Novavax
  • 26-May-2021 to 25-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Marketing
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking an individual to join our team as the Associate Director, Forecasting & Modeling. The selected individual will be responsible for execution of routine analytic projects and analyses within the business and financial forecasting space. This role will leverage content knowledge when competing analytics requests to enable business development insights that drive optimal decisions on investments and partnerships. The Associate Director, Forecasting & Modeling will produce models and methods of analysis to be used by the Business Group in answering business questions. This individual will serve as an integral member of the marketing team and will work closely with other internal and external partners.

This person will report to the Director, Market Analytics.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Development, execution, and management by:

  • Responsible for accurate and timely revenue forecast and performance tracking for designated brands globally.
  • Responsible for developing robust global forecasting models and identifying the causes of variance in monthly forecasts.
  • Responsible for updating forecast assumptions and reviewing with key leadership.
  • Partner with the Finance team to lead key business processes in support of the Operating Reviews and Budgeting processes.
  • Collaborate with key business partners to develop short- and medium-term forecasts integrating key market dynamics and cross-functional expertise.
  • Regularly communicate with Senior Executives and strategic partners to report analytical findings or projections on forecasting, inventory management, and key performance metrics/diagnostics.
  • Global performance reporting and diagnostics, including reconciliation with forecasts.
  • Responsible for conducting ad hoc analytic requests and ROI analysis.
  • Keep up to date and utilize different sources of data (patient-level, share data etc...) to validate forecast.
  • Support the development of marketing initiatives and evaluation of program potential.

Minimum requirements:

  • 10+ years of pharmaceutical experience including 5+ years in forecasting/market sciences.
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, science, mathematics, economics, finance, engineering, or related fields. MBA or relevant Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience in vaccines a strong plus.
  • Product launch experience and U.S/global experience preferred.
  • Experience using data to support business decisions, return on investment/ financial modeling, and statistical analysis.
  • Exceptional technical expertise in forecasting and modeling techniques with strong strategic thinking.
  • Ability to conduct strategic and business analytics and modeling.
  • In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical data sources (e.g., Symphony Health, IMS, etc.) is required.
  • Ability to intake various points of view and communicate persuasively on forecasting viewpoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent project management ability
  • Superior Excel modeling ability, and high level of ability in PowerPoint.
  • Experience with statistical modeling and statistical modeling tools such as SAS, Python or R.
  • Ability to communicate data via clear visuals.
  • Ability to work quickly and flexibly with resource constraints.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated proactive, creative, and entrepreneurial approach.
  • Proven ability to run multiple tasks concurrently under aggressive timelines in a dynamic environment.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and high expectations.

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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