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.

**Rare Disease Vasculitis Thought Leader Liaison – Sr. Manager** **(Great Lakes)**


**What you will do**

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. This critical role will focus on maintaining and building relationships with external Opinion Leaders and large medical centers involved in vasculitis, and the broader Rheumatology and Nephrology provider landscape.

The Thought Leader Liaison (TLL) Sr. Manager will report into the Director of Professional and Marketplace Engagement and will join the National team of Rare Disease Inflammation Thought Leader Liaisons in the Inflammation Business Unit. The TLL will be a critical member of the Brand Team and will coordinate closely with field teams. The TLL will be responsible for the following, but not limited to:

**OL / Strategic Customer Development and Management**

+ Identify, cultivate, and maintain professional relationships with established and up-and-coming regional Opinion Leaders in ANCA Vasculitis (Rheumatology / Nephrology / other specialties diagnosing and managing vasculitis)

+ Support deep engagement of key customers (ex. Navigating IDNs / Centers of Excellence, Professional Organizations, Foundations/Patient Organizations)

+ Manage OL Speaker bureau relationships including supporting speaker training, compliance, and product theater speaker management

+ Manage regional speaker bureau, including providing speaker recommendations

+ Identify, map, and manage relationships with key national Vasculitis Centers and other large treatment facilities (includes the detailed mapping of referral patterns, key relationships, and influencers)

+ Coordinate and leading all one-to-one exchanges between brand team and KOLs across key initiatives and events

**Congress / Key Event Management**

+ Attend and manage brand activity at key regional and national inflammation conferences (may encompass Rheumatology, Nephrology, Pulmonology), including managing product theaters, and other ancillary brand activities

+ Manage overall regional sponsorship budget, including working with organizations to secure sponsorships, and owning regional congress plan

+ Coordinate executive meetings with OLs at national conferences

+ Complete all necessary conference and speaker contract requirements in a timely manner

+ Coordinate with marketing to ensure all congress materials are delivered on time

**Coordinate with sales, marketing, and medical affairs**

+ Work cross functionally to drive and develop aligned external engagement strategies across multiple cross functional teams including medical, training, marketing, and sales

+ Coordinate closely with the sales team to ensure alignment with conference OL engagement plan as well as other OL/account engagement

+ Provide customer and market insights back to the marketing team and provide input into P2P development, advisory boards, and strategy

+ Partner with the HCP Marketing team to develop advisory board strategy, content, advisory recommendations, and attend advisory boards as appropriate

+ Provide insights summary from key congresses to the marketing team

**Drive key initiatives**

+ Leading peer-to-peer marketing initiatives such as advisory boards, speaker bureau & product theater content development

+ Shaping team content development needs include disease state

+ Participate in strategic discussions with brand team

**Additional Information:**

+ Business travel, by air or car, is regularly required (50% – 65%)

+ Willingness to work evenings and select weekends is required

+ Located near a hub airport is recommended

+ Coverage of Great Lakes Region – Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky


**What we expect of you**

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The marketing professional we seek is a manager with these qualifications.

**Basic Qualifications:**

Doctorate degree and 2 years of marketing, sales, relevant clinical or medical experience


Master’s degree and 4 years of marketing, sales, relevant clinical or medical experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of marketing, sales, relevant clinical or medical experience


Associates degree and 10 years of marketing, sales, relevant clinical or medical experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of marketing, sales, relevant clinical or medical experience

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ 5-10 years of experience working in Rheumatology, Nephrology, Rare Disease in customer facing roles (sales, district manager, medical affairs/MSL, marketing opinion leader management, etc.)

+ Experience developing and executing HCP key customer strategies

+ Proven ability to develop and execute KOL mapping and plans, as well as building KOL advocacy in the rheumatology, nephrology, or vasculitis space

+ Prior experience in thought leader engagement, regional marketing, sales, medical affairs, or sales leadership

+ Clinical, technical, and scientific knowledge and proficiency in complex disease states

+ Existing relationships with key customers (opinion leaders, centers of excellence etc.)

+ Strong relationship building skills, with proven ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with OLs and navigate strategic accounts (Integrated Delivery Networks, Academic Medical Centers, Centers of Excellence, etc.)

+ Ability to exercise strong decision-making skills and live up to the highest ethical standards.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills including confident executive presence

+ Ability to build productive partnerships and collaborate effectively in a matrix organization.

+ Ability to creatively address

+ problems in an organized, systematic way

+ High degree of organizational awareness, ability to connect the dots to understand all the interdependency and big picture

+ Exceptional critical thinking to help identify educational gaps, analyze findings, and make recommendations while articulating next steps

+ Strong understanding of legal and regulatory environment in pharmaceutical promotions, pharma industry guidelines and other compliance-related issues


**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.

The annual salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $158,961 – $202,286.

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.


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 cancers, 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.

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.

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