Associate Director, Finance

Irvine, CA, United States
Nov 25, 2020
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director Sales Forecasting, Medical Therapeutics

The Associate Director Sales Forecasting, Medical Therapeutics will lead the sales forecast analytical process for Medical Therapeutics Franchise. You will be responsible for leading a team in developing accurate/timely projections of Commercial product volumes for Plan, Update, LBE, LRP, Portfolio and Actual submissions as well as providing decision-making support and recommendation to Senior Management across the franchise. The Sales Forecasting Manager must build and maintain knowledge of the business through communication with a variety of cross-functional partners including executives, Marketing & Sales Management, Marketing Analytics and Business Insights and Commercial Finance.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead the development of accurate product sales projections to be utilized in Plan, Update, LBE, LRP and Portfolio submissions - using sound analytical assumptions and effective communication of rationale/methodology
  • Lead monthly planning process, including latest best estimates, executive supply & operations planning, operations ADS and sales forecasting
  • Lead month-end actual close process including the preparation of Price, Pipeline and Demand variance and Close commentary; communicate key drivers of performance
  • Preparation, creation, and review of sales reporting/key metric Forecasting Packages
  • Presentation of monthly actual sales results/future period volume forecasts to Commercial VP's and General Manager
  • Collaboration with Commercial, Pricing, Finance and Marketing Analytics & Business Insight teams to address business issues and provide solutions through problem solving, include defining risks and opportunities associated with the forecast
  • Provide ad-hoc analytical support on various business needs including audit, product launch scenarios, channel/product mix impacts and other key business drivers
  • The Forecasting function requires a working knowledge of technical areas, including forecast modeling approaches (regression, patient flow, etc), financial modeling, market dynamics, primary market research, competitive intelligence and syndicated data sources
  • Staff Development - responsible for delegating to and coaching employee(s) to ensure an optimal level of support to the business and provide coaching and career development opportunities to sustain a high performing staff


Basic Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in Analytics, Mathematics/Statistics, Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Operations, or Marketing; Master's/MBA is preferred
  • Must have strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills, along with good interpersonal skills to effectively work with all levels of management
  • Ability to triangulate a wide variety of data sets and analytics to inform forecasting in clear and concise way
  • Ability to understand market research is critical to discovering and quantifying financial impacts of marketing initiatives and competitive events
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, identify key issues, opportunities, and value drivers, and effectively translate strategic insights into appropriate forecasts to drive business decisions
  • Agility to prioritize and quickly understand issues and assess data integrity is critical due to challenging deadlines
  • A minimum of seven years combined experience in analytics, forecasting, and/or financial planning and analysis is required
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills are required; strong PowerPoint skills are preferred
  • Ability to work independently and self-starter, supporting the business and forecasting leadership in variety of locations
  • Previous pharmaceutical experience is preferred

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Equal Employment Opportunity
At Allergan, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.