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US Medical Director, External Relations Lead, Cardiology Thousand Oaks United States,  

Amgen (company)

Posted on : 26 August 2017

Project Description

The US Medical Director, External Relations Leader (USMD ERL) is the point of contact within the Therapeutic Area (TA) for TA related stakeholders internally and externally. The USMD ERL is accountable for coordinating across a broad stakeholder community, appropriate inclusion and engagement of both internal and external stakeholders, and managing the TA stakeholder map. While the USMD ERL is generally not the relationship owner, the candidate will understand the nature of the relationship, maintain appropriate points of contact and will work with cross-functional partners to build and execute the medical engagement strategy.

The USMD ERL is responsible for:

Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, SOPs, & Operational Guidelines that govern stakeholder interactions. Additionally, the USMD ERL will ensure appropriate cultivation of relationships across the medical stakeholders

Appropriate synthesis of external information into specific, actionable insights is a key accountability of the USMD ERL, as is leveraging new insights to generate innovative product and cross-TA strategies

Performing periodic analysis of maps and identify gaps and opportunities

Closely collaborate with TA leaders and cross-functional stakeholders, as this is a critical success factor in the development and delivery of the medical engagement strategy, and in driving successful execution of the strategies

Maintaining a current, accurate mapping of external relationships and internal stakeholders

Deep understanding of the TA, as well as the external environment that may influence or impact the TA

Primary point of contact for the US Advocacy team, a key partner to the US Medical Leads to ensure successful execution of the engagement plans. The USMD ERL also will be a key strategic partner to the TA Head and TA MedCom Head

Internal cross-functional collaboration to set appropriate, realistic expectations with the external community.

With deep external and internal insights and knowledge, the candidate will be able to recommend appropriate, innovative opportunities

Leading and executing on key medical external projects

Basic Qualifications:
MD, or PhD, or PharmD or DO and 2 years of Clinical Research or Medical Affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications
MD plus accredited fellowship in respective therapeutic area, board certified or board eligible
Clinical research/medical affairs experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO) that includes collaborations with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and/or payers
Experience with clinical study management and conduct
Familiarity with US health care compliance considerations
Experience with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and payers
Broad and formal leadership experience
Knowledge of Pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process knowledge with advanced understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs
Therapeutic area knowledge
Understanding of clinical and economic value of marketed biotechnology drugs
Understanding of reimbursement and access landscape in the US
Network of customer contacts in therapeutic area
Knowledge of local pharmaceutical industry and legal/health system environment
Finance/budgeting and resource management experience
Track record of leadership

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.

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.


US, California, Thousand Oaks

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