market access landscape and access and performance related third-party data sources (e.g. formulary data, patient-level claims data, payer-prescriber level Rx data, institutional sales data, HCP-HCO and HCO-HCO affiliations data, etc.)  PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to perform complex data analysis. Ability to synthesize unrelated research findings into coherent, actionable recommendations. Ability to facilitate alignment across senior leaders on analytical approach and scenario definition. Ability to achieve results through people, and collaborate effective across levels and functions.

  • Responsible for becoming knowledgeable on market access related opportunities and challenges related to the Neurology/Immunology Business Unit
  • The Access Analytics Associate Director has involvement in the sales and marketing strategic planning process
  • Ability to be diplomatic in discussions with both internal and external customers, as well as an ability to be persuasive to achieve desired results
  • Manages and provides direction to the Business Analysts
  • Develop and implement a standardized process for taking and fulfilling analytical requests from key stakeholders while identifying a prioritization process to help manage the requests
  • Collaborate with the business unit to develop reports efficiently and effectively to meet information needs of sales, marketing, and operations management
  • Identify opportunities to develop standardized reports/tools for repeated ad hoc analytical requests.  Act as the liaison between the NPVU and IT to ensure the business requirements are implemented

 

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong strategic, conceptual and analytical thinking combined with the ability to lead and build relationships with key stakeholders to quickly understand business strategies, identify analytics needs and build effective solutions.
  • Lead rigorous, analytics-based decision support to the commercial team, including primary market research, data analytics, forecasting and insight generation from a market access perspective
  • Excellent understanding of financial requirements of a pharmaceutical business
  • Comprehensive understanding of forecasting techniques and challenges, including both theory and practical experience implementing dynamic forecasts
  • Monitor in-line portfolio performance and generate insights to drive continuous improvement of marketing strategy
  • 8+ years’ experience working in an advanced analyst role preferred
  • 5+ Years of demonstrated success in analysis and modelling
  • 8+ years of working in a complex data environment Preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using advanced Excel features and techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data to senior levels of an organization
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and being known to articulate complex concepts in clear, brief and easy to understand manner.
  • High Proficiency in MS Office tools to include: Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Highly proficient with analytical tools such as SAS an/or R
  • Background in working with Pharmaceutical prescription data, related information delivery, and data standards experience
  • Can clearly articulate the procurement and nuances of Specialty Pharmacy data
  • Background in data investigations within a pharmaceutical data environment
  • Experience working with longitudinal patient level data for treatment and patient flow analysis
  • Expertise in using managed care data such a MMIT and fingertip formulary data
  • Experience in using and developing methodologies such as test-control observational experimental techniques for strategic resource allocation.
  • Experience with data warehouse/business intelligence solutions development and experience 
  • Excellent verbal, written, facilitation and interpersonal communication skills with all levels internally and externally including technical and non-technical delivery and including communicating progress, status and risk information 
  • Ability to identify priorities, deadlines, and expectations on multiple tasks and execute tasks accordingly with a high degree of quality while managing to tight deadlines and changing business needs
  • High level of detail orientation, organization, flexibility, teamwork, and relationship building skills
  • Ability to routinely demonstrate strong quantitative, data analysis, analytical and complex problem solving skills without supervision including experience on how to distill large amounts of data in to actionable management information
  • High degree of leadership and people skills with a high level of integrity, positive attitude, commitment and work ethic
  • Strong learning agility and self-motivated individual seeking opportunities in a dynamic, team-based work environment that focuses on the customer
  • Ability to travel ~ 15

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor Degree is required
  • MA/MS/MBA or other advanced degree is preferred

 

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 7500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.

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