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Associate Director, Data Strategy

Company: Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases - often with limited or no therapeutic options. We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. We actively explore new options for patients including novel compounds, small molecules and biologics, and through cannabinoid science and innovative delivery technologies. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries. For more information, please visit and follow @JazzPharma on Twitter.The Associate Director, Data Strategy reports into the Director, NA Data Strategy and Field Solutions (within North America Business Operations). This position is accountable for defining the data acquisition and enablement strategy required to support NABO commercial and medical data-related needs. This person will serve as the internal expert on data sources and solutions for all Business Units. This work will require collaboration and multi-functional leadership with many partners, including other data teams, Analytics & Insights, IT, medical, Field Analytics and Operations, and commercial teams.The position is part of Commercial Operations and will be responsible external and internal data management and information systems in support of the Commercial organization. In addition, the position will provide expertise with secondary data sources and be able to identify potential data sources to inform decision making with cross functional partners (New Product Planning, Corporate Development etc.) The role will be closely aligned to Commercial IT to own data acquisition and ingestion, maintain, and enhance data quality, structure the data for business consumption, and commercial systems management. The ability to independently manage multiple deliverables and shifting priorities with strong skills in project management, collaboration, decision making, and communication will be key to success.Success will be determined by the individual's ability to demonstrate exceptional communication, planning, strategy, program management, and organizational skills, with the ability to successfully drive multiple concurrent initiatives. The individual must be a strong leader of people committed to developing their team members as well as consistently seeking to improve the solutions and services they provide.Essential FunctionsData Management (Internal and External):

  • Collaborate with commercial, brand, and other functional areas to identify data sources needed to support brands, enable reporting on key metrics and inform business decision
  • Responsible for all internal and external data sources. Identify and evaluate third party data sources (e.g., SHA, IMS, HMS, MMIT, etc.) to identify most appropriate data required to support and inform business decisions.
  • Manage relationship with third party data vendors
  • Develop SOPs and systems to ensure that reporting, storage, and handling of data sources meet compliance requirementsData Integration & Analysis:
    • Partner with IT to ingest, standardize, and store data across all data feeds (internal and third party)
    • Develop request management process (system) to prioritize and respond to data inquiries in alignment with business needs
    • Understanding of claims data, how to apply business rules using queries, coding experience and analytics experienceMaster Data Management / Governance:
      • Institutionalize best practices for data usage across all brands and commercial projects
      • Ensure that data collected internally and externally meets quality standards
      • Oversee master data management (e.g., access rights, privacy)Information Systems:
        • Working knowledge and understanding of technology systems such as AWS, Redshift, Informatica, Reltio, Salesforce Health Cloud and Marketing Cloud.
        • Experience in leveraging tools such as Tableau, Alteryx, and TOAD.General:
          • Manage multiple projects and deliver consistently to the expectations of different stakeholders
          • Build strong partnerships and relationships, across the organization and externally, that lead to the highest levels of collaboration and effectiveness
          • Demonstrate the ability to influence multiple stakeholders to ensure a high-level of team involvement in key business decisions while working effectively with business partnersPartner with the Commercial IT:
            • Set the strategy to improve efficiencies and enable enhanced capabilities to deliver advancement in business analytics, sales force effectiveness, and information management
            • Serve as the Commercial lead to collaboratively design, develop, implement, and support new business analytic and operations capabilities
            • Deliver scalable solutions that integrate within the Commercial technology and processes ecosystem; ability to have a broad perspective and consider implications beyond the explicit requirementsRequired/Preferred Experiences and Skills
              • Experience with commercial pharmaceutical systems and platforms, business analytics solutions, data warehouse and reporting, and master data management
              • Strong commercial business and technology acumen
              • Excellent communication, facilitation, influence, change management and consensus building skills
              • Data Management and Governance experience required
              • Prior people management experience preferred
              • Meticulous, highly organized, and self-directed approach to work, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize competing tasks in time-constrained situations
              • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Experience with Tableau, Alteryx, Veeva, and MDM is a plus with coding skills using SQL, R, or Python
              • 10+ years in sales analytics, operations, and/or commercial IT, preferably in the pharmaceutical/biotech industryKey Competencies and Qualifications
                • Collaboration. Influence without ownership by demonstrating competence and confidence, being a good listener, and effective use of persuasion and persistence to collaborate. Gaining the support and involvement of stakeholders and cross-functional partners is critical to success.
                • Pursuit of Excellence: Thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. The individual will have a strong drive to meet and exceed goals, even under adverse circumstances, and is willing to take ownership of problems and make decisions to move forward.
                • Passion: Believe in what you do and have the desire to pursue something better and more valued. Use your drive and commitment to energize, engage and inspire growth.Required/Preferred Education and Licenses
                  • Bachelor's Degree: MBA preferred or applicable previous experienceJazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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