Director, General Medicine Forecasting

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 19, 2020
Administration, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Director, General Medicine Forecasting will lead the forecasting efforts for several brands and therapeutic areas within the General Medicine business. He/she will lead a team of talented individuals to develop unbiased short and long-term forecasts for both US and Global.

The individual in this role will need to skillful in influencing and challenging a diverse set of partners (Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, and Pricing/Contracting), as well as be proficient in understanding the nuances of each business they are helping to manage.

The Director will develop a strong team and sense of forecast community, while serving as an excellent mentor and developer of talent. Additionally, the Director will also train on technical aspects of forecasting, as well as be able to explain how the other functions within CD&A (Market Research, Competitive Intelligence, Analytics, and Data) play a role in the forecast.

The ability to draw upon a deep set of experiences and apply them to the questions being asked is crucially important in order to act as a strategic thought partner to the brand.

This position reports to the Executive Director of Forecasting. This position will:
  • Lead teams of forecasters to deliver high-quality performance predictions to Commercial business leaders across Amgen's General Medicine portfolio of in-line and pipeline assets
  • Collaborate closely with business partners across Commercial, Operations and Finance
  • Instill, and reflect, a strong dedication to quality and standards - both in the underlying forecast methodologies and forecast presentations. Ensures final products are well vetted and reliable
  • Exhibit expertise in solving various structured and unstructured problems through relevant analytical approaches and frameworks
  • Strive for consistency in the way forecasts are approached, developed, and presented
  • Thought leader for the Forecasting capability who will encourage broad adoption of best practices, deploy appropriate guardrails, quality monitoring and drive use of new methods and tools
  • Primary point of contact for senior Therapeutic Area leaders to engage with forecasting
  • Balance demands from in-line and pipeline assets across business units and therapeutic areas
  • Drive productivity and efficiency, streamlining forecasting processes where possible

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of forecasting experience


Master's degree and 8 years of forecasting experience


Bachelor's degree and 10 years of forecasting experience


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Biopharma industry experience
  • Leadership experience in building and developing high performing teams, delivering results and shaping the future
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with and influence SVP/EVP level staff
  • Aligns team to best practices and champions new innovative methodologies and tools
  • Business acumen that lends itself to understanding the context and dynamics of pharmaceutical markets for relevant disease areas
  • Partners with business leaders to deliver high-quality predictions that guide strategic decision-making
  • Oral, written and presentation skills to explain complex concepts and controversial findings clearly to a variety of audiences including senior management
  • Ability to lead and manage projects from concept to completion
  • Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative

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.

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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.