Forecasting Leader, Oncology - Mississauga, Canada - AstraZeneca

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Mississauga, Canada

2 weeks ago

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Join the fastest growing team determined to change the practice of medicine and change the way we view cancer. Here we are removing the fear by eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

We relentlessly follow the science - purposefully pushing back the limits of knowledge. From pioneering innovative treatment pathways, to shaping the care environment and maximising medicine lifecycles. From early detection, to harnessing big data analytics and machine learning.

Our dedication to Oncology makes this a place to build a career unlike any other, Accelerate forward by seizing opportunities, working at the cutting edge and embracing big challenges, always willing to learn.

US Oncology Insights & Analytics is an independent group within the Strategy Team of the Oncology Business Unit (OBU) that partners with each of the organization's brand teams and drives strategic decisions by providing world-class insight generation and analytics.

US Oncology Insights & Analytics (USIA) is comprised of _Franchise Insights_, which drives primary market research, and two Centers of Excellence (CoE) around _Forecasting & Performance_ and _Advanced Analytics_ that strive to establish industry-leading capabilities and advance best practices to drive business impact.

Forecasting Leader Oncology will develop product-specific short-term and long-term forecasts models (incremental and absolute) and maintain up-to-date forecast models, reflecting current data/information/assumptions, lead the forecasting and business planning processes and all associated work streams (sales bridges, ad hocs supporting Finance, etc.), Identify key business issues that impact short-term and long-range product and market forecasts; clearly and pro-actively surface these issues, incorporate the results of primary research into the forecast model(s) to reflect anticipated risks and opportunities on sales outlook, and define forecasting processes and build capabilities in forecasting for inline and late stage assets.

In addition, you will develop forecasts across multiple therapeutic areas using patient flow forecast models, patient based forecast models, and statistical trending and ensure alignment on forecast assumptions and other critical analytical assessments with business partners including Marketing, Sales, Managed Markets, Market Research, Global Marketing and Insight, Finance, and Sales Operations.

Essential Requirements

  • Quantitative Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required in one of the following or related fields: Engineering, Operations Research, Management Science, Economics, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science or Data Science
  • Combination of at least five years of experience in pharmaceutical forecasting, product management, market research, or secondary data analysis
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills required; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a significant number of business leaders and crossfunctional business partners preferred
  • Experienced and skilled in building forecast models, operating plan and managing assumption evaluation to optimize business outputs and drive business decisions models for marketed and/or prelaunch pharmaceutical products, requiring only a mínimal level of supervision
  • Excellent Excel skills with advanced skill in SAS or other statistical programming preferred

Desirable Requirements

  • MBA or Master's degree preferred in Business Administration, Statistics, Science or other relevant discipline
  • Broad and deep therapeutic area knowledge, with advanced skill, expertise in Oncology preferred
  • Basic understanding of drug development process, regulatory issues and marketing theory; strong grounding in broader business acumen required
  • Strategic thinking skills and ability to build credibility and relationships with Commercial Leadership Team
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with demonstrated ability to develop and effectively present succinct, compelling reviews of business performance infused with insight and business implications/actions to be considered
  • Proficiency in pharmaceutical data sources required; expertise in epidemiology and standard IMS secondary data
  • Strong organizational skills and time management; ability to manage diverse range of simultaneous projects
  • Occasional travel may be required

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