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Associate Director/Director, Global Oncology Forecasting & Analytics

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cambridge, MA 02139
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At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Discover more at takedajobs.com.

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, youll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best.


The Global Oncology Forecasting & Analytics (GOFA) team at Takeda Oncology is part of the Global Oncology Planning and Insights (GOPI) group, a strategic advisory group within Takeda Oncology that drives global strategic decisions and commercial business planning across Takeda Oncology. The primary responsibility of the Associate Director or Director AD/Dir) is to contribute to the success of the global commercial forecasting & analytics function by being a key partner for the senior leadership team in the Takeda Oncology business unit. The AD/Dir will proactively provide strategic thought-leadership on the commercial strategy for Takeda Oncologys key assets working with Takeda Oncology Global Marketing and business unit heads (both at Cambridge, MA and globally). The AD/Dir will lead the conceptualization, development and refinement of best in class forecasting and analytics capabilities, owning and communicating the long-term outlook and vision for Takeda Oncologys most important late stage and inline assets. The AD/Dir will lead the definition and organization of forecasting methodology and calculations in collaboration with various cross-functional teams such as marketing, finance, value and access, insights, competitive analysis etc. by providing analytical support through building new / improving existing dynamic patient flow models. The AD/Dir will support utilization of data science in trend based forecasting, unstructured data mining, and patient models using large internal and external physician-level & patient-level datasets. The AD/Dir will work in collaboration with various country based forecasting and insights teams, by providing strategic thought-leadership on various aspects of the planning process


  • Lead design, development and implementation of Oncology forecast models & tracking globally; proactively identify new data sources that will enhance decision making & increase forecast accuracy.

  • Lead presentation and explanation of modeling assumptions to key global stakeholders including senior leadership and triangulate assumptions with other data and forecasting models to pressure test, develop what if scenarios.

  • Lead design and implementation of best-in-class forecast modeling approaches; work with supplier partners, foster strong partnerships in the context of resources, timing and overall goals.

  • Lead Integration of forecasting efforts & insights with primary research, competitive intelligence, & analytics insights co-developed with peers across the GOPI and translate into business impact.

  • In partnership with GOPI and global marketing team colleagues, lead identification and development of key performance metrics to measure and monitor brand strategy.

  • Lead a team of 1-3 external staff



  • BA/BS degree,

  • Advanced degree preferred.


  • Minimum of 7 years (or advanced degree and five years) of relevant experience in forecasting, market research, or business analytics in the biopharmaceutical industry or other such similar industries.

  • Experience with advanced spreadsheets, patient based forecast modeling including dynamic patient flow models

  • Product launch and Global experience

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Forecasting for rare disease and/or oncology

  • Data Science and predictive analytics

  • Data visualization and dashboard tools (e.g. Qlik, Tableau)

  • Broad working knowledge of commonly used biopharmaceutical industry databases

  • Working knowledge of global access and reimbursement policies, competitive environment and potential impact on product development and commercialization strategy

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment, including external vendors

  • Working with offshore based teams

  • Strong project management skillsability to plan, organize and execute multiple projects efficiently, on time and within budget

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

  • Ability to explain complex concepts to stakeholders in simple language and lead/drive consensus building

  • Demonstrated analytical skills combined with a client-service mindset

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to drive key business decisions

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Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-06
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