SVP – Healthcare Strategy and Forecasting: Req # 4047-NYC

Job ID: 4746 Category: Marketing/Communications
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Job Level: Intermediate Level
Location: New York


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Healthcare – Commercial Strategy and Forecasting


SVP- NYC Flexible


Position Summary

Leads the entire CS&F function, creating a vision for the group and developing strategic and tactical plans for realizing that vision.  Serves as the senior face of the Commercial Strategy and Forecasting team with clients and within the industry. Manages the group P&L with budgeted sales target, and drives the majority of business development efforts. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Sets strategy for the CS&F function globally and links that strategy to short and long term budget goals.  Creates an annual budget in conjunction with senior Healthcare leadership and ensures its delivery.


  • Leads the global business development efforts of CS&F and manages the most important client relationships.


  • Defines and leads development of the CS&F product portfolio.  This includes working closely with other healthcare teams (Advanced Analytics, Payer and Market Access and Therapy Monitors) to create integrated product offerings.


  • Plays thought leader role to the industry.  This includes developing white papers and industry presentations.


  • Ensures smooth collaboration and integration with other healthcare business units and country leads.  Ensures global consistency in product offering and exploitation of global opportunities


  • Manages direct reports and career progression of all staff (approximately 8 professionals).  Oversees recruitment, training and development of staff.



Ideal Candidate has the following Skills and Experience

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Market Research, Accounting/Finance, Statistics or related field, or equivalent in experience.  Minimum of five years work experience in demand planning, business forecasting or supply chain forecasting.  Minimum of two years work experience in quantitative primary market research.  Client side experience in forecasting, business development or finance within the healthcare industry highly desirable.

Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, as well as strong written communication skills; Must be able to effectively communicate forecasting principles and assumptions to clients/colleagues who have limited experience in this area; Advanced computer skills including SPSS, Excel, Microsoft Access and other business-related software desirable.


Familiarity with the pharmaceutical industry, related secondary data sources, and global healthcare systems, a plus.  Familiarity with custom quantitative market research designs, such as conjoint and discrete choice, is required.


Must have experience in leading a team. P&L management experience and proven track record in business development also required.



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Ipsos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


We thank all applicants; however only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted. 

Screening Questions:

  • Do you require sponsorship to work in the United States?

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