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Sales & Operation Planning Forecast Manager (biotech)

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The Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Forecast Manager/Sr. Forecast Manager manages and further enhances the S&OP process for the Commercial organization. This individual plays a key role in ensuring continuous supply of products to patients by collaborating with the Supply Chain organization to ensure supply and demand alignment, and to balance financial, manufacturing capacity, risk, and other considerations. The individual in this role will establish and maintain key partnerships across US Commercial, and Global and North America Supply Chain organizations.

Primary Responsibilities:
Manage monthly S&OP forecasting process to ensure base case and upside demand forecasts are comprehensive, accurate and representative of the most appropriate demand plan in achieving business goals
Prepare executive level presentations including demand analysis and scenarios to facilitate discussions and drive Executive Sales and Operations Committee (eSOP) decisions
Develop metrics and collaborate with brand Forecast Managers to improve forecast accuracy
Consolidate and submit demand forecasts for all SKUs of in-line and pipeline products to the Supply Chain organization
Prepare standard portfolio reports to provide insights to sales performance for Commercial senior executives
Actively participate in various cross-portfolio initiatives including tools and system enhancements to support forecasting processes and reporting
Skills:
Excellent process and project management skills
Demonstrated ability to lead and/or work effectively in a highly-collaborative environment by influencing without authority
Demonstrated ability to structure and conduct analyses to generate insight and recommendations; has a keen eye for details
Communication skills geared toward presenting recommendations and analyses to executives
Excellent problem solving and Excel-based modeling skills
Proven track record of working effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
Experience in demand forecasting, sales reporting, or strategic planning
Demonstrated ability to manage data systems for business analysis and reporting
Experience with TM1 and other enterprise tools

Education:
BS degree in related field required. Advanced degree including MBA or Life Sciences preferred
Minimum of 5 years experience in Healthcare/Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry preferred (not required)

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