Director of Corporate Affairs - Corporate Functions and Amgen Foundation

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Director of Corporate Affairs - Corporate Functions and Amgen Foundation who will report to the Vice President of Corporate Affairs. The position is located at Amgen's global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California.

The Director of Corporate Affairs - Corporate Functions and Amgen Foundation will Develop and execute external and internal communication strategies that drive Amgen's reputation as well as Provide communications counsel to senior leadership at the Amgen Foundation and across Amgen's Corporate Functions, with a focus on Human Resources, Corporate Philanthropy, Business Development, and Strategy, Commercialization & Innovation. The Director work directly with functional Senior Vice Presidents (SVPs) and Vice Presidents (VPs) to identify needs, objectives and strategies to create effective and meaningful communications for the enterprise. Further, the incumbent will lead development of communication strategy, content and materials to convey the Amgen Corporate and functional narrative, drive key external and internal initiatives and support a positive business climate globally.

Key responsibilities of the Director of Corporate Affairs - Corporate Functions and Amgen Foundation include:
  • Establishes a balance among the clients' communications and the overall campaign activity across the enterprise; counsel on both timing and content to ensure the highest level of effectiveness
  • Increases awareness across enterprise functional leaders of Amgen's communications activities, company narrative and activities, crisis & risk management scenarios, competitive information through measurement and active reporting
  • Develops communications materials, including news releases, Q&A documents, videos, toolkits and social posts to support key milestones/initiatives
  • Coordinates with regional and affiliate communicators to ensure global pull-through of milestones/initiatives, as appropriate
  • Proactively works with enterprise media team to garner favorable press coverage with business, health, trade and consumer press and long-lead coverage spanning a variety of topics of key importance to Amgen; accountable for relationships with key trade media supporting the Amgen Foundation and Corporate Functions
  • Anticipates and prepares company spokespeople and third-party spokespersons (where appropriate) for issues or events, including media training

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Corporate Affairs and/or Communications and/or Public Relations experience


Master's degree and 7 years of Corporate Affairs and/or Communications and/or Public Relations experience


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of Corporate Affairs and/or Communications and/or Public Relations experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to interface and influence behaviors and outcomes at all levels
  • 2+ years' experience working with and leading communications for C-suite executives
  • 2+ years' validated experience developing/implementing strategic communication plans with foresight in anticipating and solving complex communication issues
  • 4+ years of media / journalist experience - experience in maintaining relationships, ability to pitch and highly effective at identifying "big picture" stories that are of interest to premier publications
  • Superior verbal and writing communication skills including the ability to understand and translate complex scientific language
  • Strategic thinker with ability to think quickly, analytically and creatively to accommodate a dynamic environment to develop actionable programs that address business objectives
  • High emotional intelligence coupled with refined interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Enthusiastic, team player and self-starter; serious commitment to hard work and excellence
  • Strong project management and facilitation skills

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.

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 cancer, 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.