Business Analyst - Newark, CA | Biospace
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Business Analyst

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 Business Analyst
Job ID 799XX
Date Added 12/20/2016
Department Commercial Operations


The Business Analyst will work with access marketing, sales leadership, and managed markets & trade teams to support analytical needs and generate market insights across Depomed’s portfolio of brands.

•Conduct routine and ad-hoc analysis of physician and payer level data at the subnational level to uncover trends and provide actionable insights to drive revenue
•Provide subnational analytics to support pull-through initiatives for Depomed's product portfolio
•Provide Copay & voucher program analytics and reporting for field and HQ personnel
•Support the operationalization of field facing access tools to optimize HCP targeting and messaging at the territory level
•Maintain the distribution of standard reports & dashboards on a weekly, monthly & quarterly basis
•Work with data providers, pharmacy partners and other vendors to investigate data reporting issues
•Monitor and analyze sales results, proactively report findings and conduct analyses as needed to support the field sales organization
•Report and track progress on subnational key performance indicators such as access program effectiveness and utilization
•Ensure that all deliverables pass appropriate quality control procedures to ensure deliverable accuracy
•Support commercial operations training workshops for field sales forces


• Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience
• 3+ years of pharmaceutical sales experience or 3+ years of relevant industry headquarters experience in sales/marketing analysis, statistical analysis, data quality control and advanced reporting, strongly preferred
• Strong track record of performance within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

• Independent worker, self-learner, and can quickly assimilate new information
• 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
• Strong ability to interface with senior management and field based employees
• High level resourcefulness and problem solving skills under pressure are critical to this role
• Prefer candidates that have a strong working knowledge or aptitude to quickly learn relevant software systems (e.g., Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, SQL, etc.)

Decisions and Judgment: completing assigned tasks by gathering relevant information systematically and considering a broad range of issues or factors when making decisions
• Ownership and Initiative: Assumes personal ownership and accountability for business results and solutions. Organizes work based on company/department goals. Develops alternative strategies when confronted with obstacles. Plans and organizes work so that timelines are met or exceeded
• Communication skills: Expresses ideas and information effectively and constructively. Provides accurate and timely information to others within the department and across functional groups. Demonstrates attention to and understanding of others' comments, questions, and views.
•Adaptability & Change Readiness
•Teamwork & Collaboration

•Sitting: 80%
•Standing/ walking: 20%
•Repetitive motion: Substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and or fingers for sustained periods of time. Approximately 6-hours of keyboarding per day.
•Visual Requirements: Able to see and read PC screens and read fine print.

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.