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    Business Analyst Senior

    The Ascent Services Group
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Hello, My name is Daniel Dara Abhishek and I am a Sr. Associate - Recruitment here at Ascent. We have a position for . Job Title Business Analyst SeniorForecaster Lead Location - Remote due to COVID candidate would be expected to be onsite once COVID restrictions are lifted. Candidate located local to Gaithersburg, MD or Wilmington, DE are preferred. Duration 12+Months Job Description The Forecasting Leader is a critical business partner with the brand team, producing forecasts and consulting with the team on how to manage risks and opportunities for the business. As a Forecast Leader, you will have responsibility for a brandbrands and play an integral role in understanding performance, setting expectations for performance, and guiding brand strategy. They will be responsible for implementing and ensuring consistent application of best practices across the organization drawing from inside and outside the industry, leading to objective forecasts supported by insight analytics. You will partner with the Forecast Lead, Senior Director to help develop and implement new capabilities and improvements and assist in training across the Forecasting team. The Forecasting Leader will develop product-specific short-term and long-term forecasts models and maintain up-to-date forecast models, reflecting current data, information, assumptions lead the forecasting and business planning processes and all associated work streams (sales bridges, ad hocs supporting Finance, etc.) Identify key business issues that impact short-term and long-range product and market forecasts clearly and pro-actively surface these issues, incorporate the results of primary research into the forecast model(s) to reflect anticipated risks and opportunities on sales outlook, and define forecasting processes and build capabilities in forecasting for inline and late stage assets. In addition, you will have responsibility to develop forecasts for your focused therapeutic area using patient flow forecast models, patient based forecast models, and statistical trending and ensure alignment on forecast assumptions and other critical analytical assessments with business partners including Marketing, Sales, Managed Markets, Market Research, Global Marketing and Insight, Finance, and Sales Operations. This role is reserved for someone with marketing and research experience who has deep forecasting and quantitative technical skills combined with superior communication skills. As such, those who will qualify for this position are both technically sound and have the ability to be a proactive internal consultant, adding value to client's commercial organization beyond their analytical prowess through their understanding of secondary data, industry knowledge, and track record of innovative and impactful decision support. Key Responsibilities Proactive identification of portfolio and brand risks and opportunities, and strategies for how to address them to deliver business success. Ensuring objectivity of brandtherapeutic area forecasts of internal and external opportunities through establishing objectives aligned around forecast accuracy. Monitors the external environment to stay up to date on latest thereaprutica area research and clinical development, as well as competitor landscape Sensitivity analysis to assist in opportunity identification and risk management. Partnership with GMAP and Finance to understand market access and price impact, estimate SMM, and support development of PL for the opportunity evaluation Develop a deep understanding of internal customers' data and analytical needs focusing on the customer-facing model leadership Champion the use of local customer insight in strategic and resourcing decisions across the business. Access appropriate information via a variety of tools and sources Summarize and present findings through various communication channels Capability in applying deeper technical skills and knowledge that is shared across the functional area (e.g., deep knowledge of key data sets, modeling capabilities, etc.) Demonstrate a high level of understanding of the points of integration of our work and that of our colleagues. Essential requirements 8+ years of analytical experience, 3 years in Health Care Industry including experience in product forecasting. In-depth knowledge of forecasting techniques and use of different forecast models and approaches. Experience in building, deploying, and embedding capabilities into an organization. Experience in Commercial Evaluation Business Development preferred 5 years experience in US Pharma Industry, making decisions on major drivers of product success, advising on drug development candidate process and Health Care environment. Preferred experience in Global or ex-US Pharma Industry, making decisions on major drivers of product success, advising on drug development candidate process and Health Care environment. Experience utilizing a range of analytics involving standard data in the Pharmaceutical Industry e.g. IQVIA (MIDAS, DDD NPA, Monthly Xponent), claims data (Truven, Marketscan), epidemiological data etc Strong understanding of primary market research, advanced analytics, and competitive intelligence. Reportable accomplishments around converting derived insight into strategic guidance and developing this skill among direct reports Exceptional business acumen, strategic thinking and understanding of sales and marketing business practices Entrepreneurial mindset to impact leadership and high emotional intelligence Experience advising senior level executives, strong coaching and problem-solving skills Strong ability to influence laterally and vertically High degree of creativity and innovation in developing new approaches, processes and methodologies Strong market research and analytical expertise, excellent financial modelling and forecasting skills Strong written and verbal communication Educational requirements Bachelor s Degree in relevant field Advanced degree preferred (e.g., PhD MBA Masters in areas such as StatisticsDecision Sciences) Regards, Daniel Dara Abhishek Sr. Associate - Recruitment Direct (770) 255-7906 Cell Email
    Posting ID: 599571804Posted: 2021-01-14