Amgen Global Marketing Director -- Diagnostic (Dx) Commercial Strategy, Oncology in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen has a diverse and rapidly advancing oncology portfolio. A new Diagnostic Strategy team (DxST) has been formed to ensure that Amgen has a robust molecular diagnostics capability to support, differentiate and advance our portfolio across multiple therapeutic areas. The DxST is a cross-functional team with members from the key functions necessary to successfully develop and deliver diagnostics tools for Product Teams (PT) to support the clinical development and commercialization activities globally.

The main objective of the DxST is to support programs and products by providing strategic guidance and direction on the diagnostic strategy and needs for PTs. In addition, the DxST will be responsible for building the necessary internal and external partnerships to strengthen Amgen's ability to integrate molecular diagnostics with its products to enhance their value.

A new position, Global Marketing Director - Diagnostic Commercial Strategy, Oncology, has been created for the core team commercial representative.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing commercial Dx expertise to the Franchise Steering Committee (FSC), Global Product General Managers (GPGMs) and Product Teams (PTs) supporting successful co-development and commercial implementation of a cDxstrategy (includes internal advice to regions and affiliates and external partnership collaborations)

  • defining and developing the diagnostic microjourney (ies), with the Global Marketing Leader (GML) / Regional New Product Development Leads (NPDLs) for GPGM and PTs to ensure Dx strategy aligns with optimal patient identification

  • providing input and helping create the Target Test Profile (TPP), and ensuring it is aligned to the Target Disease profile (PT formation) and ultimately the TPP ( First in Human and beyond)

  • contributing to the Dx Joint Commercial and development committees with our Dx partners

  • conducting the commercial assessment with Dxsubteam on the appropriate Dx partners

  • providing input and advice to the Dx partnership agreements

  • serving as a source of knowledge by engagement with external partners, pathology, labs, etc., to bring back commercial insights

  • ensuring the commercial requirements are captured in the Development, Regulatory, and Commercialization process

  • evaluating the applicability of the Dx options to other programs

  • engaging with Global Value Access & Policy to ensure access and commercialization is optimized

  • partnering with the GML and Insight Brand Product Team (IBPT) to prepare the commercial organization for launch including relevant support of the Dx commercial marketing

  • partnering with NPDLs and archetype countries for assets advancing a cDX strategy by streamlining the Dx pathway to launch, geographic optimization of the test and ultimately support Dx uptake

Expected travel (domestic and international) is 25%

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of marketing and companion diagnostic experience


Master's degree and 7 years of marketing and companion diagnostic experience


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of marketing and companion diagnostic experience

Preferred Qualifications:

10+ years of cumulative experience in a companion diagnostic company and a biotech/pharmaceutical company

Experience launching a companion diagnostic product in a biotech/pharmaceutical company and/or experience launching a companion diagnostic product in a companion diagnostic company

Demonstrated track record of strong commercial strategic planning and execution; successful product launch experience

Experience in a Strategic Regional or Global function

Oncology therapeutic area experience

Awareness and ability to navigate and conform to Commercialization and Corporate Governance processes

Demonstrated ability to work effectively across the matrix

Strong leadership skills, including ability to influence teams with diverse backgrounds

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strategic thinking and analytical skills

Goal oriented and results driven

Ability to lead and manage projects from concept to completion

Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative

Strong negotiation skills and active listening

Strong relationship management skills; ability to interface effectively with all levels, including senior management

Act as a role model for others in line with Amgen values

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.