Commercial Insights Senior Manager, Solid Tumors

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 03, 2020
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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.

The Commercial Insights Senior Manager, Solid Tumors will work directly with brand and pipeline teams supporting multiple products and assets across Amgen's Oncology Business Unit (OBU). This individual will lead insight generation activities by integrating primary market research (qualitative and quantitative) with secondary data analytics and other emerging advanced methodologies. The role reports to the Director for Commercial Insights, Solid Tumors.

Key job responsibilities include:
  • Leverages deep scientific or biopharma understanding to define relevant business problems and address through data and analytics approaches/projects
  • Identifies key business questions that need to be addressed to meet changing business needs
  • Consistently engage in thought leadership to craft brand and commercial strategy
  • Influences leadership to incorporate key findings, insights and intelligence into program strategy
  • Prioritize research resources to impact critical business issues and decisions
  • Turn unstructured business issues/requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, meaningful and impactful deliverables
  • Plan, design and conduct key strategic and highly sophisticated market research programs and translate the findings into strategic and tactical recommendations that help drive brand success
  • Synthesize and integrate various data, research and analyses into impactful insights
  • Ensuring that analyses and summaries of results are shared in the form of compelling stories that deepen customer understanding
  • Stays current with data and analytics techniques and capabilities; and lead implementation of new methodologies and best practices
  • Consider alternative methodologies to collect the voice of customer, being open to emerging innovative methods without immediately jumping to standard methods
  • Develop and nurture positive relationships with the oncology cross-functional marketing team to appropriately define the business problems/business questions
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage relationships with best-in-class insights vendors
  • Ensure that both routine and ad-hoc projects are in compliance with all Amgen SOPs and meet service-level expectations for quality, timeliness, and budget
  • Some travel required

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of market research and/or analytics experience


Master's degree and 4 years of market research and/or analytics experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of market research and/or analytics experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of market research and/or analytics experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of market research and/or analytics experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant experience in oncology via prior project work, disease area knowledge, marketing/sales experience, etc.
  • Strong understanding of the latest developments and trends in the oncology space, key competitive dynamics and unmet medical needs
  • Experience in insights generation for the biopharmaceutical (or other healthcare) industries
  • Prior experience in strategy/management consulting in the biopharma industry preferably through a lead role
  • Demonstrated track record of thinking strategically, analyzing data to support key business decisions through thoughtful insights and recommendations
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based environment
  • Understanding of at least one key insights function - market research, forecasting, and/or analytics

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.