Amgen Health Economics Senior Manager -- Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Thousand Oaks, California

The Senior Manager will serve in a content-oriented leadership role within Amgen's Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Center of Excellence by actively partnering with country Global Value & Access staff on local strategy, leveraging cross-country product insights and learnings, and ensuring team alignment at the local, regional and global level on key dossier elements prior to submission. He/she will work closely with (and report to) the Head of the HTA COE with the aim of ensuring submissions are timely, high quality, and aligned with endorsed strategy to achieve optimal patient access and reimbursement for our products. As Amgen expands into new markets, and HTA proliferates worldwide, the number and complexity of these HTA submissions is growing substantially. As such, this candidate will engage with multiple functions, at all levels, across Amgen's Therapeutic Areas to ensure seamless integration of HTA COE into Amgen. The role includes working cross-functionally and cross-regionally with oversight of centralized vendors, mentoring of junior staff and the possibility of line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  1. Support submission strategy and development, and ensure high quality dossiers

Work closely with HTA COE Project Manager and country affiliate

Actively participate in strategy meetings and provide cross-country insights and learnings, and help triage comments and trouble-shoot

Review of meeting minutes from strategy/key affiliate meetings; ensure timely delivery of minutes and archiving of submission materials

Provide affiliate support with country strategy with customized template

Review HTA submissions from a content and quality perspective to ensure alignment with agreed-upon strategy and guardrails.

Serve as member of RTQ (Response to Payer Questions) Team

Support payer engagement

Provide vendor management, including RFPs, SOWs, invoice reviews and direct review and oversight of deliverables

  1. Actively participate as member of HTA COE Core Team to share key learnings and best practices, and to help continually evolve the HTA COE

  2. Work cross-functionally to improve and strengthen HTA activities by developing a deep understanding of existing processes, core materials and key interfaces

  3. Collaborate with key partner functions, including the Modeling Center, Functional Product Leads, Biostatistics, Scientific Affairs, etc.

  4. Lead and/or support business-critical work streams

  5. Lead training and onboarding sessions, include review and/or preparation of materials

  6. Ensure HTA readiness of Global Value Dossiers

  7. Contribute productive ideas to help embed the HTA COE into Amgen's cross-functional and cross-regional infrastructure.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate Degree and 2 years of health economics and outcomes research and/or access and reimbursement experience

OR

Master's Degree and 6 years of health economics and outcomes research and/or access and reimbursement experience

OR

Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of health economics and outcomes research and/or access and reimbursement experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters or PhD in Health Economics, Outcomes Research, Health Services Research, Pharmacy Administration or related field, or PharmD with post-doctoral fellowship in one of these areas.

3+ years of experience in global outcomes research including dossier submissions for reimbursement or similar experience.

Experience working on external dossier submissions with respect to content creation, editing and/or review - ideally HTA /reimbursement dossiers or similar submissions.

Experience working with customers and colleagues based in different time zones

Self-motivated and able to advance projects without supervision

Strong presentation and communication skills

Experience with Amgen's Commercialization process, teams, and working practices.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.