Amgen US Medical Director, External Relations Lead, Cardiology in Thousand Oaks, California

The US Medical Director, External Relations Leader (USMD ERL) is the point of contact within the Therapeutic Area (TA) for TA related stakeholders internally and externally. The USMD ERL is accountable for coordinating across a broad stakeholder community, appropriate inclusion and engagement of both internal and external stakeholders, and managing the TA stakeholder map. While a USMD ERL is not the relationship owner, they will understand the nature of the relationship, maintain appropriate points of contact and will work with cross-functional partners to build and execute the medical engagement activities.

The USMD ERL is responsible for:

Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, SOPs, & Operational Guidelines that govern stakeholder interactions. Additionally, the USMD ERL will ensure appropriate cultivation of relationships across the medical stakeholders.

Appropriate synthesis of external information into specific, actionable insights is a key accountability of the USMD ERL, as is leveraging new insights to generate innovative product and cross-TA strategies.

Performing periodic analysis of maps and identify gaps and opportunities.

Closely collaborate with TA leaders and cross-functional stakeholders, as this is a critical success factor in the development and delivery of the medical engagement activities, and in driving successful execution of the objectives.

Maintaining a current, accurate mapping of external relationships and internal stakeholders.

The right candidate will have a deep understanding of the TA, as well as the external environment that may influence or impact the TA.

Primary point of contact for the US Advocacy team, a key partner to the US Medical Leads to ensure successful execution of the engagement plans. The USMD ERL also will be a key strategic partner to the TA Head and TA MedCom Head.

With strong internal cross-functional collaboration, the candidate will be able to set appropriate, realistic expectations with the external community.

With deep external and internal insights and knowledge, the candidate will be able to recommend appropriate, innovative opportunities.

Leading and executing on key medical external projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

MD, or PhD, or PharmD or DO and 2 years of Clinical Research or Medical Affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications

MD plus accredited fellowship in respective therapeutic area, board certified or board eligible

Clinical research/medical affairs experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO) that includes collaborations with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and/or payers

Experience with clinical study management and conduct

Familiarity with US health care compliance considerations

Experience with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and payers

Broad and formal leadership experience

Knowledge of Pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process knowledge with advanced understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs

Therapeutic area knowledge

Understanding of clinical and economic value of marketed biotechnology drugs

Understanding of reimbursement and access landscape in the US

Network of customer contacts in therapeutic area

Knowledge of local pharmaceutical industry and legal/health system environment

Finance/budgeting and resource management experience

Track record of leadership

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.