Health Policy Senior Manager, US Innovation Policy Research Group

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: October 22, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1656107142
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Job Description
The Health Policy Senior Manager, US Innovation Policy Research Group (IPRG) executes, and oversees the development, communication and use of research and evidence to support Amgen US policy objectives regarding the development and use of innovative medicines. The role is highly cross-functional within Amgen, externally focused in seeking to understand and shape policy regarding Amgen's products, and will influence many of the activities within the Global Value Access and Policy (GVA&P) and other functions.


The Senior Manager plans and designs an integrated research program to support US Health Technology Assessment innovation policy and delivers against defined goals.

Identifies and contracts with top policy vendors and key opinion leaders to execute our research agenda within global SOPs

Develops a deep knowledge of the US reimbursement and payment environment and key Amgen product objectives to guide program development

Develops appropriate internal and external capabilities to perform research to accomplish group goals

Has budget responsibility for specific projects

Develops strategic and tactical plan for publications and press releases for IPRG research in collaboration with other Amgen products and functions

Represents Amgen at US policy conferences and meetings.

Monitors US health policy and reimbursement changes that may impact our development and commercialization strategies and tactics

Ability to travel domestically (may include overnight travel) approximately 20% of work time.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of health economics and outcomes research experience
Master's degree and 6 years of health economics and outcomes research experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of health economics and outcomes research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to align internal and external stakeholders around future US policy shaping initiatives.

Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects with direct US policy implications

Demonstrated research achievement as evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications

Experience in executing outcomes research in one of the following sectors: Managed Care Organization (MCO), Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Integrated Delivery Network (IDN), or academic medical center.

Strong knowledge of Health Economics and Outcomes Research methods, including study design and analytic methods.

Ability to develop research collaborations with US payer customers and strategic agility to lead the development of innovative solutions to meet emerging business needs.

Experience with developing value evidence to inform various benefit designs such as bundled reimbursement or pay for performance.

The type of effective verbal skills, emotional maturity, and internal drive that enables you to exercise positive influence with internal stakeholders and external entities (e.g. collaborative research partnerships).

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Amgen focuses on areas of highunmet 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.

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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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