HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared missionto serve patientshas driven our status as one of the worlds preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.
What you will do
Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role as the Executive Director, Corporate Affairs you will be responsible for supporting Operations. This role will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and be a member of the Corporate Affairs Senior Leadership Team responsible for shaping and leading the corporate affairs capability at Amgen. This position will support Operations and also serve as a member of the Operations Leadership Team. The position will be based in the US, with expectation of travel to domestic and international Operations sites and key events.
The Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, will be broadly responsible for developing and leading the global communication and engagement strategy for Amgen Operationsboth internally and externally. Given Amgens industry-leading biomanufacturing capability, the Executive Director, Corporate Affairs will play a key role in shaping and cascading Amgens future-ready Operations narrative in alignment with broader company priorities. This includes research, project management, strategic analysis and preparing a communication strategy for enterprise-impact projects that involve Amgen Operations leaders, external stakeholders, staff and/or situations of direct interest to Operations and Amgen.
The role will engage directly with the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and EVP Operations in scoping, assessing, and delivering on these projects.This includes leading a global team of site communicators working to deliver on key Amgen priorities in our site locations as well as crisis management for events such as natural disasters or significant regulatory events.
The ideal candidate will bring creativity, communication, leadership, and external engagement skills, people management, cross-functional collaboration, and the ability to engage and lead at the appropriate altitude.
This role requires fluency with digital technologies and tools to deliver messages in multiple formats (social media, written communications, video, use of generative AI, etc.). Successful candidates are able to effectively blend marketing and communications tactics--developing a message brand/campaign and then creating supporting materials using a range of media types to promote and reinforce messages to stakeholders across diverse levels and locations. This role will involve regular interactions with media, Operations Leadership Team, CEO Staff as well as members of their functional teams.
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.
Doctorate degree & 6 years ofCorporate Affairsexperience OR
Masters degree & 10 years of Corporate Affairs experience OR
Bachelors degree & 12 years of Corporate Affairs experience AND
6 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
15 years experience in Corporate Affairs related positions with increasingly progressive and impactful roles in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or other industry area with strong regulatory oversight is preferred
Corporate Affairsthought leadership and the ability to build immediate credibility with the senior management team and the organization. This includes the facilitating of discussions and promoting collaboration across multiple parties; engaging in dialogue to reach a conclusion together, compromising as necessary for optimal results in alignment with the Amgen values
Technical understanding of scientific disciplines is required
Ability to create and execute corporate affairs strategy with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
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. The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $253,353 to $306,641. In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:
Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
Stock-based long-term incentives
Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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 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.
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 cancers, 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.