Global Medical Communications Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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.

Reporting to the Neuroscience/Nephrology/Inflammation Global Medical Communications Therapeutic Area Lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing/overseeing delivery of global medical communication strategy, programs, events, and scientific resources, including but not limited to slide decks, scientific platforms, clinical/scientific FAQs and medical information letters, for one or multiple Inflammation pipeline assets, with a focus on tezepelumab, and disease-states aligned to global strategy and plans with accountability for execution of deliverables within scope of the Inflammation pipeline portfolio.

This will include, but not limited to:
  • Global Core Content (GCC) Lead responsible for overall GCC Plan
  • Development & approval of annual GCC Plan
  • Development & approval of GCC deliverables in VOLT
  • Main point-of-contact for regional counterparts for all GCC content
  • Representative in cross-functional product meetings as well as key partner in development of global medical plan
  • Works with Medical Operations to execute GCC plan according to allotted budget
  • Ensures transparency of GCC Plan and updates are communicated regularly
  • Propose directional changes to shape GCC content based on insights, current trends, and shifts in product landscape
  • Appropriately utilize system of record (ie, VOLT) for GCC collaboration, review, and approval steps
  • Ensure accuracy of GCC
  • Monitor and analyze medical insights and inquiries to inform strategy and development of scientific and medical resources
  • Partner with Regional Medical Communications colleagues on the strategy and execution of Global Tier 1 congress content and key activities
  • Effectively manage project-associated budgets and use of vendors for content development
  • Support responses to global complex Medical Information escalations (ex-US)
  • Strategic planning and content development of global advisory boards
  • Approximately 10-20% travel

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
Master's degree and 6 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • MD, PharmD, PhD, or DO with 4 or more years of relevant experience in clinical research, patient care, Clinical Development, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic research (Other doctorate degrees may be considered)
  • Prior experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development within the biopharmaceutical industry, and/or clinical or research in the therapeutic area
  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process and knowledge of the regulatory and legal guidelines affecting promotion of prescription products
  • Aptitude in writing and presenting on scientific and clinical data
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, time management, and project planning skills with strong ability for self-direction
  • Demonstrated track record of strategic execution in a matrix environment with limited supervision
  • The ability to work in teams and interface in a dynamic environment across corporate functions
  • Understanding of disease and landscape and clinical data to enable critical analysis of scientific literature and communicate implications cross-functionally
  • Prior experience of successfully managing consultants and vendors
  • Strong computer and database skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products

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.

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.

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.

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.