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Assistant Manager Forecasting | MSD Pharmaceuticals | Pune


Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines, and animal health products.

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Designation: Senior Manager – Forecasting

Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Job Description:

This role is responsible for Robust forecasting is a priority for businesses, as the production potential has major implications to a wide range of disciplines. While forecasting of realistic potential can be arrived at through both qualitative and quantitative methods, the challenge lies in deploying the right methodology. Thus, it’s essential to have a seasoned strategic forecasting individual with hands-on experience in building analytical solutions to drive continuous improvement in forecasting, its accuracy, and communicating it transparently.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for delivering forecasts and analytical solutions
  • Drive continuous improvements to evolve the existing forecasting capabilities in terms of value-add, risk/ opportunity/uncertainty – identify and elevate key forecasting levers/insights/findings to inform decision making
  • Collaborate across stakeholders – MMD, Human Health, Finance, Research, Country, and senior leadership – to build and robust assumptions, ensuring forecast accuracy improves overtime to support decision making
  • Drive automation to bring in robustness and efficiency gains in forecasting/process; and ways to improve forecast accuracy
  • Communicate effectively across stakeholders and proactively identify and resolve conflicts by engaging with relevant stakeholders
  • Determine the optimal method for forecasting, considering the context of the forecast, availability of data, the degree of accuracy desired, and the timeline available
  • Contribute to evolving our offerings through standardization/ automation of various offerings, models, and processes

Qualification and skills:

  • Engineering / Management / Pharma post-graduates with 2+ years of experience in the relevant roles; with at least 1+ years of experience in pharmaceutical strategic forecasting or analytics
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills and self-driven attitude
  • Strong excel and data visualization skills (expertise in Spotfire will be added advantage)
  • Ability to work collaboratively across large and diverse functions and stakeholders
  • Ability to manage ambiguous environments, and to adapt to changing needs of the business
  • Strong analytical skills; an aptitude for problem-solving and strategic thinking
  • Hands-on experience on either strategic forecasting or advanced analytics
  • Exposure or understanding of Monte Carlo simulation and advanced modeling techniques
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into clear and actionable insights
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively across all levels of stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, supply chain, and marketing functions

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