Analytics Professionals, Operations Management, Operations Research Professionals
Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.
There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.
Astellas is announcing an Associate Director Decision Analysis & Operation Research opportunity in Northbrook, IL.
Purpose & Scope:
This position will be the operations research expert for Astellas Enterprise Analytic Services function and more broadly within Astellas. The mission for this role is to lead the education and change management to improve Astellas' strategy and decisions using advanced analytical techniques, such as optimization, simulation, mathematical modeling, and management science. This role proactively identifies opportunities to improve Astellas' business and strategy through operations research. The role provides insights to drive business value and create competitive advantages. This role is tasked with creating a simulation and optimization capability within Astellas including the design, influencing teams to adopt innovation, and change management across and within divisions. This position collaborates with existing analytics teams, Information Systems, Decision Science, and Divisional leaders to pilot, implement, and scale comprehensive analytics solutions. This role serves as a subject matter expert with these specific analytics methods and change agent across the entire value chain and regions.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Proactively identifies Astellas challenges that can be addressed with operations research and decision analysis and actively persuades business leaders to implement solutions with EAS' guidance and leadership.
Designs and performs mathematical and econometric analysis across the entire value chain such as supply chain management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, portfolio strategy optimization in support of PPS and M&D, and optimization of resources in Sales, Marketing and Finance.
Leads cross-functional initiatives and manages the appropriate resources and timelines to implement
Advises on simulation systems and executes complex scenario planning and simulations
Establishes and champions best practices within Astellas on the design of optimizations/simulations
Partners with Advanced Analytics and Decision Science teams on integrating quantitative and qualitative decision-making tactics
Educates other divisions and management on operations research approaches and advocates to implement theses methods to drive value at Astellas
As recognized external OR expert, current on and available to set the latest trends in the area by through knowledge, reputation, and utilizing external networks
Helps optimizing multi-million dollar budgets and proactively identifies opportunities for efficiency and growth
Simulates major strategy options and informs portfolio management
Increase operational efficiency and strategic decision-making. Broadening the application and impact of operations research at Astellas
Reports to EAS Lead and may have up to four direct reports.
This position requires close collaboration with Pharmaceutical Technology, Product and Portfolio Strategy, Decision Science, Regional Commercial Teams, and Corporate Planning and Strategy.
Master's and/or Ph D in Operations Research, Decision Science, Economentrics or 10 years relevant experience
Minimum of 5 years' experience in applying operation research with linear and non-linear optimization and simulation modeling
Experience managing projects and/or people within a matrix environment
Experience with processes and procedures in data management, data standards
Programming experience in R, SAS, Matlab, OCTAVE, CPLEX, or other languages
Experience with designing and writing programs for linear/non-linear optimization and simulation modeling
Experience with data analysis and statistical modeling
Experience in change management at a corporate scale
Excellent organizational, people, project and time management skills
Solid oral, written, and presentation communication skills
Recognized and published expert
Experience with pharmaceutical data
Knowledge of pharmaceutical processes across R&D, commercial and finance
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the U.S. More than 3,000 Astellas employees are based in the U.S. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.
Our commitment to changing tomorrow is measured not only by our focus on bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians, but also by the importance we place on the impact we can make within the communities where we work and live. Astellas supports many causes and has created Changing Tomorrow Day, an annual, worldwide volunteer event, to demonstrate this commitment.
Astellas US Headquarters
1 Astellas Way
Northbrook, IL 60062-6111
President, Astellas US
Employees Based in the US
More than 3000
U.S. Product Sales:
$4.1 Billion* (FY 2019)
*Accurate as of April 2020.