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Compliance Director, Business Development and Effectiveness

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Feb 13, 2024

Job Details


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 Compliance Business Development and Program Effectiveness


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role you will support Business Development initiatives and build and execute a strategy to measure the effectiveness of our Ethics & Compliance program. The Director will report to the Vice President of Worldwide Compliance and Business Ethics (WC&BE) and will serve as a key member of this Vice Presidents leadership team. You will evaluate Amgens business development opportunities from an ethics and compliance perspective, including merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic equity investments, licensing opportunities, research and clinical development collaborations, and other transactions that advance the execution of Amgens growth strategy. You will also directly identify opportunities for transformation of Amgens Compliance-related metrics and key performance indicators. This will involve continually assessing WC&BE programs, the external environment, and relevant data to develop and execute on a strategy for assessing and evaluating each element of Amgens Ethics and Compliance program.

As a Compliance Director, you will:
  • For business development opportunities, (1) conduct and evaluate the results of compliance-related due diligence, (2) assess and propose mitigation strategies for associated risks, (3)review and help negotiate compliance-related agreement provisions, (4) lead post-deal integration and implementation for WC&BE, and (5) understand and communicate impact of transactions on internal stakeholders

  • Maintain and continually enhance WC&BE business development playbook

  • Proactively and continually assess opportunities for measuring program effectiveness across the areas of policies and procedures, training, communications and Code of Conduct; business ethics; reporting, investigations and monitoring; processes, capabilities, technology and automation; and program execution

  • Bring a succinct point of view and business perspective, backed by data, to the WC&BE leadership team and other relevant leadership teams along with strong decision-making skills and the ability to understand and successfully implement WC&BE strategies

  • Consistently monitor external industry trends and regulatory environment, and integrate inputs across WC&BE, to create practical strategies to measure effectiveness and drive continuous improvement

  • Assess performance, identify, retain and develop key talent for the organization while crafting the future of the organization so as to develop the best team

  • Deploy strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to influence vertically, diagonally and horizontally

Domestic travel up to 20% for business-related activities may be required

Location: While hybrid from accessible commute to Amgen Thousand Oaks, CA is preferred this role may also be in a remote capacity with some expected travel.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Compliance, Legal, Audit, Monitoring, Regulatory or similar experience


Masters degree and 7 years of Compliance, Legal, Audit, Monitoring, Regulatory or similar experience


Bachelors degree and 9 years of Compliance, Legal, Audit, Monitoring, Regulatory or similar experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience, particularly in Compliance, Legal, Audit, Monitoring, Regulatory Affairs, and/or cross-functional experience in Sales, Marketing, or Medical

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence those around him/her

  • Strong collaborator and self-starter

  • Strong executive presence

  • Critical thinker and strategic, creative and proactive problem solver who effectively drives issues to closure

  • Agile and able to adjust to ambiguity, complexity and changing directions quickly to meet urgent business needs

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Office of Inspector General (OIG) Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Code, U.S. Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), False Claims Act (FCA), current Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines, Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA), FDA commercial guidelines, U.S. Federal and State data privacy laws and regulations, U.S. Federal and State transparency reporting requirements, similar laws and regulations in countries outside the U.S., and other relevant laws and regulations

  • Understanding of sales, marketing, value & access, product promotion, disease education, device regulatory, clinical research, and healthcare compliance

  • Strong ability to synthesize and analyze vast amounts of complex data, and clearly and concisely articulate relevant points and conclusions at the right altitude depending on the purpose and the audience

  • Ability to initiate, handle, prioritize, and follow through on a high volume of work

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


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

Apply now

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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