Manager, Business Analytics - Newark, CA | Biospace
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Manager, Business Analytics

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 Manager, Business Analytics
Job ID 863XX
Date Added 1/10/2017
Department Commercial Operations


This position’s primary responsibilities are be to support field sales territory alignment optimization, Call Plan design and SFE KPI design/measurement. This role works very closely with marketing, sales leadership, and managed care in order to align resource allocation and targeting to Depomed’s strategic needs.

•Responsible for territory alignment design and sales force sizing for all of Depomed’s field sales teams
•Evaluate territory level workloads indexes as they pertain to product portfolio valuation, segmentation and make appropriate recommendations to optimize commercial footprint
•Manage Call Plan design for the sales team including cyclical refreshes based on analytics, pull-through opportunities and field intelligence
•Partner with Marketing brand managers so support brand planning and measure initiatives
•Design and facilitate analytics and targeting training workshops for field sales forces
•Design Call Plan adherence KPIs to measure targeting and field force effectiveness
•Work closely with field leadership to analyze revenue and activity results in order to optimize district & territory performance
•Maintain the distribution of standard reports & dashboards on a weekly, monthly & quarterly basis
•Ensure that all deliverables pass appropriate quality control procedures to ensure deliverable accuracy


•Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience
•5+ years of pharmaceutical sales experience or 5+ years of related industry headquarters experience 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 executive 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., Javelin Territory Designer or equivalent such as Terralign, Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Access, 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

•Ability to travel via airplane
•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.