Clinical Forecast and Analysis Senior Manager - Resourcing

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Clinical Forecast and Analysis Senior Manager will provide resource forecasting outputs, analysis, and key insights to inform resource decisions by functional leadership.

Report to the Director of Clinical Study Planning (CSP)
Provide Development Teams and Functional Management with clinical trial resource demand forecast and supply analysis to enable effective operational planning and decision making

Provide stewardship of Development resource algorithms to drive a systematic methodology and tool for forecasting functional resources in support of functional planning, portfolio management and process efficiency monitoring

We are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules - and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.


• Oversee all aspects in the planning and delivery of the clinical study resource forecast and analysis outputs (standard reviews and ad hoc scenarios) to support Functional Leadership, Sr Management, Finance, Portfolio Management and Process Improvement objectives

• Partner with Functional Leads, Clinical Study Timeline Planners and Clinical Analytics Managers to provide context and insights to study portfolio changes driving resource demand variances to prepare rationale for anticipated resourcing questions

• Partner with Finance and Functional budget gatekeepers to embed resource budget true up, impact and variance analysis into the resource forecasting process

• Support Functional Leadership in business case development of resourcing proposals in a way that demonstrates advocacy and builds credibility with stakeholders

• Drive a consistent algorithm design methodology across applicable development functions

• Facilitate algo impact analysis for process improvement changes and governance of algorithm updates

• Line Manager for US based resource forecasting staff, lead team of analysts and coders to document, test and implement algorithm updates

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Resource Forecasting experience

Master's degree and 6 years of Resource Forecasting experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Resource Forecasting experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Resource Forecasting experience
High school diploma or GED and 12 years of Resource Forecasting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in the sciences or in management sciences (decision analysis, operations research, statistics, strategic planning), finance, economics, basic sciences, engineering or other majors with strong analytical focus

9+ years work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 6+ years of biopharmaceutical clinical product development

Strong clinical trials operations knowledge, drug development lifecycle and portfolio management processes

Experience with clinical study timeline and resourcing applications (Planisware Preferable)

Advanced skills in configurable application software and analytical development methodologies (Excel, Access, Spotfire)

Previous management experience of direct reports

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.

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.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Get a fair share in success. Everyone's contribution is recognized - and strong performance is rewarded.