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Clinical Forecast and Analysis Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

1) Data analysis experience
2) Attention to detail for quality control
3) Comfort with very large data set
4) Strong excel experience
5) Spotfire experience preferred
6) Planisware experience preferred

Any industry with the right experience but biotech/pharma experience is preferred

The Clinical Forecast and Analysis Manager will partner with Resource Forecasting Leads to plan and execute resource forecasting outputs and analysis that will provide interpretation of demand changes to inform resource decisions by functional stakeholders.


Generating schedules and stakeholder communications for LE process
Coordinate the generation of outputs for ad hoc scenario resource forecasting analysis to support functional management, finance and process improvement initiatives
Perform quality oversight to ensure integrity of resource forecasting outputs
Liaise with Clinical Study Planners and Finance to confirm data assumptions
Drive the documentation and transparency of algorithm demand overrides to support effective stewardship of algorithms
Meeting Facilitation of forecasting reviews with functional stakeholders
Maintain strong working relationships with functional contacts and collaborate on issues identification and resolution
Monitoring of RFG mailbox to ensure issues are effectively resolved and escalating items to leads
Develop application enhancements and configurations (portfolio filters, scenario versions, reporting styles) to driver process efficiencies
Coordinate the impact analysis and modeling for algorithm changes that apply business insights to improve predictability and embed process efficiencies
Provide application super user support for team and stakeholders and influence strategy and priorities for system enhancements and integrations to meet business needs (e.g. Planisware )
Develop, document and manage data collection tool logic and functionality (e.g. Excel, Sharepoint) and contribute to strategies for streamlining and driving integrated solutions
Training and mentoring of contractor analysts
Execute special projects and assignments
Stay abreast of latest developments in planning and forecasting applications and methodologies to contribute to advances in resource forecasting (continuous improvement)

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and data analysis experience
Master’s degree and 3 years of clinical experience
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of clinical experience
Associate’s degree and 10 years of clinical experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

BA/BS/BSc in the sciences or in management sciences (decision analysis, operations research, statistics, strategic planning), finance, economics, basic sciences, engineering or other majors with strong analytical focus
5 or more years’ work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 4+ years of biopharmaceutical clinical product development (clinical research or clinical operations)
Strong knowledge of planning, forecasting, data analysis
Strong understanding of principals of customer service as it applies to internal and external customers
Advanced computer and system operation skills
Good organizational and planning skills
Thorough understanding of financial management, budget process and project valuation metrics
Knowledge of Functional Service Provider operating model
Ability to write and present clearly using computer and clinical terminology at all levels of the organization
Strong clinical trials operations knowledge and drug development process

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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