Corporate Affairs Manager - Brand and Sponsorship

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jun 12, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Corporate Affairs Manager - Brand and Sponsorship to be based at our corporate campus located in Thousand Oaks, California. The Manager will report directly to the Executive Director Corporate Affairs - Corporate Reputation & Functional Excellence.

The Corporate Affairs Manager - Brand and Sponsorship will help the Corporate Affairs team understand the overall value of the Amgen brand; manage the corporate brand presence, use of the Amgen name/brand; and oversee the process of fulfilling sponsorship requests when they are of promotional benefit to the company.

Key responsibilities of the Corporate Affairs Manager - Brand and Sponsorship will include:
  • Conducts periodic studies of the company's brand value in partnership with Director, Reputation Intelligence & Brand
  • Audits activities that determine global consistency and accurate use of Amgen's brand
  • Partners closely with the Content team on digital owned platform branding & GCO/R&D/Operations teams on branded activities
  • Seeks out appropriate sources of available data that put Amgen's brand value in context within its industry and as a publicly traded equity
  • Oversees & develops beneficial solutions for
  • Corporate repository & tools for branding
  • GCO, R&D and Operations usage of brand
  • Brand Center/ Content storage
  • Visitor Center & site branding
  • Develops a systematic approach to evaluate, track, process, and fulfill sponsorships that strategically enhance Amgen's brand externally

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Corporate Communication and/or Corporate Affairs and/or Branding and/or Sponsorship experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Corporate Communication and/or Corporate Affairs and/or Branding and/or Sponsorship experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Corporate Communication and/or Corporate Affairs and/or Branding and/or Sponsorship experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Corporate Communication and/or Corporate Affairs and/or Branding and/or Sponsorship experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of increasingly progressive experience in Corporate Communication or Corporate Affairs, including specifically roles that required the use of branding or sponsorship activities to drive business results
  • Experience managing commercial and external branding in a large healthcare organization
  • 5+ years' experience with an advertising or public relations agency
  • Ability to interpret brand studies, effectively create and suggest strategies that enhance the organization's brand value at a global scale
  • Demonstrates constant curiosity & applies systems thinking in recommending solutions
  • Strong cross-functional leadership skills. Believes that sharing information is a strength
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
  • Deep knowledge of the value corporate branding & sponsorships can provide to Amgen
  • Understands how to effectively partner with commercial and regional teams to find the most effective branding or sponsorship solutions that benefit the Amgen brand
  • Establishes and maintains effective, collaborative work relationships both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated proficiency working directly with executive management, including the ability to advise, influence, and coach on communication strategies around potentially sensitive issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; enthusiastic, team player and self-starter; serious dedication to hard work and excellence
  • Crisis management experience
  • Uses data to identify opportunities, suggests solutions and resolves problems
  • Listens and considers multiple viewpoints when determining enterprise-wide recommendations
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or healthcare communications experience

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology 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.