Director Oncology Forecasting

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-31712
The forecasting director will lead the development and communication of forecasts for key oncology pipeline products, life cycle management of marketed products and business development opportunities.
Specifically this person will:
• Develop or direct the development of forecast models based on key assumptions and in collaboration and agreement with global marketing and product strategy teams
• Effectively lead collaboration and partnership with the brand leadership, BAI, access, epidemiology and other cross functional teams who input data and/or assumptions into the forecast
• Perform analyses and assessments that include market size, penetration, market dynamics and potential revenue for worldwide forecasts
• Synthesize and incorporate findings based on triangulation of multiple sources
• Ensure translation of key insights, patient journey and other critical information into product forecasts
• Ensure implementation, collaboration and communication of global forecasts to all key functions impacted by the forecast
• Present forecasts to product strategy teams, review boards and senior management
• Identify and communicate key risks and uncertainties of forecast
• Engage actively with global marketing leadership to ensure best forecasting practices are followed
• Translate and elevate forecast at senior levels and push back on thinking where appropriate given robust understanding of forecast drivers
• Develop forecasting team capabilities via training and mentor ship
Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree and 4 years of sales & marketing operations experience
Master's degree and 7 years of sales & marketing operations experience
Bachelor's degree and 9 years of sales & marketing operations experience
Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree (MS/MBA)
• 5+ years of pharma/biopharma forecasting experience with additional experience in market research, or business analytics experience
• 2+ years of consulting experience
• Oncology experience
• Experience with advanced spreadsheets, patient based forecast modeling including dynamic patient models
• Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, time series analysis, and simulation
• 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
• Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams
• Demonstrated ability to develop and retain staff
• 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
• Background and demonstrated understanding of global markets
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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