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Amgen Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs - Inflammation (U.S. Remote) in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs - Inflammation


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this role, you will report to the Director of the Inflammation Portfolio in Corporate Affairs, leading communications for Amgen’s single largest therapeutic area. Inflammation encompasses first-in-class medicines, innovative pipeline assets and biosimilars breaking new ground in access and affordability. The ideal candidate possesses a strong blend of strategic thinking, strong writing, tactical wizardry and collaborative skills.

This position can sit remotely, with occasional travel to Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead communicator for one or more Inflammation products/pipeline assets, supporting brand and Corporate Affairs objectives.

  • Deliver insights-based, high-impact plans that communicate, engage and amplify our brand and disease-state stories across channels and platforms to reach key stakeholders.

  • Develop an impactful social media strategy and a compelling narrative to bring to life our medicines with clear messages and proof points.

  • Effectively develop and creatively use internal and external communications channels, including traditional and social media, working with Amgen’s Enterprise teams (e.g. Internal Communications, Media Relations, Social Media and Content teams) as appropriate.

  • Support issues preparedness. Identify emerging issues and develop mitigation plans, including scenario planning, timely internal stakeholder alignment, training for key internal stakeholders and issues supervising.

  • Work closely with Legal, Regulatory, Medical and other key internal stakeholders on the review and approval of multiple materials/assets.

  • Counsel brand leaders on communications strategy and execution; secure agreement for ideas and programming.

  • Effectively deploy agency support through clear objectives, KPIs, continued drive for excellence and innovation.

  • Primary focus is on US market (80-100% depending on product and timing).


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 2 years of Public Relations and/or Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


Master’s degree and 4 years of Public Relations and/or Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of Public Relations and/or Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Public Relations and/or Journalism and/or Corporate Communications and/or Medical Communications experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Biotech/pharma communications experience for marketed products and late-stage pipeline products

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

  • Solid understanding of data and regulatory milestones

  • Experience in crafting consumer- and HCP-facing campaigns supporting brand strategic objectives; ability to apply patient journey and other audience insights to develop programming effecting behavior change

  • Ability to combine strategic thinking with hands-on delivery

  • Experience in crafting and translating scientific / technical content for a broad range of audiences

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

  • Outstanding writing skills and proven media relations and digital communications skills

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

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

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; hardworking team player and self-starter

  • Serious dedication to hard work and excellence

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

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

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

  • Applies good judgment and innovative thinking to resolve problems and seize 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 salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $134,365 – $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.

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