Global Marketing Director, Oncology -- Business Development

Thousand Oaks
18 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time
The Global Marketing Director, Oncology -- Business Development is a key role in the Oncology Therapeutic Area within Global Marketing (GM). The Director is responsible for assessing the commercial value of licensing and business development opportunities, working with the Global Marketing TA Head, Oncology Franchise Strategy Committee, Product Teams, Business Units, and Corporate Strategy & Business Development. He/She will develop high quality proposals and commercial assessments of licensing candidates and companies; identify and advocate for commercial business opportunities; provide key insights to facilitate outreach decisions through market research, opinion leader interviews, and desk research; build alignment and 'one commercial voice' in support of licensing & outreach opportunities; and participate on select deal teams, as appropriate.

Key responsibilities include:

Lead and manage the development and execution of commercial assessments, including regional forecasts where appropriate

Partner closely with appropriate functions to provide understanding of disease area, unmet need, market situation analyses, and competitive assessments

Collaborate with Business Analysis and Insights, Global Value & Access, Global Regulatory Affairs & Safety, Finance and other functions to develop key insights and facilitate decision making

Be a 'focal point' for commercial licensing opportunities within the Oncology Therapeutic Area

Partner with the Oncology Franchise Strategy Committee, Business Units & Regions, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, as appropriate, in the identification and evaluation of business development opportunities

Collaborate in the development of proposals, business cases, contracts, and financial analyses associated with licensing projects

Present and advocate for business opportunities within Global Marketing and others as directed by the Global TA Head/General Manager

Escalate key issues to the Global TA Head as appropriate

Manage business development budget as directed by the Global TA Head

Work with regions to develop integrated, global assessment of business development opportunities

Ensure agreement on regional forecasts and planning assumptions

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of marketing experience or marketing and business development and/or licensing experience.
Master's degree and 7 years of marketing experience or marketing and business development and/or licensing experience
Bachelor's degree and 9 years of marketing experience or marketing and business development and/or licensing experience

Preferred Qualifications


8+ years of industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare related field

5+ years of experience in Marketing roles

Business Development and Licensing experience

Oncology TA experience

Background in life sciences

Experience in leading cross-functional teams


Business Development, Licensing and or Marketing/Science background

Oncology therapeutic area knowledge

Understanding of other functions relevant to the position including: Commercialization, Research & Development, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Finance, Legal and Intellectual Property


Strong advocacy and communication skills

Strategic thinking, analytical and project management skills

Goal oriented and results driven

Ability to lead and manage projects from concept to completion

Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative

Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, active listening, and relationship management skills

Interface effectively with all levels, including senior management

Ability to understand, plan, and navigate in a matrix and, at times, ambiguous environment

Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly and effectively present information

Demonstrates creativity and foresight in anticipating and solving complex project issues

Awareness and ability to navigate and conform to Commercialization and Corporate Governance processes

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.