Global Marketing Director, Oncology/Hematology -- Companion Diagnostics (CDx)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen has a diverse and rapidly advancing oncology portfolio. A new position, the Global Marketing Director, Companion Diagnostics (CDx), has been created to support the development of commercial testing strategies that will ensure long-term commercial success of Amgen's Oncology/Hematology assets. This will be a critical role within the Global Product Strategy & Commercial Innovation (GPS&CI) organization, with significant impact on the ultimate success of Amgen's Oncology/Hematology programs.

Reporting to the Global Marketing CDx Portfolio Lead - Diagnostic Commercial Strategy, the candidate will ensure timely, high-quality in-market companion diagnostics solutions to enable optimal treatment throughout the patient journey.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Partner with the GML and Insight Brand Product Team (IBPT) to prepare the commercial organization for the launch of the companion diagnostic. This will entail global and US responsibilities
  • Engage with Global Value Access & Policy to ensure access and commercialization of the companion diagnostic is optimized
  • Provide commercial diagnostic expertise to the Franchise Steering Committee (FSC), the Global Product General Manager (GPGM) and Product Team (PT) in support of the successful co-development and commercial implementation of diagnostic testing strategies
  • Assess and identify potential barriers to testing and develop tactical options to remove/minimize those barriers
  • Define and develop the diagnostic microjourney-with the Global Marketing Leader (GML) and Regional New Product Development Leads (NPDLs)-to ensure the diagnostic strategy aligns with optimal patient identification
  • Provide continuous input into the Target Test Profile (TTP), and ensure it is aligned to the Target Product Profile (TPP)
  • Contribute to the Joint Commercialization Committee and the Joint Product Team with our diagnostic partner(s)
  • Monitor the diagnostic testing competitive environment and market trends
  • Cultivate and build relationships with internal and external key stakeholders, customers, and professional laboratory and medical organizations
  • Serve as a source of diagnostic knowledge for the PT through active engagement with external partners, pathology labs, etc.

Expected travel (domestic and international) is 25%

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Marketing and Diagnostics experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Marketing and Diagnostics experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Marketing and Diagnostics experience

Preferred Qualifications:

8+ years of biotech/pharmaceutical and/or diagnostic marketing experience

Launch experience of oncology diagnostics - including anatomical or molecular diagnostic products

Proven experience with a broad base of external customers, including patients, payers, and HCPs (especially pathologists)

Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate commercial and competitive implications of complex technical/clinical/regulatory data

Ability to work confidently in a cross-functional team and build effective internal partnerships

Strong leadership skills, including the ability to influence teams with diverse backgrounds

Strong competitive mindset, including the ability to champion ideas, make decisions, and focus on results

Excellent written, analytical, and oral communication skills

Strong business judgment and emotional intelligence

Act as a role model for others in line with Amgen values

Success in this role will require strong commercial acumen and strategic thinking, analytical and scientific literacy, superior cross-functional collaboration skills, the ability to operate globally and locally, highly effective influencing skills, and a strong understanding of both diagnostic and drug development/commercialization.

About Amgen and Oncology/Hematology

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.

For nearly four decades, Amgen has been at the forefront of providing the oncology and hematology communities with novel therapies that have changed patients' lives. We have 10 marketed oncology medicines available today, and we are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules. We need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.

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.

At Amgen, contributions are recognized - and strong performance is rewarded. Regularly recognized as a "Best Place to Work," we enable staff to chart their own career paths based on their unique talents by offering challenging assignments, active career development, coaching and individual rewards.

Join our team as we enter an era of oncology drug development that will usher in new wave of advances that promise to transform cancer care!

Join Us

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.