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Data Scientist

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**Why Patients Need You** Our manufacturing logistics and supply team makes sure that customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. You'll help bring medicines to the world even faster by embracing challenges, imagining what's possible and taking action.

**What You Will Achieve** Working with a dynamic team of Logistics and Supply Chain experts, you will play a critical role in developing and implementing mid-to long-term supply chain strategies and networks through a range of activities.

The **Data Scientist - Planning & Forecasting** role will help company make data driven forecasting and planning decisions based on quantitative analysis and analytical models focusing on continuous improvement of the demand signal accuracy.

He/she will have the accountability to manage the demand forecast of part of Europe, Middle East & Africa market portfolio which have relatively stable demand profiles by leveraging statistical forecasting and analytics tools and planning of Harvest items.

As part of the Data Science - Planning & Forecasting team, the role will be working closely with market demand planning community and will have the accountability to deploy new processes and workflows for optimum knowledge, insight transfer and alignment.

Your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

It is your hard work and focus that will help for Pfizer's customers and patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them.

**Roles and Responsibilities**

+ Leverage statistical forecast to plan SKUs with stable demand profiles (Forecast Class 2 & 3) and under Harvest (non-priority) category centrally.

+ Implement new process and workflows focusing on exceptions. Collaborate with demand planners for transfer of key insights and market intelligence.

+ Develop mechanisms to continually review historical demand and identify patterns across markets and portfolios. Exchange learnings and implement them for improvement.

+ Build extensive knowledge on SAP's new statistical models and improve their adoption with testing and fine tuning to drive statistical forecast accuracy performance.

+ Simulate scenarios for major internal and external events with a focus on priority portfolio through statistical analysis and regression techniques for changing business needs.

+ Evaluate internal & external data sets and sources of information to refine demand forecast through data mining.

+ Execute a variety of data science tasks, utilizing embedded analytics and more intuitive data discovery and modeling platforms.

+ Having demand forecasting KPI accountability, support demand forecasting and planning continuous improvement initiatives collaborating with the relevant stakeholders


+ Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline such as operations research, computer science, business analytics or analytics-focused, supply chain management programs. (Master's Degree in relevant fields is preferred)

+ 3+ years of supply chain planning and demand forecasting experience (Pharmaceuticals or FMCG industries preferred)

+ Demonstrating proficiency in basic data discovery, preparation and visualization.

+ Having ability to conduct quality assurance and/or testing of models to ensure alignment with requirements and to uncover additional opportunities for the use of embedded analytics in deployed applications.

+ Experience with data science and demand forecasting techniques (e.g. time series analysis, trend reviews, regression, simulation)

+ Excellent logical reasoning, analytical skills and information technologies literacy is vital, including use of conventional statistical models and computer science literacy for data analysis (Python, SQL and/or other coding languages are preferred).

+ Passionate for analytics, forecasting and planning algorithms and a fascination for big data. Tech-savvy and eager to learn new technologies and applications

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required

+ Experience working in a multi-national supply chain environment is preferred, comfortable in matrix management


+ The incumbent reports to the EMEA Regional Supply Chain (RSC) Solutions & Excellence Lead directly but operationally reports to the EMEA Regional Demand Lead - a member of the GSC EMEA Regional Supply Chain team. Key roles of interaction: Market Demand Planners and GSC teams, Global Demand Management team, Above Market Planning hubs, Analytics & Digital teams, Regional Supply Chain team

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt


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Posted: 2020-10-01 Expires: 2020-10-31

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