Market Research Director

Jun 09, 2021

Job Description

3 – The number of values that we live by: Trust, Respect and Collaboration. Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend peoples’ lives.

The Market Research Director will support decision making across the organization adding value as a functional expert in designing innovative research approaches to answer key business questions and support growth by leading the development and execution of primary market research. Proactively combining information from different sources, mainly market research, to evaluate brands’ performance and market trends using innovative statistical analysis techniques. Evaluating the success of marketing initiatives through market research with significant focus on ensuring tight alignment with global brand teams, new product development and country insights teams.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Enable Franchise Heads to make strategic decisions by bringing external perspective and data based insights
• Drive innovation and capability building, including new techniques, data sources, automation and Al to enhance process efficiency and value of Insights.

• Very strong functional leader, with the ability to influence across senior leaders in Novartis
• Provide thought leadership and credibility in defining innovative MR strategy methodologies
• Lead a team of SME’s

Enhance insights:
• Subject matter expert in MR who can identify and implement innovate, industry leading primary market research approaches
• Consistently monitor execution of MR projects to support performance and growth of key brand strategies across Novartis

Talent management:
• Build a ‘one-team’ mentality to overcome issues, balance risks, build high performing teams and trust with stakeholders

• Develop and lead innovative MR execution
• Provide effective guidance to planning of studies, including research material design
• Deliver on agreed-upon targets – assist with delivery of financial targets for MR

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• 12+ years previous work in global market research / specialist agencies
• Significant experience of managing multi-methodology market research projects encompassing multi-markets
• Experience in working across regions and within a commercial, primary market research team and the ability to work with a cross-functional team in a matrix environment.
• Project management – scoping, defining deliverables, business case development and reporting at a senior level including the ability to communicate effectively and to have a persuasive and credible presentation style; Strong business acumen and solution-orientation mindset including budget and P&L management
• University degree BA/BS/MA degree in business, statistics/mathematics, medicine, sciences, health economics, sociology, psychology
• Fluency in English, superior written composition skills, a second European language is of benefit

Desirable requirements:
• Knowledge of the disease areas within the Pharma sector, with strong leadership and communication skills

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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Novartis Ireland Ltd. has been certified as a Top Employer 2021 by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings!
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