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Amgen Corporate Affairs Sr Mgr in Seoul, South Korea

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a strong Corporate Affairs Senior Manager based in Seoul. He/she will be responsible for driving communication strategy, planning and implementation across both internal and external communication in Korea, ensuring strategically grounded communication in alignment with the regional goals. Reporting to the Regional Director, Corporate Affairs, JAPAC, and working in close partnership with the Korea General Manager, and their leadership team, this role will be critical in enhancing and protecting Amgen’s corporate reputation, overseeing relevant brand related communication, handling potential media issues, driving internal communication and providing guidance and support to the local leadership team.

Job Description

The jobholder will be primarily accountable for enhancing and protecting Amgen’s corporate reputation, overseeing relevant brand related communication, managing media relations, driving employees communication, working in collaboration with local and regional cross functional teams to advance Amgen’s mission to serve patients.

Key responsibilities:

  • Serve on the Korea leadership team

  • Develop and implement local corporate affairs strategy, in line with the region, to build Amgen’s image and reputation in Korea, motive and inspire employees and set the stage for sustainable business performance.

  • Product Brand communications planning and execution including multi-channel execution of campaigns in support of disease awareness campaigns.

  • Manage PR agency in line with employee communications, product brand communications and corporate reputation requirements.

  • Corporate and product communications, including management of media contacts and handling local media enquiries.

  • Co-ordination of Amgen Foundation local initiatives, staff volunteering and local philanthropic efforts as needed.

  • Management of issues/crisis response.

  • Partner with colleagues in the brand and pipeline, and global campaigns resource centers in Corporate Affairs, to ensure Korea is supported to proactively identify and deliver external communication for key projects/products and milestones (product approvals, data, launches, etc), in accordance with local laws and regulations

  • Act as an advocate, champion and expert for local market within the wider Global Corporate Affairs team

This role requires a candidate with significant previous communications experience ideally gained in pharmaceutical or healthcare.

Candidates should have experience of working with the media, be able to build strong credible relationships at all levels and have experience of social media channels and working in complex matrix organizations.

Experience / Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Relevant experience and proven track record in corporate communications, ideally gained in pharmaceutical or healthcare

  • 8+ years professional experience in the Corp Affairs function

  • Strong understanding of CA customers’ requirements, issues and needs

  • Previous experience working in an international communications agency, specifically on corporate communications and/or healthcare

  • Demonstrated business acumen, and proven track record of advising executives

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, including presentations on complex business issues is required.

  • Good interpersonal skills and collaborates well across functions

  • MS PowerPoint and Excel to intermediate level

  • Project/change management involving diverse, multi-national stakeholders

  • Working knowledge of social media monitoring and management of social channels is required.

  • Strong understanding of digital across key channels including, web, social, mobile, SEO, SEM, and off domain.

  • Demonstrated exposure in designing and executing social media communication strategies

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.