Shire Immunology Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Primary Duties

This position will support the US Immunology Analytics Lead in:

  • Generation and interpretation of critical insights, strategy creation, and best practices to drive and achieve organizational goals

  • Partnering with the Business Unit to help identify innovative analytical methods and approaches to provide more impactful analyses that highlight risks and opportunities

  • Knowledgeofdifferentdatasources:patientservices;specialtypharmacy; andmultiple forms of health care data (i.e. claims, prescription, etc..)

  • Partnering and understanding stakeholder needs

  • Develop PowerPoint presentations to explain and track commercial brand performance

  • The positionmay alsopartnerwithotherinsights and analyticsprofessionalsacrossbusinessunits inorder to stay abreast ofother departmentalbestpracticesandbeable to communicatethoseofferings to other colleagues within the group.

  • This position will also be responsible for contributing to the Immunology Business Insights and Operations team to synthesis information, drive quality insights, and recommend appropriate actions for franchise leadership.


Job Function and Description



Supports advanced business analyses to deliver high quality, actionable business insights to commercial leadership

  • Drive innovative analytics and reporting solutions on commercial products

  • Provide quality control of all analyses from the Insights & Analytics Team

  • Subject matter expert on analytic models used to conduct various analyses

  • Subject matter expert on various health care related data sets, both internal and external

  • Collaborate with various internal business and support stakeholders

  • Support analytics for pipeline products

  • Collaborate with outside vendors when needed

  • Partner with Patient Services, IT, and Commercial Data Management



  • Support forecasting for commercial and pipeline products for short and long term planning

  • Ensure appropriate level of rigor is applied in the development of forecasts depending on business needs and the decision to be made

  • Interact regularly with stakeholders and foster an environment of collaboration

  • Maintain consistency and transparency of assumptions

  • Generate evidence to ground assumptions in facts

  • Support scenario planning and sensitivity development for risks and opportunities

  • Maintain knowledge of various data sources and market research reports to identify hidden risks and opportunities

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A Bachelor’sdegreeinBusinessManagement, Marketingor relatedsubjectisrequired

  • MBA/M.Sc./Pharm.D an asset

  • Recommended 5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, 3+ years of sales analytics experience is required.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required; proficiency in Qlik Tools and Tableau

  • Ability to pick up new systems for information extraction such as Datameer

  • Understanding of statistical models a plus

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Ability to influence and challenge the business decisions; Ability to influence without authority;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/assignments to demanding deadlines with minimal supervision

  • High degree of creativity and innovation in developing new approaches, processes and methodologies

  • Ability to lead projects on behalf of the Insights & Analytics team

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills as well as teamwork abilities

  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment

  • High emotional intelligence and curiosity

Builds a Collaborative Culture

  • Builds and models a culture of questioning and constructive challenge to foster openness and candid dialogue

  • Listens to and carefully considers others’ perspectives, especially to manage and resolve conflict

  • Acts with an understanding and sensitivity to others locally and globally, internally and externally

  • Encourages accountability and responsibility that enables others to act with integrity

Leads with Strategic Agility

  • Sets and clearly articulates a compelling vision for the future that fosters enthusiasm

  • Develops bold strategic plans and crafts pragmatic solutions to implement them

  • Recognizes opportunities and challenges and modifies strategy accordingly

  • Moves easily between addressing current needs and planning for the future with informed insight

  • Considers marketplace and economic forces and trends in making sound business decisions

Navigates Change

  • Decides and acts, even when faced with uncertainty

  • Clearly communicates the need for change and is actively responsive to the resistance it can evoke

  • Anticipates and proactively addresses the conflict and ambiguity inherent in change

  • Quickly focuses on the critical issues while prioritizing current work

Develops Organizational Capability

  • Inspires passion for growth and change in Shire’s people

  • Builds and improves effective internal systems and processes that align with organizational priorities

  • Builds and fosters effective teams in a global matrix organization

  • Considers and addresses business and development needs both locally and globally

Drives Innovation

  • Generates breakthrough solutions, and enables others to do the same

  • Draws on unexpected or seemingly unrelated ways of thinking

  • Operates from a framework of possibility

Complexity and Problem Solving

The candidate will proactively deliver analyses to support current and projected brand performance

Internal and External Contacts

Highly collaborative and influential role interacting with management and stakeholders from the Genetics Disease Business Unit, and Global Commercial Operations peers

Other Job Requirements

20% Travel as required supporting Shire’s current & emerging footprint. Duties will sometimes call for early or late meetings and/or attendance to meetings on holidays and weekends.

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Reasonable Accommodations

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.