| || The Trial Forecast Manager will be accountable for ensuring accurate forecast of Work Package (WP) to facilitate informed decisions making regarding portfolio investments, and ensuring adequate provisioning of necessary external and internal resources to execute and deliver GDD portfolio in alignment with IMB prioritization. Collaborate with Headquarters, CPOs, and key partners and manage clinical programs with some supervision.
1. Drive forecasting and budgetary requirements of assigned Clinical Programs and Work Packages (WP) by providing consolidated latest estimates on lifetime, current year and future year planning. Identify issues and propose mitigating plans for facilitating decision making. 2. Deliver best ratio between trial cost (cost efficiency and productivity) and operational and scientific requirements to deliver trial protocol as per expectations 3. Develop and agree on the Clinical trial and program forecasts with the Clinical Trial Teams (CTT) and Global Program Teams (GPT) and assist with securing approvals. Initiate and lead resource review meetings. Challenge and track program/trial timelines, resource requirements and expenditures and initiate adjustments as needed. Liaise with the GPTD/GBMD and other global line functions to assist clinical teams with securing sufficient internal and external resources. 4. Provide accurate monthly functional latest outlook and forecasts for Clinical trial in alignment with program management and operational stakeholders objectives. Lead yearly review of Clinical trial total lifetime cost estimates and lead clinical yearly forecast review meetings (Budget cycles) 5. Support Global Program Teams (GPT) stakeholders and demonstrate ability to successfully work to support planning, to harmonize forecasting planning efforts and to seek to improve systems on a continuous basis. Ability to influence and support various sub teams similarly. 6. Cross check several programs and prepare or coordinate performance and compliance reports and support creating, driving and implementing productivity targets. 7. Ensure that program specific standards and metrics are developed and applied. Ensure processes are implemented consistently across the program(s). Ensure Clinical trial planning and forecasting systems are accurate regarding timelines, forecasts and expenditures. Liaison with global departments regarding forecasts and status of program timelines, internal and external resources. 8. Extended member of the Clinical Trial Team (CTT) and active member of International Clinical Team (ICT) and provide budget and forecast process training to Clinical staff. 9. Drive Clinical trial forecasts in alignment and compliance with the approved WP funds. 10. Manage TCF/trial CPO costs and alignment with WP and Project funds:
1. Accurate forecast vs actual in planning system. Cost efficient developed and managed Clinical trial forecast/Work Package (WP) with adherence to Novartis business policies. 2. Clinical trials activities are adequately supported with all internal and external resource aspect. No delays in trial activities starts, executions and completions. 3. Successful resolution of issues impacting forecasting and planning at program, trial, activity levels. 4. Performance consistent or better than established TFM KPIs/KQIs.