Clinical Forecasting & Analytics, Analyst

Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Clinical Forecasting & Analytics, Analyst to be located at the Janssen campuses on the East Coast US (Titusville NJ, Raritan, NJ or Springhouse, PA applicable). Please note candidates based out of Raritan will be required to attend onboarding training for the first three months in Spring House, PA.  Post on boarding bi-weekly meetings in Spring House, PA will also be required     


The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.  Driven by our commitment to patients, we bring innovative products, services and solutions to people throughout the world. We recognize the impact of serious conditions on people's lives, and we aim to empower people through disease awareness, education and access to quality care.  Our research and development strategy focuses on identifying medical needs and harnessing the best science in the world, whether from our own laboratories or through strategic relationships and collaborations. We leverage our world-class discovery and development expertise and operational excellence to deliver innovative, effective solutions.

  • Clinical Forecasting & Analytics (CF&A) mission is to advance strategic portfolio decisions and maximize cost efficiency as the Center of Excellence for clinical forecasting and analytics.
  • The organization is involved in trial planning starting with the proposal phase through execution and closeout, partnering closely with R&D Operations to provide end to end clinical financial support. 
  • The organization is also a valued liaison between R&D Operations and the Finance organization with regards to providing the clinical financial forecast assumptions for major forecast updates and latest thinking. 
  • The Clinical Forecasting & Analytics (CF&A) group (within Strategic Management, Planning & Analytics Organization of Janssen R&D) is involved in clinical out of pocket planning from the proposal phase through execution and closeout.
  • The Analyst, Clinical Forecasting & Analytics works with the CF&A TA Manager and is responsible for managing all aspects of the clinical out of pocket cost forecasting, supporting budget creation and management for assigned projects and trials.
  • Key activities include: Support R&D Operations out of Pocket (OOP) Cost forecasting for new and ongoing trials, Scenario/Benchmark forecasting, Clinical Trial Actual vs Budget Analytics (BvA), and ensuring the accuracy and compliance of related financial forecasting and closing cycles.
  • The Clinical Forecasting & Analytics, Analyst will supports all aspects of the trial budget process including trial cost analysis, final study budget development, maintenance of financial systems, and trial budget management through the trial life-cycle for R&D Operations.
  • The Clinical Forecasting & Analytics, Analyst ssists with consolidating trial budget assumptions and costs (i.e. Investigator Fees, Central Labs, etc) for efficient review by business partners. 
  • Works with Clinical Program Management Leaders, Program Management Leads, Therapeutic Area Finance and Global Program and Trial Leaders to generate high-level estimates in support of Therapeutic Area strategy reviews
  • Effectively interfaces with RDO (e.g. Patient Recruitment, Contracts & Grants, the GCDO Operations Heads, Global Program Leaders, Global Trial Leaders, Local Trial Managers, Data Management Leads, Quantitative Sciences, etc.) to achieve a successful study management team model in order to support trial forecasting for both in house and outsourced projects
  • Completes budget updates in planning system as directed by functional teams.  Provides E2E OOP budget management support to GCDO and QS team for clinical forecast including analyzing plan to plan
  • Supports budget updates and reviews during major forecast updates, specifically with Finance partners and Operations Head
  • Supports quarterly financial closes including but not limited to collection of accruals, preparation of journal entries and completion of commentary on material variances from plan
  • Support the business in assessing and investigating actual trial spend vs. forecast.
  • Proactively build and maintain internal (across J&J) and external relationships that support the gathering of business intelligence to support financial & specific operational activities.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Preference is for degree in Health Sciences, Finance and/or Business  Administration.
  • At least 1 year of operational experience in clinical trials at a pharmaceutical company/CRO is required.
  •  Prior experience with Clinical Trial budget development, management and maintenance is preferred.
  •  Knowledge in drug development, global clinical operations and strategic planning is preferred.
  • Good understanding of the therapeutic areas where J&J is involved is preferred.
  • Strong understanding and experience with information systems (e.g. SAP, Clinical Trial Management Systems, Procurement Systems, Investigator Grant benchmarking databases, Planisware) and financial aspects of conducting clinical trials is preferred. 
  • The ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook with special emphasis on utilizing Excel spreadsheets to complete business analyses is required.
  • Individual must also possess good planning and tracking skills, ability to see the big picture, well organized, focused on results, customer focused, excellent time management with respect to priorities, possess self-management skills, and attention to detail required. 
  • Position requires global interaction; ability to work virtually with business partners is required. 
  • Travel up to 10% is required

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan
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