Sr. Manager, Business Analytics -Bay Area

Sr. Manager, Business Analytics – San Francisco Bay Area

Job Description

The Sr. Manager is an experienced team player with a strong foundation in pharma R&D portfolio strategy and solid business analytics skills who will support portfolio planning activities as well as portfolio decision-making.  This role will provide critical analytic expertise addressing business questions about the portfolio, and will need to have the ability to simultaneously tackle a variety of business issues using various analytic techniques (e.g., different forecasting methodologies and valuation techniques). This role will be a key partner with the Product Development Leadership Team (PDLT).  This role reports to the Director of Business Strategic and Portfolio Insights, within the Product and Portfolio Development group.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, implementation, and management of advanced business analytical tools, processes, and methodologies to facilitate and guide decisions related to portfolio strategy formulation and optimization.
  • Conduct rigorous quantitative portfolio analyses to support key strategic portfolio issues; support decisions with sound data analysis, insight generation, and communication with key stakeholders.
  • Provide targeted support for our long-range strategic planning process and other critical business needs.
  • Assist Program Core Teams with conducting impactful business / decision analysis approaches to drive scenario considerations in support of decision-making at corporate governance forums.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, decision-analysis, medicine/science, or related quantitative field; MBA degree or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in healthcare investment banking, pharma/biotech equity research and/or strategy consulting, decision analysis, or strategic planning within a pharma/biotech company.
  • Excellent, game-changing analytical, quantitative and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in a range of forecasting and valuation techniques and the use of these outputs to drive key strategic insights and considerations for stakeholders. Experience with other types of advanced analytical modeling techniques and visualization tools is also highly desirable.
  • Hands-on proficiency with Excel macros, and ability to use advanced decision support analytical tools (e.g. decision analysis software, Monte Carlo simulation, and optimization).
  • Ability to think strategically, and to skillfully manage competing priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex analysis into clear and succinct insights.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with internal partners.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team based environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and visualization tools (e.g. Microsoft Excel including pivot tables, Microsoft Access, Tableau)


  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, decision-analysis, medicine/science, or related quantitative field; MBA degree or other advanced degree preferred.

***Interested candidates should email resume to for consideration