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CDnA - Director of Competitive Intelligence, Oncology

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Jun 2, 2024

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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.

CDnA - Director of Competitive Intelligence, OncologyLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! The Competitive Intelligence (CI) 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 crafting future strategies for Amgen portfolio assets. In this vital role The Director of CI will oversee a team of 5-7 hard-working individuals (full time Amgen FTE + Contingent Worker) and is responsible for leading the competitive intelligence efforts for inline/pipeline oncology assets and diseases within the Amgens portfolio.

The successful candidate will need to influence and challenge a diverse set of stakeholders from Commercial, R&D, Medical, Regulatory, Operations, Market Access, and Business Development, while proficiently understanding the nuances of each disease area and markets they support.

They will serve as a mentor, developing talent and guiding the team while providing technical guidance in Competitive Intelligence methodologies. Additionally, the Director will articulate the interplay between Competitive Intelligence and related functions within Commercial Data & Analytics (Global Insights, Forecasting, Primary Market Research, and Analytics).

Flexible Commuter role to Thousand Oaks office. You will work on-site 2-3 days a week.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Competitive Intelligence and will be responsible for the following:

  • Primary point of contact for senior Therapeutic Area leaders to engage in CI deliverables for the organization, and be a trusted thought partner to cross-functional leadership

  • Working closely with Global and US Oncology leadership on cross-portfolio workstreams (e.g., TA Strategy, Disease Opportunity Profiles, Disease Area Governance, etc.)

  • Provide mentorship and guidance for the oncology CI team

  • Responsible for above brand budget management for CI deliverables, vendor management, and training

  • Planning Tier 1 and Tier 2 congress coverage for the Oncology CI team, allocating resources and providing training opportunities for junior team members

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

  • Applying primary and secondary CI methodologies and connecting the dots with internal stakeholders to generate competitive insights and influencing internal decision making

  • 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

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

  • Collaborate with the broader CD&A (Commercial Data & Analytics) organization to integrate comprehensive insights and analytics knowledge into the development and refinement of forecasts. This collaboration strives to improve 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 strategic leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of experience in competitive intelligence and/or consulting


Masters degree and 8 years of experience in competitive intelligence and/or consulting


Bachelors degree and 10 years of experience in competitive intelligence and/or consulting

In addition to meeting at least one of the above requirements, you must have a minimum of 4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs, or directing the allocation of resources. Your managerial experience may run concurrently with the required technical experience referenced above.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Biopharma industry experience

  • Leadership experience in building and developing high-performing 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

  • Business acumen 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 posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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.


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.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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