Head of Competitive & Strategic Insights (m/f/d)

Full Time
Altenhöferallee 5, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
Experienced Professional
June 27, 2024

As our Head of Competitive & Strategic Insights (m/f/d), you will be a key architect for the future success of our growing organization. You will lead a team of experts looking to expand, establish innovative methodologies and act as a strategic partner to our Global Product Teams for all our existing and future assets.


  • Holistic Insights Generation: Derive actionable insights from diverse perspectives, including patients, healthcare professionals, payors, competitors, and the competitive intelligence landscape
  • Leadership and Team Direction: Provide strong leadership and direction to the Global Competitive & Strategic Insights team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment
  • Innovation: Bring innovative methodologies and approaches into the organization to enable process efficiency, ease of access and content management on highest standard of professional conduct
  • Strategic CI Planning and Execution: Drive and execute the CI plan to support research and clinical insights across the asset portfolio. Ensure robust methodology and timely execution through expert vendor selection
  • Therapeutic Area Insights: Develop CI and generate insights across Neurology key areas (Movement disorders, chronic pain and pipeline projects) and other key therapeutic areas (e.g. urology, rare diseases) as well as general trends in biopharma/tech
  • Strategic Partnerships: Create strategic partnerships with internal stakeholders (Marketing, Digital, R&D leadership, Global Medical Affairs, Development, and Corporate Development)
  • Influential Voice: Be an influential voice within the organization. Advise senior management on CI topics and implications for Merz

  • Innovation and efficiency: Bring innovative methodologies and approaches into the organization to enable process efficiency, ease of access and content management on highest standard of professional conduct
  • Scientific Proficiency: Apply scientific proficiency to inform and align with clinical and discovery scientists, evaluating early development targets, trends, and assets




  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or life sciences is required; Advanced degree is preferred

  • Strong background in Pharma/Biotech with profound experience in CI or market research in Pharma/Biotech pipeline assets;

  • Experience in Neurology is a plus

  • Superior analytical skills are required with an understanding of a broad range of CI & market research methodologies Experience in multiple regions (required) and US (preferred) 

  • Proficiency with global and regional CI vendors necessary to assess clinical status and end to end overall strategy of competitive assets required

  • Executive presence with strong oral, facilitating and written communication skills; ability to distil complex information synthesized into concise and impactful messages and communications

  • Ability to interact effectively with to all levels of the organization; Stakeholder management and executive presence




  • Individual career development with the purpose of improving the quality of life of our patients

  • Hybrid work model that allows a good work-life balance

  • Attractive location with good transport links, modern workplaces and a company restaurants (€4.15,-/menu)

  • International family business with flat hierarchies and an open, appreciative corporate culture

  • Attractive remuneration with extensive social benefits

  • Variety of employer-subsidized benefits such as WellPass (€17.90,-/month), Germany ticket (€ 10,-/month), Corporate Benefits and JobBike


Find out more about our benefits here.



Welcome to Merz Therapeutics, a leading pharmaceutical company that helps people with movement disorders, neurological diseases, liver diseases and other health conditions regain their quality of life.

We are proud to be a family-owned and value-driven company that has been dedicated to serving the needs of our patients for 110 years and is now a global innovation leader with products in more than 90 countries.

Our goal is to use our products to improve treatment outcomes for patients around the world, thereby reducing the burden of suffering for affected people and their surroundings.

Our dedication and commitment to relentless research and development is to ensure that unmet patient needs are identified and appropriate treatments are provided.

Therefore, become part of our international and motivated Merz Therapeutics family now and help us achieve our goal:



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