Director, General Medicine Forecasting

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 13, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

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What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In this vital role the Director, General Medicine Forecasting will lead the forecasting efforts for several brands within inflammation therapeutic areas of 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 be 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.

You will 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 Amgens 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


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of forecasting experience


Masters degree and 7 years of forecasting experience


Bachelors degree and 9 years of forecasting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 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

  • Eye for business 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 handle projects from concept to completion

  • Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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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.

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