International Government Affairs Director -- Asia-Pacific

Washington, DC, US
Jul 11, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Government Affairs Director is part of the International Government Affairs team in Washington, D.C. The focus of this role will be on government affairs, intellectual property and international trade in the Asian market (with emphasis on Japan and China). The role will interact with Amgen colleagues who work on the federal and state government affairs teams as well as directly working with commercial and government affairs colleagues who work in Asia.

Expected domestic and international travel: approximately 20%

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate and 4 years of government affairs experience


Master's and 7 years of government affairs experience


Bachelor's and 9 years of government affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications:

8+ years of experience in lobbying the US Government and foreign governments, including and in particular Asian governments (particularly China and Japan), on pharmaceutical sector issues

Lobbying experience in intellectual property and Asian health care systems

Strong oral and written communications skills

Demonstrated ability to operate with little outside guidance in influencing peers and dealing with senior executives as well as with high-level government officials

Experience working with trade associations

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in Japanese and/or Chinese.

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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.

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