Competitive Intelligence Manager

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 07/31/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Marketing Job Number: 6611

  • Being an expert in emerging oncology agents, modalities, and drug discovery platforms
  • Recognition of emergent agents, MoAs, platforms, and modalities to identify threats and opportunities
  • Ability to identify emerging development trends and potential opportunities for future development of agents
  • Ability to accurately forecast competitor launch timelines and probabilities, identify critical competitors and data
  • Lead or influence key internal development and commercialization decisions
  • Drive translation of competitive findings into business recommendations that deliver success for the organization
  • Data expert to assure that impactful, actionable competitor information and our client’ s product differentiation is identified and taken into account during key decisions via strategic workshops or other venues
  • Identify opportunities to improve high-level pharma portfolio strategy or organization structure and decision-making by drawing on case examples or other information from the external environment
  • Actively identifying CI information, data collection, and insight communication to varied stakeholders
  • Based on knowledge of impending strategic decisions, identify available data sources, collect competitive intelligence, and synthesize information for commercial, medical, and scientific leaders
  • Manage external vendor relationships for collection and structuring of CI data including planning and execution of CI at medical/scientific conferences
  • Comply with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the ethical conduct of activities
  • Collaborating with many other functions
  • Ensure cross functional stakeholder alignment in support of CI initiatives and deliverables
  • Partnering across Business Insights & Operations (BIO), GPS, BD, REDs, SI&A, Medical, Product Development, other functions
  • Supporting CI team growth
  • Identification and execution of ways to improve the work processes of CI



  • MD or PhD in a life-sciences, technical, or analytical discipline is required
  • Complex strategic project leadership experience in a matrixed environment--specific examples of influence in strategy decisions are desired

It is preferred that the candidate has at least 1 of the following qualifications:

  • Prior experience in strategic consulting, corporate strategy, financial/investment analysis, venture capital, or strategic planning experience in the biopharma industry
  • Experience with projects leading biopharma teams through complex strategic decisions by synthesizing and incorporating competitor information
  • Other experience in pharmaceutical product discovery or development
  • International or global work experience is a plus, ability to travel globally required
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required


  • MD or PhD in a life-sciences, technical, or analytical discipline is required
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