Global Value & Access Business Development Lead

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 21, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Global Value & Access Business Development Lead


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In the context of Amgens increasing emphasis on acquisition/licensing as drivers of growth and the rapidly evolving pricing and access environment, Amgen requires a dedicated role focused on drug pricing, coverage and access capability to support our business development activity.

This is a key position representing Global Value & Access (GV&A) within the cross-functional teams supporting and evaluating business development opportunities. This position will partner with multiple teams to provide input on access and pricing assumptions related to business development (BD) activities. Key partners include the Commercial BD team, Global Access Strategy Lead, US Contract & Pricing Strategy, Global CD&A and Global Marketing.

The successful candidate will use a strong understanding of US and ex-US payer environment, knowledge of drug pricing and reimbursement economics across payer segments/channels for both oral and injectable assets, outstanding analytical skills to evaluate access and pricing risks and opportunities of potential BD target assets, and executive communication skills. Success will also require the ability to work under pressure/tight timelines, strong critical thinking skills to make assumptions with limited data, and collaboration across multiple partners engaged in the entire business development process.

We are open to candidates willing to relocate to Thousand Oaks and will consider remote working arrangements. Relocation benefits would be available for candidates willing to relocate to Thousand Oaks.

Position Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

BD point of contact for GV&A input on pricing, access and coverage assumptions within BD commercial assessments. Coordinate with regional and country V&A and cross-functional partners to align on GV&A assumptions.

Research & Analysis. Drive fit-for-purpose research on BD targets. Use key databases (Pricentric, Analysource, IQVIA MIDAS, AlphaSense, Context Matters, DRG, MMIT, CMS Medicare, etc.) and BD diligence material to research target product, key analogs and competitors. Work with Operational Pricing team and external agencies on secondary and primary payer research. This role will require significant time spent on researching, evaluating, and collaborating with internal teams on background material related BD targets prior to finalizing inputs

Commercial Assessment. Provide price and access assumptions for BD revenue forecasts based on target product profile and range of scenario sensitivities. Lead cross-functional teams on key drivers of pricing/access risks and opportunity for product strategy and revenue forecasts.

BD Process. Participate in deal governance and project meetings to ensure GV&A inputs are aligned with cross-functional team assessment, timelines and key decision points for BD projects.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The business development professional we seek has these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of market access or payer experience, or including business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


Masters degree and 7 years of market access or payer experience, or including business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization


Bachelors degree and 9 years of market access or payer experience, or including business experience in a role aligned with a Marketing/Sales commercial organization

Preferred Qualifications

Proven ability to manage in a highly fluid, interactive, matrix environment and build strong, successful business partnerships with regional and global colleagues.

Ability to translate complex situation analyses of the external pricing and reimbursement environment and potential asset to develop relevant analytic questions.

Ability to translate analytic output into potential price and access opportunities for potential deals with quantification of impact for Amgen, providers, patients and payers.

Strong strategic thinker capable of translating analytic output into strategic insights that will drive the business and proactively define and develop new capabilities to ensure Amgen success in the changing environment.

Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution.

Excellent pricing and access technical skills and fluency with data analysis, market research, etc.

Excellent oral/written communications skills and interpersonal skills with a credible Senior Management presence; able to communicate at all organizational levels.

Strong understanding of the US and global payer environment, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing, value drivers, formulary management, health technologies assessment, and health policy.

Deep understanding of the U.S. Government and Commercial reimbursement environment.

Previous international (ex-US) assignment and/or Business Development experience and/or emerging markets experience desirable.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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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.