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Director, Global Strategic Market Insights


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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases - often with limited or no therapeutic options.

We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. We actively explore new options for patients including novel compounds, small molecules and biologics, and through cannabinoid science and innovative delivery technologies. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include neuroscience and oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

The Director, Global Strategic Market Insights is an integral part of the Global Commercial Development & Planning team at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. The role supports decisions related to commercial assessments of our pipeline products and market planning including competitive readiness. The candidate should have experience conducting opportunity assessments, market research, forecasting, competitive intelligence, and scenario planning with an ability to develop and deliver a narrative to key stakeholders, decision makers.

Strong candidate attributes include strategic mindset, collaborator, creative problem solver, voracious learner, and a strong work ethic to join our team. The candidate should have experience working in the biopharma/ life sciences industry with a solid working knowledge of the industry.

The associate director will partner with various cross-regional, functional groups to drive alignment on key assumptions including a competitive viewpoint. S/he will construct and implement primary research/competitive intelligence to deliver critical objective insights, anticipated market movements, and inform recommendations and plans that best position Jazz in new and continuing markets.

This individual will work closely with others in numerous functional areas including but not limited to Global Commercial Development, Early/Late-Stage Development Teams, EU International groups, Commercial, Market Access, Medical Affairs, Global Forecasting, R&D, and Investor Relations.

Essential Functions

Partner with key stakeholder groups to support strategic and tactical decision-making with high quality, insightful analysis that accurately and objectively reflect the voice of our customers and market dynamics to maximize the potential of Jazz’s current and future markets.

Lead global insights and assessments to support market opportunities and readiness  

  • Participate actively in global commercial development planning efforts by providing objective, in-depth analyses on current and future markets, customers, and competitors. May be an active member on various teams. 
  • Provide high quality insights on the market environment for relevant disease areas based on publicly available brand and market information, non-publicly available market intelligence, and market research
  • Reinforce market research best practices – develop proposals, identify market research sources, vendor options, and methodologies that are best suited to address a business need. When appropriate, proactively challenges the design of research with internal team members and vendors to enhance strategic value.
  • Translate data and information into compelling insight stories. Frequently and proactively present research findings to promote awareness and action to drive business decisions, strategic plans.
  • Conduct commercial assessments and scenarios including researching key assumptions, uncertainties to support the forecast.

Lead global competitive analysis and intelligence to support competitive readiness

  • Provide objective competitive assessments and analyses to align teams and enable effective and informed decision-making. This includes insights on dynamic market changes (shifting standard of care, emerging agents/trends, platforms, opportunities) and competition that impact business decisions and strategy.
  • Stay abreast of competitive landscapes and determine CI needs (threat assessments, benchmarking, timelines, reporting/alerts, primary, workshops, etc.) which may include leading a competitive readiness team and associated activities.
  • Drive competitive intelligence planning and reporting for key congress with internal partners.
  • Strategic thought partner and subject matter expert who will serve as the go-to for competitor insights. Frequently and proactively share knowledge of key competitors to promote awareness and readiness into business assumptions, strategic plans.
  • For all areas of this role, it is imperative to formulate an objective narrative and to communicate / adapt it for various audiences including executives. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Eight to ten years of relevant experience in biopharmaceutical business strategy, market or competitive intelligence, consulting, or combination of relevant experience. Neuroscience and/or oncology experience is helpful.
  • Experience in operating in global markets is preferred, and experience in working across the whole lifecycle of the products (from early research through commercialization).
  • Candidate should have a successful track record functioning in a matrix environment and delivering results in the areas of market research, product analytics and/or forecasting, and competitive intelligence. Proven ability to lead a cross-functional discussion in an organized and thoughtful manner, systematically using supporting information and logic, building and defending cogent arguments. Prior experience interacting with senior management highly preferred.
  • Fluency in understanding scientific and market data to identify patterns and opportunities. Broad experience in secondary and primary research methods and comfort with forecast and uncertainty modeling and methodologies.
  • Effective presenter and communicator 
  • Willingness to travel to various meetings/conferences including international travel subject to company and regional guidelines.

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

BS/BA degree required; advanced degree in a life sciences related field strongly preferred (MS, MBA, PhD).

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices and we strive to provide employees with total compensation packages that are market competitive. For this role, the anticipated base pay range is $182,400-$239,400. The exact base pay offered for this role will depend on various factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, skills, and experience.

At Jazz, your base pay is only one part of your total compensation package. The successful candidate may also be eligible for a discretionary annual cash bonus or incentive compensation (depending on the role), in accordance with the terms of the Company's Global Cash Bonus Plan or Incentive Compensation Plan, as well as discretionary equity grants in accordance with Jazz's Long Term Equity Incentive Plan.

The successful candidate will also be eligible to participate in various benefits offerings, including, but not limited to, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k retirement savings plan, and flexible paid vacation.

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