Forecasting and Analytics Manager

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Feb 14, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

The Forecasting and Analytics Manager will focus on developing and maintaining the forecast for in-line products and provide analytic support to a broad audience at GRAIL. The candidate must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment with high expectations on quality of deliverables. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual seeking to join a high-performing mission-driven organization.

You Will:

• Oversee and manage continued development of US commercial short- and mid-term demand forecast across all US in-line products
• Develop and maintain multi-year patient-level forecast model
• Lead the design and implementation of model updates and/or new forecast approaches
• Partner with various groups on capacity planning and inventory management
• Collaborate with internal divisions to integrate key market dynamics and cross-functional expertise into demand forecasts
• Develop and integrate commercial analytics to inform key forecast assumptions
• Support commercial analytics to address a variety of business questions
• Provide objective analysis and recommendations to support decision making and to enable the execution of key business initiatives
• Consider competitive landscape and make adjustments as necessary
• Collaborate with finance to ensure forecast alignment
• Clearly and concisely present analytic / forecast methodology and results to senior leadership
• Perform mid-quarter variance analysis to assess accuracy of forecast and summarize key drivers for senior leadership
• Partner with Sales Ops to develop and implement IC goals
• Build peer support and strong internal relationships with colleagues

Your Background Should Include:

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent; MBA or advanced Life Sciences degree is preferred
• 4+ years experience in Market Analysis, Management Consulting, Strategy, or Product Marketing in the healthcare or life sciences industry
• Experience in molecular diagnostics preferred
• Proven ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally to drive results
• Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to develop and execute creative solutions
• Experience working with 3rd party data management / analytics service providers
• Demonstrated track record of getting things done and growing responsibility over time
• Strong analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills
• Ability to produce thoughtful and impactful presentations
• Proficiency in analytical tools is required (e.g., SQL, Alteryx, SAS)
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Superior level of attention to detail and organizational skills
• Understanding of regulatory environment in diagnostics industry
• Willing and able to travel as needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.