Associate Director, New Product Planning



San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
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Vaxcyte is a clinical-stage vaccine innovation company engineering high-fidelity vaccines to protect humankind from the consequences of bacterial diseases, which have serious and costly health consequences when left unchecked. Working to eradicate or treat bacterial infections such as invasive pneumococcal disease, Group A Strep, periodontitis and Shigella is just the beginning. Our path to success is clear and well-defined, and Vaxcyte is set up to go the distance.
WHAT we do is every bit as important as HOW we do it! Our work together is guided by four enduring core values:
*AIM HIGH: We embody our collectively audacious goal to courageously make the most complex biologics ever attempted to protect humankind.
*LEAD WITH HEART: Everyone leads at Vaxcyte with a kindness-first, inclusive approach to collaboration and vigorous debate that advances our business objectives.
*RETHINK CONVENTION: We bring creative and intellectual diversity to every facet of the work we do in order to innovate and re-innovate the way vaccines are delivered.
*MODEL EXCELLENCE: The magnitude of our challenge requires our shared commitment to demonstrating integrity, accountability, equality and clarity across communications and decision making.
Vaxcyte is seeking to hire a talented individual to join our Commercial team. The Associate Director, New Product Planning will assume the critical role of strategically evolving our company-wide commercial planning to align with our business goals as we progress towards our first commercial launch. You will be a strategic partner, collaborating across the company and specifically with members of the Finance, Supply Chain, and Executive teams to ensure our strategic and commercial forecasts are aligned with internal and external assumptions and provides a ‘single source of truth’ for planning purposes.

Commercial Forecasting:

  • Develop the commercial forecast for the annual budget and quarterly estimate process in close collaboration with key stakeholders across the company.
  • Drive discussion and decision process with senior leadership about likely scenarios to include in the commercial forecast – by synthesizing relevant internal and external information and assumptions.
  • Continually advance the commercial forecast (scenarios) as internal and external assumptions change.
  • Review on a regular basis Global product pricing assumptions (incl. gross to net) versus market pricing and emerging Health Economics landscape.
  • Understand the Global recommendation and reimbursement landscape and competitive product approvals.
  • Utilize market research and competitive intelligence to identify relevant scenarios.
  • Guide demand planning and provide inputs on supply planning.

Strategic Pipeline Forecasting:

  • Develop long-term forecasts for new products, considering unmet needs, market dynamics and potential value.
  • Provide input to portfolio planning process to help maximize the economic and public health value and impact of the overall product portfolio.
  • Act as a strategic thought partner for early clinical-stage program teams, providing insights and guidance to ensure informed decision-making at the program level.
  • Develop a deep understanding of market dynamics, competitive landscapes, unmet needs, and Vaxcyte’s technology platform to lead the generation and analysis of required evidence to support product value.
  • Collaborate closely with Research, Development, Commercial, Finance, CMC and additional functions maximize the value of our programs.


  • Prepare and present analyses, materials and recommendations to senior leadership as needed and as appropriate.
  • Collaborate closely with Finance as we continue the journey towards revenue.
  • Build a team to help support growing demand for commercial planning.


  • BA/BS in Business, Marketing, General Management, Biotechnology, or related field required.
  • MBA preferred, with an understanding of vaccine development and value creation in the biopharmaceutical. industry, and commitment to learn about the science behind our platform technology.
  • Minimum 10 years of commercial experience in one or more of the following functions within the (bio)pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or vaccine industry: finance, marketing, product launches, strategy, commercial operations, or related function.
  • 2+ years with Venture capital, Private Equity or management consulting experience preferred.
  • Emerging experience with successful people management providing mentorship, leadership, and growth.
  • Strong knowledge of commercial modeling, especially for the US market.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, statistical, and conceptual skills; experience in and comfortable with using data to drive decisions; Excel expertise.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the highest standards for accuracy and precision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; communicates complex ideas in clear and easy to understand language; builds constructive and effective relationships.
  • Good at figuring out processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities, can be counted on to achieve and exceed goals.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities.
Reports to: Vice President, Commercial and Project Team Leader
Location: San Carlos, CA
The compensation package will be competitive and includes comprehensive benefits and an equity component.
Salary Range: $224,000 – $243,000
Send resumes to:
Vaxcyte, Inc.
825 Industrial Road, Suite 300
San Carlos, CA 94070
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.