Sr. Manager, Analytics & Data Science

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This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Hybrid work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas’ Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in hybrid work are encouraged to apply.


The Sr Manager, Analytics and Data Science plays a critical role in providing valuable strategic business insight and actionable recommendations to Marketing and various internal functions to support achievement of overall portfolio and brand objectives. This position is responsible for developing and executing advanced analytics frameworks and methodologies as part of the Astellas global commercial analytics capability, in addition to providing sound counseling and objective interpretation of data to the commercial organization.

This role will require close collaboration with Commercial Insights (CI) counterparts, when appropriate, to ensure global alignment and consistency.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of data science methodologies, frameworks and best practices across customer/stakeholder archetypes.

  • Support brand-related strategies, opportunity discovery and investment decisions with advanced analytics (examples include Customer Segmentation, Patient Adherence Analysis, HCP Network Analysis, etc.); inform global, regional and local brand related decisions

  • Implement marketing performance measurement processes such as Marketing Mix Optimization, brand tactics / campaign assessment ROI, etc.

  • Contribute to analytical capability innovation through new methodologies/analytic techniques and in alignment with commercial data strategy.

  • Standardize analytic processes to continuously monitor and measure performance across brands and markets.

  • Collaborate with other operational stakeholders to define, develop and maintain business rules in alignment with internal policies and business needs.

  • Develop, define and lead prioritized ad hoc analysis as needed to support evolving business requirements and to provide timely business insights.

  • Lead and manage projects to include efficient resource mobilization, vendor selection, definition of scope and requirements, and achievement of timelines, budgets & deliverables.

  • Provide recommendations on various statistical modeling techniques to apply within analytical projects and mentor others on the use and application of those modeling techniques.

  • Maintain proficiency among data systems, programs, and software resources, including Microsoft Access, Excel, Cognos, and QlikView, to ensure optimal and efficient achievement of department objectives.

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of various data sources, including patient-level data, as well as their appropriate applications, to facilitate rigorous analytic process design and reliable business insights generation

Quantitative Dimensions:

  • Project management within approved operating budget.

  • Quality of strategic and operational support for up to assigned products or projets based on feedback from key partners and cross-functional colleagues including quality of the collaboration.

  • Accuracy, timeliness, effectiveness and ease of use of advanced analytics based on feedback from key customers and cross-functional colleagues.

  • Ability to meet/exceed established key milestones related to assigned major projects.

  • Quality/timeliness of insight generation and development of actionable recommendations based on feedback from key customers and cross-functional colleagues.

Organizational Context:

  • Reports to Director, Advanced Analytics & Methodology

  • This role is an individual contributor.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related field.

  • Minimum 6 years of pharmaceutical analytics, operations or related experience required that includes data analysis and reporting, or seven years with Masters degree and related experience required, with demonstrated success in managing related teams and projects of increasing size and complexity.

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees including senior management.

  • Extensive computer proficiency with desktop software in a Windows environment required including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Working knowledge of various statistical modeling techniques and their application within complex analytical projects, e.g., regression modeling, promotion response modeling, ROI and correlation coefficient, etc.

  • Excellent skills in the following areas: organization, written and verbal communication, accuracy and personal initiative.

  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills with a strong attention to detail and ability to effectively manage cross-functional projects.

  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability in taking initiative to proactively evaluate existing sales strategies and recommend changes, when appropriate.

  • Keen analytical mind with superior problem solving and technical skills, reflecting in-depth knowledge of various secondary databases and their limitations.

  • Sound experience with data visualization, trending/forecasting, optimal resource utilization.


  • Pharmaceutical industry experience.

  • Working knowledge of sales data sources, e.g., Symphony patient claims data and sub-national data, IQVIA NPA data.

  • Working knowledge of various statistical modeling techniques and their application within complex analytical projects (e.g., regression/promotion response modeling, ROI, correlation coefficient, etc.).

  • General understanding of other Commercial Insights functions (i.e., primary/secondary market research, forecasting, competitive intelligence)

  • Working knowledge of one or more programming languages such as SQL, SAS, and R

  • Working knowledge of one or more data visualization tools such as Excel, QlikView and QlikSense

  • Experience working with global partners


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category Commercial Insights

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