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Director of Pipeline Forecasting and Commercial Analytics Oncology

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The Global Commercial Development (GCD) organization leads the development of the strategic marketing direction of key assets in AbbVie’s pipeline.  The role of the Global Pipeline Forecasting & Commercial Analytics is to serve as the primary source of forecasting & commercial analytics services within GCD.  The objective of this support is to help evaluate the commercial assessments in support of strategic decisions related to all oncology pipeline products and on market product lifecycle projects. This role will also serve as a primary point of contract for commercial analytical support related to GCD strategic initiatives related to the oncology therapeutic area.


The Director Global Forecasting & Commercial Analytics is responsible for developing forecast models specific to pipeline compounds and on market product lifecycle projects for oncology and hematology areas.  In addition, he / she is responsible for coordinating and / or leading the forecasting / commercial analytics aspects of any strategic initiatives associated with oncology commercial development. 


Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Integrate with the asset or brand team and provide a data driven point of view on the strategy and value of the assets in the oncology therapeutic area

  • Lead and coordinate the forecasting and commercial analytics support for any commercial strategic initiatives relevant to the oncology therapeutic area

  • Develop and maintain forecast models to inform long-range planning, milestone decisions, and strategic decisions, and business development opportunities

  • Lead the design and implementation of model updates and/or new forecast approaches

  • Develop and maintain extensive knowledge of business conditions and marketing strategy for the oncology therapy area

  • Coordinate with Business Intelligence to identify data and insight gaps and co-develop market research to help inform those gaps

  • Develop and integrate various commercial analytics to inform key forecast assumptions and to provide a data-driven point of view on the impact of product and market events on the commercial opportunity

  • Coordinate and quality control the generation and deliver of presentation content specific to forecasting / commercial analytics work product for Executive level governance committees.

  • Serve as a credible and strategic partner to all the stakeholders of this role including marketing, forecasting, business development, and clinical

  • Provide real-time decision support via close coordination and collaboration across multiple stakeholders within GCD and other AbbVie partners including L&A, R&D, HEOR, Market Access, Finance, Regulatory, Medical, Global Marketing, and Area & Affiliate Commercial organizations

  • Independently identify areas for further analysis and identify approaches to solve the issue

  • Championing the GCD Mission and Vision and the broader AbbVie Leadership Attributes

  • 8+ years of relevant business experience within the pharmaceutical, biotech, or life sciences consulting industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence decision making in cross-functional and cross-cultural environments
  • Experience building and updating of forecasting tools or related platforms to assess oncology commercial opportunities 
  • Demonstrated experience in the incorporation and communication of analytics (primary and secondary data) for strategic decision support.
  • Experience in with new product development and demand estimation in areas with significant uncertainty.
  • Self-motivated and experience managing multiple projects across multiple teams while delivering results on-time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel experience
  • MBA or advanced STEM degree is preferred
Key Leadership Competencies:
  • Preference for experience in oncology

  • Strong analytic and communication skills

  • Strong skills as both a team player and team leader in a highly matrixed organization

  • Strong strategic thinking skills and demonstrated ability to influence

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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