Director, Research & Insights

Categories: Commercial
The Director, Research and Insights, will plan, develop & execute market research initiatives, including primary & secondary market research, data analytics and insights generation in alignment with the near-term and longer-term business operating plan. The incumbent will partner cross-functionally with program management and corporate strategy to ensure data-driven insights for pipeline programs, global geographic opportunities, and go-to-market strategies.
  • Plan, lead and execute the primary & secondary market research with cross-functional enterprise-wide partners, including commercial, medical, regulatory, and legal
  • Liaise with cross functional partners to understand key business needs across therapeutic targets, product development stages, lifecycle management, and portfolio strategy. Align the organization on the scope, timing and objectives of various research initiatives
  • Design and manage the research calendar for Crinetics. to drive key business decision making
  • Oversee variety of project types including, but not limited to, epidemiology, treatment flow, qualitative or quantitative demand/market share, segmentation, positioning/messaging, future treatment paradigms, etc.
  • Drive the brand planning process, in coordination with the marketing team, including informing situation analysis, competitive landscape, and strategic priorities.
  • Plan and execute research and analyses to support the forecasting related needs of the organization
  • Develop and deliver compelling presentations to leadership teams, cross functional teams within the organization to drive strategic and tactical decision making
  • Actively manage budgets and identify efficiencies within the research plan to achieve ‘more with less’
  • Track and monitor key performance indicators for commercial tactics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Science, or related field.  A Master’s degree (MBA) strongly preferred.
  • 12+ years of experience working in marketing within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • Experience managing promotions and market research vendors
  • Experience in pharmaceutical situation analysis and brand planning
  • Ability to consolidate and present key findings to relevant parties
  • Experience designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative market research across multiple customer groups, including but not limited to physicians, patients, allied health care professionals, pharmacists, and advocacy groups
  • Experience in generating commercial insights from standard and non-standard pharmaceutical data sets
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, distill information to essential knowledge, develop business- relevant strategic recommendations, and persuasively present to a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to operate in ambiguous situations and determine focused objectives and a clear path forward in the face of open questions.
  • Balance of exceptional technical expertise with strong strategic thinking and practical business orientation; strength in finding and focusing on key business drivers
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with ability to lead, interact with, focus, resolve conflict and drive consensus among individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to multiple manage projects and timelines for both internal initiatives and external vendors
Equipment:   PC, scanners, voice mail and e-mail systems, and common office machines, or ability to be trained. 
Software Knowledge:  Windows, MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Physical Activities:  On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.  The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.
Travel may be required up to 5% of your time.
The Anticipated Base Salary Range: $150,000.00 – $198,000.00
In addition to your base pay, our total rewards program consists of a discretionary annual target bonus, stock options, ESPP, and 401k match. We also provide top-notch health insurance plans for employees (and their families) to include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance, 20 days of PTO, 10 paid holidays, and a winter company shutdown in December.
The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience and education. Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process.
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