• Director, Corporate Strategy

    Job Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ERT - Philadelphia is hiring a Director, Corporate Strategy. This professional will lead the Corporate Strategy function and provide insight to market trends and opportunities that will enable ERT to identify and address current and existing markets. They will also direct the organization's strategic planning, growth, and development efforts. Oversee the analysis of complex business information and provide recommendations based on results. 


    ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that customers can move ahead with confidence. With nearly 50 years of clinical and therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a vision for what’s next, so we can adapt without compromising standards.

    Powered by the company’s EXPERT® technology platform, ERT’s solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization, increase patient engagement and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Since 2014, more than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Pharma companies, biotechs and CROs have relied on ERT solutions in 10,000+ studies spanning more than three million patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to patients quickly — and with confidence.




    The successful candidate should have several years of experience with a leading strategy consulting firm, managing direct and indirect teams, with a concentration in clinical research or life sciences. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and possess vision, exceptional ability and enthusiasm.


    Specific areas of focus are as follows:

    1. Market - Obtain and evaluate industry and market trends, competitive threats and identify markets and services for potential growth.
    2. Competitive – Investigate competitive positioning, behaviors and market perceptions via primary research and published papers to identify implications and opportunities.
    3. Customer – Investigate customer dependencies and drug development activity, develop customer segmentations and identify individual customer targets to receive specific ERT marketing outreach.
    4. Brand Benchmarking – Conduct brand performance assessment of ERT to identify brand awareness, perception, consideration/preference, intent, use, trust and advocacy per business segment to identify actionable improvement opportunities.
    5. Analyze, present, support and defend research conclusions and implications for strategy development.
    6. Oversee market research team and vendor relationships.
    7. Provide competitive insights, data analysis and process improvement recommendations to drive the strategic direction of the organization.

    Other Duties and Responsibilities:


    1. Excellent communication and persuasion skills- able to convincingly sell ideas and plans to internal constituencies, executives, prospects, sales team and analysts.
    2. Self- sufficiency- Identify solutions and strategic direction in spite of high degrees of ambiguity and uncertainty.
    3. Multi-tasking and agility- Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully execute projects under a heavy workload and changing conditions is critical

    The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.  ERT reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of ERT.  This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.


    Qualifications and Skills Needed:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in analytical or insights-focused fields such as economics, marketing, psychology, sociology, statistics, and similar business or liberal arts programs
    2. MBA preferred
    3. 10-12 years of market research experience
    4. 10 years of Customer Segmentation
    5. Clinical development industry experience highly desirable
    6. Ability to present and defend findings to and influence direction of executive management
    7. Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills
    8. Team player
    9. Ability to travel 25%

    The Department Head has the discretion to hire personnel with a combination of experience and education, which may vary from the above listed qualifications.


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