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Senior Manager, Global Oncology Forecasting & analytics

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at Takeda. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our colleagues will explain how these tools will be used during the recruitment process. Thank you.

*Please be aware of an Identity Theft Scheme targeting individuals seeking jobs with Takeda and other employers. See below or here for more info.

Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines. The Greater Boston Area is headquarters to many of our Global and US business units.

We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

Success What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

Life at Takeda A Global Top Employer Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only select companies to receive Top Global Employer ® status for 2020.

Job ID R0019374 Date posted 09/08/2020 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Senior Manager will be a highly visible team member in the Global Oncology Forecasting & Analytics (GOFA) function at Takeda Oncology. The GOFA team is part of the Global Oncology Planning and Insights (GOPI) group, a strategic advisory group within Takeda Oncology that drives global strategic decisions and planning for in-line and pipeline products across Takeda Oncology.

The Senior Manager’s primary objective is to contribute to the success of the Forecasting & Analytics function Globally and as such will be the commercial partner for the Senior Leadership Team in the Takeda Oncology BU.

She/he will proactively advise on the commercial strategy for Takeda Oncology’s key brands, including Ninlaro, Adcetris, Alunbrig etc. working with the Takeda Oncology Global Marketing and business unit heads (both at Cambridge, MA and globally),

The individual will lead the development and refinement of best in class forecasting and analytics capabilities, owning and communicating the long-term outlook and vision for Takeda Oncology’s most important late stage and inline assets.

Lastly the Senior Manager will lead the generation and sometimes co-develop content with other members of the GOPI and global marketing teams to drive effective decision making.


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

Effectively explain modeling assumptions to key stakeholders including senior leadership and triangulate assumptions with other data and forecasting model to pressure test them and develop “what if” scenarios.

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

Integrate 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.

Provide context and forecasting leadership to cross-functional partners (e.g., Finance, Supply Chain) to ensure the potential impact of commercial strategies are well understood and planned

Lead identification, maintenance, and generation of data references/databases for continuously improving oncology epidemiology, across markets

Showcase consulting skills, including consultative listening, problem definition, hypothesis generation, data analysis, translation to value, and oral and written presentation for strong business impact and value-add



Advanced degree preferred.


Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in forecasting, market research, or business analytics in the biopharmaceutical industry.

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

Experience in oncology, hematology or similar specialty areas

Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, time series analyses, and simulation

Experience with data analysis and data visualization tools.

Product launch and Global experience

Consulting experience with forecasting, market research or business analysis firm(s)

Knowledge & Skills:

Expertise in Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Broad working knowledge of commonly used biopharmaceutical industry databases

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

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

Strong project management skills—ability 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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