Global Health Policy Lead, Oncology (Director, Health Policy & Reimbursement)

Amgen Inc. Thousand Oaks , CA 91360

Posted 5 days ago

Career CategoryValue and AccessJob Description

The Global Health Policy Lead, Oncology, is a new role sitting in Amgen's Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Value and Health Policy and reporting to the Head of this CoE. The role will focus on the existing and emerging Health Technology Assessment (HTA), payer and health system policy challenges that Amgen faces in securing access for patients to its innovative oncology and hematology medicines.

Working closely with a cross-functional team, the successful candidate will be expected to provide strategic advice and tools to regional and local teams across the globe on how best to engage with policy makers and payers and drive change ahead of launch. Examples of the policy challenges include: the valuation and acceptance of new and evolving endpoints in hematology; the growing gap in evidence requirements between regulatory authorities and HTA bodies; how to value combination regimes in oncology; and introducing fair value-based pricing approaches to markets.

In addition to working with the cross-functional team, the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with regional Value Access and Policy, Government Affairs and Advocacy Relations teams and to be comfortable navigating a lean but talented organizational structure.

The position will be located at Amgen's Thousand Oaks, California headquarters.

Travel is expected to be 10% domestic and 25% international

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Integrating policy and market shaping into the Global Access and Brand team

  • Identifying and mapping health system and reimbursement challenges facing Amgen's innovative oncology and hematology portfolios

  • Leading a global cross-functional external engagement team, including the Policy CoE, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety (GRAAS) Policy and Advocacy Relations to align and drive a core set of policy priorities and provide a bridge to regional and local execution

  • Developing /setting strategies and supporting their implementation/execution by regional and local teams to shape markets ahead of launch, enabling successful reimbursement and uptake

  • Developing and leveraging extensive networks with influential policy makers (including major regulators and HTA agencies), opinion leaders and key academics to build a positive case and support for early access and reimbursement for oncology medicines

  • Working with and through NPDL networks to scope and embed policy objectives relevant to priority markets

  • Working with broader VAP teams on content development for related policy topics including value of medicines, innovative payment models etc.)

  • Along with European colleagues, works with regions to support implementation

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of health policy and/or reimbursement experience

OR

Master's degree and 8 years of health policy and/or reimbursement experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 10 years health policy and/or reimbursement experience

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in working at a regional or global level in a multi-national organization

  • Brings to Amgen an extensive network of influential policy makers and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, negotiate and socialize well-researched and considered policy positions on key pricing and reimbursement policy topics

  • Demonstrated ability to position Amgen as a credible voice in evolving health policy debates related to oncology and other key policy topics effecting Amgen's business

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across diverse cultures and health systems, adapting corporate policy positions to meets the needs of country teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive Amgen's leadership at select trade associations

  • Highly developed strategic thinker with strong analytical skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision;

  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a complex internal environment, influence senior leadership, and provide support to multiple markets

  • In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical reimbursement and healthcare financing systems across major markets with a focus on the HTA and reimbursement challenges confronting innovative oncology medicines

  • Sound understanding of the dynamic of markets and emerging policy environments for highly specialized bio-therapeutics and high-costs drugs.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.

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.

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.

Our portfolio, as a whole, ranks above industry average in terms of the number of first-in-class medicines we have brought to market, with two-thirds of our medicines gaining this distinction versus the industry average of one-third.

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.

We need collaborative and innovative world-class talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and that they will strive to reach their full potential while helping patients.

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.

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