Alliance Management Manager

Amgen, Inc.

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Thousand Oaks, CA

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Job Overview:

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Business Development

Job Description


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Business Development Manager – Alliance Management


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will report directly to the Director of Alliance Management (Head of Late-Stage Alliances). The Manager will be a cross-functional leader with experience in life sciences and drug development and is able to build new value through the effective leadership and management of strategic partnerships.

  • Manages a portfolio of partnerships at all stages of their lifecycle
  • Identifies, understands, and ensures mechanisms are in place to manage differences between Amgen and partner (e.g., partnership strategy, operating model, processes, relative program prioritization, risk tolerance, norms, etc.)
  • Ensures effectiveness and efficiency of partnership governance
  • Ensures the Amgen team understands and is planning for partnership obligations including contractual commitments and key partnership deliverables
  • Ensures Amgen decision making is advised by contract terms with partner, partner’s point of view, and any events that could alter partnership value
  • Identifies and drives resolution of key partnership risks and issues
  • Establishes credibility, trust, and respect throughout Amgen and with our partners
  • Uses cross-functional knowledge, eye for business and drug development experience to engage with scientific and business leaders across Amgen
  • Serves as the business owner for Alliance Management systems and enabling technologies to support the capability, which includes close partnership with IS business partners
  • Serves as the owner of certain Alliance Management business processes to improve our capabilities and drive efficiencies; also supports ongoing publication of partnership reports and metrics


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The savvy professional we seek is a problem solver with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 2 years of Business Development and/or Program or Partnership Management experience


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Business Development and/or Program or Partnership Management experience


  • Associate degree and 8 years of Business Development and/or Program or Partnership Management experience


  • High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Business Development and/or Program or Partnership Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing or working on partnerships with pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology organizations
  • Experience working in a drug development environment with the knowledge and ability to work with technical experts
  • Experience with solution-oriented negotiations and creative problem solving
  • Experience interpreting and applying contractual terms to manage a business relationship
  • Quick learner who takes initiative to proactively drive projects and work from conception to completion with excellent people, listening and communication skills, including oral and written


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, improve your expertise, and enhance your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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