Amgen Medical Value and Access Communications, Sr Mgr in Thousand Oaks, California

The Medical Communications Senior Manager, reporting to the Director of Medical Value and Access Communications (MVAC), will be responsible to identify capabilities and provide scientifically rigorous and high impact scientific communications resources and activities related to payer & formulary decision-maker requests, and providing clinical, economic, and strategic input on payer activities in support of Amgen therapeutic products. Key internal partners for this role include the Health Outcomes and Pharmaco-economics (HOPE) Regional Medical Liaisons (RML), Global Health Economics, US Medical Organization, US Value & Access, Marketing, Legal, and Regulatory Affairs.

The Senior Manager responsibilities will include to lead the coordination, update, and review clinical and health economic product data for HOPE RML resource creation, and as part of a broader team, to identify relevant data for submission to drug information and formulary organizations. The individual will capture and document communications, decisions, submissions, and coordinate the fulfillment of formulary dossiers and customized formulary submissions with clinical and health economic data for Amgen products. They will be responsible to develop and manage specialized medical information standard response documents, and submissions to selected compendia organizations; address medical information requests for product information from payers & formulary decision-makers; support development/updates to Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Formulary Dossiers; provide scientific & medical support to the commercial US Value & Access organization; monitor current drug information on a regular basis to ensure that information contained in product monographs are complete, accurate, and up-to--date. Additional responsibilities may include support of scientific advisory boards and other meetings, and organized customer team semester meetings. Approximately 10% travel.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Clinical experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Clinical experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Clinical experience


Associate's degree & 10 years of Clinical experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PharmD, PhD, MD, or DO with relevant experience in clinical research, patient care, clinical development, medical/scientific affairs/communication, and/or basic research

  • Other doctorate degrees may be considered

  • At least 3 years of experience in a managed care or other payer-type organization, e.g., drug information service

  • Post graduate experience, e.g., residency, fellowship

  • Aptitude in writing and presenting scientific, clinical, and economic data

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, time management, and project planning skills with strong ability for self-direction

  • Demonstrated track record of strategic execution in a matrix environment with limited supervision

  • The ability to work in teams and interface in a dynamic environment across corporate functions

  • Prior experience in Medical Affairs, Medical Communication or Clinical Development within the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, and/or clinical or research experience

  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process and knowledge of the regulatory and legal guidelines affecting promotion of prescription products

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.