EphMRA Forecasting Forum – A Discussion with Richard Murgatroyd from Roche

A new series of Forecasting Forums are planned for 2021. This year we would like to extend the offer of the forum particularly to more junior, aspiring colleagues in forecasting and commercial decision making.

We aim to shed light on:

  • What makes people in different roles tick?
  • What does a typical week in a certain role look like?
  • What is the difference between working in industry, market research or consulting agency or in biotech or BizDev?

On 7th May at 13.00 GMT (14.00 CET) we are very pleased to welcome Richard Murgatroyd from Roche with whom we will spend 60 minutes exploring his latest role in Supply Chain Forecasting, but also learnings from past roles and activities. There will be ample time for any potential questions too.

Here is a short bio from Richard:

Richard started his pharmaceutical industry career in research in 1984 at the Wellcome Foundation, in a group attempting to find new treatments for tropical parasitic diseases. After a stint in the global Planning and Systems department, working among other things on forecasts using APL and with relational databases on IBM mainframe system, he moved into a market research agency.  In 1992 he joined SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, initially as an analyst in worldwide market research and then worldwide product manager for new neuroscience products. Before joining Roche in 2002, as Forecast Manager in the Global Marketing function, Richard was a consultant at the Mattson Jack Group, specialising in forecast modelling and carrying out a number of projects for pharmaceutical industry clients. Richard changed tack in 2014, moving into the Roche global supply chain organisation, where he is now Systems and Innovation expert in the Network Strategy group, concerned with volume demand planning as well as implementing and supporting a global planning system. Richard graduated with an honours degree in biochemistry from the University of Bath in 1983. In his personal life Richard enjoys analogue photography and loves riding large capacity (European) motorcycles.


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