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Associate Director, Competitive Intelligence

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Sep 18, 2023

Job Details

The Role

Moderna is seeking an Associate Director, Competitive Intelligence, to be part of the global commercial organization and execute the Competitive Intelligence (CI) vision and strategy, in alignment with stakeholder priorities.

This role works closely with disease area matrix teams (including leaders and teams in Commercial, R&D, Medical, & Market Access) to provide strategic support through the identification, analysis, and distribution of timely & relevant business and competitive intelligence, with an emphasis on actionable insights that inform the near- and long-term franchise strategies for the respiratory and latent vaccine program teams.

This role is based in Cambridge, MA.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Develop a robust CI plan to assess the competitive environment, competitors assets, emerging scientific data, and commercial activities, to inform clinical, regulatory and commercial competitor strategies

  • Deliver competitor insights that inform market entry scenario planning, brand growth initiatives and the development of brand lifecycle strategies

  • Gather information and translate it into actionable insights and recommendations that aide key stakeholders in decision making regarding internal assets

  • Develop and deliver reports/communications that provide competitive insights and analysis of trends, issues, with a focus on delivering value

  • Act as the single point of contact for key global and regional stakeholders, in a customer-driven CI support model

  • Closely collaborate with above brand functions to integrate critical information into validated assumptions

  • Implement all elements of internal CI model based on consultative engagement with key stakeholders, leading internal intelligence networks, coordinating the communication of intelligence, managing external CI vendors/partners, and leveraging relevant internal IT tools and platforms

  • Innovate within CI to help propel the group to World Class status (e.g., visualizations, interactive datasets, predictive analytics)

  • Respond to ad hoc key business questions with expert analysis

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors degree in related field

  • 8 years of job relevant experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience with basic business software tools and environments (e.g., MS Office) and pharma CI data sources (e.g., FDA, EMA,, Pharma news, Wall Street Analysts, Pharma analysts, Informa, Cortelis, Evaluate Pharma, AlphaSense)

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Advanced degree such as a Masters or PhD

  • Direct commercial experience in respiratory vaccines, including flu commercial models across key markets, a significant plus

  • Highly intellectual with excellent analytical skills, learning agility, and ability to think strategically

  • A clear communicator with the ability to communicate complex issues simply

  • Resourceful, motivated, decisive and proactive; able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-growing organization

  • Experience in successfully supporting business decision making in a complex and highly dynamic corporate environment

  • Deep expertise in conducting competitive analyses and generating actionable recommendations

  • Understanding of vaccine/ pharmaceutical development and commercialization process, as well as industry competitive dynamics

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Proven ability to lead teams and influence cross-functionally in a matrix environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse teams across organizational lines and structures

  • Strong oral/written communications and presentation skills

  • Ability to quickly learn category and therapy area knowledge

  • Experience working in a matrixed environment

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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Cambridge, MA
United States

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