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Associate Director, Strategic Decision Support, US Pain Business Unit

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Customer Service
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Description

Associate Director, Strategic Decision Support, US Pain Business Unit

Vertex is seeking a highly analytical and strategic colleague to serve in a critical role joining our US Pain Business Unit to support our journey to bring forth new options for the treatment of pain. The Associate Director, US Pain Strategic Decision Support will represent the business across key analytics projects to inform decision making and related execution and drive key special projects in support of the potential launch of suzetrigine, investigational novel pain signal inhibitor of NaV1.8 in acute pain. We are seeking a candidate that has a strong track record in strategy and analytics report directly into the Vice President of the US Pain Business Unit.

For more information about Vertex’s pain program, visit To learn more about working at Vertex and our commitment to a vibrant and inclusive culture, visit

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads select strategic projects in areas of emerging and high business impact based on input from the BU leadership team

  • Provides critical support for key leadership presentations including launch updates to the executive team

  • Sits as the interim North America representative on the Global Commercial Team and manages ad hoc needs related to new product planning include input into trial design and go to market planning

  • Serves as the BU liaison for analytics, accountable for ensuring the analytics team’s focus aligns to business priorities working closely with analytics pod lead

  • Role models cross functional collaboration, enterprise thinking and integrity & ethics in all activities

  • Identifies areas of the business to drive a more effective and efficient launch through optimizing cross functional spending and revenue impact

  • Utilize depth of expertise to step in and support BU teams as needed to ensure launch success

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 8+ years of progressive, relevant experience with demonstrated experience in analytics and strategic

  • Healthcare consulting or biotech preferred

Required Skills

  • Consistently displays sound ethics, good judgment and demonstrates Vertex’s core values

  • Analytical, able to glean insights from data to drive strategic recommendations

  • Enterprise thinker, able to draw out insights from cross functional learnings and activities

  • Outstanding communication of information and ideas

  • Strong collaboration skills, with an ability to influence multiple stakeholders

  • Proven project managements, adapts to new projects rapidly and effectively

  • Acts independently and prioritizes appropriately

  • Embraces unexpected challenges and drives to improved solutions in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven ability to influence high performing cross-functional team with a focus on patients

Flex Designation:

Hybrid-Eligible Or On-Site Eligible

Flex Eligibility Status:

In this Hybrid-Eligible role, you can choose to be designated as:
1. Hybrid: work remotely up to two days per week; or select
2. On-Site: work five days per week on-site with ad hoc flexibility.

Note: The Flex status for this position is subject to Vertex’s Policy on Flex @ Vertex Program and may be changed at any time.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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