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Analyst, Sales Incentive Compensation

Depomed, Inc.

Newark, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

City Newark
State California [CA]
Title Analyst, Sales Incentive Compensation
Job ID 861XX
Date Added 1/10/2017
Department Commercial Operations


The Analyst, Sales Incentive Compensation (IC) is responsible for supporting and analyzing the day to day execution of Depomed, Inc. field sales incentive compensation and reward programs. This position will work with the Associate Director, Sales Incentive Compensation to develop and deliver strategic and innovative compensation policies and programs. These may include sales contests, SPIFFS, formal compensation programs, Create Great, MBO’s, etc.

•Support all day to day support of incentive compensation for the field sales team
•Support the tactical implementation, and administration of the field sales incentive compensation plan and related contests for the Sales Forces.
•Participate in the assessment IC plan, sales/call plan and contest effectiveness to ensure plan objectives are met. Analyze and evaluate and recommend improvements to optimize effectiveness.
•Deliver and construct reports for sales contests; analyze and provide executive summary..
•Audit IC plans rules reflected in the IC payout calculations.
•Respond to escalated field inquiries on IC calculations, IC rules and contest calculations.
•Monitor both internal and vendor compliance to IC reporting schedules.
•Investigate new and innovative methodologies for engaging and motivating the field force members through incentive programs.
•Support the development of training materials for new hire training and new IC programs.
•Maintain key Sales Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

•Provide ad hoc analyses as necessary to support senior management and internal stakeholders.


•Bachelor’s Degree
•Minimum of 2+ years related analytical experience required preferably in Sales Compensation analysis, or related experience.

•Requires strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills to analyze and QC data from multiple sources and communicate findings in a clear and organized manner
•Experienced at analyzing opportunities, issues, leveraging data and strong analytical prowess to deliver practical, effective solutions.
•High level resourcefulness and problem solving skills under pressure are critical to this role
•Must have strong attention to detail
•Must have a strong working knowledge of relevant software systems (e.g., Access, SAS, SQL, Excel,, MS Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
•Must have an understanding of databases, tables, joins, relationships
•Must be knowledgeable of business intelligence systems, their application within the biopharmaceutical industry, and how various systems communicate with one another
•Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.

•Job knowledge and technical competency
•Teamwork / collaboration
•Decisions and judgment
•Ownership and initiative
•Adaptability / change readiness
•Team management / leadership skills

Physical Demands:
•Ability to sit for long periods of time
•Ability to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal.
•Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
•Standing: Remaining upright on the feet.
•Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust
•Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position of up to 20 lbs. on occasion

Mental Requirements:
•Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
•Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and written instructions
•Ability to organize and prioritize own works schedule
•Ability to apply common sense in performing job
•Ability to understand and follow instructions

About Us

Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. Founded in 1995, Depomed has successfully executed on strategy of acquiring, integrating and growing differentiated therapeutic products and building each into a strong market presence. The result is a broad portfolio of pain and neurology specialty pharmaceuticals currently comprised of five FDA-approved products. These include Gralise® for the management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), Cambia® for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, Zipsor® for the relief of mild to moderate acute pain, Lazanda® for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients and our most recent addition, the company’s flagship asset, the NUCYNTA® franchise.

Acquired in April 2015 and re-launched in June 2015, the NUCYNTA franchise includes NUCYNTA® ER for the extended management of pain, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and NUCYNTA® for immediate management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults.

Depomed also has successfully developed and licensed its unique drug-delivery technology, Acuform®. This patented oral-delivery technology allows for the targeted, extended release of pharmaceutical compounds into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The company’s Acuform technology is currently being used in four marketed drugs, including Gralise.

Depomed’s successful execution on strategy and has resulted in solid product revenue growth over the past three years. Located in Newark, California in the East Bay of San Francisco, Depomed is listed on the NASDAQ market under the ticker DEPO and employs approximately 500 people, of which approximately 350 are part of the Commercial organization.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.