Director, Global Pricing & Market Access (Reimbursement Director) - Neuroscience and Inflammation

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 13, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
In the context of a rapidly evolving payer environment, Amgen's increasing emphasis on geographic expansion and acquisition/licensing as drivers of growth, and a commitment to demonstrate product value, Amgen requires an increasingly sophisticated reimbursement and pricing capability to support market access strategies (an important source for competitive advantage). The Global Pricing & Market Access team, within the Global Value Access & Policy (GVA&P) function, is a team committed to excellence in this capability in order to position Amgen for continued success. This global team is responsible for strategic planning of value and access for all Amgen molecules in development, beginning in Phase I-II and extending throughout commercialization across the Amgen portfolio. This work also includes lifecycle planning and access support for our in-the-market products. Additionally, the team is responsible for global strategic pricing, including recommendations for global price bands and launch sequence.

Each Access Plan integrates coverage and reimbursement, pricing, value evidence, advocacy and policy into the development of a strategic plan that supports the overarching commercial position and links to the clinical attributes of the molecule. This plan elucidates and communicates the global strategies and tactics to secure and maintain access throughout the lifecycle of a specific molecule.

The Director will serve as the Global Payer Lead (GPL) and will represent payers' information needs on the multi-disciplinary Product Teams (PT) working on Aimovig® and other molecules in Amgen's pipeline. He/she will also lead and coordinate the cross-functional efforts within Global Value Access & Policy (GVA&P) in order to support the access planning process, including the situation analysis, creation of access strategies, identification of critical success factors, development of pricing guidance and maintenance of price policy, among other access activities as well as the execution of these plans/strategies with the regions. The individual will be responsible for pricing and access assumptions in global revenue forecasts for select products. The Director must also oversee and conduct relevant payer/pricing market research and integrate clinical, market and payer information to develop and communicate the access plan.

Each Director will work collaboratively across functions to ensure a comprehensive view of his/her assigned products and create and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders. These stakeholders include global colleagues in marketing, development, health economics, regulatory, operations, advocacy, and government affairs as well regional VA&P colleagues within the US, Europe, Intercontinental and Japan/Asia-Pacific/Australia. For work on key pipeline programs, the Director will work directly and collaboratively with VA&P colleagues in 6 select country affiliates to inform the development of global access strategies and evidence generation.

In addition to product-specific responsibilities, each member of the team also participates in one or more cross-portfolio projects each year. These projects either serve to advance the department's knowledge of and readiness for the global access environment, support specific market or product assessments, or attempt to influence access policy development. Examples include: access assessments to support business development activities, access and pricing landscapes in select countries, exploration of new access trends and/or reimbursement/payment models, or development of a policy white paper to shape external price and reimbursement policies in the global arena.

Basic Qualifications

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


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


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

Preferred Qualifications

Strong understanding of the payer environment in major countries, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing, health technology assessment, and health care policy.

Experience with commercial or payer assessments for neuroscience and/or inflammation.

Experience working on molecules targeting neuroscience and/or inflammation.

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 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

Ability to translate complex situation and pricing analyses to effectively communicate impact to Amgen business.

Ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative pricing studies and to formulate price policy recommendations

Ability to formulate health policy strategy and implement these strategies to shape external pricing and reimbursement environment

Previous experience in a payer role or in international (ex-US) assignment and/or Business Development and/or product commercialization and/or pharmaceutical pricing desirable.

Ability to manage in a highly fluid, interactive, matrixed environment and build strong, successful business partnerships with affiliate, regional and global colleagues.

Demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution.

Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, identify strategic options and trade-offs

Strong analytical skills

Demonstrated ability in development of business strategy

Demonstrated success as a team leader with strong team management skills

Excellent oral/written communications skills and interpersonal skills.

Clinical degree (PharmD, MD, RN) would be an asset

The successful candidate will bring strong knowledge of market access in the pharma/biotech business, a deep understanding of the payer environment, and strong strategic and analytical skills for conducting appropriate analyses and decisions to support management of Amgen's business.

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.

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