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Amgen Competitive Intelligence Manager, Gen Med/Inflammation 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.

Competitive Intelligence Manager, Gen Med/Inflammation


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will lead intelligence gathering activities for US and Global marketing teams to support multiple assets across in one of Amgen’s business units covering Oncology/General Medicine (including Obesity)/Inflammation. This critical role will report to the Associate Director of Competitive Intelligence.

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

  • Be a strategic thought partner to key collaborators across disease area, brand, corporate, and other cross-functional teams supporting the corresponding business unit (OBU/GMBU/INBU)

  • Synthesize information from multiple sources to develop strategic insights and point of view on key competitive developments, implications to Amgen and actions Amgen must take.

  • Work in a highly cross functional manner and manage changing priorities across several key customers.

  • Develop productive relationships with Global and Regional teams to define business problems and develop integrated analysis plans based on standard methodologies.

  • Apply structured problem solving to collect, analyze and report CI, incorporating primary and secondary data sources to generate meaningful insights.

  • Articulate and educate customers on the relevant impact of changing market dynamics to their business from a CI perspective.

  • Coordinate and facilitate strategic exercises & competitive simulations to generate competitive insights and company plans.

  • Coordinate and facilitate CI collection efforts at major medical conferences/congresses.

  • Manage a network of primary data sources, including vendors and Amgen employees, to enable effective project delivery.

  • Assess the reliability of CI research findings, maintaining high standards for accuracy, relevance, and quality in deliverables at all times and communicate level of evidence to key partners.

  • Present on a regular basis in-depth analyses and summaries of results, interpreting and communicating results with recommendations to key stakeholders.

  • Work to grow competitive intelligence/strategy to support other functions in the organization.

  • Abide by and strictly enforce Amgen’s CI Legal and Ethical Guidelines with internal colleagues and agencies.

  • Some travel (15-20%) required.


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 collaborator with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 2 years of competitive intelligence/consulting/equity research/industry experience


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of competitive intelligence/consulting/equity research/industry experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of competitive intelligence/consulting/equity research/industry experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of competitive intelligence/consulting/equity research/industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years , Master's and 4 years, Bachelor's and 6 years

  • Advanced degree (MS/MBA/PhD) with a focus on life sciences and business

  • Experience with previous competitive intelligence role through agency and/or biopharma experience

  • Experience in biopharma industry

  • Relevant experience in Cardiovascular/Inflammation via prior project work, disease area knowledge, marketing/sales experience, etc.

  • Prior experience in strategy/management consulting in the biopharma industry preferably through a lead role

  • Prior experience as an equity research analyst within the biopharma industry

  • Consistent track record of influencing key business decisions through thoughtful insights and recommendations

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and analyze data to support critical business decisions

  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills—able to explain complex concepts clearly to a variety of audiences

  • Evident project management skills—able to manage multiple, simultaneous projects and data sources

  • Demonstrated analytical skills—understands the advantages and limits of different analytical approaches and studies

  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based environment

  • Strong understanding of the latest developments and trends in the Inflammation space, key competitive dynamics and unmet medical needs

  • Understanding of at least one other functional area in CD&A (forecasting, market research, and secondary analytics)

  • Experience in insights generation for the biopharmaceutical (or other healthcare) industries


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 expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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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