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Amgen Executive Director for Multiple Myeloma Early Assets in Thousand Oaks, California

For nearly four decades, Amgen has been at the forefront of providing the oncology and hematology communities with novel therapies that have changed patients’ lives. We have pioneered five first-in-class oncology and hematology medicines including, Neupogen®, Nplate®, XGEVA®, BLINCYTO® and IMLYGIC®. We are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules – and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients. Today, Amgen is advancing the largest early Oncology pipeline in our history spanning several innovative technology platforms – Bispecific T Cell Engagers (BiTE®s), CAR Ts, Bispecific Antibodies, Oncolytic Viruses, Neoantigen Vaccine and Small Molecules – across many targets and more than a dozen tumor types. Many of these innovative modalities/technologies are not only firsts for Amgen, but also for the entire biotechnology field. By joining our team, you will help us seize the opportunities that come with paving new roads – roads that ultimately lead to directly serving oncology patients.

The Executive Director for Multiple Myeloma Early Assets is a critical role for Amgen’s US Oncology Business Unit. The Executive Director is responsible for maximizing the value of AMG420 & AMG701, a novel Bite molecule developed in Multiple Myeloma, by leading the US commercial strategies and implementation for market preparedness and launch. The Executive director will also overview, together with the Global Marketing team, the strategies and go-to-market plans for all other Multiple Myeloma related assets currently in development. The Executive Director within the US is a complex and demanding position and will require a strong commercial executive with excellent marketing capabilities, strong analytical skills, superior cross-functional collaboration skills, the ability to operate with highly effective influencing skills. Success in this critical role may result in significant professional growth and further advancement at Amgen. The Executive Director serves as the US Marketing lead to ensure commercial readiness and a highly successful launch of AMG420 & other assets.This role comes at a critical moment for the development of Amgen Oncology and, therefore, will report into the VP General Manager. The Executive Director will be a member of the Oncology Leadership Team and will have the opportunity to shape the future commercial success of Amgen Oncology.

Key responsibilities of this position:

  • Delivering on revenue and expense forecast expectations

  • Characterize and shape the market opportunity

  • Create a highly collaborative and effective cross-functional team

  • Build meaningful pre-launch market demand

  • Achieve highly successful launch execution with rapid market uptake

  • Create excitement, externally and internally, for the AMG420 opportunity for AMGEN

Key activities and accountabilities include the following:

  • Develop and communicate commercial vision for AMG420

  • Select and develop high-performing AMG420 Brand Marketing Team

  • Lead Insight and Brand Platform creation

  • Develop and maintain core positioning and branding across multiple audiences

  • Lead development and implementation of US Commercial Plan

  • Lead development and presentation to executives on launch readiness during pre-launch phase and execution progress post-launch Lead pre-launch market-development strategy creation and implementation

  • Collaborate with Global Marketing to ensure harmonious strategic planning

  • Forge strong relationships, team building and cross-functional collaboration

  • Select and build high-functioning relationships with Agency and Strategic partners

  • Represent commercial interests for life cycle and value-extension initiatives

  • Develop US forecast in close collaboration with CS&A, Finance and Value & Access

  • Lead collaboration with Value & Access, Pricing and Finance on revenue forecast implications and tracking

  • Develop and manage US marketing outside expense budget

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of Marketing experience OR

  • Master’s degree & 10 years of Marketing experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree & 12 years of Marketing experience AND

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience with focus on marketing or sales including developing market strategies and executing tactics, and responsibility for revenues

  • Previous experience in Oncology/Hematology therapeutic area (proven track record in Hematology / Multiple Myeloma innovative bio-technologies is a plus)

  • A best-in-class marketer with experience developing and implementing innovative commercial strategies within highly competitive markets where innovation and marketing prowess are a key factor of success.

  • Prior experience in Consumer and Healthcare Provider marketing, strategic and tactical implementation roles, with an emphasis on uncovering novel and motivating customer insights and executing integrated multi-touch point initiatives to move an apathetic market.

  • Solid understanding of US market access, pricing and reimbursement environment.

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams in a matrix environment; managing projects involving multiple functions and shared accountabilities.

  • Commercial Acumen. Exceptional commercial acumen and instincts; superior strategic marketing skills; financial and business analysis competency. A strong command of classic and innovative marketing disciplines and techniques. A thorough understanding of the external environment, internal capabilities, competitors and the interests of other stakeholders. Develops and applies best practices.

  • Creatively-Strategic Mindset. Demonstrated creativity in addressing strategic challenges; displays high intellectual curiosity and passion for learning; thinks out-of-the-box; asks the right questions; seeks expert opinions and insights; applies innovative ideas and takes measured risks. Develops and articulates a strong, value-based strategy.

  • Collaboration Skills. Works effectively in a team-based organization, collaborates cross functionally, builds alignment around key objectives and exercises influence at all levels. Readily builds consensus and achieves agreement on key priorities. Conducts effective meetings. Excellent listener; seeks broad input and feedback; employs frequent and effective follow-up.

  • Presentation Skills. Develops and delivers concise, relevant and well-supported briefings. Well-prepared and adapts presentation style to audience. Possesses the knowledge, credibility and maturity to influence senior management.

  • Integrity. Possesses unquestioned integrity and strong business ethics. Leads by example and demonstrates a strong commitment to company values and culture. Displays a positive attitude and energizes colleagues and partners. Has the reputation and record of achievement to establish trust and credibility with subordinates, peers, superiors, corporate leaders, strategic partners and other stakeholders.

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