Counsel - Global Commercial Operations

Posted Nov 15
Full Time
Thousand Oaks, California


** If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Counsel -- Global Commercial Operations


** **What You Will Do

** Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen manufactures and markets biopharmaceutical products that are subject to oversight and regulation by several entities of the U.S. Federal government. In this vital role you will be responsible for counseling Amgen’s commercial value and access organization on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues concerning complex contracting and pricing strategies, as well as sales and marketing activities, of biopharmaceutical products in the United States.

The responsibilities of this position will be partially dependent on the skillset of the successful candidate and may include one or more of the following:

  • Advising and counseling on complex commercial transactions on price concession strategies and risk mitigation with members of the healthcare community (managed care organizations, hospitals, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) and distributors), with emphasis on the Anti-Kickback Statute and applicable antitrust laws
  • Drafting and negotiating pricing agreements, supply agreements and/or value-based agreements with a focus on managed care entities entities to provide for strategic pricing of Amgen products
  • Advising key stakeholders on legal, regulatory and policy developments to ensure that legal support is adapted to a rapidly changing environment; Reviewing and counseling on government enforcement actions relating to biopharmaceutical products
  • Overseeing pricing agreement interpretation and contract enforcement, advising and managing commercial dispute resolution
  • Supporting healthcare compliance related matters as they relate to implementation of pricing agreements and/or sales and marketing activities
  • Developing and providing ongoing training to commercial operations staff regarding legal and regulatory requirements for commercial activity in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Helping Amgen shape external environment to improve patient access to its vital medicines
  • Analyzing, reviewing and approving promotional, educational and support programs and materials and providing guidance on proposed sales and marketing strategies
  • Coordinating legal support by contributing as a member of cross-functional team and interacting with business and law department colleagues on various matters


** **What We Expect Of You

** We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Counsel we seek is highly motivated and with these qualifications.

**Basic Qualifications:

** J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing law

**Preferred Qualifications:


  • 4+ years of corporate and/or law firm experience
  • Strong qualifications in transactional work in any industry, including structuring, advising and counseling on complex transactions and drafting, negotiating and interpreting complex contracts
  • Experience counseling clients on complex legal and regulatory considerations
  • Proven superior legal skills, including: excellent oral and written communication, legal analysis, drafting and negotiation skills and sound judgment
  • Ability to lead and influence others
  • Strong client service, business counseling and problem-solving focus
  • Ability to manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior academic achievement

Experience in healthcare industry is a plus but not required, including counseling on:

  • Healthcare fraud and abuse matters
  • OIG compliance guidance and advisory opinions
  • DOJ settlements with pharmaceutical industry
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and contracting
  • Congressional hearings and inquiries


** **What You Can Expect Of Us

** 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.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

**Apply now

** **for a career that defies imagination

** In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.


** Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.