Director of Business Analytics and Strategy

91 Park Drive, Milton Park, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RY, UK

Director of Business Analytics and Strategy


Immunocore is a late-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel class of TCR bispecific immunotherapies designed to treat a broad range of diseases, including cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. We are developing a deep pipeline in multiple therapeutic areas, including five clinical stage programs in oncology and infectious disease, advanced pre-clinical programs in autoimmune disease and multiple earlier pre-clinical programs.

It is an exciting time to join Immunocore. Our most advanced oncology therapeutic candidate, tebentafusp, has demonstrated an overall survival benefit in a randomized Phase 3 clinical trial in metastatic uveal melanoma, a cancer that has historically proven to be insensitive to other immunotherapies. The company also recently completed its Initial Public Offering and was listed on the NASDAQ.

Key Responsibilities

Develop deep competitive landscape expertise in multiple priority areas

  • Analyse and track companies, products, and technology platforms
  • Translate detailed competitor analysis into clear and concise summaries and implications
  • Ensure outputs are evidence-based and underpinned by thorough analysis
  • Continually refine / maintain summaries of key competitive landscapes (platforms, targets, indications)
  • Serve as point of reference for key questions from senior leadership
  • Scan horizon to identify new developments and implications for Immunocore’s strategy
  • Provide real-time updates on key competitor developments that are of high importance to Immunocore
  • Clearly articulate and communicate learnings from key congresses & competitor presentations
  • Partner with broader business analyst team to ensure vetted and complete analysis

Partner with project teams to provide insights and support strategy development

  • Gather insights from key competitor ongoing studies, timelines, and clinical data
  • Provide insights to influence project teams on patient populations, clinical designs, commercial considerations, and other key elements
  • Track key competitor investor events / earnings calls and provide timely updates to teams
  • Undertake bespoke analysis on specific topics or questions as required to inform R&D strategy development
  • Effectively communicate with key functions to anticipate strategic areas of research that can inform how projects move forward
  • Work with Project Leaders to develop thoughtful business cases to support investment decisions
  • Partner with commercial team to ensure longer-term commercial considerations considered early in strategic development

Deliver analysis to inform decisions for new R&D areas and long-range strategy

  • Review competitive landscape in potential new indications to define current standards of care, emerging players, key competitor dynamics and deliver market opportunity assessments
  • Independently identify key opportunities for analysis that can inform portfolio strategy
  • Deliver long-range planning analysis that clarifies potential future scenarios and shapes Immunocore growth in priority areas

Experience & knowledge

  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • Extensive experience in biotech / pharma via industry, banking or strategy consultancy roles
  • Understanding of scientific, clinical and market data to identify patterns and opportunities
  • Deep understanding of the drug development process
  • Expert knowledge of a wide range of competitor information sources
  • Experience performing complex competitor and market opportunity analysis
  • Experience in a global matrix environment across a range of functions, seniority, and locations
  • Demonstrated ability to collate and structure data from multiple sources to form a clear narrative and distil key issues
  • Demonstrated ability to independently undertake competitive analysis projects
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority and establish and maintain credibility with senior audiences


  • Excellent strategic thinking
  • Deeply analytical and credible
  • Fact-based decision-making
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously
  • Ability to challenge, influence and support senior leadership
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills -- ability to present clear analysis to heads of functions
  • Ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems and solve them with creative yet pragmatic approaches
  • Ability to formulate cohesive strategic arguments
  • Resourceful, motivated, and proactive – strong drive for excellence
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-growing organization

Education & qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree (BA/BS) in life sciences (or equivalent experience)
  • PhD or MBA preferred but not required - seeking balanced combination of scientific and business acumen
  • 7+ years’ experience in pharma/biotech/strategic consulting/investment banking

Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We Value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Private medical and dental benefits.
  • 25 days Annual Leave and Bank Holidays
  • 4x Salary Life Insurance
  • 5% Pension Match
  • Income Protection
  • Parental Leave


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