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Associate Consultant

Job Category: Forecasting
Job Location: Pune India Remote Working
No. Of Positions: 10
Job Type: Full Time

Brief introduction:

The Associate Consultant – Forecasting is responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining forecasts (patient-based, TRx-based, etc.) and business insights for PharmaACE’s clients.

Associate Consultant

The Associate Consultant will work with clients in forecasting, market research, market access and other cross-functional teams. You will need to leverage your quantitative and qualitative skills to not only create and analyze number-driven models, but creatively develop methods/approaches and deliver the story as well – this needs to be accomplished through a combination of analyzing client-provided data and secondary desk research. Experience with IQVIA or Symphony data (e.g. Xponent, DDD) is required. Working knowledge of patient-level data is a plus.

Responsibilities:

Project management and execution:

  • Play an integral role in executing analytics/consulting engagements through effective and efficient project management.
  • Generate forecasts, analysis and actionable insights that lead to the achievement of strategic and financial goals for our clients.
  • Manage and coordinate complex consulting engagements through strong client and people management, subject matter expertise, communication skills (both written and verbal), and the ability to draw conclusions and recommendations from a variety of evidence.
  • Operate effectively as part of a global team, by participating and contributing to client discussions and proactively helping them with their decisions in creating and/or validating assumptions.
  • Provide robust competitive assessments and insights that inform key decision-making processes for clients such as strategic brand planning, forecasting, and lifecycle management.
  • Perform in-depth (secondary) market research and data analysis to derive understanding of the disease and patient segments based on client requirements.
  • Analyze and integrate primary research and secondary data with other market knowledge to draw inferences and conclusions.
  • Identify risks and opportunities for the business and support key decisions on business strategy with customer and market insights.
  • Leverage all relevant data such as DRG/IQVIA to provide insights into forecast assumptions.
  • Forge effective relationships with various stakeholders (both internal and external), e.g. teams running Market Research initiatives.
  • Ensure effective delivery of work (models and presentations) to clients onsite or through video/teleconferences, through self and others in accordance with the project timelines and quality parameters.
  • Convert Excel models into presentable reports and PowerPoint slides for effective utilization by clients, focusing on the storyboarding and narrative.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors/Masters in Pharma / other life sciences background (Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, etc.) or Bachelors in Engineering / B.Tech or Masters in Business administration.
  • 1-2 years of relevant forecasting and commercial analytics experience. Experience building financial models (e.g., market sizing, sales, and profit forecasts) using Microsoft Excel and other tools.
  • In-depth expertise in developing, implementing, and managing holistic strategies for modelling (design, development, validation, calibration, documentation, approval, implementation, monitoring and reporting) in collaboration with life sciences teams.
  • Broad experience in key functional areas of CI, analytics, and market research including the ability to understand and identify key business levers.
  • Strong strategic skills including ability to see the big picture, along with conceptual and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Work experience in the US/European pharma industry is a plus.
  • Ability to balance conflicting priorities.
  • Proven people management skills.

Other Competencies:

  • Entrepreneurial orientation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Innovative and collaborative behaviour, team player.
  • Customer centricity and paying attention to details.

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