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Senior Associate Payer Contracting (US - Remote)

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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Feb 22, 2024

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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.

Senior Associate - Payer Contracting (US - Remote)


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! Amgen has an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to make a significant impact on the organization. In this vital role the Senior Associate is integral to Amgens financial performance and will lead contracting activities for Amgens Managed Care Organization (MCO) customers. As a member of the US Value & Access team, Senior Associate will serve as Payer Contractings point of contact for both internal and external partners for assigned Amgens top regional MCO and Medicaid customers. This role reports to a Senior Manager of Payer Contracting.

The Senior Associate will be an instrumental member of the customer team responsible for overseeing Amgens customers and will be key in identifying and executing contract strategies to ensure Amgens business needs are met. This role is integral in communicating account information to facilitate pricing and contracting decision-making by senior leadership. This individual will be the primary contract owner for the MCO client responsibilities and will assist in review of product pricing requests with internal executive committees. Additionally, this individual will partner with cross-functional teams to support product-specific pricing strategies, value-based contracts, contract performance, and contract completion needs.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Manage the contract development process in conjunction with Amgens account representative (Market Access), Coverage & Pricing, Legal, and other stakeholders
  • Create term sheets and complete request for proposals (RFPs) as needed to provide pricing offers to MCO customers
  • Act as business owner of the contract between Amgen and its customer, specifically owning the contracting strategy and completion of assigned top regional MCOs
  • Implement MCO pricing and contracting strategies in alignment with brand/business approach
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of MCO pricing and contracting strategies
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of key MCO customers financials, growth drivers, membership, mergers/acquisitions, end customers, etc.
  • Inform the pricing analytics team of customer-specific information and trends that are critical to provide quarterly financial estimates for each customer
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Market Access, customers, Legal, Operations, and other teams as necessary
  • Review formularies and submission files to ensure customer compliance with the contract
  • Support ad-hoc requests by senior leadership for product and/or customer related business analytics and strategy
  • Other duties as assigned


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree


Bachelors degree and 2 years of commercial contracting, pricing, finance, accounting, and/or sales operations experience


Associates degree and 6 years of commercial contracting, pricing, finance, accounting, and/or sales operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of commercial contracting, pricing, finance, accounting, and/or sales operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (i.e. MBA, JD or equivalent degree)
  • 2+ years of commercial contracting, pricing, finance, accounting, and/or sales operations experience in a biopharma or related business environment
  • Experience solving complex business problems and running multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility and leadership experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Previous experience providing and delivering information for decision making by executive management
  • Ability to read and understand legal contract documents


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor
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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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