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Amgen CDnA - Global Forecasting Manager in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

CDnA - Global Forecasting Manager


What you will do

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, reaching millions of patients around the world and developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. The Forecasting team at Amgen plays a pivotal role as a strategic partner to Commercial leadership, offering data-backed insights crucial for driving commercial success. As a Senior Manager of global Forecasting, you will contribute significantly to the Rare Disease pipeline assets, executing and managing discussions with global brand leads.

The individual in this role will need to strategically influence and challenge a diverse set of partners from Commercial, R&D, Medical, Finance, Manufacturing, Access, and Pricing/Contracting, while proficiently understanding the nuances of the particular disease area of interest and markets they support.

This role reports to the Director of Forecasting and operates within the broader framework of Commercial Data & Analytics (CD&A).

Flexible Commuter role to Thousand Oaks office. You will work on-site 2-3 days a week.

Advanced Forecasting Techniques:

  • Ability to build detailed and advanced forecast model (patient, Rx, sales, Rx Based, etc.) projecting units and revenue for RDBU pipeline products by indication/regions

  • Use advanced simulation models (e.g., Monte Carlo analysis, statistical trending) to quantify uncertainty

  • Leverage diverse pharmaceutical data sources and their nuances to enhance forecasting approaches and methodologies

Market Analysis and Competitor Intelligence:

  • Analyze competitors and market dynamics to inform forecasting models and strategic decisions

  • Develop an objective brand strategy by integrating insights across multiple functions and capability areas

Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Act as the key point of contact for global brand leads, engaging them in forecasting deliverables

  • Facilitate discussions and build consensus among collaborators to establish clear and rigorous worldwide sales expectations for pipeline assets

Strategic Insights and Recommendations:

  • Support leadership in identifying actionable strategies to improve Commercial potential, prioritizing risks and opportunities

  • Provide informed recommendations on product development continuation or discontinuation based on market conditions, financial projections, and strategic goals

Communication and Presentation:

  • Develop and deliver clear presentations that articulate key variables in the forecast, ensuring comprehensive understanding for decision-makers

  • Use communication and interpersonal skills to influence leadership on recommended courses of action

Collaboration with CD&A:

  • Collaborate with the broader CD&A organization to integrate comprehensive insights and analytics knowledge into forecast development

  • Improve the depth and accuracy of forecasts by using a broad spectrum of insights across the organization

Process Optimization:

  • Drive productivity and efficiency by streamlining forecasting processes where possible

This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to contribute significantly to the Rare Disease pipeline assets and play a crucial part in crafting global forecasting strategies.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The forecasting professional we seek is an excellent communicator with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 2 years of Pharma/Biotech forecasting, demand planning, or supply chain management experience


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Pharma/Biotech forecasting, demand planning, or supply chain management experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of Pharma/Biotech forecasting, demand planning, or supply chain management experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Pharma/Biotech forecasting, demand planning, or supply chain management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with and influence ED/VP level staff

  • Knowledge and experience working with industry internal and secondary data sources; experience doing analog and uptake curve analysis

  • Proficiency in advanced forecasting techniques, statistical modeling, and data analysis.

  • Highly skilled in working collaboratively in a team-based environment and gaining alignment across an organization

  • High level of proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex data and insights to both technical and non-technical partners

  • Ability to interpret and analyze data trends, identify patterns, and make data-driven decisions

  • Experience in contributing to the development of long-term business plans based on forecasting insights


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.

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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