Company Overview Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at www.alkermes.com. Manager, Forecasting This position will supportforecasting efforts for VIVITROL , ARISTADA , ALKS 3831, ALKS 4230, and other New Product Planning and Business Development opportunities by providing analytical and modeling expertise to the forecasting leads. The position will report directly to the Sr. Director, Forecasting. The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, detail-oriented, analytical individual with a strong focus on customer service and ability to adapt quickly to changing demands. Expertise in best practice MS Excel modeling is required. RESPONSIBILITIES: Constructing MS Excel-based forecast models to project patients, TRxs, and revenues for marketed and pipeline products and business development opportunities. Supporting the team in structuring, building and reviewing MS Excel-based forecast models, as the go-to technical expert for modeling queries and standards. Conducting analyses to support forecast input requirements, validate forecast projections, quantify forecast sensitivities Utilizing forecasting software such as Crystal Ball or ForecastPro to produce additional input to forecasting process Developing new forecasting capabilities to enhance forecast accuracy in complex markets Implementing quality control systems and performing quality control analyses to enhance accuracy of forecast models across the forecast team Ad-hoc forecasting projects to support cross-functional stakeholders including Patient Services, Field Sales, Contract Operations, Payer Marketing, and Finance EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degreerequired; Major in Business Management, Operations, Marketing or related subject is preferred Master's degree in an analytic field 7+ years experience in an analytical role, with at least 5 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, preferably in forecasting, finance, or commercial analytics Expertise required in building dynamic forecast models in Excel, experience with modeling for pharmaceutical products preferred Familiarity with forecasting software tools such as Crystal Ball or ForecastPro preferred Experience of working with commercial data in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry preferred (e.g.,HUB , IMS/Symphony data, and medical claims data); experienceworking with large datasets and using relational databases a plus. Exceptional computer skills including fluency with Excel and PowerPoint required KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED: Strong quantitative abilities and problem solving skills; always looking for new ways to examine data Strong attention to detail and process follow-through Strong skills in the following areas:financial modeling, analysis, written and verbal communication, organization, planning, logistics Ability to understand business requirements, propose solutions, gain alignment, and execute PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES NEEDED: Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders Strong commitment to providing excellent customer service Ability to prioritize and manage concurrent and, occasionally, competing initiatives to meet deadlines Desire to work in a fact paced environment that often requires create problem solving Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law. #LI-TS1 Job ID 9460Salary Range: NAMinimum Qualification8 - 10 years
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