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Senior Director, Corporate Affairs - Cardiovascular Leadership (US - Remote)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Oct 2, 2023

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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.

Senior Director, Corporate Affairs - Cardiovascular Leadership


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead Amgens cardiovascular and metabolic communications. The Senior Director will be responsible for mobilizing a high-performing team of communicators while working cross-functionally with senior-level business partners to deliver integrated communications strategies that support growth for the marketed portfolio, while setting the strategy for future launches.

In the near-term, the person in this role will be instrumental in driving a bold communications approach aimed at addressing a public health crisis that highlights urgency and awareness of LDL-C and its role as a risk factor for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) . This large-scale communications effort will focus on partnering with key internal and external stakeholders to build and execute strategic communications initiatives and campaigns that underscore the importance of and drive improvements in testing and treating to guidelines.

The person successful in this role will have a passion for the patient journey and aptitude for translating scientific data for different audiences, along with ability to partner closely with leadership to deliver against priorities.

This position can sit remotely in the US, however must be willing to travel to Thousand Oaks, CA.

In this role you will need to:
  • Oversees CV metabolic portfolio communications, integrate cross functionally

  • Ensure alignment with Repatha communications team and prioritize work across the GenMed team

  • Accelerates and advances communications strategy for LDL Action Summit and drives engagement and activities with Summit membership

  • Owns Amgen Cardiovascular leadership communications plan and amplification

  • Point of contact and accountability to internal Cardiovascular leadership and external partners on communications

  • Inspires and manages team on ways of working and best practices

  • Seek opportunities to learn, grow, and pilot new approaches and measure their impact

  • Demonstrate established experience working on both data and regulatory milestones including drug launches, as well as consumer-facing campaigns

  • Showcase comfort and flexibility pivoting based on new information, as well as issues management

  • Deliver as a trusted counselor to executive-level staff and poised, polished presenter

  • Be committed to quality and excellence

  • Takes initiative as a self-starter and standout colleague

  • Exhibit excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  • Liaise gracefully with colleagues within Corporate Affairs including Advocacy and other functions such as Investor Relations, Medical Affairs, Legal, Regulatory, Government Affairs and Commercial

  • Energetic and supportive manager who advocates for staff growth

  • Oversee multiple PR agencies with clear direction, while measuring results and impact


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 5 years of communications or public relations experience


Masters degree and 9 years of communications or public relations experience


Bachelors degree and 11 years of communications or public relations experience


5 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Fifteen years within communications or public relations.

  • Deep understanding of the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry or health care

  • Demonstrated skills in developing, managing and delivering communications strategies and plans in a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively on large cross-functional teams and experience establishing two-way channels to open communication lines, create dialogue and ensure alignment.

  • Meaningful experience in social and digital media, earned media relations, issues management and internal communications.

  • Passion for the role, paired with strong written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills with attention to detail.

  • Ability to productively navigate a challenging and dynamic environment and adapt to rapid changes.

  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and planning skills.

  • Collaboratively work with a diverse group of people and backgrounds.

  • Self-starter with demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and creativity.

  • Experience in creating and translating scientific and technical content for a broad range of audiences.


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 $193,275-$208,499.

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.

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

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