Health Economics Manager - Value Based Partnerships

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 15, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
In the context of the rapidly evolving healthcare environment with extreme focus on the cost and affordability of innovative new specialty medicines, Amgen is committed to developing a new capability to develop and execute global strategies to establish and sustain value-based partnerships with healthcare payers, governments and delivery systems. This includes the establishment of a new global value-based partnership hub that will explore and execute new and innovative mechanisms of patient access that create win-win-win situations for patients, payers and Amgen, while improving access to key stakeholders and their support of policies that shape the external environment.

This Manager role will report to the Global Health Economics (GHE) US Value-Based Partnerships (VBP) Director and Lead.

Responsibilities include:

Assisting the GHE VBP Lead with providing strategic GHE input in building Amgen's new Global Value-Based Partnerships capability

Working seamlessly with VBP hub cross-functional team and key stakeholders across the organization at the product level

Helping provide oversight for all Value-Based Partnerships projects across GHE

Working collaboratively across select Therapeutic Area & Corporate level Partnerships, in coordination with GHE VBP Lead

Providing strategic and research insights to help with the design, scientific governance approval, execution and publication of Health Economic Research components

Providing GHE Product Leads both regionally and globally with project resourcing help on an as needed basis; helping to determine where such help is needed

Developing strategies and work plans in conjunction with GHE Product Leads and GHE VBP Lead in executing high priority product level partnership projects

Analyzing and assessing suitability for execution through partnerships of GHE product level research projects

Analyzing, assessing and identifying health care stakeholders appropriate for a given partnership project with required capabilities to ensure project success

Assisting in the tracking of value-based partnership studies from conception to publication or other dissemination internally or externally

Designing GHE-related aspects of observational research protocols; providing insights to increase the quality partnership projects not being conducted as formal research studies

Supporting GHE Lead and Global Partnerships Hub Partnership lead(s) in partnership ideation and partner segmentation, and business case development

Working with Global Value-Based Partnerships Manager(s) to execute contracted partnerships

Assisting with ensuring clear and consistent communication between the Global Partnership Hub and the GHE leadership team, GHE Value-Based Partnerships Team and GHE product leads

Assisting with end-to-end negotiation and execution of TA or Corporate-Level partnerships

Providing critical input to Hub Data analyst on partnership Business Case Development, Valuation, and Prioritization

Keeping aware of legal and compliance guardrails

Preparing VBP publications for dissemination collaboratively with external organizations

following Amgen publication-related standard operating procedures

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree or currently enrolled in PhD program and must complete all requirements necessary to obtain PhD prior to employment start date


Master's Degree and 3 years of health economics and outcomes research experience


Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of health economics and outcomes research experience

Preferred Qualifications

Masters or PhD in Health Economics, Outcomes Research, Health Services Research, Pharmacy Administration or related discipline, or PharmD with a post-doctoral fellowship in one of these areas

Experience in value-based partnership contracting

Experience in global outcomes research including dossier submissions for reimbursement.

Experience in PRO/HRQOL research including questionnaire design, evaluation, and/or analysis.

Experience developing pharmacoeconomic models.

Experience working with consumers of outcomes information

Knowledge of epidemiology, economics, psychometrics and medical writing

Ability to align internal and external stakeholders around future value-based partnership initiatives

Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects with direct commercial or research implications

Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, active listening, self-awareness and relationship management skills

Partnership, contracting, and/or valuation modeling experience

Understanding or familiarity with the Value & Access organization, and how it interfaces with other parts of the business

Experience working with or for external payers and providers

Solid understanding of US health care system and key stakeholders

Awareness and ability to navigate and conform to Commercialization and Corporate Governance processes

Strong publication record demonstrating ability to bring stakeholders together to accomplish mutually benefit endeavors focused on increasing health care system value

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.

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.