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Executive Director, Global Marketing Lead, Otezla

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 10, 2023

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At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared missionto serve patientshas driven our status as one of the worlds preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.


What you will do

The Global Marketing Lead (GML) is a critical role in the Global Marketing Organization that has a significant impact on products at all stages of the product lifecycle. The GML is responsible for maximizing the value of the asset by providing commercial guidance on development stage assets, developing, and implementing global launch strategies, optimizing the impact of marketing budgets, managing the lifecycle of marketed products, and supporting business developments efforts to license and acquire external assets.

The GML position is complex and demanding and will require a commercial executive with marketing capabilities, analytical skills, cross-functional collaboration skills, the ability to operate globally and locally, highly effective influencing and negotiation skills and a commercial voice across the lifecycle of brands.

In addition to the GML role, this position also serves as the single leader for the cross-functional Product Team (Product Team Lead) (PTL) with accountability for product strategy and leadership throughout the product lifecycle.

Key commercial responsibilities (as GML) include:

  • Development and execution of Global Brand Plan (GBP) and launch plans for lifecycle management indications (LCM)

  • Leading the Insight and Brand Team (IBT)

  • Leading all Global Marketing activities for assigned brands consistent with agreed Global Marketing processes

  • Provide commercial input into every cross-functional/portal decisions

  • Provide commercial input on Business Development efforts

Key cross-functional responsibilities (as PTL) include the following:

  • Delivering an integrated product strategy, which considers near and long-term broad, cross-functional impacts and region and country perspectives, accountability for the product value, profitability/product assumptions

  • Developing and articulates strategic options to make the best trade-off decisions for Amgen, global value, and risk profile

  • Leadership and team performance, responsibility for Product Team performance management by setting and clearly communicating goals that align with a compelling vision

  • Setting metrics to measure team performance, including planned vs. actual budgets, forecasts, timelines, and deliverables

  • Delivering proactive program communications to functions, countries, and regions, escalates issues and communicates decisions to all cross-functional team members and stakeholders

  • Generating high quality, focused communication of program needs and recommendations to executive management, responsibility for identifying what decisions are at the product, portfolio, functional, or regional levels


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree & 6 or more years of marketing experience OR

  • Masters degree & 10 or more years of marketing experience OR

  • Bachelors degree & 12 or more years of marketing experience AND

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Executive with cross-functional collaboration skills, influencing and leadership skills and the ability to operate across multiple geographies

  • Ability to synthesize different points of view to make sound and objective decisions

  • Navigate within a highly matrixed environment

  • Experience with formulating integrated cross-functional strategies

  • Communication skills, including executive presence and presentation skills

  • Ability to lead with courage - can comfortably work through conflict, and is not afraid to make decisions and act

  • Understanding of end-to-end drug commercialization and deep knowledge of the Inflammation space, ideally with experience in respiratory market

  • At least eight years of experience in a series of commercial roles of increasing scope, scale, and complexity (ideally with General Manager experience, for a brand in the US, or for a market outside the US), with leading companies in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Experience developing and implementing innovative global marketing and commercial strategies for pipeline products, successfully launching therapeutic products and repositioning products to maximize commercial value

  • Prior experience launching multiple products in diverse therapeutic areas is highly desirable

  • Prior experience in commercial positions with global responsibilities is important. Experience living and working outside the United States is highly desirable. Possesses an understanding of broad, global market dynamics and the cultural awareness and sensitivity to form relationships and collaborate effectively with colleagues around the world

  • Broad therapeutic area expertise. Has worked in diverse commercial roles supporting several different disease states, on products in various stages of the lifecycle, with a diverse set of customers in challenging and competitive markets.

  • Understanding of global market access, pricing, and reimbursement issues


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 $274,388 to $318,568. 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

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.

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 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.

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

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