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Cardiovascular Leadership Advocacy Relations Senior Manager

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Nov 16, 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.

Cardiovascular Leadership Advocacy Relations Senior Manager


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role The Senior Manager of Advocacy Relations at Amgen is responsible for managing relationships with advocacy groups and other external stakeholders. They may lead campaigns, communicate with advocates, and work to build and maintain relationships that support the company's goals.

The following are key responsibilities and elements of the role:

  • Energizes the advocacy community to drive towards Amgens 2030 ambition to reduce CV events by 50%

  • Drives high-quality sponsorships that measurably address known barriers to LDL testing and treatment

  • Empowers patient groups to advocate for patients to receive guideline appropriate cholesterol testing and treatment

  • Mobilizes patient groups to advocate for equitable patient access to appropriate PCSK9 treatment

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

  • 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 cardiometabolic portfolio

  • 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

  • Nimbly aligns advocacy strategic plans with internal functions to ensure One Amgen voice and priorities are incorporated into engagement plans

  • Facilitates connections between 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

  • 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

  • Incorporates simple and transparent systems for 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 Advocacy professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of advocacy, policy, marketing, or medical experience


Masters degree and 4 years of advocacy, policy, marketing, or medical experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of advocacy, policy, marketing, or medical experience


Associates degree and 10 years of advocacy, policy, marketing, or medical experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of advocacy, policy, marketing, 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.

  • Empathic and hardworking 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.

  • Demonstrated 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 communicating complex health policy access issues to patient advocates

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt relationship style to external partners preferences and comfort levels

  • 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 complex medical knowledge and communicate to non-medical audiences.

  • Capable of handling shifting priorities in a constantly evolving 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.

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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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.


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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