Finance Forecasting Lead - Rheumatology

Lake County, Illinois
Jun 08, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Sales Forecasting Lead will assist in the creation of sales forecast analytical process for HUMIRA and RINVOQ within the Rheumatology Franchise. The position is responsible for developing accurate/timely projections of commercial product volumes for all Plan, Update, LBE, LRP, Portfolio and Actual submissions. The individual builds and maintains knowledge of the business through close communication across a variety of cross-functional partners including executives, Marketing & Sales Management, Marketing Analytics and Business Insights and Commercial Finance.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads and develops accurate product sales projections to be utilized in Plan, Update, LBE, LRP and Portfolio submissions (including market and competitive landscape forecasts) – using sound analytical assumptions and effective communication of rationale/methodology with close collaboration and guidance from the Rheumatology Forecasting Manager
  • Support the launch readiness of RINVOQ Rheumatology indications and the transition of pipeline asset forecasting from GCD within the Rheumatology Franchise
  • Support month-end actual close process including the preparation of Price, Pipeline and Demand variance and Close commentary
  • Operates independently to prepare and create sales reporting/key metric Forecasting Packages
  • Support the communication of monthly actual sales results/future period volume forecasts to Commercial VP’s and General Managers
  • Works directly with Commercial, Pricing, Finance and Market Analytics and Business Insight teams to address various business issues and provide solutions through analytical problem solving
  • Supports ad-hoc analytical support on various business needs including product launch scenarios, channel/product mix impacts and other key business drivers



  • BS/BA in Analytics, Mathematics/Statistics, Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Operations, or Marketing
  • A minimum of six years combined experience in analytics, forecasting, and/or financial planning and analysis is required
  • 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 (e.g. market research, competitive events, prescriptions, epidemiology, patient flow, etc.) to inform forecasting and financial impacts
  • Agility to prioritize and quickly understand issues and assess data integrity is critical due to challenging deadlines
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and financial modelling 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
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Previous pharmaceutical and forecasting experience is preferred

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