Manager, Forecasting

Insights & Analytics Waltham, Massachusetts


Description

The Manager, Forecasting role is for an integral member of project teams working closely with management and other team members. We are looking for a driven, committed and energetic individual who will be responsible for building forecast models, managing junior staff on forecasting projects, and clearly presenting forecast models and outputs to internal management and clients. The Manager is also responsible for effectively communicating with every project team member including managers on all matters related to project assignments. In this position, the Manager is expected to multi-task across multiple projects and project types concurrently while maintaining a high degree of quality and accuracy.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead forecast model builds while managing junior staff
  • Provide ongoing support for existing forecast models
  • Work on creating best practices and modules to help standardize forecasting across Trinity
  • Assist in creating and implementing quality control best practices
  • Provide on-site support to clients when applicable
  • Work closely with general consultants as well as Trinity’s PMR, Advanced Analytics and Statistics teams to create forecasts that leverage multiple areas of expertise
  • Develop client-ready forecasts and supporting materials independently and clearly present findings
  • Serve as client point of contact
  • Assist project manager with establishing timelines for internal and external deliverables
  • Drive internal communication to keep all team members in the loop with project status
  • Deliver solutions to clients, exercising sound business judgment, proactively following up on tasks as needed and managing tasks through to completion
  • Support strategic and operational initiatives as assigned
  • Help train junior members of forecasting team as well as assisting with training generalists consultants
  • Education: BS or MS in quantitative, business, or other related fields
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years of work experience in forecasting, analytics or related area. Experience/familiarity with life sciences data and forecasting is preferred.
  • Position Requirements
  • Excellent problem solving skills, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with MS Excel (knowledge of VBA is preferred)
  • Superb internal and external communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivation, initiative, and innovation
  • Strong, service-oriented work ethic and willing to go above the call of duty
  • Internal leadership and mentorship
  • Strong team player with experience working in project-team environments
  • Ability to multi-task on multiple project types effectively in a fast-paced environment