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Manager, Price Forecasting in Boston, Massachusetts

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Manager, Price Forecasting and Optimization

Takeda Pharmaceutical


About the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company to inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Manager, Price Forecasting and Optimization.At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. You will be reporting to the Associate Director of Price Forecasting

How you will contribute:

  • The Manager, Price Forecasting and Optimization leads the creation and development of detailed analysis and forecast projections for all brands relating to pricing, rebates, and charge backs, which are incorporated into US BU P&L, directly affecting the organization's overall financial performance. You will lead, collaborating, coordinating, and maintaining the financial planning processes (PLAN/MRP/LBE) with the following departments:

  • Managed Markets,

  • Business Insights Strategy and Marketing Brand;

  • Clearly communicate the necessary requirements for each business segment, developing financial models, consolidating the data to allow for multiple views of the information, leading the preparation of PLAN/MRP/LBE presentations by distilling extremely complex pricing models and forecasts into concise story lines, and communicating them to Executive Leadership Team for review.

  • Lead the development of discount profiles and net sales impact for on-market, pipeline, and business development products for the Commercial and Government contracted channels.

  • This includes planning rebates, chargebacks, market share, sales, and profitability for PLAN/ MRP/LBE.

  • Create analyses, forecasts, and scenario planning for PLAN/MRP/LBE, by distilling extremely complex pricing and forecasts models into concise story lines that assist executive leadership in developing a long-term vision or strategy.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams from Finance, Business Insights and Strategy, Marketing, Managed Markets and Sales to develop financial plan and forecast assumptions; providing a wide-range of detailed relevant scenario analyses, variance analyses, sensitivity analyses, and other insightful ad-hoc analyses.

  • Lead monthly meetings with Finance to communicate new initiatives related to Commercial Contracting and Government Reporting; estimate and forecast the impact to rebate accruals and US BU P&L.

  • Lead and identify process improvements within US BU overall financial planning process, always with a focus of adding value in a sustainable mannerLead, manage pricing analysts by supporting US BU unique culture to attract talent. Assist pricing analysts in prioritizing projects; providing leadership, guidance, and support on their daily work. Develop an extensive training and skill-building environment that constantly solicits feedback from all applicable areas within TPUSA.oAssist and support the functional leadership team with hiring, training, and/or mentoring of new employees.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 8 years of business experience.

  • 5 + years of progressive experience in the following areas: Analytics, Marketing, Pricing, Contracting, Sales or Corporate and Financial Planning in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry.Desired:o

  • Master's Degree in business administration or other related field. Equivalent experience in pharmaceuticals or other related industry may be acceptable.


Requires approximately 10-15% travel.

Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites.

Some international travel may be required

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "remote" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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