Associate Director of New Product Planning

Practice Area bioscience
Job Family Commercial/Operations
Job Type Perm Salary
Location Greater Boston

The Associate Director of New Product Planning must have significant analytic skills, as well as the ability to clearly interpret and distill scientific, clinical and commercial information. You should be self-motivated and operate with integrity and ethics. If this position sounds like a good fit for you, submit your resume to apply today!


  • Incorporate primary and secondary inputs that will inform the lifecycle plan by assisting in the development of product profiles, forward-looking strategies and marketing position for Oncology pipeline products
  • Collaborate with team members to track key milestone progress across pipeline programs and push for completion of market research initiatives
  • Actively participate as a member of product teams in the early stage development of the Oncology portfolio ensuring strategic commercial insight with internal business partners to optimize the market value of assets
  • Manage external consulting partners to update commercial assessment tool(s) as needed and proactively seek out ways to improve assessments
  • Stay up to date on therapeutic market trends from a commercial, managed markets, clinical, and scientific perspective and track market developments and changes in competitive landscape for key therapeutic areas/markets
  • Provide early market assessments and develop value proposition, business cases and early forecasts to prioritize commercial indications for products in key therapeutic areas
  • Manage assigned budget


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, advanced degree (MBA) a plus
  • Background or degree in science a plus
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience with specialty pharmaceutical marketing, market research, and/or marketing analytics - experience in Oncology and an understanding of therapeutic areas are strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in a commercial assessment role that required comprehensive understanding of therapeutic markets from multiple customer perspectives (e.g., HCP, Payers, Patients) and/or different business perspectives (e.g., clinical, R&D, marketing)
  • Basic understanding of key marketing and market research principles
  • Ability to effectively plan, prioritize, execute, follow up and anticipate challenges
  • Ability to work, influence, and gain consensus across multiple functions (sales, finance, product development, public affairs, medical affairs)
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and oral) and facilitation skills
  • Strong history of delivering high quality, sustainable results using skills and capabilities
  • Overnight travel ~10-15%

Position ID: 38699