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Rare Disease Vasculitis Thought Leader Liaison Sr. Manager (West Coast)

Los Angeles, California
Start date
Jun 4, 2024

Job Details


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Rare Disease Vasculitis Thought Leader Liaison Sr. Manager (West Coast)


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets 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 West Coast region Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii

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


Masters degree and 4 years of marketing, sales, relevant clinical or medical experience


Bachelors 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 expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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
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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

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