Senior Manager, Innovation and Intelligence

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024

Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Denmark, Germany, and the United States.

We are applying our TransCon technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by our core values of patients, science, and passion, we use our TransCon® drug development platform to fulfill our mission of developing new and potentially best-in-class therapies to address unmet medical needs. Today, we have a growing pipeline of prodrug therapies in development, each designed to be a best-in-class therapy.

The Product Innovation and Intelligence department’s primary objective is to lead the sustainable growth of Ascendis Pharma’s pipeline by identifying the best-in-class product opportunities and keeping the business optimally informed on developments in the competitive landscape.

The Product Innovation and intelligence Manager will play a critical role in Ascendis' success in Endocrinology Rare Disease area. He/she will be the driving force providing high quality information enabling the informed decision-making across the company, by gathering, analyzing, and transforming data into actional insights which can propel company’s growth. He/she will collaborate and interface with cross-functional key stakeholders and is expected to communicate in a clear, scientific, and data-driven manner.

This right candidate will report to Director of Product Innovation and Intelligence and become an integrated part of a very dedicated and experienced group consisting of senior leaders from Innovation, Research, Competitive Intelligence, and Intellectual Property.

Your key responsibility will be:

  • Lead competitive intelligence efforts through collection, analysis, and dissemination of information to create a unified understanding of the market landscape
  • Act as strategic thought partner across different functions and teams, collaborate to plan and execute market research projects and deep dive analytics to support key business decisions
  • Stay current on key publications (e.g., scientific literature, analyst reports, regulatory documents) and share findings with key stakeholders
  • Contribute to special projects or operational initiatives, as needed (e.g., patient advocacy collaboration, global reach planning, scenario planning and forecasting use of drug supply)
  • Establish processes, structures, and templates to support Ascendis’ growth (e.g., business case process, market landscape tracker)
  • Evaluate business cases within portfolio context to prioritize opportunities
  • Participate in relevant conferences
  • Contribute to identify new product opportunities and conduct opportunity assessments using Ascendis' algorithm and approach

Qualifications and Skills:

You hold a relevant university degree in the life sciences – a master and preferably a PhD in Pharmacy, Biology, Pharmacology, or the like.

Furthermore, you have:

  • Already a proven record of accomplishment within biotech, pharma, or consultancy company with 5 - 10 years’ experience
  • Experience in developing business cases, analyzing competitive intelligence, and conducting scientific and technical analysis and presenting it on a high level
  • English at a professional level, both written and spoken, and you master MS Office

Key competencies:

As a person, you are highly committed to delivering outstanding results at all times. You are analytical and science-driven, and you are capable of identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner. You are passionate about the work you are doing and like to take the challenge. You are pragmatic with an open and communicative approach, have the ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels.

Ascendis Pharma offers you an exciting and challenging position in an entrepreneurial and international company with a short line of command. You will be involved in activities that are central to Ascendis Pharma’s strategy and work together with highly skilled and experienced colleagues to advance the exciting product pipeline.

Travelling: up to 20 days/year

Office: Ascendis Pharma Denmark resides in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view of the harbour, the canals, and the sea.

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Applications will be evaluated when received, so please apply as soon as possible.

All applications must be submitted in English and are treated confidentially.


  • You can expect an attractive remuneration package, short- and long-term incentives, pension scheme and health insurance
  • Laptop, iPhone, paid internet, and home office equipment
  • A thorough and structured onboarding program
  • To succeed in your job and expand in your role, you and your manager will continuously have Impact conversations about how to propel your development. If a need is identified, we find a way to help you grow
  • Soft drinks, fresh fruit and lunch every day in our canteen
  • Ascendis Pharma headquarters resides in a modern and bright office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view of the harbor, the canals, and the sea
  • To ensure a balanced approach to the office, all employees have the opportunity to work from home up to two days per week