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Senior Manager/Associate Director, Marketing Analysis & Strategy (MA&S)

Position Summary:

The Senior Manager/Associate Director of Marketing Analysis & Strategy (MA&S) will lead primary and secondary market research activities to support the commercial launch of Achaogen’s lead product, plazomicin, and other pipeline assets. Plazomicin is a novel antibiotic which recently successfully completed Phase III trials and received FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation. The Senior Manager/Associate Director of MA&S will be responsible for designing, managing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative research 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.


Essential Functions:

  • Support commercial decision-making, strategy development, and tactical planning by delivering concise, objective insights and recommendations about the marketplace and key stakeholders.
  • Define appropriate methodology and objectives for qualitative and quantitative market research studies, including design/review of screening criteria and discussion guides.
  • Select, hire and manage primary and secondary market research vendors in accordance with set objectives, budgets, and timelines.
  • Synthesize and present findings, implications, and recommendations to cross-functional teams.
  • Oversee the organization and repository of all market research data.


Preferred Experience:

  • 5-7 years of commercial experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and/or strategic consulting.
  • Launch experience is preferred.
  • Experience working in anti-infectives and/or the hospital environment a plus.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree (MS, PhD or MBA) a plus.


Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • 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.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.
  • Current US work authorization required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
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