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Reference Number: SK-SMFBA
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Senior Manager, Forecasting and Business Analysis:

My client, a well-established biotech company situated outside of Boston, has multiple commercialized products and a solid pipeline.  They are a company committed to growing their current therapeutic areas as well as entering into new ones by developing both bio-therapeutic proteins and small molecules.  Their corporate values are the framework for how they do business and guide them as they strive to fulfill their mission and deliver on their promise to patients and stakeholders. 

My client believes in developing their employees' professional skills and in creating a workplace environment that fosters growth and advancement.  The organization is one that is competency-based and provides strategic core curriculum and training programs around these targeted competencies.  The company specifically provides training and development programs designed to incorporate the company's values into employees' daily work life and into the cultural fabric of the organization. 

The company recognizes the importance of a healthy work/life balance and is committed to helping their employees maintain that balance.  My client prides themselves on rewarding its employees by offering a rich, competitive array of benefits and value-added programs.

Currently seeking a Senior Manager of Forecasting & Business Analysis.  This role will work across products in Neurology and Immunology and will be responsible for patient-based demand forecasts, both short-term and long-term. The ideal candidate for this role will have the following:

  • Pharmaceutical forecasting experience (patient-based demand forecasting), client-side or management consultancy
  • Ability to synthesize data and give high level recommendations/presentations tailored to the audience
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience building models in Excel (not extremely complex models), as well as working with and manipulating existing models
  • Experience with injectibles, orals, specialty pharmacy data, and claims data preferred
  • Launch experience is a plus
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty
  • Role is based in-office (not a remote role)
  • Must be authorized to work for any employer in the US without sponsorship

TITLE: Senior Manager, Forecasting & Business Analysis

LOCATION: Southern Boston, MA Suburb

REPORTS TO:  Associate Director, Forecasting & Performance Metrics

RELO:  YES

 

The objectives of the Senior Manager, Forecasting & Business Analysis role is to provide Senior Management with robust forecasts and a deep understanding of the markets and competitive landscape where the company competes to capitalize on opportunities and minimize risks in pursuit of the organization’s business objectives. This is a high visibility role with the opportunity to be involved in preparing to launch a new product and forecast the company’s largest revenue product.  This position will report to the Associate Director, Forecasting and Performance Metrics, part of the company’s Business Excellence department.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and support a forecasting approach to create short and long-term, market-based, patient-based, and event-driven revenue forecast models for commercial products, pipeline candidates, and new business opportunities
  • Will act as a partner who contributes to business performance with joint accountability with other functions for value maximization via forecasting
  • Collaborate closely with the Manager, Performance Metrics to provide a clear analysis and understanding of ur market and performance metrics

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS/BA required, MBA preferred
  • Fluency in English is required
  • 5+ years in forecasting with MBA, or 7+ years’ experience with BS/BA
  • Biotech/pharmaceutical or high-tech industry experience highly preferred
  • Previous experience in consulting, finance and/or commercial assessments for pharmaceutical/biotechnology area preferred
  • Experience in analytical roles, with secondary data sources and modeling, including proficiency in designing and developing refined financial models to address alternate scenarios
  • Thorough understanding of various time-series and patient-based forecasting techniques
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to influence others in a tactful and well thought out manner with supporting information and logic and through building and defending arguments, as well as listening and understanding a variety of perspectives, to reach a consensus
  • Lead in a team environment and cross functionally
  • Broad business understanding and ability to apply principles of logic and lead critical thinking to a wide range of complex business issues
  • Ability to work under pressure, with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to balance several on-going projects simultaneously