Amgen Value, Access & Policy Sr. Manager - Repatha in Zug, Switzerland

Amgen is one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies. For nearly 4 decades, Amgen has pioneered biotechnology breakthroughs, to bring state-of-the-art medicines from laboratory to the patient. Amgen has not only discovered and developed innovative human therapeutics, but has invested in cutting edge manufacturing capability and support services to deliver these exciting therapies to medical teams around the world.

We are currently seeking a Value, Access and Policy Sr. Manager - Repatha to support all aspects of the planning, design, execution and monitoring of the European Pricing & Access Strategy for the assigned brand and as well support price governance in France, Germany, Italy, Spain (+ Portugal) and the UK (+ Ireland). The role reports to the Value & Access Director, in the VA&P Europe organization with dotted line responsibilities to the Commercial Therapy Area Lead / Brand Director. Other accountabilities include the Regional Pricing Committee for supporting the assessment of price change requests from EU-5 for the assigned brand.

Activities and Deliverables:

Payer insights and strategy formulation:

  • Collects targeted primary payer insights (through affiliate consultation, secondary sources, primary payer research and advisory boards) to inform VA&P strategy

  • Maintains accurate and up to date competitive pricing and access insights for the region

  • Contributes to the European perspective that informs Global VA&P deliverables, such as the value story / payer value proposition, Global Value Dossier, launch sequence and Global Pricing Policy

VA&P Brand deliverables:

  • Delivers parts of the European Access Plan for the brand (e.g value story, health economics, policy, pricing, and communication elements), as well as the Country Pricing Policy

  • Responsible for early strategic alignment with affiliates' HTA strategy

  • Rolls-out the Managed Entry Agreements and contracting guidance; trains affiliates on execution through the implementation of mock negotiation workshops

  • Develops, in conjunction with VAP Director and relevant cross-function teams and rolls-out VA&P Communication tools to support affiliate access at regional and account level

  • Key point of contact with Brand Product Managers ensuring payer and access perspective is included in brand deliverables

VA&P matrix leadership:

  • Supports EU VA&P Director team and member of the core EU VA&P team (GHE, HTA CoE, Modelling CoE, Policy and Regional Access leads) to ensure aligned and integrated access readiness for launch or expansion of indications in Europe

  • Organizes and leads VA&P meetings/TCs/workshops with select affiliates to provide guidance and support in the definition of local reimbursement and HTA strategies for launch or new indications

  • Aligns with Policy CoE to ensure that Brand Access plans are supported by well-articulated policy objectives, and contribute to cross-functional implementation at regional and country level

  • Works with the HTA CoE and the brand cross-functional team to support launch and submission optimization within Europe

  • Works with Global pricing and contracting to ensure

Pricing Governance:

  • Contributes to the end to end assessment of affiliate business cases for price changes in France, Germany, Italy, Spain (+ Portugal) and UK (+ Ireland), including alignment with strategy, alignment with pricing policy and regional pricing band, assessment of IRP / other cross-border risks and financials / P&L impact of different scenarios

  • Provides support as needed to Sub-regional Access leads in developing non-EU5 affiliate business cases ensuring alignment with brand EU VA&P strategy


  • Drives implementation of innovative payer schemes that meet both the payer's and Amgen's needs, supporting Amgen's efforts to advance Value Based Healthcare

  • Continuously looks for ways to differentiate beyond price, leveraging new data to improve access, or lift restrictions, supporting product enhancements, new indications and differentiation strategy

REQUIREMENTS (Competencies/ Qualifications/ Experience):

  • Doctorate degree and 5 years of directly-related experience; or Master's degree and 8 years of directly-related experience; or Bachelor's degree and 9 years of directly related experience

  • Solid market access and pricing background

  • Prior regional or global experience in pharmaceutical value and access or commercial teams

  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-functional team, including interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and succeed in a highly matrixed environment

  • Ability to think creatively, champion ideas, take decisions, and focus on results

  • Excellent communication skills, strong oral/written presentation skills