Associate Director/Director, Managed Care Analytics and Forcasting

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Tuesday, 23rd June 2020
Sunday, 23rd August 2020
Job Type:
Pharma Manufacturer

Job Description:

Company Background
MorphoSys is focused on creating significant value for all of its stakeholders through a strategy that balances short- and long-term growth potential along with a focus on our customers. We are dedicated to bringing breakthrough medicines in oncology to market to help address unmet needs for patients with serious diseases. By applying our proprietary technologies, MorphoSys has become a world leader in the field of therapeutic antibodies. The company has established successful and lasting partnerships with industry-leading companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. For example, we recently entered into a global collaboration and license agreement with Incyte Corporation to further develop and commercialize MorphoSys' lead investigational asset.

The product pipeline, one of the broadest in the biotech industry, includes over 100 distinct investigational drugs, and more than 25 therapeutic antibodies in clinical trials. This foundation combining high science and innovative technology elevates the standards for how antibodies will be made in the future enabling their use as research, diagnostic, and therapeutic tools.

Through specific in-licensing and co-development activities of our own, and in conjunction with our partners, the company is adding higher value programs to the pipeline at a significant rate. Our comprehensive partnering strategy is an important feature of our business model, and a vital source of MorphoSys' financial strength.

To advance the development of Tafasitamab and in preparation for its planned commercialization MorphoSys founded MorphoSys US Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MorphoSys AG, and raised independent funding by successfully closing an IPO on the Nasdaq U.S. stock exchange in April 2018. Our focused, controlled growth and commercialization journey has been substantial starting in 2018 with our US IPO and culminating in our Incyte Corporation partnership in 2020. These three years have been important for MorphoSys as we continue to strive to deliver innovative medicines to patients who need them. The company is realizing our goal of becoming a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company.

Tafasitamab is an investigational, Fc-engineered therapeutic antibody targeting CD19 that is in development for the treatment of B cell malignancies. The focus of the development program is on relapsed or refractory (R/R) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a particularly aggressive form of lymphoma. Tafasitamab received a breakthrough therapy designation (BTD) from the FDA in 2017 based on preliminary data from the phase 2 L-MIND study, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of Tafasitamab in combination with lenalidomide. MorphoSys published the final L-MIND data in May 2019, and filed the BLA for Tafasitamab with the FDA in December 2019 which got accepted on March 2nd, 2020 with a priority review status. The BLA acceptance letter from the FDA also included a target PDUFA (Prescription Drug User Fee Act) date of August 30, 2020.

Job Summary & General Responsibilities
The Associate Director/Director, Insights & Forecasting will be responsible for design, development, oversight and delivery of forecasting process/initiatives, for MorphoSys’s portfolio. This person will be an integral partner to the business operations (Finance and Supply Chain), as well as the commercial teams (Marketing, Market Access, Market Research, Sales and Operations) and other business units.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop and maintain a robust commercial forecasting capability to ensure internal and external alignment on business expectations
  • Provide and contribute to annual, short-term, and long-range planning forecasts
  • Manage all aspects of new launch, inline and portfolio forecasts including developing and maintaining epidemiology and prescription-based model
  • Incorporate the results of primary research into the forecast model(s) to reflect anticipated risks and opportunities
  • Use patient flow forecast models, patient based forecast models, and statistical trending and ensure alignment on forecast assumptions and other critical analytical assessments with business partners
  • Ensure that forecasts address the impact of market dynamics and critical events, are logically designed and well documented
  • Develop revenue and supply/demand forecasts in support of financial planning processes
  • Responsible for executing all patient-related analyses and insights across the commercial team
  • Be a strategic partner to the brand team with a direction to inform the brand goals, performance and actions through data, analysis, and insights. Fully understand and contribute to brand strategy
  • Job Qualifications, Experience & Skills
  • Undergraduate degree in business or STEM major is required
  • Minimum of 8 years of forecasting and modeling experience
  • Significant expertise in analytics, forecasting, modeling methodologies and a solid understanding of competitive intelligence and market research
  • Experience in creating dashboards and KPI’s
  • Strong financial background in building forecasts, responsibly managing budgets, and partnering with Internal Stakeholders
  • Experience in Oncology preferred
  • Familiarity with secondary data sources in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong expertise in analyzing data to qualify and quantify business opportunities
  • Ability to run statistical analyses, contribute to new analysis methodologies, and engage with analytics/statistical modeling experts
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing complex situation and processes and effectively integrating and synthesizing the data to form a complete cohesive picture
  • Proven self-starter with high standards of excellence and an innovative mind
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, influencing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information to develop recommendations and communicate clearly
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines
  • Excels at interacting with a diverse group of people, all levels of management, including senior leadership
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills

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