Amgen

Manager, Contracts & Pricing

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
May 19, 2019
Ref
R-73106
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We have world-class cross-functional staff across the globe including sales and marketing, regional medical liaisons, oncology nurse specialists and customer account teams to ensure our discoveries go from bench to bedside.

The Contracts & Pricing Manager is a key member of the Government Programs (GP) organization within Strategic Pricing & Contracting (SPCM). SPCM is a part the US Value & Access organization and is responsible for the commercial and government pricing and contracting activities for a book of business in excess of $22 Billion annually.

As a member of the GP team, the Manager, Contracts & Pricing is central to ensuring Amgen's success in the Government Healthcare Markets including Medicaid and Medicare. The Government Healthcare Markets cover a substantial portion of Amgen patients.

The Contracts & Pricing Manager is broadly accountable for the oversight of key performance indicators, execution of critical data analyses, monitoring of vital controls, and championing lean process improvements to ensure that Amgen calculates and submits required pricing metrics to Medicaid, Medicare, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in compliance with regulations.

This position interacts cross functionally with Contracting Operations, Trade & Distribution, Provider Contracting, Payer Contracting, Compliance, Internal Audit, Accounting, and Information Systems.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for calculations and submissions of pricing related to Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and State Reporting.
  • Perform detail and summary analysis of monthly and quarterly calculation changes and effectively communicate drivers of changes to leadership team.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to streamline processes and enhance the quality of the analytics performed by the team.
  • Assess the adequacy of the risk management, control, and governance processes associated with team functions.
  • Execute internal control processes designed to analyze and validate data utilized with a particular focus on identifying outliers.
  • Document policies, procedures, risks-controls, and findings.
  • Champion and influence organizational change and education through daily behavior.
  • Routinely interact with cross functional peers, committees, and teams.
  • Partner with Information Systems colleagues to create and test business processes and systems that produce accurate and timely government pricing results.
  • Assist auditors with SOX and other audit related activities as needed to fulfill GP's audit responsibilities.


Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree

OR
  • Master's degree and 2 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

OR
  • Associate's degree and 10 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience applying conceptual rules against detailed quantitative data sets in order to report results (e.g. government pricing, financial statement preparation, GAAP, financial analysis, actuarial sciences).
  • Experience modeling, analyzing, and validating large quantities of data transactions and drawing conclusions from that analysis.
  • Extensive experience with Excel and other analytical tool sets.
  • Familiarity with data mining, creating analytical models, and generating ad hoc reports.
  • Demonstrated experience working as an agent of change within a dynamic organization including specific experiences in project management and lean process improvement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of internal control frameworks, audit standards, or compliance protocols.
  • Demonstrated experience solving analytical and complex business problems and comfort in dealing with ambiguity in determining an appropriate path forward.
  • Proven ability to execute and communicate effectively in a highly fluid, interactive, matrixed environment; demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple simultaneous, complex projects to completion; comfort in presenting to Leadership.
  • Deep interest and/or experience navigating the evolving U.S. healthcare system with specific interest on the interactions between Government and Healthcare.
  • Authoritative command of complexity and ambiguity; ability to see the big picture; ability to collect, digest and assemble information to enable relevant business analyses and controls.
  • Excellent oral and written communication


We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology 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.