Posted to MedZilla on 8/19/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Manager, Global Oncology Forecasting & Analytics 1700669-MZ


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The Manager, Global Oncology Forecasting & Analytics, will report to the Director of global forecasting and analytics for Takeda Oncology and will manage all aspects of forecasting and analytics in support of the Takeda Oncology business unit. This role will be responsible for managing accurate patient based and/or analog level forecasts and associated analytics by partnering with the global marketing brand leads, the new product planning team, and the Oncology BU countries and regional groups. In addition, this highly visible role will collaborate with external vendors and agencies to enable informed decision making by senior management.


  • Design, enhance, develop and maintain patient-level forecast platforms with forward-looking market share views, ensure appropriate training of stake holders and multiple internal customers.
  • Ensure continuity of forecast drivers and assumptions across short- and long-term horizons.
  • Collaborate with Global Finance, Global Brand Teams, and Global Market research, NPP, BD to leverage analytics and forecasting tools and insights to address critical strategic questions (e.g. impact of brand strategies, ROI, Monte Carlo simulations etc).
  • Analyze global teams forecast submissions and provide actionable recommendations, identify areas of divergence from global view point and work with country leaders to align views
  • Recommend developing a world-class forecasting methodology and excellence, supporting SOPs, knowledge management processes and capabilities provide recommendations to improve forecasting tools and methodologies.
  • Identify, maintain, recommend and generate data references/databases for continuously updating and improving oncology epidemiology across markets
  • Partner with internal teams to develop global key metrics dashboards and disseminate to countries
  • Lead and manage external vendors and agencies to ensure all aspects of the process work smoothly
  • May supervise 1 -2 external contractors


  • Bachelor s degree in finance, business, mathematics or related field is required. Advanced degree/MBA is a plus
  • 4-8 years experience preferably in forecasting, business analytics or commercial finance within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. Consulting experience is a strong plus.
  • Proven knowledge and proficiency in forecast modeling platforms and tools. 2+ years experience working directly with patient based forecast models is preferred.
  • Understanding of US, international market dynamics and various data availability and limitations is a plus.
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities
  • Strong collaborative and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a matrix team environment
  • Very strong Excel skills and strong PowerPoint skills
  • Previous experience in oncology, hematology or similar specialty areas preferred.
  • Product launch experience a plus. Global experience is preferred.
  • Experience with data analysis tools (SAS, SQL etc.) and visualization tools (Tableau etc.) is preferred.
The successful candidate will be a credible, dynamic and creative professional, invested in the success of the self, team and Takeda Oncology. He/she will thrive on challenge and drive innovation. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative, perceptive and an effective problem solver. He/she will be someone who manifests trust, and is known for his/her ethics and integrity.


  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
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