Commercial Insights - Competitive Intelligence Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 30, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This Commercial Insights team member is assigned to provide Competitive Intelligence to the Bone health and Cardiovascular Business Unit (BCBU). The Manager, Competitive Intelligence, is a highly visible role responsible for developing competitive strategy and insights to craft Amgen's current and future commercial and developmental strategies within the BCBU franchise. The role is a strategic thought partner and analytical specialist to internal key stakeholders who will be the primary knowledge source for the competitive landscapes of interest.

The Manager reports to Senior Manager for Competitive Intelligence (CI) and supports them in developing and presenting key CI deliverables in support of Amgen's strategic objectives. The role works closely with cross-functional commercial, medical and scientific teams to identify, assess and disseminate impactful insights through a clear understanding of business priorities along with broad knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry.

The position involves conducting hypothesis driven research pertaining to market & competition on variety of scientific and commercial topics including, but not limited to research & clinical development plans, marketing programs, commercialization strategies, and market access programs.

This person will:
  • 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, including Commercial Insights, Marketing, Business Development, Medical Affairs, Clinical, Research, Regulatory, Legal, and Senior Leadership.
  • Develop positive relationships with Global and Regional teams to define business problems and develop integrated analysis plans.
  • Apply structured problem solving to collect, analyze and report CI, incorporating primary and secondary data sources to generate impactful insights.
  • Articulate and educate customers on the relevant impact of changing market dynamics (i.e. reimbursement environment, biosimilar regulations, general environmental factors, etc.) to their business from a CI perspective.
  • 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 delivery.
  • 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 brand/business 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 partners and vendors.
  • Travel Expectations: about 15-20%

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of sales & operations experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of sales & operations experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of sales & operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of sales & operations experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Business savvy skill set
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong client service orientation
  • Understanding of basic marketing concepts
  • 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
  • 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
  • Advanced degree (MS/MBA) with either Marketing or Life Science focus

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.