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Associate Director, Forecasting & Analytics

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
May 28, 2023

Job Details

The Role

Moderna is seeking an Associate Director, Forecasting & Analytics, who will lead development and communication of country and global forecasts of inline and late-stage pipeline assets to help drive strategic and operational decisions.

This role will work as a critical member of the Global Commercial Operations (GCO) team to address critical business issues, explore opportunities for growth, and help optimize investments in collaboration with colleagues from market research, competitive intelligence, and commercial analytics teams as well as with various cross-functional partners.

The individual in this role will utilize a range of broad and diverse skill sets, which include strong functional forecasting expertise, diverse therapeutic area knowledge, excellent communication skills, cross-functional team influencing abilities and drive critical decision making.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Lead the development and implementation of forecast models to produce short-term and long-term global revenue forecasts for in-market products and products in late stage development

  • Collaborate with members of GCO and other cross-functional teams to address critical business needs and priorities, gain alignment on forecast assumptions / data sources and deliver impactful results

  • Triangulate opportunity assessments, and evaluate risk factors (what-if scenarios) to facilitate critical decision making

  • Facilitate and drive strategic decision making with senior leadership by synthesizing and presenting forecasts and resulting implications in a timely manner

  • Track forecast accuracy periodically and drive continuous improvements in forecast models, methodology and data sources

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors degree in scientific, quantitative, business, or other relevant fields with 8+ years of pharmaceutical forecasting, market research and/or management consulting experience or a Masters degree in scientific, quantitative, business, or other relevant fields with 5+ years of pharmaceutical forecasting, market research and/or management consulting experience

  • Experience developing and using Excel-based models and conducting quantitative analysis

  • Expertise in forecasting methodologies and uncertainty analyses, e.g., Monte Carlo simulation

  • Experience creating and operating sales forecasts based on multiple methodologies, e.g., epidemiology based, units based, etc., for pipeline and in-market products.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Understanding of pharmaceutical drug development and commercialization process

  • Experience working in a matrixed environment

  • Ability to manage ambiguity and uncertainty, act with incomplete information, and effectively pose questions to identify the information required for decision-making by stakeholders and executive management

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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