CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Falling stock prices, devaluing dollar, soaring gas prices, and the slumping real estate market are just a few of the symptoms of the recession hitting the U.S. economy. While a recession will impact all industries, it may have a deeper impact on pharma and biotech companies as they have already been dealing with increasing pricing and regulatory pressures and decreasing numbers of newly approved therapies. Given the current environment, it is imperative for companies to maintain the appropriate mix of budgets and staffing to meet corporate objectives.
The current report, U.S. Pharmaceutical Budget and Staffing Excellence:
Benchmarking the Resources Required to Drive Productivity and Growth, can
be an invaluable resource allowing pharmaceutical and biotech executives to
critically assess key business functions and resources against thirty-six
top pharma and biotech companies. The rich metrics contained in this
comprehensive report emanate from survey responses from staffing executives
at such elite pharmaceutical and biotech companies as Abbott Labs,
AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, J&J, Eli Lilly GlaxoSmithKline, Merck,
Novartis, Pfizer, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis.
Executive insight across seven critical functional areas, including:
* Marketing Operations
* Marketing Services
* Sales Support
* Managed Care
* State & Government Affairs
* Legal and Compliance
Sampling of the key findings harnessed from the report include:
* Marketing Services groups support an average of 7.8 brands with 6.7 FTEs
allocated per brand promoted
* Sales Support groups allocate approximately $460,000, including labor,
overhead and outsourcing, per sales support FTE
* Managed Care groups report an average of 18 FTEs allocated to Customer
* Finance budgets as a percentage of sales average 1.33%
* Legal and Compliance groups indicate an average spend of $199,702 per
To download a free excerpt of U.S. Pharmaceutical Budget and Staffing Excellence visit http://www3.best-in-class.com/rr827.htm. For more information, contact Cameron Tew at (919) 767-9246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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