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Commercial Forecasting Senior Manager - Oncology

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-114563
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Commercial Forecasting Senior Manager - Oncology


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will lead US Oncology forecasting with the focus on solid tumors - both inline and pipeline. This role will report to the Oncology Commercial Forecasting Director within the Global Commercial Data & Analytics organization in Thousand Oaks, United States.
  • Provide an objective and rigorous point of view to demand and patient based forecasting for pipeline and inline products for the US market, while collaborating with business areas including forecasting/insights, marketing, finance, value and access and other global functions.
  • Independently lead quick turnaround projects and deliver quality assessments, collaborating with Senior Leadership with limited guidance or oversight.
  • Demonstrate strong project management, prioritization and timeline execution across projects when working independently as well as when working with the vendors or internal teams. Ensure all forecasts are developed with detailed rationale, assumptions and storyboarding.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, MS PowerPoint & Excel skills.
  • Support pre-launch, post-launch forecasting efforts at product and oncology portfolio level and work seamlessly with cross-functional teams.
  • Lead and own the development of Brand Plan and Long Range Plan (LRP) forecasts, ad-hoc forecasting requests and support commercial assessment of in-licensing products on need-basis.
  • Play an active role in interpreting and applying insights from Competitive Intelligence landscape and Market Research to integrate it with high quality forecast models at asset and Oncology portfolio level
  • Explain modeling assumptions and triangulate assumptions with external data sources, analyst reports and other forecasting models to pressure test them and develop scenarios.
  • Perform analyses estimating disease area revenue potential, sales coverage, market size, class penetration, marketing practices and future trends.
  • Incorporate working knowledge of US payer and oncology contracting landscape into forecasting.
  • Coordinate with finance and Insights & Analytics teams globally to develop and align on forecasting inputs.
  • Manage professional relationships with internal partners and external vendors.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The forecasting professional we seek is someone with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of analytics and/or forecasting experience


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


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


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


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience with areas such as oncology/solid tumors/NSCLC/Lung Cancer forecasting, marketing, market research, pricing & access
  • Strong experience with advanced Excel, patient based forecast modeling and oncology patient flows
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based virtual environment across different time-zones
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills; able to explain complex concepts clearly to a variety of audiences including senior leadership teams
  • Ability to maintain and operate in a highly sensitive/confidential environment.
  • Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, time series analysis
  • Experience working with secondary datasets such as IQVIA, Symphony, Flatiron EMR, DRG etc. to conduct custom analysis
  • Working knowledge of forecasting inputs including global pricing, access and reimbursement policies, and competitive environment and potential impact on product development and commercialization strategy
  • Strong project management skills to prioritize and complete multiple projects efficiently and on time
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to support key business decisions
  • Good understanding of the latest developments in the global biopharmaceutical industry, unmet medical, diagnostics/testing needs and opportunities across oncology
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with client service orientation or consulting background


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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.


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.

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.



Posted: 2021-03-17 Expires: 2021-04-17

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