Manager – Strategic Forecasting | MSD | Pune

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 16, 2023
  • Location (State / UT)
  • Expiration date
    August 22, 2024
  • Experience
    5 Years
  • Gender
  • Desired Qualification
    Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree

Job Description

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in HHIAD (Human Health Insights Analytics and Data) cross-functional environment to deliver advanced forecasting techniques.
  • Responsible for one/multiple therapy areas – demonstrating good pharmaceutical knowledge and project management capability
  • Responsible for conceptualizing and delivering forecasts and analytical solutions, using both strategic as well as statistical techniques within the area of responsibility
  • Drive continuous enhancements to evolve the existing forecasting capabilities in terms of value-add, risk/ opportunity/uncertainty – identify and elevate key forecasting levers/insights/findings to inform decision-making.
  • Collaborate across stakeholders – Our Manufacturing Division, Human Health, Finance, Market Research, Country, and senior leadership – to build and robust assumptions, ensuring forecast accuracy improves over time to support decision-making.
  • Drive innovation and automation to bring in robustness and efficiency gains in forecasting/process; incorporate best-in-class statistical forecasting methods to improve the accuracy
  • Communicate effectively across stakeholders and proactively identify and resolve conflicts by engaging with relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for delivery of forecasts in a timely manner with allocated resources
  • Determine the optimal method for forecasting, considering the context of the forecast, availability of data, the degree of accuracy desired, and the timeline available
  • Contribute to evolving our offerings through innovation, standardization/ automation of various offerings, models, and processes

Qualification and skills:

  • Engineering / Management / Pharma post-graduates with 5+ years of experience in the relevant roles; with 1-2 years of experience in pharmaceutical strategic forecasting or analytics
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across large and diverse functions and stakeholders
  • Ability to manage ambiguous environments, and to adapt to changing needs of business
  • Strong analytical skills; an aptitude for problem-solving and strategic thinking
  • Working knowledge of Monte Carlo simulations and range forecasting
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into clear and actionable insights
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, supply chain, and marketing functions.
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