AD Advanced Analytics Forecasting

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Oct 04, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AD Advanced Analytics Forecasting

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

This position supports Forecasting & Business Planning - one of 6 centres of excellence within the Strategic Commercial Capabilities function the other six being Business Insights & Analytics, Commercial Excellence, Multichannel, Launch Excellence, Learning & Development and International Congresses & Events.
The Associate Director of Global Forecasting is to oversee market data across Therapeutic Areas, manage SIOBI and contribute to future market analytics strategy. To develop a standardized monthly forecasting and analytics platform for countries for Business Planning.

 This individual will be a functional modelling developer who will work closely with the Franchise and country teams to develop and create forecast models.
 This individual will focus on establishing and elevating performance capabilities in operational and strategic forecasting, identifying what great looks like and a roadmap for how we will get there
 He/She acts as internal expert in performance metrics and analytics; to challenge and drive implementation for improved reporting and alignment with countries and global functions
 Acts as business partner and plays an instrumental role supporting decision making
 A key focus will also be to strengthen the cross-country communication and knowledge sharing among Ipsen affiliates
Main responsibilities and tasks
Main Responsibilities Main Tasks
Build a high performing forecasting excellence Platform and Technical Environment  The Associate Director of Global Forecasting will create a Forecasting tools, models and a vision while providing leadership and guidance across global stakeholders and country commercial organizations that empowers country commercial teams
 Deliver year-over-year improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of the forecast results and process
 Ensure cross functional alignment
 Provide an expertise in Forecasting and Business Planning with countries
 Develop professional training and ensure continued capability development.
Harmonize forecasting & ensure data integrity  Ensure data integrity across all global and local stakeholders
 Own and manage SIOBI platform post roll-out
 Identify, in collaboration with CoE head, business issues and growth opportunities ahead of business reviews
 Identify possible solutions /areas of improvements for countries in data reporting and quality
 Automate manual data collection process
 Coordinate with external vendors to manage data
 Ensure rigorous improvement efforts are undertaken when key metrics are not met
 Develop and implement optimal processes tools for:
- Forecasting patient flows
- Outputs to clearly reflect source of business, competitive landscape
-Patient and market share forecasts
 Own technical aspects of forecast and model development
 Align forecasting process to business reviews
 Ensure data integrity across TAs by setting market definitions and reviewing global and country data purchases

Inform and advise on key strategic questions

 Review, comment on, and challenge forecasts prepared during business reviews, including advising on assumptions made in comparison to other affiliates and products (e.g. market share growth, impact of competitor entry)
 Define Ipsen's view on what should be included in robust business cases.

Experience / Qualifications
Experience & Qualifications:
• 10+ years' experience in Pharmaceutical forecasting and financial modelling
• Global work experience working closely with Country Commercial teams
• Bring an independent perspective to drive results and transparency on business performance

• Business partner with Supply Chain to bring best in class Forecasting

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.