Corporate Affairs - Policy and Value Communications - Senior Manager

Washington, DC
Oct 17, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


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.

Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs Policy & Value Communications

This role will be preferably based in Washington, DC or Thousand Oaks, CA. Remote position may be considered.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will report directly to the Director of Corporate Affairs Policy Communications.

Consistent with the vision of Amgen Corporate Affairs to proactively shape, drive and enhance the Amgen brand and reputation, you will be responsible for development and implementation of the communications strategy to help achieve Amgens business and policy objectives.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Develop and execute critical communications plans to help inform and shape stakeholders perceptions on key health policy issues likely to impact Amgen and its business goals
  • Provide policy communications support for current and future Amgen-driven public affairs and product portfolio initiatives being conducted in the U.S. and in key international markets
  • Manage and execute integrated value and access communications and engagement strategies in partnership with US Government Affairs & Policy and the Value & Access teams, with a focus of driving strategic alignment and shaping external policy and value, access and pricing discussions
  • Develop messaging and media materials (talking points, media statements/releases, fact sheets, Q&As); follow process for review and approval that ensures message consensus from related parties and executive leadership with an emphasis in reaching policy influencers
  • Develop and cultivate new and existing relationships with health policy media, trade and advocacy associations
  • Handle media inquiries on policy and value, access and pricing-related issues
  • Anticipate and prepare company spokespeople and third-party spokespersons (where appropriate) to engage in issues or events; including media training external and internal spokespeople
  • Coordinate with Amgen Advocacy/Alliance Development, site communicators and affiliates (as appropriate) to advance policy, product and therapeutic area communications efforts
  • Work in partnership with internal communications to ensure awareness of key policy and governmental issues with Amgen staff
  • Daily media monitoring and analysis of health policy, value and pricing coverage impacting Amgen and the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Manage internal policy communications team collaboration and repository site


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Public Relations/Affairs experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Public Relations/Affairs experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Public Relations/Affairs experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Public Relations/Affairs experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Public Relations/Affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device or related healthcare public relations/affairs experience (in a corporate, PR agency or government environment is preferred, but not required). Regulated industry experience is required
  • International/Federal/State/Regulatory agency experience, related executive branch experience, political experience and/or crisis management experience are highly desirable. Candidates must understand how Washington DC and State Capitals work and should have prior experience operating in that universe or comparable experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of key marketplace factors and policy issues for pharmaceuticals and biologicals, as well as critical business issues and drivers
  • Strong oral and presentation skills; ability to negotiate and persuade
  • Strong writing and media relations skills that are results-oriented
  • Strategic and creative problem solver with ability to develop measurable policy communications programs which integrate soundly with business objectives
  • Strong collaborator; ability to coordinate with different functions and staff in the company and outside vendors to achieve policy and business objectives
  • Strong facilitation and group process experience
  • Ability to navigate a complex and dynamic environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and deal constantly evolving priorities
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management, staff and vendors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; hardworking, teammate and self-starter; serious dedication to hard work and excellence
  • All US-based Amgen staff are currently working remotely due to COVID restrictions. As travel restrictions are lifted in the future, we would expect this person must be willing to travel 6+ times per year to the companys headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA and other domestic travel to support conferences/events


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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for a career that defies imagination

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

Equal Opportunity Statement

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 a 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 an accommodation.


Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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.