It’s been a busy few months at THE PLANNING SHOP. We’ve finished projects, we’ve started new projects, we’ve attended conferences and exhibited at events. We’ve also taken on some new team members for our ever-growing UK and USA offices.
Our new team members are listed below. Please join us in welcoming them to THE PLANNING SHOP.
Global Operations Director
Marguerite (known as Maggie) joins THE PLANNING SHOP after working at Objective Focus Ltd, a healthcare recruiting company she and her former business partner started back in 2014.
Maggie’s experiences span over 15 years in the global market research arena with perspectives from both the client and supplier sides.
Whilst at Objective Focus Ltd, Maggie wore several hats, including business development, project management, resource development, and staff training; but more importantly the implementation of the proper structures and procedures to ensure the smooth running of all client projects.
Maggie holds a BS from L’Ecole de Commerce de Lausanne, a BS from FIT and a MS from Hunter College in NYC.
Sharon has over 22 years of experience in global marketing research and client-side brand marketing, with nine years dedicated to the pharmaceutical sector in agency roles.
She has extensive experience in a variety of therapeutic areas (including rare disease, oncology, CNS disorders, pain management, and dermatology) and project types (including a variety of qualitative techniques). She is also an experienced research moderator.
Sharon has an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a BA from Penn State University.
Sajni has over eight years’ experience in pharmaceutical consulting and market research, including extensive experience working across therapy areas, product life cycles and project types including market landscaping, and concept and message testing.
Sajni worked for THE PLANNING SHOP for 10 months back in 2013/14 and has re-joined the company.
Dean has joined the QuantSHOP having previously held senior roles in both a boutique and leading healthcare research agency.
With over 10 years market research experience across both quantitative and qualitative research, Dean has a detailed knowledge of the types of challenges our clients face and their research needs; from pre-launch exploratory, positioning and communications research through to post launch awareness and tracking studies and marketing evaluation.
Hilary joins the QuantSHOP after a period of working as a freelancer. She has 25+ years’ experience in both quantitative and qualitative pharmaceutical research gained primarily on the agency-side. She has also acted as Primary Market Research Manager at several pharmaceutical companies, supporting both Business Insight and Brand Teams and has enjoyed the opportunity to support MBA students in an advisory capacity during their marketing studies.
In the last 12 years Hilary has focused very much on quantitative research – especially segmentation, conjoint studies, device testing and multiple indication ATU, and Brand Equity Trackers.
Lauren has joined THE PLANNING SHOP as Accounts Assistant in the Finance Team. With some previous experience in an accounts assistant role whilst studying at university, this is her first job within finance after graduating last year in Australia.
Nadia has joined THE PLANNING SHOP as an HR Assistant, after previously working for a large personal injury law firm.
She has experience working as both HR and recruitment resource, and specialises in coordinating recruitment drives, organising inductions/on-boarding and being the friendly face for HR.
Sonny has started a new chapter in his design adventure after joining THE PLANNING SHOP.
Having worked with several well-known clients, Sonny has many specialities in design, from print and digital, to motion graphics and video/sound production.
Eager to make a splash, and determined to bring his knowledge to help those within THE PLANNING SHOP, Sonny will be leading several design focussed projects aimed at helping the core and wider company brand.
Global Adverse Event and Compliance Specialist
Jillian is a pharmacist by training. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy with a PharmD and has worked as a pharmacist for about five years: first for CVS/Pharmacy and most recently at Abington Hospital.
Jillian started in pharmacy in 2005 as an intern and was promoted to pharmacy manager whilst at CVS. Throughout her positions, Jillian has had the chance to participate in and influence aspects of process improvement, compliance, adverse event reporting and medical information.
She looks forward to this new chapter at THE PLANNING SHOP.
Fabian is a senior market researcher with over 17 years of experience, 13 of which are in the pharmaceutical industry.
He has extensive experience in both primary and secondary research, and has been involved in numerous product launches, re-positioning and life-cycle management research solutions.
Fabian’s specialty is on the quantitative side of research with extensive experience across multiple methodologies such as SFE, targeting, customer satisfaction, TPP, conjoint, drivers, ATU, positioning, segmentation, forecasting, and message/concept testing. However, his philosophy is to think outside of the methodology box and really dig into the business question(s) through innovative and/or hybrid approaches – ultimately answering the “so what” question for our clients.
He has an MBA in Marketing from Temple University in Philadelphia.
For more information about any of our new team members, or to speak to anyone within THE PLANNING SHOP, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!