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Manager, Payer Contracting

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-111958
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US

Job Description

Amgen is searching for a Manager, Payer Contracting to join our US Value & Access Payer Contracting (PC) team. This Manager is integral to Amgen's financial sales performance and will lead contracting activities for Amgen's Managed Care Organization (MCO) customers. The Manager will serve as PC's single point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders for the MCO customers they support. This role reports to the Director of Payer Contracting and will be based out of our Thousand Oaks Campus. The Manager will be responsible for communicating account information to facilitate pricing and contracting decision-making by senior leadership. This person will be the primary contract owner for their MCO clients and will facilitate review of product pricing requests with internal committees for key MCO customers. Additionally, they will contribute to and drive product-specific pricing strategies, value-based contracts, and contract performance analyses.

Key responsibilities of this role include:
  • Manage the contracting process in conjunction with Amgen's account representative, Legal and other stakeholders
  • Business owner of the contracts between Amgen and our regional customers, coaching and mentoring payer contracting team members to successfully execute all contracts
  • Create term sheets and complete request for proposals (RFPs) as needed to provide pricing offers to MCO customers
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of MCO pricing and contracting strategies
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of key MCO customer's financials, growth drivers, membership, mergers/acquisitions, end customers, etc.
  • Inform the pricing analytics team of customer-specific information and trends that are critical to provide quarterly financial estimates for each customer
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Finance, account reps, customers, Legal, and other teams as necessary
  • Support ad-hoc requests by senior leadership for product and/or customer related business analytics and strategy

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology sales and marketing


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology sales and marketing

OR Associate's degree and 10 years of pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology sales and marketing OR High school diploma/GED and 12 years of pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology sales and marketing

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree (i.e. MBA, JD, or equivalent experience)

4+ years of experience solving complex business problems and managing multiple projects concurrently

Pharmaceutical or biotechnology sales and marketing experience

Demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility and leadership experience

Strong negotiation skills

Previous experience providing and delivering information for decision making by executive management

Ability to read and understand complex legal contract documents

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology 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.

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.



Posted: 2021-02-03 Expires: 2021-03-06

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