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Global Forecasting Director, Obesity

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
May 5, 2024

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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.

Global Forecasting Director, Obesity


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! The Commercial Data & Analytics Obesity team at Amgen serves as a key partner to Commercial leadership, providing strategic guidance and data-backed insights. This role is instrumental in driving commercial success and shaping future strategies for obesity pipeline assets. In this vital role you will influence and challenge a diverse set of stakeholders from Commercial, R&D, Medical, Finance, Manufacturing, Access, and Pricing/Contracting, while proficiently understanding the nuances of each disease area and markets they support.

The successful candidate will serve as a mentor, developing talent and guiding the team while providing technical guidance in forecasting methodologies. Additionally, the Director will articulate the interplay between Forecasting and related functions within Commercial Data & Analytics (Market Research, Commercial Insights, Competitive Intelligence, and Analytics) in contributing to the forecast.

Flexible Commuter role to Thousand Oaks, US Headquarter site. You will work on-site a minimum of 2 days a week.

This position reports to the Executive Director, Obesity Lead, and will be responsible for the following:

  • Primary point of contact for senior leaders to engage in the forecasting deliverables for the organization

  • Facilitate consensus-building among senior stakeholders to establish clear, transparent, and rigorous WW sales expectations for the pipeline assets by gaining their alignment and endorsement for forecast assumptions

  • Help leadership identify actionable strategies to maximize Commercial potential by identifying and prioritizing relevant risks & opportunities

  • Provide recommendations on whether to proceed with product development or discontinue certain projects based on market conditions, financial projections, and strategic goals

  • Analyze competitors and market dynamics to inform forecasting models and strategic decisions

  • Develop an objective point of view of brand strategy by integrating insights across multiple functions and capability areas

  • Leverage communication and interpersonal skills to influence leadership on recommended course of action

  • Quantify uncertainty through the use of scenario planning and advanced simulation models (e.g. Monte Carlo analysis, statistical trending)

  • Utilize an in-depth understanding of diverse pharmaceutical data sources (eg. LAAD, National Audit Rx, Xponent, Epidemiology data sources etc) and their nuances to develop and implement enhanced forecasting approaches and methodologies

  • Create and deliver effective presentations that are transparent and articulate all key variables in the forecast, ensuring clarity and comprehensive understanding for stakeholders involved in decision-making processes

  • Collaborate with the other CD&A team members to integrate comprehensive insights and analytics knowledge into the development and refinement of forecasts. This collaboration aims to enhance the depth and accuracy of forecasts by leveraging a broad spectrum of insights across the organization

  • 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 is a collaborative partner with 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:
  • Forecasting experience in the biopharma industry

  • Leadership experience in building and developing hard-working teams

  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with and influence SVP level staff

  • Alignment of teams to best practices and championing new innovative methodologies and tools

  • Eye for business that lends itself to understanding the context and dynamics of pharmaceutical markets for relevant disease areas

  • Partnership with business leaders to deliver high-quality predictions guiding strategic decision-making

  • Oral, written, and presentation skills to explain complex concepts and controversial findings clearly to a variety of audiences, including senior management


What you can expect of us

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

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is $177,763.00 to $211,907.00. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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 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 accommodation.

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We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

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