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Director, Business Development - Transactions

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 30, 2022
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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.

Director, Business Development - Transactions


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world. In this vital role we are seeking an individual who is committed to our mission to serve patients through the deal seat. This Director on the Transactions team will play a critical role analyzing and negotiating potential deals.

We are committed to sourcing the best innovation to transform patients lives. At Amgen, we take a balanced approach in seeking innovation recognizing the value of both internal and external innovation. Today, ~50% of our revenues is due to our business development activities. The Business Development (BD) team leads Amgens efforts to license, acquire or collaborate on externally sourced innovation. We are a lean team with high impact, reporting into the CEO.

  • Collaborate within BD and our key cross-functional stakeholders to assess and advance deals
  • Develop and recommend deal structures, financial terms and other key deal terms
  • Drive decision making and the deal process
  • Create presentations and present to the Deal Review Committee and various key senior leaders
  • Lead negotiations with potential partners
  • Work on deals of all sizes and stages from early research to commercial assets, structures and deal structures licensing, collaboration to M&A.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time with different deadlines
  • Interface with external parties including venture capitalists, executive management of target companies, peers in the industry and investment banks

Personal attributes:
  • Energetic, results driven self-starter with a strong executive presence, collaborative mentality, and ability to think strategically and analytically
  • Must have excellent project management skills -- projects are complex and involve many issues and functions
  • Strong executive communication skills (written and oral) -- frequent interaction with broad and diverse groups
  • Strong negotiations experience, with problem-solving capabilities
  • Good business instincts with financial acumen
  • Solid understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry and key functions
  • Passion for supporting difficult data-driven decisions either in support of a deal or walking-away
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams, drive business decisions and manage multiple projects
  • Managerial skills are critical


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Business Development deal experience


Masters degree and 7 years of Business Development deal experience


Bachelors degree and 9 years of Business Development deal experience'

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of deal experience with a track record of successfully completing complex or value-creating deals
  • At least 5 years in biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience managing in time intensive situations
  • MBA and/or JD highly desired
  • A combination of scientific and business education / experience could be quite helpful


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.
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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States
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