Marketing Senior Manager, Inflammation, Primary Care

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 05, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Otezla is the leading treatment in the post-topical, pre-biologic segment in its approved indications. Otezla is currently approved for three indications in the U.S. - the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy; adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis; and adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Beh├žet's Disease. Otezla has patent exclusivity through at least 2028 in the U.S.

Otezla offers many benefits including:
  • A strong strategic fit with Amgen's long-standing expertise in psoriasis and inflammation
  • A differentiated, oral therapy complementary to Amgen's existing inflammation franchise of innovative biologics and biosimilar products
  • Acceleration of Amgen's near- and long-term revenue growth

Sales of Otezla in 2019 were $1.6 billion driven by strong volume growth. Amgen is focused on medicines that can deliver sustained, long-term volume driven growth and the company believes there is a substantial opportunity to grow Otezla through global expansion and new indications!

Bringing Innovative Medicines to Patients -- The number of patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases is growing worldwide. Amgen is a leader in this very large therapeutic category. Otezla is positioned as a therapy of first-choice in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis who are not satisfied with topical therapies given its differentiated mechanism of action and established efficacy and safety profile. In psoriatic arthritis, Otezla is positioned for use in patients early in their disease and/or with moderate joint involvement.

Expansive Geographic Reach -- Otezla is approved in 54 countries, including major markets such as

France, Germany and Japan. Amgen is well positioned to continue driving Otezla international sales growth.

The Marketing Senior Manager Inflammation, Primary Care will lead the execution of Otezla brand strategy, including creative development of marketing materials to support the primary care sales force as well as non-personal tactical execution. In addition, this individual will deliver planning and execution of sales force meetings, collaborate in development of brand-building marketing plans and support tactics to accelerate Otezla growth. The person in this role will partner with the Inflammation Nephrology Business Unit (INBU) matrix teams and key cross-functional partners when working on key brand projects. This position will consist of agency and vendor management, as well as matrix management across Amgen's commercial, medical, legal, and regulatory enterprises.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Partners with matrix team to develop strategically aligned HCP tactics for personal and non-personal promotion
  • Leads US primary care promotional strategy and message development for Otezla
  • Leads execution of all HCP personal promotional materials to align with campaign strategy
  • Works with multi-channel marketing strategy brand lead to optimize placement of personal promotion content (print and digital)
  • Works closely with Competitive Intelligence to develop competitive planning and strategic efforts
  • Develops strong relationships with key opinion leaders and physicians
  • Participates in relevant scientific congresses and conferences to stay up to date with relevant literature
  • Coordinates the work of agency of record, multiple external vendors, and internal departments including marketing, market research, legal, regulatory, and medical affairs for tactics under their responsibility
  • Works with medical, legal and regulatory to translate clinical data into compelling promotional messaging
  • Leads internal review / approval process for promotional materials
  • Handles budget and closely monitors performance to ensure cost effective delivery of all activities
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of annual brand plan
  • Supports semester sales meeting planning and execution across sales teams
  • Collaborates with sales training to ensure effective, impactful, world-class training on promotional tools and programs under their responsibility
  • Supports other ad hoc projects that will arise with evolving brand needs and changing market dynamics

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


Master's degree and 4 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


Bachelor's Degree and 6 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


Associate's Degree and 10 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Marketing and/or business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or other advanced degree in marketing, healthcare management, or related subject area
  • 2+ years of experience in developing, executing, and measuring campaigns for specialty products
  • 5+ years biotech/pharmaceutical experience
  • Record of growing responsibility within sales and marketing
  • Immunology or primary care marketing experience
  • Launch experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including listening and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively produce business results and ensure flawless execution
  • Ability to drive influence across stakeholders to set direction and align work efforts
  • Marketing acumen with a solid grasp of marketing strategy, market research, segmentation, brand positioning, and tactical plan development
  • Exhibits passion and empathy to build meaningful experiences with HCPs by understanding their needs and desires
  • Experience developing and executing HCP facing marketing tactics
  • Demonstrates strength in analytics to translate data into insights and indicated actions
  • Creative and innovative, while also possessing analytical problem-solving skills
  • Experience working with creative agencies
  • Ability to exercise strong judgment and live up to the highest ethical standards
  • Ability to build productive partnerships and collaborate effectively in a matrix organization
  • Proactive, results-oriented self-starter motivated by a challenging task
  • Strong organizational skills - to set targets, track to milestones and complete projects

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