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AbbVie Forecast Analyst in St. Laurent, Canada

Forecast Analyst

Canada, Quebec, St. Laurent

1 additional location



Requisition #2002385

Joining AbbVie means, you will be part of a team of outstanding professionals dedicated to making a remarkable impact on patients' lives. At AbbVie, we conduct ground-breaking science on a global scale every day. AbbVie Canada is one of the Best Workplaces in Canada whereby 98% of our employees are proud to say they work for AbbVie and 96% are proud of how we contribute to the community.

AbbVie is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience.

When choosing your career path, choose to be remarkable.

We have an opportunity for a Forecast Analyst to join our Customer Excellence team. The Forecast Analyst helps drives brand commercial success through communicating insights derived from market data and interpret market trends in a way that helps AbbVie Canada make more strategic business decisions. The Analyst also works in partnership with the Finance team to deliver monthly, annual and long-range financial forecasts and with Business Unit and Brand Managers, to address the needs and identify opportunities for improved brand performance. This position is based in Montreal (Saint-Laurent) and reports to the Business Intelligence Manager.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Assume ownership of the monthly forecasting process and analytical projects.

  • Deliver analytics that identify opportunities to improve/accelerate brand performance.

  • Analyze complex business problems and issues using data from internal and external sources and provide perspective and insights on issues/opportunities.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local and global AbbVie colleagues to drive best practices in Canada.

  • Be an active contributor to commercial teams and balance analytical perspective with business drive.

  • Work collaboratively with the Sales Operations, Finance, Market Access and other cross-functional teams, when applicable.

  • Display creative and analytical attention to detail.

Data Management:

  • Learn and understand the logic behind different forecast models that are used to support the AbbVie brands.

  • Manage models and lead the forecasting process on a monthly and annual basis, demonstrating effective project management skills.

  • Maintain, adjust and upload, external and internal data elements using Microsoft Excel.

  • Implement proper management techniques to ensure the accuracy of the data collection.

  • Improve the efficiency of the procedures for data management and analysis.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance or Science related field or equivalent is required. MBA or CPA considered an asset. Relevant business experience with proven track record of success. Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred (minimum of three years). Experience in an analytical role such as market analytics or research, marketing, finance or other cross-functional experience is considered a strength.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced French and English language proficiency (oral and written).

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) with a strong skill level with Excel.

  • Must be at ease with technology (the use of various tools/systems to perform day-to-day tasks).

  • Knowledge of VBA macros is considered a plus

  • Ability to think and plan strategically (work plans, activities, timetables, targeting) and operating with execution excellence.

  • Robust knowledge and understanding of internal and external data sources to answer questions.

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Demonstrate passion, curiosity, autonomy and flexibility.

  • Operate and communicate effectively in a Matrix environment.

  • Facilitate internal information sharing.

  • Prepare and deliver effective storyline presentations.

  • Demonstrate strategic understanding and focus in verbal and written communication.

  • Use strong analytical skills to solve business problems and think independently.

  • Actively listen to internal stakeholders to understand their business needs, issues and opinions in order to achieve business goals.

  • Work collaboratively with team members and other stakeholders.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.

Additional Information

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: IC