Director, Worldwide Commercial Strategy

Location: NJ


The Director, Worldwide Commercial Strategy is responsible for ensuring the delivery of critical short- and mid-term strategic initiatives for the Commercial organization. The position plays a central role in the delivery of Commercial business priorities, the evolution of the Commercial organization and capabilities, and the effectiveness of interfaces with key functions (eg, R&D, GPS, BI&A Enabling Functions). This role will require strong partnership with the Commercial Leadership Team (CLT).

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads critical strategic initiatives for the Commercial organization
  • Support the evolution of interface between key functions in Commercial and between Commercial and other functions (e.g., R&D)
  • Drive preparation for key senior management reviews and presentations
  • Interface with the various Leadership Teams and across the matrix to ensure appropriate understanding of all key initiatives and organizational priorities.


  • 8-10 years combined experience in Marketing, Sales, Access, Medical and Ops
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills: effectively structures business problems; leverages data (qualitative and quantitative) to identify insights and inform recommendations; leverages key matrix partners (i.e., BI&A)
  • Focus on execution and value delivery: strong track record of execution/ implementation across matrix teams; simplifies unnecessary complexity to get to action and value
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – especially executive level communications
  • Demonstrates success in driving optimal business objectives in a complex matrix organization required
  • Ability to work on multiple major strategic initiatives and influence senior executives
  • In-depth experience in US, other key markets and/or WW Commercial strongly preferred
  • Ability to prioritize work with autonomy and drive results under pressure
  • BA/BS required. MBA, PharmD, or other graduate experience strongly preferred

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Director Corporate Strategy

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership with respect to enterprise-level strategic topics which may include portfolio composition, capability development, franchise evolution, and resource allocation
  • Assess market dynamics and competitive landscape in order to identify potential implications
  • Identify and develop targeted analytics to inform decision making with focus on annual budget and strategic planning cycles. Analytics will include creation of specific financial scenarios in areas of highest portfolio / market uncertainty
  • Work flexibly with R&D, Medical, Commercial, and Finance stakeholders on above with ability to translate findings into P&L implications



  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following disciplines: biological sciences, chemistry, physics, statistics, computing science, business (finance, marking, or operations), or engineering
  • 5 or more years experience in a company or academia (or combination) in a function such as market research, strategic planning, finance, marketing, portfolio management or strategic consulting
  • Must understand financial, operational and R&D analytics from a broad range of lenses and be able to apply these to  specific business challenges. Financial experience must include including eNPV analysis and Monte Carlo simulation
  • Significant strategic and/or financial planning experience in oncology is mandatory
  • Adept at reading and understanding external materials such as analyst reports and market research and incorporating/synthesizing relevant components into work products
  • High level of competence in developing executive ready presentations and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated maturity and ability to think on feet
  • Can-do attitude and ability to work in a highly matrixed and dynamic business environment including ability to interact and communicate to senior level executives