Pfizer Planning and Innovation Director, Rare Diseases NA in New York, New York

Role Summary

Rare Disease North America, conceived as part of the category leadership construct, is a newly structured organization that generates nearly $1B annual in revenues. The focus of the group is to transform thousands of patients and families lives by working together collaboratively to create innovative programs that serve the patient community. This newly formed category has been developed to maximize the existing in-line portfolio in hemophilia, gaucher disease, TTR-FAP, acromegaly and other endocrine disorders while positioning Pfizer as a rare disease category leader with an exciting and promising pipeline, including gene therapy platform, sickle cell disease, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Pfizer works alongside the rare disease community with an unmatched passion for delivering life-changing medicines through scientific innovation. Embedded in our culture are three key principles:

  1. Every Patient Counts

  2. Every Colleague Counts

  3. Every Decision Counts.

We cultivate a mindset built on collaboration, accountability and integrity. Questioning the status quo in order to further help patients is not only encouraged, but expected. The Pfizer Rare Disease team has the aspiration to be the premier rare disease organization by bringing global reach, resources and expertise of the world's largest biopharmaceutical company to make a difference for rare disease patients and their families.

Role Responsibilities

This role will be a critical member of the North America Pfizer Rare Disease Planning and Innovation (PI) Team. As with other members of the PI team, the prospective colleague will be responsible for strategy development, customer insights generation and analytics for the Rare Diseases business inclusive of commercial and medical functions.

The focus of the role will be on developing and advancing strategies for key priorities as identified by the NA Rare diseases leadership team. The individual will be responsible for partnering with the Rare Diseases Commercial Group spanning 5 in line brands and 5 launch brands to provide analytic support, strategic direction and drive solutions in local market environments.

The individual will possess a combination of strategic thinking, analytical expertise, project management skills with excellent communication and presentation abilities to help the NA Rare Diseases organization achieve aggressive growth targets.

The role will be responsible for leading or supporting key strategic initiatives and will need to collaborate closely with brand marketing, sales, account management, specialty access team, Medical, StratCo, legal and finance teams.

Relevant initiatives include:

  • Assessing Rare diseases short and long-term environmental trends

  • Developing Long Term Strategy for the US Rare diseases Business

  • Overall Rare diseases environment, portfolio and business analysis to identify and prioritize opportunities and capabilities

  • Define strategy to meet customer standards

  • Develop implementation plans, goals and metrics

  • Proactively identify opportunities to drive innovation

  • Drive data generation and analytic initiatives: Develop and maintain data platforms to inform all parts of the business and functions

  • Support the development of strategies to ensure optimal access for Rare diseases products while maximizing profitability through identification of contracting options, developing financial models to identify optimal contracting strategies and creating execution plans for national/ regional customers

  • Support development of regional strategy and analytics to identify local market opportunities

  • Support analytics and strategies for customer facing colleagues across functions including commercial and medical

  • Design and support organizational enhancements

  • Also works with Canada Marketing team to create efficiencies for our brands across North America


  • BA/BS required, advanced degree highly preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years of commercial analytical experience including broad background in consulting, marketing and business analytics, health economics, marketing strategy or equivalent set of experiences required

  • Knowledge and deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, broader trends in healthcare landscape and economics. Experience in Rare Diseases preferred

  • Excellent analytical skills, including strategic thinking, ability to frame problems and opportunities using supporting data, problem solving and measuring impact

  • Demonstrated proficiency at leading complex multi-faceted projects and managing cross-functional teams

  • A thought leader and self-starter, proactively identifying the need for specific analyses and programs, and marshaling the resources to evaluate and resolve the most challenging, strategic issues

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to lead change and influence without direct authority

  • Ability to influence and establish good working relationships with senior executives

  • Excellent communication skills, including presentations, PowerPoint/written, meeting facilitation, and one-on-one/small group

  • Passion for innovation and excellence in achieving results

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Last Date to apply for Job: July 24th

Grade: 16

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

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