Job Opportunity

Associate Director, World-Wide Forecasting, Business Analytics & Insights

Location: San Diego, CA, US
Department: Commercial
Employment Type: Full Time
Reference Number: 1572190

Your Responsibilities

  • Serve as the key point of contact/strategic partner for Mirati executive leadership across a wide range of asset/portfolio issues
  • Lead development and implementation of best-in-class oncology forecast modeling approaches;
  • Work with supplier partners, foster strong partnerships in the context of resources, timing and overall goals.
  • Proactively and continuously assess the relevant marketplace and its dynamics, customers and competitors.
  • Provide an unbiased point of view on the performance of markets/brands, supported by facts and evidence
  • Effectively explain modeling assumptions to key stakeholders including senior leadership and triangulate assumptions with other data and forecasting model to pressure test them and develop "what if" scenarios.
  • Perform business case assessments for development decisions and advise lifecycle leaders on significant development decisions and lifecycle plans
  • Help support the valuation of potential in-licensing/business development opportunities
  • Develop and deliver clear, concise presentations that synthesize disparate data (market research, secondary data, etc.), and that demonstrates a deep understanding of the market dynamics, competition, and brand.
  • 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
  • Lead identification, maintenance, and generation of data references/databases for continuously improving oncology epidemiology, across markets.
  • Proactively identify new data sources that will enhance decision making & increase forecast accuracy.

What is Required

  • BA required, Masters or PhD preferred
  • 8+ years of Biotech or Pharma experience in the insights and analytics areas
  • 3+ Years experience pharmaceutical brand forecasting
  • Experience developing and using Excel-based forecast models and forecasting techniques, including smoothing, regression, time series analyses, and Monte-Carlo simulation
  • Forecasting experience in Oncology is required.
  • Product launch and Global experience (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to drive key business decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex concepts to stakeholders in simple language and lead/drive consensus building
  • Extensive knowledge and use of both primary research and secondary data
  • Demonstrated ability to manage ambiguity by questioning data and/or stakeholder for further nuanced information.
  • Ability to operate on less than perfect data, by having a sound logical framework. Can develop new ways of thinking about a problem, in order to provide an effective solution
  • Can defend a position when necessary, particularly around forecast assumptions, and is persuasive in negotiations (especially as it relates to senior / executive management)
  • Demonstrates a continuous commitment to the QC process to ensure quality of deliverables meets or exceeds team's standards
  • 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 work collaboratively in a team-based environment, including external vendors
  • Strong project management skills'ability to plan, organize and execute multiple projects efficiently, on time and within budget
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

About Mirati Therapeutics

Mirati Therapeutics is a late-stage biotechnology company whose mission is to discover, design and deliver breakthrough therapies to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. The company is relentlessly focused on bringing forward therapies that address areas of high unmet need, including lung cancer, and advancing a pipeline of novel therapeutics targeting the genetic and immunological drivers of cancer. Mirati is using its scientific expertise to develop novel solutions in two registration-enabling programs: adagrasib (MRTX849), an investigational small molecule, potent and selective KRAS G12C inhibitor, as monotherapy and in combination with other agents, and sitravatinib, an investigational spectrum-selective inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapies. Mirati is also advancing its differentiated preclinical portfolio, including MRTX1133, an investigational KRAS G12D inhibitor, and other oncology discovery programs. Unified for patients, Mirati's vision is to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer.

For more information about Mirati Therapeutics, visit us at or follow us on LinkedIn.

Why Join?

At Mirati, we have an unapologetic and relentless focus on our mission to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. Patients and their families motivate us to work smarter, faster and better. We are driven by the knowledge that our efforts can one-day deliver life-saving therapies for the people who need us most. Urgency, open-mindedness, accountability and collaboration ground our work. These shared values are central to who we are, what we do and how we do it.

Our people fuel our success. They are fearless and passionate in their daily pursuit of our mission. We are committed to continuing to create a company and experience that attracts and keeps the best people. When you want your days to count and the work you do to matter, discovering and delivering potentially life-changing therapies is more than a job, it's the chance to be part of something bigger.

We believe diverse professional experiences and an inclusive culture can drive better outcomes for patients. We want employees to be authentic and use their perspectives to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way.

Mirati cultivates an environment where:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude is encouraged
  • Our people are empowered to speak up, embrace the gray and achieve solutions
  • Diverse experiences are an important of part making the best decisions
  • We laugh and have fun as a work family

No matter the role, we are unified by our passion for helping patients, and are inspired by a single vision to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer. Together, we own Mirati's success.

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Mirati is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) we celebrate diverse experiences without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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