Associate Director, Market Insights

Redwood City, CA, United States
Feb 07, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
POSITION: Associate Director, Market Insights (Commercial)

FUNCTION: Planning & Analytics

LOCATION: Redwood City, CA

POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Director of Market Insights will lead primary and secondary market research and competitive intelligence activities to support market development and commercial launch of Allakos' lead product, lirentelimab (AK002). Lirentelimab's lead indications are eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs), inflammatory conditions characterized by chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. The Associate Director of Market Insights will be responsible for designing, managing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative market research and competitive intelligence studies, and will serve as the point of contact for third-party research vendors. The successful candidate will drive product strategy by providing a holistic, objective, and analytical viewpoint of the market and opportunities through ongoing situation assessment and understanding of market dynamics, customer needs, and competitor activities.

  • Support commercial decision-making, strategy development, and tactical planning by delivering concise, objective insights and recommendations about the marketplace and key stakeholders
  • Define and implement appropriate methodology and objectives for qualitative and quantitative market research studies, including design/review of screening criteria and discussion guides
  • Understand current competitive dynamics through monitoring of competitor investment presentations, congress presence, publications, etc.
  • Select, hire and manage primary and secondary market research and competitive intelligence vendors in accordance with set objectives, budgets, and timelines
  • Synthesize and present findings, implications, and recommendations to Commercial leadership and cross-functional teams
  • Oversee the organization and repository of all market research and competitive intelligence project findings

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree (MS, PhD or MBA) a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic consulting, market research or similar roles in biotech / pharma
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects and derive strategic insights
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to cultivate strong working relationships, including with vendors
  • Proven ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated grasp of complex scientific concepts
  • Team player and collaborator with ability to operate in fast-paced, dynamic environment

This position is located in Redwood City, CA and requires occasional travel.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Allakos is an equal opportunity employer. Allakos will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.