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Contract Development - Payer Contract Writer, Senior Manager Writer

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Documentation
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Contract Development - Payer Contract Writer, Senior Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. As a member of US Value and Access (USV&A) team, The Senior Manager, Contract Development Payer Contract Writer is integral to Amgens commercial contracting success. This Senior Manager will report to the Director, Contract Development and will be responsible for Payer customer contracts across the portfolio of Amgen Products for assigned payer accounts, including one of the three largest national accounts.

In this vital role you will work hand-in-hand with the Payer Contract Relations team to write and develop Payer discount and rebate agreements for one large national and several other strategic accounts. This role will also manage contract metadata and reporting in our contract lifecycle management database as well as be involved in the contract process from request to completion to lifecycle management.

  • Drafting and editing agreements, amendments, notice letters and other contract documents
  • Crafting document language that accurately describes new programs, rebates, and discount structures in the completed contract document
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Legal, Government Programs, Market Access, Coverage & Pricing, and the Contract Execution team to ensure accurate, executable contracts and seamless implementation of completed contracts into our financial system of record
  • Support the newly launched Contract Lifecycle Management system that will improve the contracting process
  • Provide insights and recommendations to streamline workload to manage and meet deadlines
  • Project managing planned and ad-hoc special projects within Contract Development and U.S. Value & Access
  • Supervise and mentor one or more payer contract writers
  • Manage account workload in conjunction with the other Senior Manager Contract Writers to ensure contracts are developed, written, and completed for these accounts
  • Develop Contract Development writing staff and lead all aspects of the quality of contracts in their organization

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The contracts professional we seek is a collaborative team member with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of contract development or contract writing experience


Masters degree and 4 years of contract development or contract writing experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of contract development or contract writing experience


Associates degree and 8 years of contract development or contract writing experience


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of contract development or contract writing experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Legal document drafting experience in a dynamic environment, e.g., consulting firms, biotech, tech companies, etc.
  • Completes projects and makes decisions with minimal direction and strong ability to develop prioritization and completion timeframes for multiple assignments
  • High attention to detail/reporting accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize opposing interests and projects and handle a high volume of contract document requests
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to be forward-thinking, take initiative, problem-solve, work independently and exercise appropriate business judgment
  • Interaction and strong interpersonal skills with cross-functional teams is essential
  • Experience integrating complex business strategies into a contract
  • Deep understanding of the US commercial and government healthcare and reimbursement environment
  • Ability to manage in a highly fluid, interactive, matrixed environment
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skills at all organizational levels
  • Demonstrated track record of growing responsibility and leadership experience
  • Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology experience

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
Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

careers.amgen.comApplication deadline

Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position.

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.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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