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
Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role the Executive Director (ED), Disease Area Strategy reports to the head of Integrated Access Strategy (IAS) Oncology and oversees a team of early Access Strategy Leads (eASLs) dedicated to the integration of access into early clinical development planning and development of Global Integrated Access & Pricing Strategies for early programs. This role oversees and provides leadership to a team of Directors for a group of assets within Early Oncology Franchise. The ED, Disease Area Strategy (DAS) is accountable for providing global managerial, leadership, strategic, and tactical support to ASLs as they develop their integrated access and pricing strategies. The ED, DAS will also be accountable for delivering on above-brand initiatives to build our strategic capabilities in light of a rapidly evolving environment.
Key initiatives may include:
Partnering with HEOR Head to ensure systematic and consistent integration of access into clinical development planning for oncology, including clinical trial design trade-off assessments
Understanding evolving payer value drivers & evidence needs in oncology levering case studies
Partnering with Marketing, Commercial and Development to input into disease area and therapeutic strategy
In close collaboration with their team, the ED ensures the smooth transition of programs from the early evidence and strategic development stage to the peri-/post-launch stage. The ED role is highly cross-functional and interfaces with both internal and external stakeholders. They will work closely with the IAS Oncology Head and cross-functionally with HEOR, Center for observational Research (CfoR), Pricing, Clinical, Medical, Commercial, Regulatory, Country Teams, Operations, and others to integrate functional perspectives and to socialize and seek buy-in on IAS strategy.
Key responsibilities include:
Provides oversight and strategic direction on other important early pipeline milestones including:
Competitive landscape assessments
Early pricing and access assumptions
Access input into target product profiles
Early patient reported outcomes, health economic and real-world evidence strategy
Evaluation of Healthcare Technology Assessment (HTA) gaps
Early HTA advice
Price assessment for complex/variable dosing regimens
Access/revenue trade-off assessment across trial design scenarios
Price/revenue optimized indication sequence
Early access plan
Stays abreast of major macro-payer and policy trends, generates awareness of potential implications among team and stakeholders, and integrates key considerations into ways of working
Ensures timely and seamless integration of key insights (externally and internally via country teams and cross-functional partners) are integrated into strategies
Provides thought leadership on access related opportunities and challenges facing the business either at an IAS or franchise level (Disease Area Strategy) at various forums
Shares best practices and integrates insights and learnings across team members
Advances functional excellence and strategy capabilities in IAS Oncology
Shares insights and learnings from respective brands across the organization
Leads above-brand initiatives to advance Global Value & Access (GV&A)/IAS capabilities
Seeks buy-in from cross-functional stakeholders and generates awareness of the outputs across the organization as needed
Ensures operationalization of initiatives into existing ways of working
Drives innovative thinking and challenges status quo as needed
Leads and motivates team; ensures adherence to goals; identifies talent development opportunities, ensures coaching and monitoring of performance; identifies and removes obstacles to ensure team stays on track
Accountable for the administration and budget of the franchise
Represents access perspective at various forums including Therapeutic Area Governance (TAG)
Consistently demonstrates Amgens leadership values: Inspire, Accelerate, Integrate, Adapt
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.
Doctorate degree with 6 years of access and pricing experience OR
Master's degree with 10 years of access and pricing experience OR
Bachelor's degree with 12 years of access and pricing experience AND
6+ years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
5+ years of oncology access strategy experience strongly preferred
Knowledge of drug development and launch readiness processes
Executive presence, communication skills and quality of deliverables with ability to tailor communication to a broad set of audiences
Ability to prioritize effectively and proactively identify where there are obstacles
Ability to anticipate and understand impact of macro-payer and policy trends
Ability to make informed but timely decisions even in face of uncertainty
Understanding of the payer environment in major countries, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing, health technology assessment, and health care policy
Knowledge of US healthcare system, including various payer channels
Ability to translate complex situation and pricing analyses to effectively communicate impact to Amgen business
Ability to review qualitative and quantitative pricing studies and to formulate price policy recommendations
Ability to manage in a highly fluid, interactive, matrixed environment and build business partnerships with affiliate and global colleagues
Ability to deliver individual results and results through others
Ability to connect with people and build bridges with other functions
Displays self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Listens, welcomes challenges, and is open-minded
Ability to simplify complex issues, succinctly and effectively communicate them
Ability to locate, coach, develop and retain top talent
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 $259,255 to $295,313. 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.
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.