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Head, Global Forecasting, Pricing & Analytics

Job ID R0103411

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Job Description

About BioLife Plasma Services

Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we’ll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

This position is currently classified as “remote” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.


  • Serve as analytics expert on the leadership team, providing input and guidance on the direction of forecasting, pricing and analytics within all aspects of BioLife business.
  • Responsible for leading a team that creates and oversees pricing, forecasting and analytic models that support and maximize long-term growth plans. The team is responsible for creation of accurate volume, CPL and IgG forecast for the BioLife network, as well as analytic models that support those efforts.
  • Incumbent is responsible for identifying patterns through various technologies, to define and develop strategies that drive donation behavior and positively impact IgG yields.


  • Mentor and guide team members verifying accuracy of work as well as incorporating the latest technology to guide business in the immediate and near future.
  • Develop and maintain analytic roadmap for BioLife business ensuring that forecasting, pricing and analytic models are taken into account in all areas of business.
  • Analyze performance drivers proactively determining actionable strategy, and then contribute to identifying solutions for mitigation and/or optimization to achieve overall business goals.
  • Accountable to analyze and review complex data, developing creative and effective programs, presenting, and facilitating to multiple levels of the organization, and optimizing through continuous improvement efforts.
  • Develops forecast modeling based on historical data and causal factors. Responsible for building the Volume, CPL and IG Forecast on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Provide Forecast guidance/mitigation options to leaders to support acheiving annual cost reduction goals and supply needs.
  • Analyze market forecast and trends and drive strategy accordingly.
  • Using analytics and AI, provide donor behavior patterns relative to pricing and promotional drivers. Create models to support volume and IgG forecasting and Pricing
  • Strong partnership with IT and Data Analytics Team to build appropriate models that will automate current manual processes.
  • The leader will be creative and business results oriented and will elevate the use of people data and analytics and deep understanding of what drives performance at Takeda.
  • Ensure delivery of the network volume commitments, while ensuring effective governance and risk management in overall pricing processes.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • In-depth experience and knowledge of analytic, data mining, and statistical techniques and software platforms is required.  Emphasis is on DataBricks, Python, PySpark and data engineering of large data sets that span various aspectsof the business.
  • Data visualization experience
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the impact that operational aspects of business have to the overall company (for example: impact delivery lead time, purchasing minimums, etc. have on in stocks, inventory, & costs).
  • Comprehensive understanding of the components of setting up data models and running scenario planning that match the business need.
  • Ability to transfer business needs into data needs


  • Ability to lead a team of analytic professionals spanning forecasting, pricing and analytics fields, mentoring and growing the skills of those team members as well as aligning their activities with the goals of the organization.
  • Strong advising and communication skills for effective advocacy and influencing
  • Ability to identify potential challenges and opportunities and make recommendations
  • Self-motivated and Team Oriented
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and deliver on core responsibilities

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Comfortable making decisions with limited information
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems as they arise with moderate oversight
  • Ability to perform cost/benefit analysis when making or recommending decisions


  • Cross functional partnership is critical to success. Leverages internal network to enable alignment and effective execution
  • Strong teamwork skills and experience; deep experience in managing external vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage multiple sources of data and to integrate them to deliver actionable recommendations to internal stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)


  • Acts as a change champion, and advocates for positive buy-in across functions
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.


  • Ability to break down complex situations into managable pieces, in a dynamic setting
  • Strong agility and ability to deliver with excellence in highly demanding and fast paced business environment



  • Master’s degree
  • 10+ years of experience in advanced analytics and modeling in the areas of business performance analysis, forecasting, promotion and media effectiveness and optimization, and consumer behavior


  • Healthcare or Plasma Industry related experience a plus


  • FLSA – Exempt
  • Domestic travel up to 20% may be required

Base Salary Range: $198,100 to $283K. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.   

The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

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