Competitive Intelligence Senior Manager, Solid Tumors

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 10, 2019
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
For nearly four decades, Amgen has been at the forefront of providing the oncology and hematology communities with novel therapies that have changed patients' lives. Our portfolio, as a whole, ranks above industry average in terms of the number of first-in-class medicines we have brought to market, with two-thirds of our medicines gaining this distinction versus the industry average of one-third. We have pioneered five first-in-class oncology and hematology medicines including, Neupogen®, Nplate®, XGEVA®, BLINCYTO® and IMLYGIC®.

The Competitive Intelligence Senior Manager, Solid Tumors will lead intelligence gathering activities using for the disease area, strategy and knowledge (DASK) and early pipeline teams with multiple assets across Amgen's Oncology Business Unit (OBU). This critical role will report directly to the Director for Commercial Insights, Solid Tumors.

This person will:
  • Be a strategic thought partner to key stakeholders across disease area, brand, corporate, and other cross-functional teams supporting Amgen's OBU.
  • 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 best practice methodologies.
  • Apply structured problem solving to collect, analyze and report CI, incorporating primary and secondary data sources to generate actionable insights.
  • Articulate and educate customers on the relevant impact of changing market dynamics 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 execution.
  • 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 stakeholders.
  • 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 stakeholders and agencies.
  • Some travel (15-20%) required.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of consulting and/or competitive intelligence experience


Master's degree and 4 years of consulting and/or competitive intelligence experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of consulting and/or competitive intelligence experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (MS/MBA/PhD) with a focus on life sciences and business
  • Experience with previous competitive intelligence role through agency and/or industry experience
  • Experience in biopharma industry
  • Relevant experience in oncology 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
  • Proven track record of influencing key business decisions through thoughtful insights and recommendations
  • 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
  • Proven 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 oncology space, key competitive dynamics and unmet medical needs
  • Understanding of at least one other functional area in BAI (market research, forecasting, marketing analysis)
  • Experience in insights generation for the biopharmaceutical (or other healthcare) industries

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.