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Executive Director, Disease Area Strategy Lead, Cardiovascular/General Medicines

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Apr 18, 2024

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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 you will be defining disease-level strategy that has a significant impact on a program at early clinical stages of the product lifecycle. The Executive Director (ED), Disease Area Strategy Lead (DASL) is a critical role in the Global Marketing organization. The DASL is responsible for developing successful disease strategy through cross-functional contribution and consideration, shepherding programs through governance, optimizing resource allocation, and partnering with business development efforts to license and acquire external assets. In addition to learning agility for potential new disease areas, the complex work will require a scientific background and preferably prior business development or consulting experiences. Analytical, cross-functional, collaboration and influencing skills will lead to success in this role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for developing disease area strategy with cross-functional acuity and update regularly

  • Product Team (PT) commercial representative for all relevant assets prior to and including early (E2L) portal

  • Provide commercial input in pipeline programs, ensuring alignment to the disease area strategy

  • Manage disease area marketplace input (partnering with Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Insights) on broader Therapeutic Area (TA) efforts

  • Lead all Global Marketing activities for assigned programs

  • Develop and provide a deep understanding of marketplace, competitive dynamics, access/pricing dynamics and their associated segments, opportunities, and challenges, including treatment paradigms, patient journey, key value drivers and barriers

  • Provide commercial input for Target Product Profile development along with Research, Clinical, Regulatory and Business Development stakeholders to advance asset development plan

  • Develop and provide program forecast and oversee aggregate forecast across programs at clinical stages within general medicines pipeline registrational study development (pre-CTRS)

  • Lead commercial discussions on early Product Teams and sub-teams along with cross-functional stakeholders

  • Lead, integrate and inspire teammates and cross-functional stakeholders

  • Manage Global Marketing DASL budget in support of the above


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 Cardiovascular/General Medicines experience or metabolic conditions closely related to Cardiovascular/General Medicines OR

  • Masters degree & 10 years of Cardiovascular/General Medicines experience or metabolic conditions closely related to Cardiovascular/General Medicines OR

  • Bachelors degree & 12 years of Cardiovascular/General Medicines experience or metabolic conditions closely related to Cardiovascular/General Medicines AND

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

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience either via a scientific degree or position held in a scientific field

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced scientific degree such as PhD., PharmD, MD is strongly preferred

  • Understanding of related disease areas

  • Experience with global market access, pricing, and reimbursement issues

  • More than eight years of experience in commercial, medical, corporate strategy, consulting, or business development roles with increasing scope, scale, and complexity in the biopharmaceutical industry; due diligence experience supporting product licensing and acquisition transactions is a plus

  • Experience launching products

  • Experience in commercial positions with global responsibilities


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 $287,903 to $329,676. 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.


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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