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Director of Corporate Affairs – Intercontinental Region (ICON)

at Amgen Inc.

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R-84271-1

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Corporate Services

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Amgen is seeking a Director of Corporate Affairs – Intercontinental Region (ICON) to be based at our corporate campus located in Thousand Oaks, California. The Director will report directly to the Executive Director of Corporate Affairs – Global Commercial Operations and will also serve on the Amgen ICON Leadership Team.

The Director of Corporate Affairs - ICON is responsible for driving external and internal communication strategy, planning, and implementation for the Intercontinental Region (all regions except Europe / Asia / Japan).  Further, the Director will oversee all external product communication (issues management, approvals, data publications, launches) in close partnership with the relevant global and 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).

Key Responsibilities of the Director of Corporate Affairs - ICON will include:

  • Acts as the communication counsel and support for the ICON leadership team, including the senior vice president of Intercontinental Commercial Operations
  • Oversees ICON-wide internal communication, including all-staff meetings, support for leadership presentations, and other key communication activities
  • Manages ICON Corporate Affairs staff
  • Maintains and upgrades ICON communication processes and policies
  • Ensures Corporate Affairs resources are deployed on highest business priorities to deliver greatest value
  • Partners with global and regional colleagues to ensure issues and crisis management preparedness and handle communication issues in partnership with the relevant Global Corporate Affairs colleagues
  • Acts as an advocate, champion and expert for ICON within the wider Global Corporate Affairs team and serve as a role model for the function
  • Shares and adopts best practices from across the Amgen regions and global team

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Corporate Affairs experience

OR

Master’s degree and 7 years of Corporate Affairs experience

OR

Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of Corporate Affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or healthcare public relations, and/or corporate experience
  • 10+ years of related experience working in-house for a multinational company or within a Public Relations agency serving multinationals
  • Bachelor’s 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
  • Superior writing skills and proven media relations 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
  • Proven track-record leading, developing and empowering individuals and teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; enthusiastic, team player and self-starter; serious commitment to hard work and excellence
  • Ability to productively navigate a challenging and dynamic environment
  • Understands nuances and details of specific company positions or issues that could affect communications tactics
  • Policy experience and crisis management experience
  • 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 sound judgment and innovative thinking to resolve problems and take advantage of opportunities

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.

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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 cancer, 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.

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Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing 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.

For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen



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