Advanced Analytics Associate Director

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 19, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Advanced Analytics Associate Director

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Advanced Analytics Associate Director is responsible for the strategic expansion of the portfolio of methodologies available for data-driven insight generation at Ipsen. The scope of this role includes execution of analyses around marketing and channel mix, resource optimization, ROI, and digital analytics. This role performs pilot analyses to generate new insights using the latest techniques in data science, and evaluates the inclusion of those techniques into the regular activities of the Business Analytics function.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Fulfill ad hoc requests from across the organization using advanced data science (e.g., around marketing and channel mix, resource optimization, ROI, and digital analytics)
  • Recommend the addition of new techniques to the Business Analytics portfolio, based on strategic goals of the organization and gaps in current capabilities
  • Interface with Integrated Insights to design, produce, and present new analyses for brand and other functional teams
  • Communicate the implications and value of insights generated from pilot analyses to Ipsen stakeholders using high-quality data visualizations
  • Train Business Analytics to regularly perform activities that show value and feasibility in pilot analyses
  • Continuously improve the utilization of Ipsen data sources by using advanced analytical techniques to proactively identify quality issues or potentially valuable new insights Suggest and implement improvements tobusiness processes behind report production
  • Monitor and report the performance of vendors for analytics production and data warehousing
  • Communicate report findings to technical and non-technical stakeholders as needed
  • Comply with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff


  • Master's or PhD in quantitative field preferred
  • BA/BS in quantitative field required

  • 5+ years of experience in data analysis in the commercial life sciences
  • Demonstrated success acting as a strategic thought leader and innovator of new analytical techniques in a matrix organization

Core Competencies (Specific knowledge, skills and abilities that enable an individual to effectively perform the job)
  • Ability to propose, implement, and evaluate the use of leading-edge techniques in data science to address challenges of commercial operations in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to create high-quality data visualizations to explain new analyses and concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Detailed knowledge of common data sets used to track performance in commercial life sciences (e.g., SP, SD, 3PL, claims data)
  • Thorough understanding of commercial aspects of the pharmaceuticals market; including brand management, supply chain, sales planning and execution, market access, and reimbursement challenges
  • Comfortability managing multiple competing projects and the ability to prioritize work based on needs of the organization

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.