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Lead, Global Competitive Intelligence & Market Analytics

Bannockburn, Illinois
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Job ID R0072172

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Job Description

About BioLife Plasma Services

Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we’ll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.


  • The Global Competitive Intelligence and Market Analytics Lead will be responsible for providing strategic business analysis and insights derived from a hybrid mix of competitive intelligence (CI) and primary market research (PMR) within the Plasma Derived Therapies (PDT) Franchise.
  • The focus of this position is to provide an in-depth understanding of the business unit’s key business questions and competitive intelligence needs around global plasma collections, then provide analysis to drive current and future strategic decision making.
  • The position requires competence and experience with competences in market analysis and research, competitive monitoring, and secondary analytics to drive insight-driven decision making.


Program Management & Execution (70%)

  • Manage a comprehensive Competitive Inteligence prorgram that provides ongoing competitor assessments; business need understanding; knowledge gap identification; primary and/or secondary CI to fill prioritized gaps; monitoring system with early warning of opportunities and threats; use outputs informing strategic and tactical planning for decision making.
  • Innovate to bring program to “World Class” through interactive datasets, predictive analytics, and visualizations.
  • Analyze, interpret and provide relevant business context of competitive information including, but not limited to promotional activity, news releases, earnings calls, enable decision-making by utilizing systematic processes to gather competitive information that is relevant to the business. Use of various industry competitive analysis techniques throughout program.
  • Work collaboratively within the organization to execute timely assessments and gathering of competitor information, activities, performance, market positioning, and key market shaping events; Develop and implement program requirements as defined by Key Intelligence Topics & Questions (KITs/KIQs) that are formalized; Utilize analytical frameworks to support key competitive understandings, situational analyses and simulations. 
  • Work with functions to develop, plan, and manage all program communications to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Analysis and Modelling (30%)

  • Responsible for researching and managing external data sources that can build business models within business intelligence tools that support business initiatives.
  • Define and articulate business rules required for data accuracy and consistency; Familiar with data warehousing and relational databases.
  • Develop & manage reports, business tools and solutions that facilitate consistency and accountability across functions and geographic regions.
  • Support projects across business unit functions through the development of well-defined measurement standards and supporting data analysis; Build control plans and processes to drive long term project sustainability; Utilize technical platforms to create reports that pull data from multiple sources as needed.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Proven track record with expertise through competitive intelligence industry disciplines, strong analytical, problem solving, consultation, facilitation, and leadership skills.
  • Expert at “Seeing the big picture” and identifying key elements that underpin critical business decisions.
  • Familiarity with program management tools and GMP, FDA/EMEA guidelines.


  • Successful leadership skills across varied projects and teams; and history of leading strategic initiatives and special projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, high degree of business acumen and the ability to lead and communicate in a clear and concise manner with all levels of the organization.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and excellent at influencing without authority.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed; Able to rapidly resolve conflicts while ensuring buy-in from stakeholders.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Able to both detect and rapidly adapt to changes in the business and operating environment.
  • Ability to articulate program information and provide decision options to Senior Leaders or project teams to drive solutions.
  • Drives consensus on a path forward when there are ambiguous or conflicting viewpoints.
  • Able to choose the optimal set of priorities among myriad competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • Prioritizes individual responsibilities to ensure organization and team meets deliverable timelines.

Collaboration and Interaction

  • Must be able work collectively with global cross functional teams as well as current and potential external industry third parties, customers, partners, and vendors.
  • Follow company and industry standards to ensure legal and ethical approaches to Competitive Intelligence, protecting business interests and confidentiality.


  • Demonstrated passion for not accepting the status quo and self-driven to improve the operation. Must be self-motivated and self-directed and be able to work in an ever-changing environment.
  • On occasion the incumbent may work in/visit a plasma collection center or test laboratory where potential exists for exposure to biohazardous blood or plasma


  • Manage complex organization changes requiring balancing transformation of mindsets, behaviors, technologies, operating mechanisms, processes, and methodologies


  • Essential: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5-7 years of previous competitive intelligence work experience in relateable healthcare or multi-unit industry, and/or a strategic consulting firm.
  • Proven track record and experience in primary market research and competitive intelligence, program management, strong analytical and problem solving, consultation, facilitation and leadership skills. Experience in use of online data sources and medical/scientific/market databases (e.g., Alphasense, Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv, Pubmed).
  • Willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as liaison to business partners, must understand the cultural, regional, and regulatory variation across the global footprint to execute change management
  • Preferred: Experience in plasma collection or relatable pharmaceutical / biotech / medical / multi-unit industries. MBA is a plus


  • Ensure Takeda values everyday – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance, Putting the patient first at the center, followed by building trust with society, reinforcing our reputation, and then Developing the business
  • Domestic and International travel – not regular, but periodically up to 25%
  • Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens

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