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Associate Director, Portfolio Analytics

Company: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 12, 2021

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Job Description - Associate Director, Portfolio Analytics (PSPM2020T1001)Job Description Associate Director, Portfolio Analytics(Job Number: PSPM2020T1001)Description Associate Director, Portfolio AnalyticsOverviewAlnylam is the world---s leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with two approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,400 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe---s Top Places to Work five years in a row (2015-2019), a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland in 2020 and Science Magazine---s 1 Top Employer in 2019. Please visit for more information.In support of our rapidly expanding portfolio, Alnylam has a vision to create an industry-leading strategic analytics capability that seamlessly integrates project and asset strategy with portfolio management and long-range planning. Each project team is supported by a dedicated Portfolio Analytics team member, who is the key strategic adviser for the project team. The Portfolio Analytics team member sits on the project leadership team, provides decision analysis-based strategic support for business cases that maximize the lifetime value of the asset, and supports development of the investment plan. The financial data and strategic insight generated by the Portfolio Analytics team member integrates with the portfolio and long-range planning analytics led by the Strategy group to provide senior leadership with a broad and deep understanding of the business.Reporting to the Senior Director, Portfolio Analytics, the Associate Director will be responsible for providing project team support and delivering high-quality, actionable strategic insights in a fit-for-purpose manner. This passionate leader will contribute to the development of the organization---s strategic practice, including facilitation, methodology, process, and toolsets as well as the development of our internal clients--- appreciation for how to leverage strategy to drive business results.Summary of Key ResponsibilitiesProvide strategic support to project teams, including framing strategic issues, facilitating the development of alternatives, choosing a methodology that is situationally appropriate, collecting information to support analysis, conducting analysis, presenting analysis results.Develop partnerships with key colleagues, including general managers, project team leaders, and others to provide fully integrated support to project teams. In our low structure environment, using informal relationships to get things done is a key skill, and the successful candidate will be adept at creating and nurturing these relationships.Facilitate meetings with a wide range of purposes---to understand and synthesize diverse perspectives on key issues, to brainstorm, to prioritize, frame or structure a problem, etc.Maintain an overall perspective on the corporate portfolio and the external environment and bring this context into project team interactions to help project team members incorporate a big-picture perspective into their areas of functional expertise.Develop and use models and tools designed to understand risk, time, cost and value under many scenarios and with a variety of decision frameworks, and to draw insight from these models and present and explain it to stakeholders. Provide thought leadership to the Portfolio Analytics team in one or more areas of interest to the Portfolio Analytics teamContribute to the evolution of our Portfolio Analytics team by contributing to our culture, identity, capabilities, and internal brand.QualificationsThe Associate Director/Director will be part of a very active team within a dynamic, fast-paced, high-profile biotechnology company. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with the following capabilities and characteristics:Professional characteristicsAnalytical Thinker: Understands how to synthesize facts and information from varied data sources, both new and pre-existing, into discernible insights and perspectives; takes a problem-solving approach by connecting analytical thinking with an understanding of business drivers and how portfolio analytics can provide value to the organizationStrong Data and Information Manager: Understands and uses data and analytical skills/tools to produce analysis in a clean, organized way to drive objective insightsExceptional Communicator: Can understand, translate, and distill the complex, technical findings of the project team into commentary that facilitates effective decision making by senior leaders; can readily align interpersonal style with the individual needs of customersRelationship Manager: Acts as a thought partner and brings forward recommendations/questions that influence stakeholders; builds robust and long-term strategic relationships with individuals from all levels of the organization, understanding individual goals and objectives to ensure future alignment of the entire portfolioInfluencer: Clearly articulates expectations, capabilities, and action plans; actively listens with others--- frame of reference in mind; appropriately shares information with the project team; favorably influences people without direct authorityHighly Collaborative: Manages projects with and through others; shares responsibility and credit; develops self and others through teamwork; comfortable providing guidance and sharing expertise with others to help them develop their skills and perform at their best; helps others take appropriate risks; communicates frequently with project and Portfolio Analytics team members earning respect and trust of the teamsStrong Project Manager: Clearly articulates scope and deliverables of projects; breaks complex initiatives into detailed component parts and sequences actions appropriately; develops action plans and monitors progress independently; designs success criteria and uses them to track outcomes; drives implementation of recommendations when appropriate, engages with stakeholders throughout to ensure buy-inRole Model: Emulates the behaviors of Alnylam---s core competencies and fosters colleague collaboration to build and/or participate on high-performing teamsProactive Self-Starter: Takes an active role in one---s own professional development; stays abreast of analytical trends, and cutting-edge applications of dataFinancially / analytically proficient: Possesses strong understanding and expertise of expected cash flow modeling, economic value measures (e. g., NPV, IRR), and other types of analytical modeling (e. g., Monte Carlo simulation, decision tree analysis, multi-attribute analysis)Professional experience and educational requirementsMust have demonstrated ability to lead decision analysis projects Must be knowledgeable about the pharma industry (broadly) and drug development (specifically)Advanced degree in business, technical or scientific discipline4-7 years industry experience, including at least 2-5 years of experience as a business analyst, consultant, project manager, or decision analystKnowledge of decision analysis applied to the biopharmaceutical space, including dialogue decision processes, facilitation and debiasing techniques, and quantitative analytics including risk-adjusted net present value calculations and sensitivity analysisFamiliarity with financial analysis, operating statements, investment plans, and forecasting.Experience with project management, portfolio management, planning, and/or resource management practicesWorking knowledge of the Drug Development processAble to articulate decisions and options to project teams and to leadershipDemonstrated ability to manage own work under established processes and standardsDemonstrated ability to deliver consistently high-quality work with attention to detailStrong analytical and conceptual skillsExcellent interpersonal skillsStrong listening, oral, and written communication skillsSkilled with data processing and reporting toolsExcellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skillsAlnylam Pharmaceuticals is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment. 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