• Senior Manager, Business Analytics - Forecasting

    Job Locations US-IL-Bannockburn
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/2/2019 9:00 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development
  • Overview

    Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101 (ZOLGENSMA®). We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.


    AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.


    AveXis is seeking a Senior Manager, Business Analytics who will be responsible for inline, pipeline, and business development market assessment through data, market research, forecasting, and analytics, to ensure the successful launch and growth of ZOLGENSMA as well as future products and business opportunities.


    This individual will provide strategic direction and decision support for Senior Leadership on market trends, product performance, organization sizing and other aspects affecting inline, pipeline, and business development assessments.  This position will also play a key role with consultants and data supply vendors.


    • Develop and maintain commercial forecasts for Rett syndrome and ALS as well as for business development evaluations.
    • Design and execute in-depth data analytics projects and market research (data vendor identification, analysis design, summary, presentation of results) to support forecasting.
    • Assist with ZOLGENSMA global forecasting.
    • Assess competitive landscape and advise on adjustment in strategies and tactics when needed.
    • Maintain industry awareness regarding market trends, competition, and product acceptance affecting the functional area.
    • Instill a culture of ethics and integrity and ensures compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.


    • B.S. in mathematics, statistics, or other analytics-related degree.
    • 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical commercial data, forecasting and analytics.
    • Market research experience.
    • Knowledge of pharmaceutical data sources and their application to support business decisions. Experience utilizing limited/ sub-optimal data to gain insights in specialty pharmaceutical products or orphan/ rare diseases.
    • Ability to combine primary data sources and secondary market research insights to support sales and marketing strategies and forecasting.
    • Demonstrated business acumen, proven ability in translating ideas into concepts, gaining budget and delivering results on budget and on time.
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong PC and software skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Exceptional organizational, time, and task management skills. Ability to prioritize critical tasks and maintain high degree of accuracy amid competing deadlines.
    • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively in a global, matrix organization.
    • Entrepreneurial, decisive, and have the tenacity to “make things happen.”
    • Strong interpersonal skills and persuasiveness.
    • Effective communication and presentation skills.


    This position is based in the corporate headquarters in Bannockburn, Illinois. Domestic travel is estimated to be 5-10%.


    The level of this position will be based on the final candidate’s qualifications.


    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


    AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.



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