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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Manager, Price Forecasting and Optimization (Lexington, MA; Exton, PA or Remote) R0014923-MZ


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Job Description

Senior Manager, Price Forecasting and Optimization

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior Manager, Price Forecasting and Optimization in Lexington, MA; Exton, PA or Remote.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


The Senior Manager, Price Forecasting and Optimization is accountable for leading the creation and development of detailed analysis and forecast projections for all brands relating to pricing, rebates, and chargebacks, which are incorporated into US BU P&L, directly affecting the organization s overall financial performance. This position is responsible for leading, collaborating, coordinating, and maintaining the financial planning processes (PLAN/MRP/LBE) with the following departments: Managed Markets, Finance, Business Insights Strategy and Marketing Brand; clearly communicating the necessary requirements for each business segment, developing financial models, consolidating the data to allow for multiple views of the information, leading the preparation of PLAN/MRP/LBE presentations by distilling extremely complex pricing models and forecasts into concise story lines, and communicating them to Executive Leadership Team for review.

Additionally, this position is responsible for leading and guiding a group of analysts toward analyzing trends, understanding the impact of contracting events, and the price sensitivity in the Commercial and Government channels. This position is accountable for delivering key insights and strategic implications to the organization that will drive current and future pricing decisions.


  • Lead the development of discount profiles and net sales impact for on-market, pipeline, and business development products for the Commercial and Government contracted channels. This includes planning and forecasting rebates, chargebacks, market share, sales, and profitability for PLAN/ MRP/LBE.
  • Lead and assist in the development of relevant analyses, forecasts, and scenario planning for PLAN/MRP/LBE, by distilling extremely complex pricing and forecasts models into concise story lines that assist and support executive leadership in developing a long-term vision or strategy.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams from Finance, Business Insights and Strategy, Marketing, Managed Markets and Sales to develop financial plan and forecast assumptions; providing a wide-range of detailed relevant scenario analyses, variance analyses, sensitivity analyses, and other insightful ad-hoc analyses.
  • Lead monthly meetings with Finance to communicate new initiatives related to Commercial Contracting and Government Reporting; estimating and forecasting the impact to rebate accruals and US BU P&L.
  • Lead and identify process improvements within US BU overall financial planning process, always with a focus of adding value in a sustainable manner.
  • Lead, coach, manage, and develop pricing analysts by driving and supporting US BU unique culture to attract, engage and retain talent. Assist pricing analysts in prioritizing projects; providing leadership, guidance, and support on their daily work. Develop an extensive training and skill-building environment that constantly solicits feedback from all applicable areas within TPUSA.
  • Assist and support the functional leadership team with hiring, training, and/or mentoring of new employees.



  • Bachelor s degree.
  • 8 years of business experience.
  • 5 + years of progressive experience in one or more of the following areas: Analytics, Marketing, Pricing, Contracting, Sales or Corporate and Financial Planning in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry.


  • Master s Degree in business administration or other related field is preferred. Equivalent experience in pharmaceuticals or other related industry may be acceptable.


  • None


  • Requires approximately 10-15% travel.
  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites.
  • Some international travel may be required.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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