GATCF Forecast and Workforce Planning Lead

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Genentech Access to Care Foundation (The Foundation)

Purpose:  The Lead Forecast & Workforce Planning delivers a complete line of site across The Foundation forecasts through a stand-alone, systemized and analytic methodology.  The role is required to develop integrated product and portfolio forecasts and plans to support The Foundation and inform decisions for volume forecasts, workforce planning, SAP, COGS, PACT and donations. The role provides analytics to help in The Foundation strategy development.

This position reports directly to the GATCF Lead.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities: 

  • Provides forecasting and predicts market event trigger scenarios on the product portfolio utilized within GATCF to the Donor, the Board, Finance and The Foundation

  • Manages all internal and third-party shipping and inventory reports in a standardized and systemized format, while meeting audit-related corporate finance reporting needs. This includes appropriate data field requirements, data field reconciliation, timing/frequency of reporting, and any other checks/balances.

  • Manages significant operating budget, including COGS reporting and workforce planning, based on incoming patient demand to The Foundation with predictive forecast modeling

  • Informs GATCF Lead and partners with Process Excellence and Patient Program Manager on workforce planning scenarios to manage patient demand, which includes determining FTE capacity modeling based on required tasks to manage all service requests for inbound/outbound call management

  • Leads all data source consolidation and reporting management with various internal stakeholders, which includes automating reporting using homogeneous reporting fields for GNE reporting needs

  • Manages portfolio donations, operation costs, and headcount requirements comparable to most large franchises within the organization, e.g. Director roles within Corporate Finance, MCCO, franchises, PD organization, Manufacturing operations

  • Manages and optimizes donations from the Donor to ensure the Foundation is performing within the budget put in place

Problem Solving & Decision Making:  The leader manages all financial and workforce planning needs to ensure all stakeholders vested to The Foundation can make well-informed decisions for portfolio inventory management, funds required from the Donor for portfolio shipments to patients, and necessary workforce requirements to manage the demand of service requests for The Foundation in an efficient manner. The Foundation requires this leader to build analytic capabilities in a systemized and standardized fashion to appease all stakeholders with minimal error left to manual manipulation. This is required to make better budgeting decisions for portfolio donations, headcount requirements, and operation requirements, while meeting our reporting requirements for auditing and compliance purposes.

Strategic Responsibility:  This role builds and delivers analytic capabilities for The Foundation to manage all financial and headcount requirements by anticipating external market event triggers, such as co-pay accumulators and biosimilars.  The role will also anticipate internal triggers like new product launches or changes in The Foundation policy on inclusion criteria.  This lead provides business analytics support to the Foundation, while proactively identifying risks and ways to mitigate them.

Interaction with Others:  The leader will work with and inform various Genentech Leadership Team members on an ongoing basis including: the Donor, the Board, The Foundation LT, MCCO LT, MA&S, Finance, CO, KDC / HDC and franchise LT.  The role will also manage and work with third parties required for the financial management of The Foundation: RxC, Lash, McKesson, MedVantx, AZ Associates, GARA. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in finance, business, or related discipline)
  • MBA or Master’s in finance or economics degree

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology or related industry
  • Strong knowledge of business analysis and forecasting best practices, methodologies, and tools
  • Knowledge of, or aptitude to learn, the issues and trends in healthcare reimbursement and the managed care environment
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Project, Access, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Word 
  • Strong communication, presentation, leadership, and time management skills
  • Strong business acumen needed for advanced analysis, modeling and tracking of quantitative and qualitative business data and metrics; and the ability to extrapolate and report strategic and operational insights
  • Demonstrable project management skills: proven ability to manage multiple tasks to conclusion, on time, and without compromise to quality of work output
  • Strong customer orientation/focus

Preferred Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in finance, auditing, and analytic roles managing large departments in progressive senior roles
  • Experience in revenue forecasting, including trending and uncertainty analyses
  • Experience in strategic consulting or other analytical work in the pharmaceutical or related industry


  • Strategic Agility
  • Business & Technical Expertise
  • Lean Management
  • Achieving Results
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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