Access Insights and Forecasting Lead

5 days left

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
up to 200k
09 Feb 2021
11 Mar 2021
HEOR, Market Access
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management


Large Pharmaceutical Company

The Access Insights & Forecasting Franchise Lead is an Associate Director-level role and is a highly visible team member in the US Business Insights & Analytics (I&A) organization. The Access Insights and Forecasting team enables US market access insights for payers, managed markets and national accounts along with managing the forecasting process for late stage and in-line assets. This role proactively advises on market access performance, leads the development and refinement of best-in-class forecasting, and enables Brand Insight leads to communicate the long-term outlook and vision this pharmaceutical companie’s assets. 


  • Lead qualitative and quantitative market access analysis, share insights, and provide robust recommendations to PVA and the Integrated Franchise Teams 
  • Leverage strong analytical capabilities and experience in analyzing complex situations to develop analysis from multiple sources and synthesize into clear and concise information that is responsive to business needs
  • Lead identification, maintenance, and generation of data references/databases for continuously improving market access and forecasting capabilities

Market Access

  • Drive strong payer and managed market discipline through competitive market access landscape, analogue assessments, and key market access assumptions for in-line and early assets to inform contracting and forecasting
  • Collaborate with PVA to ensure that the appropriate insights and analytics perspective with regards to market access dynamics are factored into PVA strategies and tactics
  • Drive the development of market access models, leveraging complete understanding of different market access approaches for value-based market access and contract negotiations in the US market
  • Lead the development of a robust market access analytics platform and reporting system to effectively execute on deal/no-deal contract modeling, reference market access impact analysis, and business case evaluations


  • Implement best-in-class forecast modeling approaches
  • Work with supplier partners and foster strong partnerships in the context of resources, timing, and overall goals
  • Effectively explain modeling assumptions to key stakeholders, including senior leadership, and triangulate assumptions with other data and forecasting models to pressure test them and develop what-if scenarios
  • Integrate forecasting efforts & insights with primary research, competitive intelligence, and analytics insights co-developed with peers across the I&A integrated franchise team
  • Provide context and forecasting leadership to cross-functional partners (e.g., Finance, Supply Chain) to ensure the potential impact of commercial strategies are well understood and planned



  • BA/BS degree
  • Advanced degree preferred


  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in forecasting, market research, or business analytics in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with advanced spreadsheets, patient-based forecast and contract modeling including dynamic patient models
  • Experience in oncology, hematology or similar specialty areas and related EDI and Claims datasets
  • Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, time series analyses, and simulation
  • Experience with data analysis and data visualization tools.
  • Product launch experience
  • Consulting experience with forecasting, market research or business analysis firm(s)

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Broad working knowledge of commonly used biopharmaceutical industry databases
  • Working knowledge of global access and reimbursement policies, and competitive environment and potential impact on product development and commercialization strategy
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to stakeholders in simple language and lead/drive consensus building

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