Forecasting Leader, Business Insight/Analytics Oncology
AstraZeneca

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Posted in Pharmaceuticals
about 1 month ago



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Job Description

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Strategy and Analytics in Oncology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Forecast Leader role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.

AstraZeneca's vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through five key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, HER2 and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

We have an exciting opportunity to work in the US Business Insights and Analytics organization as a Forecasting Leader, Oncology and you will be responsible for developing sales forecasts including volume demand, product sales and inventory movement in support of financial planning (Long Range Operating Plan, Annual Business Updates, & Quarterly Business Updates, conduct Ad hoc analyses of forecast sensitivity which may involve estimates of monthly demand for in-line products using weekly data and/or risk and opportunity sizing, and develop sales forecast models in support of pipeline and LCM business case evaluations and commercialization decisions.

You will also develop product-specific short-term and long-term forecasts models (incremental and absolute) and maintain up-to-date forecast models, reflecting current data/information/assumptions, lead the forecasting and business planning processes and all associated work streams (sales bridges, ad hocs supporting Finance, etc.), Identify key business issues that impact short-term and long-range product and market forecasts; clearly and pro-actively surface these issues, incorporate the results of primary research into the forecast model(s) to reflect anticipated risks and opportunities on sales outlook, and define forecasting processes and build capabilities in forecasting for inline and late stage assets. In addition, you will develop forecasts across multiple therapeutic areas using patient flow forecast models, patient based forecast models, and statistical trending and ensure alignment on forecast assumptions and other critical analytical assessments with business partners including Marketing, Sales, Managed Markets, Market Research, Global Marketing and Insight, Finance, and Sales Operations.

Essential Requirements

  • Quantitative Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required in one of the following or related fields: Engineering, Operations Research, Management Science, Economics, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science or Data Science
  • Combination of at least five years of experience in pharmaceutical forecasting, product management, market research, or secondary data analysis
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills required; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a significant number of business leaders and cross-functional business partners preferred
  • Experienced and skilled in building forecast models, operating plan and managing assumption evaluation to optimize business outputs and drive business decisions models for marketed and/or pre-launch pharmaceutical products, requiring only a minimal level of supervision
  • Excellent Excel skills with advanced skill in SAS or other statistical programming preferred


Desirable Requirements
  • MBA or master's degree preferred in Business Administration, Statistics, Science or other relevant discipline
  • Broad and deep therapeutic area knowledge, with advanced skill, expertise in Oncology preferred
  • Basic understanding of drug development process, regulatory issues and marketing theory; strong grounding in broader business acumen required
  • Strategic thinking skills and ability to build credibility and relationships with Commercial Leadership Team
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with demonstrated ability to develop and effectively present succinct, compelling reviews of business performance infused with insight and business implications/actions to be considered
  • Proficiency in pharmaceutical data sources required; expertise in epidemiology and standard IMS secondary data
  • Strong organizational skills and time management; ability to manage diverse range of simultaneous projects
  • Occasional travel may be required


Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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