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Payer Contracting U.S., Senior Manager

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
May 22, 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.

Payer Contracting U.S., Senior ManagerLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead contracting activities for Amgens Managed Care Organization (MCO) customers. The Senior Manager will serve as the Payer Contracting point of contact for both internal and external partners for one of Amgens top national MCO customers. This role reports to a Director of Payer Contracting.

The Senior Manager will be an instrumental member of the customer team responsible for coordinating Amgens customers and will be key in identifying and implementing 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 and contracting requests with internal executive committees. Additionally, this individual will partner with cross-functional teams to support product-specific pricing strategies, contract performance, and contract execution needs. This role is remote, but will require some working hours during U.S. Pacific time zone.

  • Manage the contract development process in conjunction with Amgens Market Access account executive, Law, Coverage & Pricing, and other customers.
  • 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 execution of one of the Big 3 (Mega) managed care PBM/GPO customers.
  • Implement MCO pricing and contracting strategies in alignment with brand/business approach.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of key MCO customers financials, growth drivers, membership, mergers/acquisitions, end customers, etc.
  • Support post-deal contract operations team including contracting interpretation for payment processing, dispute resolution, formulary validation, and other activities as needed.
  • Support ad-hoc requests by senior leadership for product and/or customer related business analytics and strategy.

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of sales & marketing operations or pricing experience


Masters degree and 4 years of sales & marketing operations or pricing experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of sales & marketing operations or pricing experience


Associates degree and 10 years of sales & marketing operations or pricing experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of sales & marketing operations or pricing experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree preferred (i.e. MBA or equivalent experience)
  • 6+ years of experience solving complex business problems and managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to read and understand complex legal contract documents.
  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology sales and marketing experience.
  • 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 manage in a highly fluid, interactive, matrixed environment.
  • Deep understanding of the US commercial and government healthcare and reimbursement environment.
  • Previous experience leading a contract development team.

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 expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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.

careers.amgen.comApplication deadline

Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position.

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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