Counsel - Global Commercial Operations (US - Remote)



Legal, Operations
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023


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 sophisticated contracting and pricing strategies, as well as advising Amgen’s Global Commercial Operations clients on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues concerning promotion, sales, patient support programs, contracting, education and scientific exchange regarding biopharmaceutical products in the United States.

The responsibilities of this position will be partially dependent on the skill set 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, with emphasis on the Anti-Kickback Statute and applicable antitrust laws

  • Analyzing, reviewing and approving promotional, educational and support programs and materials and providing guidance on proposed sales and marketing strategies

  • Drafting and negotiating pricing agreements, supply agreements and/or value-based agreements with above mentioned entities to provide for strategic pricing of Amgen products

  • Reviewing and counseling on government enforcement actions relating to the promotion of biopharmaceutical products

  • Advising and providing on-going training key partners on legal, regulatory and policy developments to ensure that legal support is adapted to a rapidly changing environment

  • 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

  • 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 two (2) years of experience practicing Transactional and/or Commercial 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

  • FDA promotional regulations

  • OIG compliance guidance and advisory opinions

  • DOJ settlements with pharmaceutical industry

  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and contracting


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 $185,360 – $233,738.

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

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.

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.