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Forecasting Business Manager - Center of Excellence

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Madrid, ES, 28108

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

Forecasting Business Manager

Dpmt.: Global Forecasting – Supply Chain Center of Excellence (SC CoE)
Reports To: Sr Manager Forecasting International Markets

Location:  Madrid (Spain)

Job Functions:

  • Create statistical forecast for in-scope markets (e.g. Bulgaria, Baltics, Belgium), including:
  • Identify demand drivers, understand causal factors influence and extrapolate to future demand pattern behavior. Perform what-if analysis
  • Perform root cause analysis on the Forecast vs. Actuals deviations and identify actions to be performed to mitigate them
  • Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning approach with the markets:
  • Maintain demand planning system and software
  • Prepare and maintain relevant KPIs and operational reports pertaining to demand planning process
  • Work under a collaborative approach with the market on Forecast Accuracy improvement initiatives
  • Support the different stages of the S&OP process: Forecasting Review Meeting, Market Executive S&OP, Regional S&OP
  • Collaborate with Local, Regional and Global Teams on specific analysis
  • Prepare the analytics required to support market activities – including data upload into the corresponding databases and subsequent data processing

Key Results:

  • A demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.
  • Improved relationships among the Center of Excellence and the markets, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.
  • Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.
  • Accurate KPI figures for this information to be used as a basis for the decision making process
  • Execute with excellence in the area of demand forecasting and feedback to the Supply Chain group the opportunities and risks

Required Education / Experience / Specific Job-related Skills

Years of Experience: Three to Five years of experience in the Demand Forecasting area
Education/Training: University degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics

Licenses/Certificates: APICS or other forecasting Certification preferred

Languages: Spanish and English: fluent, both spoken and written


-- Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products/services or processes -- Typically resolves complex problems or problems where precedent may not exist -- Often leads the work of project teams; may formally train junior staff -- Works independently -- Requires in-depth knowledge and experience -- Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions -- Works independently; receives minimal guidance -- Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience -- Represents the level at which career may stabilize for many years or even until retirement


  • Demonstrated proficiency in demand forecasting with an understanding of their operational impacts over the supply chain.
  • Deep knowledge on the Demand Forecasting as well as on Sales and Operations Planning processes
  • Knowledge of Advance Planning Systems (SAP APO, Manugistics, SAS, Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning) as well as Business Intelligence system is preferred
  • This position requires very strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills – hence experience with software packages including Windows and Microsoft Office (xls, ppt) is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process – from demand planners to General Managers or Senior Directors from Regional Teams. Good facilitation skills are required

Results oriented profile is key to meet the objectives both in quality and time


Supply Chain

Sub Function

Supply Chain and Logistics

Reports To

In process of validation

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.