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Director, Access Strategy Lead, Oncology (US Remote)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
May 30, 2023

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Marketing, Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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, Access Strategy Lead, Oncology (US Remote)

In the context of a rapidly evolving payer environment, Amgens increasing emphasis on geographic expansion and companion diagnostics, 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 Integrated Access Strategy team, within the Global Value Access (GVA) 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.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In this vital role the Director will serve as the Access Strategy Lead (ASL) Oncology and will represent payers information needs on the multi-disciplinary Product Teams (PT) for several early products where project teams have already been formed, as well as be the contact for some early projects which are just approaching PT portal. As some of these projects move forward to CTRS (Commit to Registration Studies), ASL responsibilities will change with primary focus on CTRS products.

ASL responsibilities will include leading and coordinating the cross-functional efforts within Global Value Access (GVA) 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 providing access input as the project approach critical decision-making milestones such as CTRS portal. This opportunity will involve as needed interaction with top 10 markets to get needed input for critical milestones. The director must also oversee and conduct relevant payer activities. Working closely with cross functional GV&A team including HEOR. The ASL is expecting to have a good Evidence Generation plan as well as help shape the clinical development plan to enable market access for launch.

The ASL will work collaboratively across functions to ensure a comprehensive access strategy and maintain strong working relationships with key partners. These stakeholders include global colleagues in marketing, development, HEOR, regulatory, operations, advocacy, and government affairs. The ASL will work directly and collaboratively with VA colleagues in selected country affiliates in order to inform the development of global access strategies and evidence generation.

In addition to product-specific responsibilities, the ASL will work on some cross functional responsibilities. The ASL will help support the Biegene relationship for the portfolio from access perspective and may also lead other cross functional projects such as challenges associated with combination pricing for access in Oncology.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The strategic leader we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

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


Masters degree and 8 years of market access and/or payer experience


Bachelors degree and 10 years of market access and/or payer experience


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working on molecules targeting oncology diseases

  • Launch experience

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

  • 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 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

  • Demonstrated success as a team leader with strong team management, development, and coaching skills

  • Excellent oral/written communications skills and interpersonal skills


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.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $191,932 - $243,628.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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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.

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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 cancers, 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.


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.

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