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Amgen CD&A - Global Insights Director, Obesity in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

CD&A - Global Insights Director, Obesity


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world! In this vital role the Global Commercial Insights Director will be responsible for driving commercial insights that shape strategy and key decisions for the obesity pipeline. This includes leading a team that generates insights by integrating a myriad of sources that may include (but not limited to) internal knowledge, strategic secondary analytics, and primary market research.

The individual in this role is a collaborative business partner that can align business questions with impactful insight generation approaches and influence commercial perspectives on franchise/product strategy, brand building, and decisions for internal governance. They are an effective communicator and storyteller and a passionate champion of insights-driven strategy. They can proactively engage partners and drive alignment on an approach that advances thinking and enables objective and data-driven decision-making in the face of ambiguity.

This position reports to the Executive Director for Global Insights, within Commercial Data and Analytics (CD&A) but will work day-to-day with Global partners including Marketing, Value & Access, Forecasting etc.

Flexible Commuter role to Thousand Oaks, US Headquarter site. You will work on-site a minimum of 2 days a week.


  • Lead teams integrating insights from a variety of sources (e.g., market research, competitive intelligence, secondary data, advisory boards) to address business needs

  • Plan, design and conduct primary market research with a research agency for assets across various phases of the product lifecycle to enable strategic decision making

  • Lead ad hoc strategic secondary analytics to inform strategic decisions

  • Clearly communicate insights and recommendations to a variety of audiences, including senior leadership, and becoming a “devil’s advocate” when needed

  • Partner with commercial leadership and cross-functional partners to define and prioritize objectives, budget and work plans to meet evolving business needs

  • Identify, evaluate, and manage relationships with best-in-class vendors and look for opportunities to innovate and advance capabilities

  • Manage and develop direct reports, while individually leading select projects when needed

  • Ensure that both routine and ad-hoc projects are in compliance with all Amgen SOPs and meet service-level expectations for quality, timeliness, and budget


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of market research, analytics, competitive intelligence, sales and/or marketing operations experience


Master’s degree and 7 years of market research, analytics, competitive intelligence, sales and/or marketing operations experience


Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of market research, analytics, competitive intelligence, sales and/or marketing operations experience,

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated exceptional business acumen, strategic / critical thinking skills, and ability to influence key decisions

  • Ability to independently extract, analyze, treat, and consolidate data from sources in formats with rigor and high level of accuracy and translate into actionable recommendations

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills with ability to explain complex concepts clearly to a variety of audiences, including senior management

  • Ability to work collaboratively and adaptively in team-based, cross-functional environments

  • Ability to balance a multitude of stakeholders and projects in parallel

  • Strong knowledge of drug development, commercialization and the broader healthcare industry (patients, HCPs, payers)

  • Experience leading primary research

  • Experience with biopharmaceutical industry datasets and databases


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $185,000 - $215,000.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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