Associate Director, Commercial Analytics Innovation & Standards

Hampton Research

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Boston, MA

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Job Overview:

Job Description

General Summary:

The Associate Director will be responsible for delivering commercial insights from data analytics to inform strategic choices and commercialization decisions across multiple disease areas in the Vertex portfolio. This person will collaborate with disease area leads in Marketing Science, as well as a cross-functional team, to maintain a pulse on critical business questions, formulate and execute an analytics plan to answer them. The role will also work side-by-side with internal partners across the organization to enable a data driven mindset and play a key role in defining additional commercial analytics capabilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leverage Vertex’s in-licensed claims data assets to conduct queries and analyses to support the entire product portfolio and pipeline disease areas
  • Support the Marketing Science disease area leads to assess knowledge gaps and objectives that may be addressed by data analytics
  • Formulate and execute a comprehensive analytics generation plan to address a spectrum of business questions using the appropriate data source & methodology
  • Participate in multiple disease area analytics coordination forums, which provide cross-functional alignment on analytics activities supporting that program
  • Visualize and communicate the output of analyses, including both written and verbal communication, to business leaders and non-technical audiences
  • Work independently to set priorities and develop deliverables on projects

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Domain knowledge in clinical data, real world data (e.g., DRG, TriNetX, IBM MarketScan, IQVIA Pharmetrics, Premier or others), and/or other related data sources such as providers and health systems
  • Expertise with programming languages such as SAS, Python or others, and database languages such as SQL
  • Strong complex quantitative analysis skills; experience analyzing & interpreting patient-level data within health databases, as well as partnering with advanced analytics professionals
  • Experience with understanding and leveraging machine learning output
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills – able to synthesize and distill complex information into a compelling narrative
  • Ability to work and communicate with non-technical teams to translate business questions to analytically actionable questions
  • Proactive orientation - able to anticipate issues, engage with stakeholders and plan accordingly
  • Demonstrated experience as a trusted advisor and thought partner to stakeholders
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; able to effectively structure problems and solution approaches

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative, analytical discipline, such as Management Science, Data Science, Statistics, Econometrics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or Engineering
  • 8+ years pharmaceutical experience working with data analytics (in-house or consulting)
  • Oversight and/or direct management of junior analysts

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at