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Advocacy Relations Senior Manager - Cardiovascular

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Aug 9, 2022
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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.


Advocacy Relations Senior Manager - Cardiovascular

Will relocate or consider remote - some travel required



What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead implementation of patient advocacy and professional association collaborations which support global therapeutic area and US business priorities. You will work collaboratively with external third-party organizations to align on shared implementation plans and deliverables. As such, the Incumbent will build and sustain trusting and effective working partnerships with patient advocacy and professional association leaders and members. Further, the Senior Manager will also support Regional and Local Advocacy Relations staff to ensure continuity and consistency in messaging and execution.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Builds and maintains long term, substantive relationships with patient groups, professional associations and other key stakeholders based on values of trust, respect and transparency

  • Heightens disease state and therapeutic-area knowledge among external groups and mobilize these groups to activate on key product milestones

  • Supports patient access to treatments and diagnostic testing by working with patient groups and professional associations to raise awareness of novel therapies, support their value proposition, and address access barriers

  • Brings the voice of patients and providers into Amgens capabilities, including Clinical Trial Design, Direct-to-Patient Marketing, Corporate Communications, Policy, and Value and Access

  • Supports the implementation of the advocacy relations strategy for Amgens thoracic and GI therapies

  • Works cross-functionally as a strong partner and collaborator with global and US teams including Marketing, Medical, Value and Access, Policy and Corporate Communications

  • Coordinate Amgens engagement strategies with stakeholders at Congresses

  • Serves as an internal resource for Amgen regional teams and identify opportunities in priority countries to disseminate lessons learned, maximize disease awareness, and address patient access barriers to therapies

  • Develops and executes implementation plans for collaborations with global and US-focused patient advocacy groups and professional associations across assigned teams / therapeutic areas

  • Aligns own plans with internal functions to keep One-Amgen voice and priorities are incorporated into engagement plans

  • Facilitates connections between external professional societies and patient advocacy groups with appropriate internal subject experts, including but not limited to Global and US Medical, US Business Units, Global Product Teams, Government Affairs, Healthcare Policy, Clinical Development, Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Value & Access, and Corporate Communications

  • Builds patient advocacy group and professional association relationships which are sustainable, transparent, trusting, and mutually beneficial to patients, the organization, and Amgen

  • Identifies and understands the drivers behind the official positions, priorities, and networks of influence of key patient and professional associations and advocacy groups to advise Amgens business strategies

  • Remains connected with external stakeholders, keeping a forward-looking mindset and staying abreast of future trends and potential future relationships

  • Incorporates simple and transparent systems for professional societies and patient advocacy groups to understand Amgens partnership and funding requirements



What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The outstanding professional we seek is a candidate with these qualifications.


Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Advocacy and/or Policy and/or Marketing and/or Medical experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Advocacy and/or Policy and/or Marketing and/or Medical experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Advocacy and/or Policy and/or Marketing and/or Medical experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Advocacy and/or Policy and/or Marketing and/or Medical experience


High School diploma / GED and 12 years of Advocacy and/or Policy and/or Marketing and/or Medical experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ 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

  • Demonstrated reputation internally and externally as a well-respected, dynamic team player

  • Empathetic and passionate individual with the ability to build meaningful connections with stakeholders

  • Previous experience leading the development of professional medical society and 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



What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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


Apply now

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.


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.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 accommodation.


Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.



We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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Thousand Oaks
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