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Executive Director, Growth Brands & Hematology Team Lead, Integrated Access Strategy - Oncology

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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Marketing, Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

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, Growth Brands & Hematology Team Lead (IAS) Oncology role reports to the Head of (IAS) Oncology and oversees a team dedicated to the successful transition of growth brands and Hematology assets from the early to peri-/post-launch phase. The Growth Brands & Hematology Team Lead is accountable for providing global leadership, managerial, strategic, and tactical support to Access Strategy Leads (ASLs) as they develop their integrated Global Access & Pricing Strategies. The team consists of Directors and Senior Managers with responsibility for a group of assets within the Growth Brand and Hematology Franchise.

This role will also be accountable for delivering on above-brand initiatives to build strategic capabilities in light of a rapidly evolving environment which may include health policy shaping and integration into strategies and operating plans. 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 Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), 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 leadership, strategic, and tactical support to team of ASLs and senior managers as they develop their integrated Global Access & Pricing Strategies and other launch deliverables (e.g., Launch Sequence, Global Pricing Policy, Payer Value Proposition, Objection Handler, Evidence Gap Assessment and evidence generation strategies for lifecycle opportunities, Negotiation Toolkit)

  • 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

  • Provides thought leadership on access related opportunities and challenges facing the business either at an IAS or franchise level (Growth Brands and Heme) at various forums

  • Shares best practices and integrates insights and learnings across team members

  • Works cross-functionally with other functions including Marketing, Medical, HEOR, Real World Evidence and others to align on Disease Area Strategy for Growth Brands and Heme

  • 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 /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 such as Therapeutic Area Governance (TAG) as needed

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of access and pricing experience OR

  • Masters degree & 10 years of access and pricing experience OR

  • Bachelors degree & 12 years 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in Oncology market access strongly preferred

  • Executive presence with ability to effectively communicate, lead with credibility, garner buy-in, and develop relationships with cross-functional partners

  • Understanding of drug development and launch readiness processes

  • Knowledge of US healthcare system, including various payer channels

  • Ability to tailor communication to a broad set of audiences

  • Ability to prioritize 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

  • 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

  • Understanding of Value & Access fundamentals

  • Displays self-awareness and emotional intelligence

  • Listens, welcomes challenges, and is open-minded


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.

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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