Amgen

Advocacy Relations Director, Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Cancers (Remote)

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Ref
R-120231
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Description:

The Advocacy Relations Director will develop and lead the implementation of an integrated patient and professional association strategy across Amgens thoracic portfolio, including investigational therapies and inline products in lung, gastric and colorectal cancers. The individual will manage a team and develop and solidify strategic long-term partnerships with relevant U.S. organizations around shared goals across the product development cycle from pre-clinical to post-launch, including appropriate access for products. This role will also collaborate with global and regional organizations and support the execution of local advocacy strategies in key Amgen affiliates across the world. Moreover, this individual will contribute to elevating Amgen as a trusted thought partner to the global advocacy community. This position will report to the Executive Director, Oncology Advocacy Relations and may be remote based with travel anticipated in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

External stakeholder responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain long-term, substantive relationships with patient groups, professional associations and other key stakeholders based on values of trust, respect and transparency so that patients and providers systematically can engage decision makers in all aspects of clinical development, healthcare delivery and access.
  • Develop and drive longitudinal partnerships with patient groups and professional associations around shared goals, including addressing patient unmet needs and bringing novel cancer therapies to the patients who need them.
  • Support patient access to medicines by working with patient groups and professional associations to help determine the value of innovation and address access barriers.
  • Heighten disease state and therapeutic-area knowledge among external groups and mobilize these groups to activate on key development milestones.
  • Represent Amgen in external engagements and able to comment on company strategies and decisions.
  • Bring the voice of patients and providers into Amgens capabilities, including Clinical Trial Design, Evidence Generation, Direct-to-Patient Marketing, Corporate Communications, Policy, and Value and Access.

Internal stakeholder responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the advocacy relations strategy for Amgens thoracic therapeutic areas, including within the oncology pipeline, and aligned with company goals. Operate with strategic mindset and flexibility in allocating resources as appropriate according to shifting business priorities.
  • Manage and motivate a team by regularly providing feedback on priorities and performance, and ensuring compliance in all activities.
  • Work cross-functionally as a strong partner and collaborator with Marketing, Medical, Value Access, Policy and Corporate Communications. Ensure compliance in all interactions.
  • Ensure strategic plans and relationships with key US patient groups and professional associations are aligned, coordinated and maximize efficiencies across Amgen.
  • Serve as an internal resource for Amgen affiliates and identify opportunities in priority countries to maximize disease awareness and address patient access barriers to therapies and testing.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance Amgens reputation among patients and physicians as a differentiated, innovative leader committed to transforming cancer care.

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

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. Join us.

Advocacy Relations Director, Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Cancers

This role has the option to sit remotely, and does not need to be located in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Live

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will develop and lead the implementation of an integrated patient and professional association strategy across Amgens thoracic portfolio, including investigational therapies and inline products in lung, gastric and colorectal cancers. The individual will manage a team and develop and solidify strategic long-term partnerships with relevant U.S. organizations around shared goals across the product development cycle from pre-clinical to post-launch, including appropriate access for products. This role will also collaborate with global and regional organizations and support the implementation of local advocacy strategies in key Amgen affiliates across the world. Moreover, this individual will contribute to elevating Amgen as a trusted thought partner to the global advocacy community. This position will report to the Executive Director, Oncology Advocacy Relations and may be remote based with travel anticipated in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

External stakeholder responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain long-term, substantive relationships with patient groups, professional associations and other key partners based on values of trust, respect and transparency so that patients and providers systematically can engage decision makers in all aspects of clinical development, healthcare delivery and access.
  • Develop and drive longitudinal partnerships with patient groups and professional associations around shared goals, including addressing patient unmet needs and bringing novel cancer therapies to the patients who need them.
  • Support patient access to medicines by working with patient groups and professional associations to help determine the value of innovation and address access barriers.
  • Heighten disease state and therapeutic-area knowledge among external groups and mobilize these groups to activate on key development milestones.
  • Represent Amgen in external engagements and able to comment on company strategies and decisions.
  • Bring the voice of patients and providers into Amgens capabilities, including Clinical Trial Design, Evidence Generation, Direct-to-Patient Marketing, Corporate Communications, Policy, and Value and Access.

Internal stakeholder responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute the advocacy relations strategy for Amgens thoracic therapeutic areas, including within the oncology pipeline, and aligned with company goals. Operate with strategic mentality and flexibility in allocating resources as appropriate according to shifting business priorities.
  • Lead and empower a team by regularly providing feedback on priorities and performance, and ensuring compliance in all activities.
  • Work cross-functionally as a strong partner and collaborator with Marketing, Medical, Value Access, Policy and Corporate Communications. Ensure compliance in all interactions.
  • Ensure strategic plans and relationships with key US patient groups and professional associations are aligned, coordinated and maximize efficiencies across Amgen.
  • Serve as an internal resource for Amgen affiliates and find opportunities in priority countries to maximize disease awareness and address patient access barriers to therapies and testing.
  • Seek opportunities to enhance Amgens reputation among patients and physicians as a differentiated, innovative leader committed to transforming cancer care.

Win

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The strategic professional we seek is has these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of advocacy, policy, marketing or medical experience

Or

Masters degree and 7 years of advocacy, policy, marketing or medical related experience

Or

Bachelors degree and 9 years of advocacy, policy, marketing or medical related experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • 7+ years of experience with patient advocacy groups and/or professional (medical) associations.
  • 3+ years of experience working for global pharmaceutical companies as a liaison with patient advocacy groups and/or professional associations.
  • Sensitivity to diverse groups of people both internal and external with the ability to manage many different opinions and perspectives, including tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Strong executive presence with demonstrated reputation internally and externally as a well-respected, dynamic teammate.
  • Empathic and passionate individual with the ability to build meaningful connections with partners.
  • Previous experience managing a team.
  • Previous experience leading the development of professional medical society and/or patient advocacy strategies for pharmaceutical organizations.
  • Previous experience as relationship manager for professional medical associations and patient advocacy groups.
  • Proven understanding of key external and internal trends affecting patient and consumer engagement; solid understanding and experience in new forms of patient/consumer interactions such as social media and patient online communities.
  • Previous experience communicating the value of innovation and addressing access barriers to care.
  • Previous experience in government affairs.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills and an ability to adapt ones approach to a challenge, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to assimilate sophisticated medical knowledge and communicate to non-medical audiences.
  • Capable of managing shifting priorities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Understands the pharma/biotech business model, regulatory process & compliance guidelines.
  • Experience with product (drug) launches.

Thrive

What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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