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Director, Access Strategy Lead, Obesity

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
May 1, 2024

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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, Access Strategy Lead, Obesity


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world!

In the context of a rapidly evolving payer environment, Amgens increasing emphasis on geographic expansion and companion diagnostics, and a commitment to demonstrate product value, Amgen requires an increasingly sophisticated reimbursement and pricing capability to support market access strategies (an important source for competitive advantage). The Global Integrated Access Strategy team, within the Global Value Access (GVA) function, is a team committed to excellence in this capability in order to position Amgen for continued success. This global team is responsible for strategic planning of value and access for all Amgen molecules in development, beginning in Phase I-II and extending throughout commercialization across the Amgen portfolio. This work also includes lifecycle planning and access support for our in-the-market products. Additionally, the team is responsible for global strategic pricing, including recommendations for global price bands and launch sequence.

Each Access Plan integrates coverage and reimbursement, pricing, value evidence, advocacy and policy into the development of a strategic plan that supports the overarching commercial position and links to the clinical attributes of the molecule. This plan elucidates and communicates the global strategies and tactics to secure and maintain access throughout the lifecycle of a specific molecule.

In this vital role the Director will serve as the Access Strategy Lead (ASL), Maridebart cafraglutide (AMG 133) and will represent payers information needs on the multi-disciplinary Product Teams (PT) working on this compound in the obesity franchise. You will also lead and coordinate the cross-functional efforts within Global Value Access (GVA) in order to support the access planning process, including the situation analysis, creation of access strategies, identification of critical success factors, development of pricing guidance and maintenance of price policy. This opportunity will involve interaction with top 10 markets and sub-regions to lead access launch readiness (therapies and companion diagnostics) and execution of the global access strategy on a fast-moving launch timeframe. The individual will be responsible for pricing and access assumptions in global revenue forecasts for select products. The Director must also oversee and conduct relevant payer/pricing market research and Value Evidence Generation (with HEOR) and integrate clinical, market and payer information to develop and communicate the access plan.

Each Director will work collaboratively across functions to ensure a comprehensive view of their assigned products and create and maintain strong working relationships with key partners. These partners include global colleagues in marketing, development, HEOR, regulatory, operations, advocacy, and government affairs as well as key markets and regional VA colleagues within the US, Europe, Intercontinental and Japan/Asia-Pacific/Australia.

In addition to product-specific responsibilities, each member of the team also participates in cross-portfolio projects each year. These projects either serve to advance the departments knowledge of and readiness for the global access environment, support specific market or product assessments, or attempt to influence access policy development. Examples include access assessments to support business development activities, access and pricing landscapes in select countries, exploration of new access trends and/or reimbursement/payment models, or development of a policy white paper to shape external price and reimbursement policies in the global arena.


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 collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of market access and/or payer experience


Masters degree and 7 years of market access and/or payer experience


Bachelors degree and 9 years of market access and/or payer experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working on molecules targeting cardiovascular or metabolic diseases

  • US Launch experience

  • Strong understanding of the payer environment in major countries, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing, health technology assessment, and health care policy, with emphasis on general medicines.

  • Experience with commercial or payer assessments for general medicines pipeline programs

  • Ability to review clinical and health economic literature, including disease state information, clinical trial design and results, and pharmacoeconomic studies, in order to understand implications for value to payers.

  • Ability to conduct situation analysis of external pricing and reimbursement environment and synthesize relevant information to develop strategic plans

  • Ability to develop and test value messages and value evidence with payers in order to determine the most compelling way in which to demonstrate and communicate product value to payers

  • Ability to translate complex situation and pricing analyses to effectively communicate impact to Amgen business

  • Ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative pricing studies and to formulate price policy recommendations

  • Ability to formulate health policy strategy and implement these strategies to shape external pricing and reimbursement environment

  • Previous experience in a payer role or in international (ex-US) assignment and/or Business Development and/or product commercialization and/or pharmaceutical pricing desirable.

  • Ability to manage in a highly fluid, interactive, matrixed environment and build strong, successful business partnerships with affiliate, regional and global colleagues.

  • Demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution.

  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, identify strategic options and trade-offs

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability in development of business strategy

  • Demonstrated success as a team leader with strong team management, development and coaching skills

  • Excellent oral/written communications skills and interpersonal skills

  • Clinical degree (PharmD, MD, RN)

The successful candidate will bring strong knowledge of market access in the pharma/biotech business, a deep understanding of the payer environment, and strong strategic and analytical skills for conducting appropriate analyses and decisions to support management of Amgens business.


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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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.

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