Business Strategy Manager

Posted 11 Jan 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 202064


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:


In this role, you will collaborate with key business stakeholders across the organization to help support and drive strategy development activities and strategic projects/initiatives within your focus areas. The analysis and insights produced by the Business Strategy Manager will be critical to informing investment decisions, near term and long-term strategies. This is a role with high visibility to senior management and excellent career advancement opportunities.

Strategy development: driving strategy development process, including financial modeling, building business case, preparing management presentations, etc.; acting as key thought-partner with business stakeholders; planning and executing strategic projects in the focus areas

Market insights: developing market model; conducting primary market research and/or leveraging resources from secondary research to explore market trends and identify potential market opportunities; monitoring and reporting market movements

Business analytics: supporting critical business dashboarding activities and analytical deep-dives in support of strategic decision-making; analyzing internal data (sales, web metrics, operational KPIs, other) to identify performance trends & opportunities, and to inform strategic direction

Strategy execution: driving execution of strategic priorities and initiatives


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in life science or quantitative field
  • 4+ years of strategy development experience, in management consulting or similar role; ideally with a focus on biotech and/or pharma
  • Experience initiating and driving complex, multi-stakeholder projects within a matrix organization
  • Experience partnering with, presenting to, and influencing senior management audiences
  • Excellent Excel & PPT skills
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Intellectually curious, highly collaborative, flexible and team-oriented
  • Independent and results-driven working style
  • Domestic and international travel ~ 10%
  • Fluent spoken and written English; additional language fluency a plus


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred (MBA, PhD)
  • Knowledge of other analytics platforms (e.g. Tableau) is a plus

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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