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Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs - Oncology Pipeline

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 23, 2023

Job Details


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.

Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs Oncology Pipeline


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role Amgen is seeking a Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs to drive communications activities that support the Oncology Portfolio. The Senior Manager will report directly to the Director of Oncology Portfolio Global Commercial Operations.

This position can be based remotely in the US with a willingness to at times work PT hours based on company/client events and meetings.

The Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs will work cross-functionally to drive communications that will lead to external awareness of Amgens innovative and diverse Oncology portfolio.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for developing communication plans and materials that will drive awareness of data milestones, approvals, data publications and launches for priority assets in close partnership with the relevant Global/regional Corporate Affairs colleagues (i.e., research & development, content strategy and media relations), and cross-functional business partners (i.e., Medical, Regulatory, Compliance, Legal, Advocacy, Value, Access and Policy)

  • Works in partnership with cross-functional business and corporate affairs partners to translate and convey scientific information into high-impact, integrated communications to reach key stakeholders through owned and earned channels and platforms

  • Works in collaboration with business partners and external stakeholders, including patients, to craft and implement external engagement that supports education and awareness in alignment with pipeline development

  • Ensures Corporate Affairs resources are deployed on highest business priorities to deliver greatest value

  • Partners with global and regional colleagues to ensure coordination and preparedness to maximize communication opportunities and milestones in a dynamic and fast paced business environment

  • Acts as an advocate, champion and expert for oncology and integrated communications within the wider Global Corporate Affairs team and embraces the values and cultural norm the function

  • Shares and adopts best practices from across the industry, Amgen regions and distributed 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 communications professional with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or healthcare public relations and corporate experience, preferably in oncology or pre-approval setting for non-oncology therapeutic areas

  • 5+ years experience working in-house for a multinational company or within a public relations agency serving multinationals

  • Bachelors Degree in public relations, communications or journalism or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong oral and presentation skills; ability to negotiate and persuade

  • Outstanding writing skills and demonstrated media relations and digital communications skills that are results-oriented

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and deal with rapidly changing priorities

  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and manage staff and vendors

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; enthusiastic, team player and self-starter; serious commitment to hard work and excellence

  • Ability to productively navigate a challenging, matrixed and dynamic environment

  • Understands nuances and details of specific company positions or issues that could affect communications tactics

  • Independently judges risks and benefits from a communication perspective and makes a persuasive case for taking calculated risks in the organizations best interest

  • Shows organizational courage by tactfully challenging executives when providing communications counsel and feedback

  • Applies sound judgment and innovative thinking to resolve problems and take advantage of opportunities

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 $134365 - $161,464.

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

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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.


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.

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