Senior Associate of Strategy

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Senior Associate of Strategy to be based out of our Thousand Oaks, CA global headquarters and who will report to the Executive Director of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships.

This Senior Associate of Strategy will work on a specialized team that monitors the macro-environment for potentially disruptive technologies and trends in the healthcare industry. The team investigates technologies across the healthcare value chain, with a focus in new therapeutic modalities, other R&D technologies, and Digital Health. The incumbent will canvas the marketplace, analyze the data, and then assist senior management in prioritizing critical long-term issues for the company.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Associate of Strategy:
  • Provides analysis of critical strategic problems facing the company over the medium and long-term time horizons
  • Assess new technologies and develop strategies to implement them in current workflows
  • Prepares and presents both presentations and memos to senior management
  • Provides support on special projects with discretion
  • Interfaces with stakeholders and sponsors on project progress, issues, and plans for resolution
  • Attending conferences to meet and evaluate companies developing novel technologies

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Business Development and/or Analytical experience
Associate's degree and 6 years of Business Development and/or Analytical experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Business Development and/or Analytical experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Majored in Biology or Healthcare related field or has experience working within the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to generate initial hypotheses for problems individually or collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to mine a variety of databases and generate data to support or deny a hypothesis
  • Demonstrated experience with financial modeling and statistics preferred
  • Ability to interview senior technical and commercial leaders to provide additional directions to investigate, or add, additional color to an analysis
  • Capacity to generate slides individually that can provide simple, clear visualizations of complex situations, and draft memos that clearly communicate material concisely
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized
  • Positive attitude and demonstrated flexibility in-prioritizing projects
  • Organizational savvy and presence to build effective relationships across functions
  • Familiarity with databases and highly proficient in use of MS Office tools including MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word and MS Project

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.

Join Us

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.