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Director, Oncology Forecasting, IO

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-183437 Date posted 07/12/2023

US Oncology Insights & Analytics at AstraZeneca, is an independent group within 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, forecasting capabilities, and analytics. It is comprised of Franchise Insights, which drives primary market research, and the Forecasting & Performance Center of Excellence (CoE) to establish industry-leading capabilities and advance standard methodologies to drive business impact.

Position Summary:

We are seeking aForecasting Director, US Oncology. The Forecasting Director is accountable for leading the forecasting process for the IO franchise. As a thought partner and in-house consultant, you will develop product-specific short-term and long-term patient flow forecasts and provide critical insights into market risks & opportunities that may impact performance to ultimately help guide commercial strategy and decision-making. You will drive seamless collaboration with your Franchise Insights and Analytics colleagues, which is crucial to delivering actionable insights to the business. You will partner closely with marketing, finance, and other functions to ensure alignment on forecast assumptions and other critical analytical assessments. Keys to success are superlative communication, consultative, and influencing skills predicated on a strong foundation of forecasting expertise, quantitative technical skills, and proficiency in interpreting primary market research and secondary data analyses.

Additionally, you will help to mentor and train a forecasting & performance talent pipeline. This position reports to the Senior Director, Head of the US Oncology Forecasting & Performance Analytics CoE.

This role is campus-based in Gaithersburg, MD, headquarters for our associates. We expect a minimum of 3 days per week on-site to collaborate with peers and engage with collaborators.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, and lead product-specific forecasting models.
  • Identify business issues affecting portfolio growth and maintenance.
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and market trends.
  • Develop a team and deliver clear, insightful presentations.
  • Collaborate with various collaborators and seek process efficiencies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in relevant area of study.
  • Pharmaceutical or Life Science industry, or management consulting experience
  • 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical or life science forecasting.
  • Ability to understand and interpret information from pharmaceutical data sources (IMS, IQVIA, claims, etc.) and other epidemiological data (Kantar, DRG).
  • Expertise in building forecast models, forecasting techniques, and managing assumption evaluation to optimize business outputs and drive business decision models for marketed and/or pre-launch pharmaceutical products, requiring minimal to no supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and time management; ability to manage a diverse range of simultaneous projects.
  • Previous experience collaborating with franchise leadership to gain forecast alignment and consensus.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office skills: Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced technical degree or MBA
  • 5+ years of experience in oncology forecasting.
  • Documented success with alliance and franchise leadership.

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