Regional Value & Access Director (Reimbursement Director), General Medicine

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 11, 2019
Administration, General
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Amgen's Intercontinental Region is a fast-growing and dynamic operating unit. Its diverse business includes Canada, Latin America, Turkey, Middle-East, and Africa. The Intercontinental Value Access & Policy (VA&P) team is committed to driving Amgen's business in these markets across the Hematology-Oncology, General Medicine, and Biosimilars therapeutic areas. The Intercontinental VA&P team is currently hiring a Director to support the General Medicine portfolio.

As a Director of Value & Access (Reimbursement Director) for the IC Region, this role will be expected to:
  • Drive regional priorities, policies, and strategies for Pricing, Contracting, and Access, in compliance with global strategies and policies, which support the value proposition of the assigned portfolio of Amgen products
  • Provide analytical, technical, and strategic support to country teams in their development of local strategies and tactics and customized messages for payers, decision makers, regulators, providers, and budget holder, based on local payer segmentation
  • Facilitate the identification and development of customized value-added solutions (beyond the medicine solutions) to address customer's unmet needs to accelerate access.
  • Support affiliate strategies and operational tactics through product and functional capabilities training and best practice sharing.
  • Define pricing, contracting, and access assumptions for planning and forecasting
  • Collaborate with Global Pricing & Market Access to determine regional price and contracting guidance, design negotiation strategies, implement price governance, and support price and reimbursement negotiations for assigned products
  • Work collaboratively across functions and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders. These stakeholders include Regional and Country colleagues in marketing, medical, health economics, regulatory, operations, advocacy, and government affairs as well Global, Regional, and Local VA&P colleagues.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of market access and/or pricing experience


Master's degree and 7 years of market access and/or pricing experience


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of market access and/or pricing experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Pricing, Access Strategy, Evidence Generation, Health Economics, contracting, tendering, and negotiations experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to conduct situation analysis of external pricing and reimbursement environment and synthesize relevant information to develop strategic plans
  • Ability to develop and test value messages and value evidence with payers in order to determine the most compelling way in which to demonstrate and communicate product value to payers
  • Experience formulating price policy recommendations
  • Ability to review clinical and health economic literature, including disease state information, clinical trial design and results, and pharmacoeconomic studies, in order to understand implications for value to payers
  • Ability to formulate health policy strategy and implement these strategies to shape external pricing and reimbursement environment
  • Previous international (ex-US) assignment desirable, especially in Canada, Latin America, or Middle East
  • Direct payer experience and/or experience in product commercialization strongly preferred;
  • Key Account Manager experience
  • Significant pricing, contracting, tendering, and negotiations experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and succeed in a highly matrixed environment; strong oral/written presentation skills
  • Demonstrated success as a team leader with strong team management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal communication in Spanish, Arabic, or other language relevant to the Region

Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential 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.

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