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Amgen Commercial Data and Analytics Forecasting Senior Associate in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. Within Global Commercial Operations, we provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and verve that marked our early days as a biotechnology pioneer. We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities.

The Commercial Data and Analytics (cDNA) Forecasting Senior Associate will support Global & US forecasting for key Oncology products, both in-line and pipeline. He or she must be a passionate champion of insights-driven strategy and objective evidence-based decision making.

This person will:

  • Independently design, prepare, and maintain patient- and demand-based forecasts and scenarios for US in-line products and global pipeline assets aligned to the needs of cross functional stakeholders

  • Contribute to forecast cycles including quarterly/annual inline and pipeline forecasts

  • Use forecasts to support product decision making and to respond to ad-hoc forecast requests

  • Perform in-depth data analysis to create robust assumptions and forecast inputs

  • Collaborate with internal cross functional partners, including finance, marketing, pricing, value & access, to obtain relevant data and analysis for forecast inputs

  • Leverage biopharma environment understanding to deliver brand and asset level insights

  • Confidently present and defend forecast methodology, assumptions, and output at the executive level

  • Contribute to the advancement and implementation of new forecast approaches and industry best practices

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of forecasting and/or analytics experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS/MBA) with consulting background

  • 3+ years of forecasting, market research and/or analytics experience in biopharmaceutical industry

  • Experience working in partnership with Finance, Supply Chain/Operations, Data Science business units

  • Experience with advanced spreadsheets/Tableau/SQL, patient based forecast modeling

  • Experience with common forecasting tools such as Forecast Pro; financial modeling experience

  • Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, time series analysis, and simulation

  • Working knowledge of forecasting inputs and structure, global/US access and reimbursement, and competitive environment and potential impact on product development and commercialization strategy

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills; able to explain complex concepts clearly to a variety of audiences including senior leadership teams

  • Project management skills—able to organize and timely complete multiple projects and manage stakeholders efficiently and independently

  • Analytical skills combined with a client service orientation

  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based and matrix environment

  • Experience in compiling research on market trends, business performance and key drivers of success for products and brands.

  • Basic understanding of the latest developments in the biopharmaceutical industry, and unmet medical needs and opportunities in the assigned therapeutic area

  • Basic knowledge of commonly used biopharmaceutical industry databases – IQVIA, DRG etc.

  • Willingness to learn and think strategically to support key business decisions

  • Basic knowledge of oncology therapeutic area

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients — we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

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.

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.​