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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Director, Commercial Insights and Analytics, Neurology in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

This is what you will do:

This individual will play a critical role in the success of the US Commercial organization. This individual will be a highly visible Commercial leader with an interface to all levels of Alexion leadership. They will partner with the US Business Unit Leads (BULs), Sales Leadership, & Brand Leads to proactively identify opportunities and to enable better decision making at Alexion. They will also support the Neurology business unit, bringing deep analytics to customer engagements and brand strategies. The individual must be confident and be an exceptionally strong collaborator, capable of contributing innovative thoughts and ideas to create meaningful value for the function and for the enterprise.

At an overall level, the individual is responsible for effectively leveraging data to uncover insights and driving Commercial strategies/tactics that are informed by those components for the Alexion US Commercial business.

You will be responsible for:

  • Proactively identifying opportunities/threats leveraging data and business context to enable better decision making within the Neuro BU and, more broadly, at Alexion

  • Acting as a central point of expertise and drive collaboration with BU leadership, brand teams, sales leadership, and Business Operations colleagues to provide advice on key strategic questions

  • Supporting the assessment of Commercial strategies and tactics to quantify ROI and to make recommendations to optimize the use of existing/future resources

  • Partnering with Market Research colleagues and providing analytical support to assess programs and tools

  • Proactively tracking and synthesizing the competitive environment, analyzing threats and opportunities, developing market models, and forecasting scenarios with business impact

  • Collaborating with leadership and within Business Operations to support Commercial strategies and tactics using data and derived insights, which contribute directly to the growth and optimization of Alexion’s business

  • Evolving analytical tools and methods

  • Responsively providing high quality solutions and answers to ad-hoc analytic requests

    You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Finance, or other quantitative discipline

  • Advanced knowledge and application of analytics, modeling, and valuation concepts (NPV, ROI, IRR) in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Exceptional communication and creative problem-solving skills

  • Understanding of organizational dynamics and ability to influence at all levels of the organization

  • Confidence and ability to present complex information concisely and effectively to all audiences, including senior leaders and groups

  • Strong analytical and organization skills, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to anticipate future Commercial trends and to integrate that context into business practices

  • Desire and ability to learn/implement new tools and capabilities

  • Experience leading technical teams and individuals across geographies

  • Track record of effective functional and cross-functional collaboration and leadership

  • Detail-oriented, self-starter, able to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Curiosity

  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • 7+ years of experience in Business Analytics and/or Financial Analysis

  • MBA or advanced quantitative discipline degree preferred

  • Prior experience in rare disease



    Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at: .

    Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion has taken critical steps to protect colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. All US-based employees must comply with Alexion's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Alexion provides exceptions based on applicable state law as well as reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding a legally required exemption or accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

    As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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