Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Insight Strategy, and Execution

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Job Description

Pfizer is seeking a Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives in Insight Strategy & Execution (ISE) ISE who will lead above-brand initiatives among a team responsible for driving commercial brand strategy, framing business problems and enabling executional excellence. This individual will act as an indispensable thought partner to senior US & Global franchise leads, leveraging analyses that impact portfolio decisions and overarching strategy. They will empower their team of brand strategists to unlock their exceptional intellectual and analytical curiosity, driving a spirit of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking that will drive competitive advantage. They will influence senior franchise leads and ensure the highest quality work, while inspiring, leading and developing new ISE colleagues.

The ideal candidate leverages their outstanding EQ in leading cross-functional teams, guiding the overall delivery of exceptional strategic consultancy, with a track record of affecting positive decision making and driving business returns. This candidate has proven thought leadership within his/her industry space often including production and syndication/publication of knowledge or development of innovative techniques that drive business performance. This candidate has strong entrepreneurial drive, thrives on intellectual challenge, and is not encumbered to develop and assert their strong point of view. They are further equipped to enable this strong opinion-driven approach among their team, through consistent mentorship and ongoing support.

ISE Strategy

Provide strategic thought partnership to drive ISE decisions.
Act as strategic partner to frame, investigate, and answer key business questions related to the identification and evaluation of commercial strategies and tactics.
Lead the collection of information needs and development of research and data analysis plans.
Develop and execute creation of in-house knowledge base to drive patient and HCP insights.
Lead the connection of research and analytics together to tell a compelling and persuasive story and deliver clear and actionable recommendations to senior leadership.

Promotional Performance and Execution Insights

Lead team that develops and monitors key performance metrics to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of a brand’s marketing campaign.
Lead team that recommends campaign improvement and corrective actions.
Integrate campaign insights to broader analytic activities to paint the full picture of marketing execution and customer behavior and inform resource allocation decisions.
Assist in advancing the vision for the future direction of brand activities (Journey Orchestration, Next Best Action, etc).

Operating Plan Support

In partnership with key Pfizer stakeholders, oversee development of Long-Range Forecasts (LRFs) and Operating Plans.
Review and enhance forecasts or strategic brand plans with strong expertise in ability to qualify and quantify the business opportunity, including communicating results and recommendations to senior leadership.
Ensure accurate effective performance measurement and deliver regular assessments of portfolio performance to leadership, including clear articulation of the data and its meaning for the business.

Collaboration With Other Analytics Teams

Lead dialogue to integrate insights across various cross-functional teams – data science, analytics engineering, market research, and media.
Actively contribute to advancement of team capabilities through thought leadership; seek to share knowledge and expertise with other colleagues making use of knowledge sharing platform.
Alignment with other analytic teams to ensure cohesive activities with our stakeholders.
Partner with other analytic functions to advance the use of novel data sources including RWD.


BA/BS in Marketing, Psychology, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering or similar related field required; MS or MBA preferred.
15+ years in consulting, finance or market analytics
7+ years at a high-value level (e.g., US & Global) developing data-driven brand strategy for major portfolio (>$3B)
Experience leading cross-functional teams
Proven thought leadership within his/her industry space including production, syndication/publication of marketable knowledge or development of innovative techniques that drive business performance
Strong entrepreneurial drive, who thrives on intellectual challenge and raises the bar in terms of quality work
Defined involvement in helping frame, design & execute solutions for challenging business situations
In-depth knowledge of multiple analytic disciplines, including primary and secondary data, with a keen understanding of output and quality/timely insight derivation
Proven track record of being an indispensable thought partner and influencing without authority
Team-orientation and collaborative approach; outstanding listening skills and the ability to manage through influence
Exceptional intellectual and analytical curiosity, a creative visionary who can drive innovation
Sophisticated executive demeanor, comfortable functioning at the highest levels of organizations; excellent presentation skills, including strong verbal and writing capabilities
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to influence and drive change at all levels in an organization
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing
US & Global brand strategy, thought partnership and collaboration with senior brand leaders for high-value assets (>$1B)
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Other Job Details:

Eligible for employee referral bonus
Work location: Flexible; 2-3 days onsite/week
Last Day to Apply: June 14, 2024

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $191,300.00 to $318,800.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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