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Manager Contract Development

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Nov 9, 2023

Job Details


Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Manager - Contract Development


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be key member of US Value and Access (US V&A) specifically within the Contract Development team. This role requires a dynamic and innovative thinker committed to delivering cutting-edge capabilities to the US V&A organization. We are seeking a business leader that understands technology and can manage multiple workstreams concurrently across multiple business units.

This position is primarily responsible for understanding business needs and converting those needs into requirements. Additionally, we are seeking a business technology leader that can find opportunities to optimize difficulties within business processes that support the end-to-end contracting lifecycle.

As a business technology leader, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our technological future, improving user experiences, and ensuring efficient business operations. This multifaceted position requires strong leadership, strategic vision, and a deep understanding of technologys role in achieving business goals.

Position operates within a complex environment, and the ideal candidate will possess the ability to take initiative, problem-solve, work independently and exercise appropriate business judgment. Essential activities include, evolving the Contracting Ecosystem into a high-quality data repository, detecting business workflow automation candidates, and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement. Interaction and strong communication with cross-functional teams is crucial.

Business Requirements Gathering

  • Work closely with business stakeholders to understand their contracting needs and requirements
  • Translate business objectives into clear and actionable requirements
  • Partner with IT to thoroughly explain business needs and enable the IT product team to develop detailed technical requirements & design options
  • Oversee change management for integration of new systems and technologies into existing business processes and infrastructure
  • Ensure data and process compatibility while minimizing disruption to day-to day business operations

Business Capabilities Roadmap

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive business capability roadmap aligned with the companys strategic objectives
  • Identify new technologies and trends to maintain a competitive edge
  • Manage prioritization of business capabilities within the product backlog

User Experience Strategy

  • Define a user-centric approach that empowers US V&A staff to improve productivity within Amgens Contract Management Ecosystem
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create seamless, intuitive, and customer focused experiences

Process Improvement

  • Identify areas for process optimization and efficiency gains
  • Lead process improvement initiatives to enhance productivity and reduce operational costs

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 2 years of healthcare/life sciences or corporate business consulting experience


Bachelors degree and 4 years of healthcare/life sciences or corporate business consulting experience


Associates degree and 10 years of healthcare/life sciences or corporate business consulting experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of healthcare/life sciences or corporate business consulting experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, specifically US pricing & contracts
  • Excellent project and portfolio management skills
  • Proficiency in business process analysis and optimization
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive change within the organization
  • Strong understanding of user experience principles
  • Experience working with integrated technologies across multiple teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivates and leads a project from inception to completion
  • Executive navigation and presentation skills is a plus

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.

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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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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.


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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One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States

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