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New York, NY
Other/Not Classified
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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Senior Manager, Forecasting Excellence

About the Job


Business Analytics (BA) harnesses the power of data to drive robust analytical insights that inform some of Pfizer’s most critical business questions.   With more than 360 colleagues across 40 markets globally, BA’s rigorous analytical expertise is depended on as the compass and decision support for the enterprise.

Our dynamic, exciting team of subject-matter experts comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including market research, data science, digital analytics, finance, investment banking, corporate development, and consulting.   As a team, we collaborate to turn data into meaningful insights that will have a direct impact on patient’s lives and the future of Pfizer as a data-driven organization

Within BA, the Analytics Methodology Center serves as a Center of Expertise with the dual mandate of leading business critical projects utilizing a combination of advanced analytics/data science techniques and consulting skills while also building a pathway to standardization and democratization of analytic methods. The mission of the team is to increase analytics impact by both advancing analytic methods and increasing the scale and utilization of these methods across the enterprise. The Sr. Manager, Forecasting Excellence, will be providing consulting support by developing forecasting methodologies and forecasting tools to answer the business critical questions pertaining to product and portfolio strategy.

This role is dynamic, fast-paced, highly collaborative, and covers a broad range of strategic topics that are critical to our business. You will join BA colleagues worldwide that are constantly supporting business transformation through their proactive thought leadership, innovative analytical capabilities and their ability to communicate highly complex and dynamic information in new and creative ways  


Forecasting Excellence

  • Develop forecast models for the valuation of  internal pipeline assets, external opportunities and lifecycle programs for the global and regional organizations
  • Develop tools to enable business analytics and commercial colleagues in conducting forecasting analytics
  • Advise commercial and business analytics teams on forecasting methodologies and supporting analytics around an assessment
  • Develop evidence-based guidance for financial targets and demand forecasts
  • Assess and advise on event risk, competitive dynamics, and effects of international health policy
  • Determine approaches to integrating promotion impact and resource allocation events on forecasting opportunities
  • Closely partner with forecasting vendor partners on leading technical development of forecasting assets

Performance Measures

  • Ability to effectively partner with various stakeholders on developing comprehensive forecast models that are adaptable and comprehensive in their ability to answer business questions
  • Client and Business Analytics Partner Feedback


  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline  (computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, operations research, engineering, or finance)
  • At least 4+ years’ experience developing and managing forecasting projects/assessments within the pharmaceutical sector
  • At least 4+ years of strong multi-disciplinary analytics experience, with a preference for experience in the pharmaceutical industry or management consulting


  • Advanced Degree in analytics related areas including management science, operations research, business decision analysis, statistics/data science, economics, or finance   
  • Strong communication skills
  • Background in consulting and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing strongly preferred
  • Strong team player, ability to maintain strong cross-functional and cross-team ties to influence colleagues outside direct reporting structure.

Technical skills and competencies:

  • Strong strategic, conceptual and analytical thinking combined with the ability to lead and build relationships with partners to quickly understand business strategies, identify analytics needs and designs effective solutions.
  • Proven ability to recognize interactions between insights, identify trends, proactively recognize future business needs and link them to current and future analytics.
  • Strong quantitative modeling skills (Excel/Excel VBA, SAS and/or R)

Professional Characteristics:

  • Exceptional communicator: Can understand, translate, and distill the complex, technical findings of the team into commentary that facilitates effective decision making by senior leaders; can readily align interpersonal style with the individual needs of customers
  • Highly collaborative: Shares responsibility and credit; develops self and others through teamwork; comfortable working in global environment and across time zones
  • Strong Project Manager: Clearly articulates scope and deliverables of projects; breaks complex initiatives into detailed component parts and sequences actions appropriately; develops action plans and monitors progress independently
  • Influencer: Clearly articulates expectations, capabilities, and action plans; actively listens with others’ frame of reference in mind; appropriately shares information with team; favorably influences people without direct authority


  • 5% travel
  • Expected to participate in meetings in NY HQ and global time zones as necessary

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 25th, 2018
  • Additional Location Information: Collegeville, PA
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


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