Amgen Contracts and Pricing Sr. Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

The Contracts & Pricing Senior Manager is a key team member in the Government Programs (GP) organization within Trade, Pricing, and Contract Management (TPCM). TPCM is a part the US Value & Access organization and is responsible for the commercial and government pricing and contracting activities. As a member of the GP Leadership Team, the Contracts and Pricing Senior Manager holds a pivotal management role in ensuring Amgen's success in the Government Healthcare Markets, including Medicaid and Medicare, which covers a substantial portion of Amgen patients.

The Contracts & Pricing Senior Manager has the responsibility for management of Government Program pricing calculations that includes establishing appropriate pricing related policies and procedures, delivering key data analysis, strategic insights, and ensuring strong internal and financial controls over price reporting for Federal and State Government Programs. As part of the GP Leadership Team, the Contracts & Pricing Senior Manager is responsible for fostering an agile, proactive and continuous improvement culture while supporting key initiatives within the organization. The Contracts and Pricing Senior Manager collaborates cross-functionally with team members in Contract Operations, Trade & Distribution, Provider Contracting, Payer Contracting, Compliance, Corporate and External Audit, Finance and Accounting, Law, and Information Systems.

Responsibilities

  • Manages Government Program price calculations; including key application of government policies and regulations, methodologies, calculation formulas, and submissions to the Government

  • Interacts regularly with senior leadership and other high-level cross-functional teams as well as collaborates effectively with upstream functional teams that support the execution of Government Price Reporting

  • Leads a team of two GP Managers responsible for completing Government Pricing calculations, analysis, and submission of Medicaid/Medicare pricing to government in compliance with government regulations and Amgen policy

  • Champions and influences organizational change

  • Analyzes Amgen's commercial contracting strategies and translates those strategies into the resulting impact on Government Programs pricing calculations

  • Monitor government pricing calculation requirements and policy changes and implement as necessary

  • Develop substantive pricing analytics that accurately address portfolio trends, reporting variances, and financial impacts of Government Program calculations and communicate key variance drivers and/or insights

  • Identify and document key internal and external risks that may impact Amgen's ability to maintain compliance with its Government Program policies, methodologies, and procedures

  • Engage with corporate and external auditors on SOX, financial and other audit related activities to fulfill Government Programs' audit responsibilities

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

OR

  • Master's degree and 4 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

OR

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

OR

  • Associate's degree and 10 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of experience in either government pricing, commercial contracting and/or pricing, finance, accounting, auditing, compliance, analytics, and/or sales operations

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility and leadership experience

  • Solid experience solving complex business problems and managing analytics projects.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical/biotech environment.

  • Proven ability to execute and communicate effectively in a highly fluid, interactive, matrixed environment; demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple simultaneous, complex projects to completion

  • Demonstrated experience working as an agent of change within a dynamic organization including specific experiences in project management and lean process improvement

  • Excellent analytical capabilities. Excellent conceptual problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem-solving approach, and manage execution

  • Authoritative command of complexity and ambiguity; ability to see the big picture; ability to collect, digest and assemble information to enable relevant business analyses and controls

  • Exceptional experience with Excel modeling and PowerPoint

  • Deep interest and/or experience navigating the evolving U.S. healthcare system with specific interest on the interactions between Government and Healthcare.

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.