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Amgen Executive Director, Disease Area Strategy Lead, Obesity in Thousand Oaks, California

At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared mission—to serve patients—has driven our status as one of the world’s preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be defining disease-level strategy that has a significant impact on a program at early clinical stages of the product lifecycle. The Executive Director (ED), Disease Area Strategy Lead (DASL) is a critical role in the Global Marketing organization. The DASL is responsible for developing successful disease strategy through cross-functional contribution and consideration, shepherding programs through governance, optimizing resource allocation, and partnering with business development efforts to license and acquire external assets. In addition to learning agility for potential new disease areas, the complex work will require a scientific background and preferably prior business development or consulting experiences. Analytical, cross-functional, collaboration and influencing skills will lead to success in this role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for developing disease area strategy with cross-functional acuity and update regularly

  • Product Team (PT) commercial representative for all relevant assets prior to and including early (E2L) portal

  • Providing commercial input in pipeline programs, ensuring alignment to the disease area strategy

  • Manage disease area marketplace input (partnering with Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Insights) on broader Therapeutic Area (TA) efforts

  • Lead all Global Marketing activities for assigned programs

  • Develop and provide a deep understanding of marketplace, competitive dynamics, access/pricing dynamics and their associated segments, opportunities, and challenges, including treatment paradigms, patient journey, key value drivers and barriers

  • Provide commercial input for Target Product Profile development along with Research, Clinical, Regulatory and Business Development stakeholders to advance asset development plan

  • Develop and provide program forecast and oversee aggregate forecast across programs at clinical stages within general medicines pipeline registrational study development (pre-CTRS)

  • Lead commercial discussions on early Product Teams and sub-teams along with cross-functional stakeholders

  • Lead, integrate and inspire teammates and cross-functional stakeholders

  • Manage Global Marketing DASL budget in support of the above


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of obesity experience or metabolic conditions closely related to obesity OR

  • Master’s degree & 10 years of obesity experience or metabolic conditions closely related to obesity OR

  • Bachelor’s degree & 12 years of obesity experience or metabolic conditions closely related to obesity AND

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

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience either via a scientific degree or position held in a scientific field

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced scientific degree such as PhD., PharmD, MD is strongly preferred

  • Understanding of related disease areas

  • Experience with global market access, pricing, and reimbursement issues

  • More than eight years of experience in commercial, medical, corporate strategy, consulting, or business development roles with increasing scope, scale, and complexity in the biopharmaceutical industry; due diligence experience supporting product licensing and acquisition transactions is a plus

  • Experience launching products

  • Experience in commercial positions with global responsibilities


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 annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $287,903 to $329,676. In addition to the base salary, 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

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.