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Amgen Counsel - Global Commercial Operations in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Counsel - Global Commercial Operations


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for counseling Amgen’s commercial value and access organization on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues concerning complex contracting and pricing strategies of biopharmaceutical products in the United States.

Primary Responsibilities will include:

  • Advising and counseling on complex commercial transactions on price concession strategies and risk mitigation with members of the healthcare community (managed care organizations, hospitals, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) and distributors), with emphasis on the Anti-Kickback Statute and applicable antitrust laws

  • Drafting and negotiating discount agreements, supply agreements and/or value-based agreements with above mentioned entities to provide for strategic pricing of Amgen products

  • Advising key stakeholders on legal, regulatory and policy developments to ensure that legal support is adapted to a rapidly changing environment

  • Overseeing discount agreement interpretation and contract enforcement, advising and managing commercial dispute resolution, including providing support for audits

  • Supporting healthcare compliance related matters as they relate to implementation of discount agreements

  • Developing and providing ongoing training to commercial operations staff regarding legal and regulatory requirements for commercial activity and contract requirements in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Helping Amgen shape external environment to improve patient access to its vital medicines

  • Coordinating legal support by contributing as a member of cross-functional team and interacting with business and law department colleagues on various matters


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The legal professional we seek is a dynamic individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction, and two (2) years of experience practicing law

Preferred Qualifications:

4+ years of corporate and/or law firm experience

Strong qualifications in transactional work in any industry, including structuring, advising and counseling on complex transactions and drafting, negotiating and interpreting complex contracts. Amgen understands that a candidate may not have all the preferred qualifications, and is open to candidates that have strong, relevant experience in only certain of these areas but is willing to learn new areas. We are looking for a candidate with proven superior legal skills, including excellent oral and written communication, legal analysis and negotiation skills.

The candidate should have:

  • Experience counseling clients on sophisticated legal and regulatory considerations

  • Ability to lead and influence others

  • Strong client service, business counseling and problem-solving focus

  • Ability to manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Superior academic achievement

Experience in healthcare industry is a plus but not required, including counseling on:

  • Healthcare fraud and abuse matters

  • OIG compliance guidance and advisory opinions

  • DOJ settlements with pharmaceutical industry

  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and contracting

  • Congressional hearings and inquiries


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.