Business Analysis and Info, Senior Manager, Forecasting

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-30909
The Business Analysis and Information (BAI) Senior Manager will lead the forecasting process in support of a launch product in the Bone Health & Cardiology Business Unit. This role reports to the US BAI BCBU Forecast & Analytics Director.
Specifically this person will:
Provide an objective and rigorous point of view to demand forecasting and performance management, while collaborating with other disciplines
Lead the development of the quarterly Latest Estimates (LE), Brand Plan and Long Range Plan (LRP) forecasts, and ad-hoc forecasting requests
Coordinate with marketing and cross-functional teams to develop forecasting inputs and assumptions.
Effectively explain modeling assumptions and triangulate assumptions with other data and forecasting model to pressure test them and develop "what if" scenarios.
Perform analyses and assessments in the area of product preference, estimating revenue potential, sales coverage, market size, penetration, marketing practices and trends, and prepare forecasts and recommendations
Coordinate with finance and BAI teams to develop forecasting inputs
Work with clients in the assigned team(s) to develop service level agreements outlining forecasting requirements and deliverables.
Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree and 2 years of analytics experience
Master's degree and 4 years of analytics experience
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of analytics experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of analytics experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of analytics experience
Preferred Qualifications:
5+ years of forecasting, market research, or business analytics experience
Experience with advanced spreadsheets, patient based forecast modeling including dynamic patient models
Experience with common forecasting tools such as Forecast Pro
Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, time series analysis, and simulation
Working knowledge of forecasting inputs and structure, global access and reimbursement policies, and competitive environment and potential impact on product development and commercialization strategy
Strong oral, written and presentation skills; able to explain complex concepts clearly to a variety of audiences
Strong project management skills-able to organize and complete multiple projects efficiently and on time
Demonstrated analytical skills combined with a client service orientation
Ability to work collaboratively in team-based environment
Good understanding of the latest developments in the biopharmaceutical industry, and unmet medical needs and opportunities in the assigned therapeutic area
Broad, working knowledge of commonly used biopharmaceutical industry databases
Demonstrated ability to think strategically to support key business decisions
Business analytics or forecasting experience in the biopharmaceutical or other healthcare industries is preferred
US product launch experience
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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