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Amgen Forecasting Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

General Medicine 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:

  • Lead the design, preparation and maintenance of complex patient and demand-based forecasts and scenarios for US in-line products and global pipeline assets aligned to the needs of cross functional stakeholders

  • Lead cross-functional teams for regular forecast cycles including quarterly brand and annual long-range brand and pipeline forecasts

  • Lead the development of forecasts and analytic tools in collaboration with external providers

  • Proactively use forecasts to support pipeline decision making and to respond to ad-hoc forecast requests

  • Leverage in-depth data and analytics skills to recommend and perform or lead in-depth data analysis to create robust assumptions and forecast inputs

  • Develop and maintain key collaborative relationships with internal cross functional and external partners to initiate and obtain relevant data and analysis for forecast inputs

  • Leverage in-depth biopharma environment understanding to deliver brand and asset level insights from analytics and forecasts

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

  • Recommend and lead initiatives dedicated to the advancement and implementation of new forecast approaches and methodology

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree & 2 years of relevant experience


  • Master’s degree & 4 years of relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s degree & 6 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS/MBA)

  • 5+ years of forecasting, market research, business analytics or consulting experience

  • Strong knowledge of forecasting methodologies, quantitative techniques, marketing analysis, advanced spreadsheets, modeling software, and reporting software

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

  • Strong project management skills—able to organize and complete multiple projects efficiently and on time

  • Ability to balance multiple complex projects and work streams simultaneously

  • Ability to function independently and lead teams

  • Demonstrated exceptional strategic / critical thinking abilities and business acumen

  • Broad and detailed knowledge of commonly used biopharmaceutical industry databases

  • Experience within therapeutic areas of interest to Amgen Gen Medicine: inflammation, neurology, cardiovascular, respiratory, bone

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