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Amgen Competitive Intelligence Senior Associate, General Medicine/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 Senior Associate, General Medicine/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 Amgen’s General Medicine and Inflammation Business Unit. This critical role will report directly to the Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence.

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

  • 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 Product Teams to define business problems and develop coordinated analysis plans based on best practice methodologies.

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

  • Articulate and educate customers on the relevant impact of changing market dynamics (i.e. reimbursement environment, pharmaceutical/biotechnology regulations, general environmental factors, etc.) to their business from a CI perspective.

  • Organize 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 implementation.

  • 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 partners.

  • Present on a regular basis in-depth analyses and summaries of results, interpreting and communicating results with recommendations to brand/business partners.

  • Educate the value and importance of CI to new employees (sales, RML, BAI, marketing) and maintain a strong position of coaching/promoting CI through daily efforts.

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

  • Some travel (15-20%) may be required. All activities must abide by and strictly enforce Amgen’s CI Legal and Ethical Guidelines with internal team members and agencies.


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:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of consulting/competitive intelligence/biopharma experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of consulting/competitive intelligence/biopharma experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of consulting/competitive intelligence/biopharma experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior competitive intelligence/biopharma experience in the commercial setting

  • Business savvy skills

  • Strong client service orientation

  • Flexible and creative problem-solving skills

  • High-energy, self-motivated, and organized

  • Understanding of basic pharmaceutical/biotechnology marketing concepts

  • Prior management consulting or pharmaceutical consulting experience

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

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

  • Project management skills—able to balance 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; Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships

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

  • Broad, working knowledge of commonly used biopharmaceutical industry databases

  • Understanding of at least one other functional area in BAI (market research, forecasting, marketing analysis)

  • Advanced degree (PhD/PharmD/MBA/MS/MA) with either Life Science focus

  • 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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