NB-Prospanica GSK - Forecasting Analyst
King of Prussia , Pennsylvania
October 23, 2017
Basic qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
• Experience in Commercial Sales / Marketing / Demand Forecasting / Finance operations, ideally in a Pharmaceutical environment
• Team management and people development experience preferred.
• Knowledge of Demand Forecasting

Preferred qualifications:
• Supply Chain Professional Qualification

The Demand Forecasting Analyst/Manager is responsible for the development of a robust, un-biased and comprehensive sales forecast for approximately 600+ SKUs, split across an assigned Therapy/SKU portfolio and multiple markets that are managed from the relevant virtual or physical Demand Forecasting hub.
This position is responsible for driving improvements in forecast accuracy and securing, as a result, improved customer service and lower working capital.

Key Responsibilities:

• You will operate the volume forecasting process within the Supply Chain Operating Model supporting the Core Commercial Cycle (CCC) for an assigned set of Therapies/Markets in order to improve customer service levels and reduce working capital

• You'll be responsible within assigned Therapies for the calculation and reporting of demand forecasting KPIs to drive improvements in accuracy , bias, working capital and customer service

• You will partner with the LOC Marketing teams and leads the monthly Forecast Review Meetings to discuss baseline forecasts and agree any forecast adjustments across relevant Therapies.

• You'll be responsible to ensure, through input from the LOCs, that there is a comprehensive total volume forecast including New Product Introduction, competitor activity and Tenders to ensure proper production planning is in place

• You will prepare forecast inputs into the key Core Commercial Cycle (CCC) meetings including Demand Review, feeding through to Supply Review and regional S&OP meetings. Participates to one or more LOC Demand Review Meetings to represent both own and all Therapies

• In this role you will promote a 'one number' mindset to drive business decision-making and forecast transparency / functional accountability

• You will contribute to strategic global and regional projects that will use demand forecasting as a lever to unlock further benefits in GSK's supply chain including Inventory Reduction, ERP, Supply Chain Transformation etc.

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