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US Contracts and Payments Manager

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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Feb 24, 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.

    US Contracts and Payments Manager


    What you will do

    Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgens Research and Development (R&D) Business Operations organization addresses complex business challenges with outstanding people, tools, and processes. The team delivers on key initiatives and capabilities to support R&D. This position is primarily responsible to efficiently and effectively project manage compliant advisory boards across all therapeutic areas (TAs). We are looking for talent who will play a key role in supporting the healthcare contracting process and ensuring accurate and timely payments to members of the health care community.

    In this vital role the manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including legal, sourcing, accounts payable, and finance, to ensure smooth and seamless contract management and payment operations. We are a team that delivers for our partners!

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Lead in the review, drafting, and negotiation of contracts for members of the healthcare community (Advisory boards).
    • Ability to effectively explain contract terms and positions to internal partners.
    • Ability to effectively communicate business risks to internal partners and escalate as appropriate.
    • Extensive document drafting experience (preferably in a fast-paced environment, e.g. consulting firms, biotech, tech companies, etc.)
    • Coordinate contract execution and distribution.
    • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with legal, sourcing, accounts payable, and other relevant teams to streamline financial processes and resolve any issues or discrepancies.
    • Ensure effective communication and foster positive working relationships.
    • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies, and regulations.
    • Develop and enforce policies and procedures related to contracting and payment operations.
    • Participate in audits and assist with compliance-related activities as required.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to optimize contracting and payment processes.
    • Excellent computer and MS Office skills
    • Smartsheet
    • Excellent writing skills; detail-oriented
    • Experience with meeting planning and management
    • Experience with facilitating vendor contracts and contracts with members of the healthcare community.
    • Strong understanding of principals of customer service as it applies to internal customers and external partners.
    • Vendor Management and oversight experience
    Problem Solving:
    • Ability to process complex transactions from end to end, engaging business partners where appropriate.
    • Identify and raise business issues needing resolution, identify potential process improvements and manage multiple assignments at one time.
    • Interact with business partners to ensure compliance processes and standards are understood and followed.
    • Ability to prioritize competing interests and projects and manage a high volume of contract document requests.
    • Maintaining oversight of contracts and payments team providing support to Amgen staff.
    • Maintain key relationships by communicating and collaborating with cross-functional partners such as Law, Regulatory, Global Meeting Management and other Worldwide Compliance and Business Ethics groups, and the International Healthcare Compliance group.
    • Consistent with Amgens Healthcare Compliance Policy and Standard Operating Procedures:
    • Review proposed arrangements via Amgens healthcare compliance operations system of record (C3).
    • Support Amgen staff members with any related questions and/or concerns such as C3 system support
    • Draft contracts, contract amendments, and resolve any issues relating to contract negotiation or management to drive to contract execution.

    What we expect of you

    We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek has these qualifications.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Doctorate degree and 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotech or healthcare OR
    • Masters degree and 4 years of experience pharmaceutical/biotech or healthcare OR
    • Bachelors degree and 6 years experience in pharmaceutical/biotech or healthcare OR
    • Associates degree and 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotech or healthcare OR
    • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of experience in areas mentioned above
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Law or paralegal background.
    • 3 + years of experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech or healthcare environment
    • People and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
    • Legal document drafting experience in a dynamic environment, e.g., consulting firms, biotech, tech companies, etc.
    • Extensive Quality and compliance knowledge of regulations and expectations.
    • Strong data analytics skills with experience in analytics software, (eg. Spotfire, Tableau, Smartsheet) as well as experience with document management applications (eg. Veeva), and portfolio planning tools and financial systems (eg. Planisware, SAP, MS Projects)

    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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