Clinical Forecast and Analysis Manager

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 11-28-2018
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Partners 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.
  • 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 algo demand overrides to support effective stewardship of algorithms.
  • Meeting Facilitation of forecasting reviews with functional stakeholders.
Summary:
  • 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.
Responsibilities:
  • 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
OR
Master’s degree and 3 years of clinical experience
OR
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of clinical experience
OR
Associate’s degree and 10 years of clinical experience
OR
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
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