Celgene Associate Director, Global Demand Planning in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


Summit, NJ

The Demand Planning Associate Director will partner with Marketing, Operations and Finance to develop an accurate demand unit forecast for In-line products, new late-stage development products, new product launch including channel stocking, clinical demand for Biologics and small molecules. Additionally, develop an operation 5 and 10 yr. Long Range Plan (LRP) to drive strategic business decisions. This role includes but not limited to, participate in cross functional project teams to develop/sustain best in class Demand and Supply Chain methodologies and is responsible for developing strong collaborative relationships with partners at all levels while maintaining company values to achieve strategic initiatives.

The Demand Planning Role will also lead the Sales and Operation Process. Responsibilities include: prepare all data and metrics for the review, identify gaps and scenarios that must be presented, developing PowerPoint slides to guide an influence organization for consensus decisions, and prepare escalations for executive review where appropriate.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

The Demand Planning Associate Director will partner with Marketing, Operations and Finance to develop an accurate demand unit monthly forecast for all SKUs and develop an operation 5 and 10 yr. Long range plan (LRP) to drive strategic business decisions.

  • Data analytics, creating/developing demand models, data visualization

  • Each month, review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, develop statistical operational forecast models, and evaluate operational forecast results

  • Reconcile variances and refine the operational forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions

  • Communicate demand forecast plans and the assumptions behind them through the sales and operation planning process and franchise leadership meetings

  • Update and monitor key performance indicators and diagnostics to ensure continual forecast improvement efforts and prepare written analyses, documentation, reports or other data of a quality requiring minimal supervisory review

  • Collaborate with Supply Planners to develop inventory strategies for existing items, new products, and product phase-ins and phase-outs, identify and resolve changes in the forecast and their impact on the supply chain.

  • Ensure consistency of forecast assumptions across the disease states, including base business trends, Loss of Exclusivity plans, new launch volumes, base business.

  • Partner with Commercial Finance teams to prepare for company’s 3-Year Ops (3YOP), long-range planning (LRP) process (annual strategic plan and ongoing 5 and 10 year), and Annual Budget planning

  • Provide guidance/oversight of SKU level forecasts, to ensure alignment with business direction and consistency with market trends.

  • Requires supporting and assisting with other executive and franchise meetings

Monthly /Quarterly Sales and Operations Planning leader (S&OP): The Demand Planning Role will lead, prepare and coordinate the Sales and Operations Process. Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and/or, revise key metrics in support of Sales and Operations Planning, conduct analysis and preparing the appropriate reports and presentations

  • Coordinate demand inputs for the Demand-Supply alignment meeting, analysis of global demand changes and forecast accuracy

  • Prepare and lead monthly S&OP meeting with Supply Planning Team and Logistics

  • Provide demand input for the Supply Planning and Manufacturing meeting

  • Collaboration with Supply Planning to generate a monthly executive report

  • Coordinate and prepare PowerPoint deck for quarterly Executive S&OP meeting with senior management

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • MBA preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Statistics, Operations Research, or other quantitative business discipline

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience; minimum of 4 years forecasting experience

  • Understands the importance of relationship development/management

  • Ability to deal with complex and ambiguous situations

  • Demonstrated management and self-initiative skills required

  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the operational forecast process

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with a high attention to detail.

  • Highly proficient with MS Office required, intermediate MS Excel required, advanced Excel helpful; experience with a forecast modeling tool preferred, e.g. Demantra, Logility; SAP experience helpful

  • Strong business acumen

  • APICS or IBF (International Business Forecast), Lean Six Sigma certified


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.