HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
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.
What you will do
Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this role you will be at the forefront of Amgen’s biggest news as a company spokesperson and media strategist on the global media relations team. The Director, Corporate Affairs, Enterprise Media Relations will be responsible for driving the reputation of Amgen and our priority products, pipeline and functions.
This position reports to the Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Enterprise Media Relations, operating as a self-starter while working on a collaborative and impactful 4-member team. This position can sit remotely in the U.S. and does not need to be based in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Possess strong existing reporter relationships and a demonstrated track record of working with news media on a variety of topics from data and milestones to executive profile stories
Think not just reactively while managing unsolicited inquiries but also proactively about story ideas in collaboration with the Enterprise Content Team, the Global Commercial Organization communications team and Functional communications lead
Serve as a Company spokesperson, showing unflappable poise and confidence
Be an independent, self-starter who is also a team player
Appropriately interact with Amgen’s internal and external partners, patients and executives
Problem solve and quickly learn how to work within a matrixed organization
Have a hunger for learning about new media outlets and innovative tools, while also using data to inform decisions
Confidently deliver strategic recommendations and seek counsel from experts at other functions when needed
Give direction to PR agency partners as appropriate
Be prepared to travel to major conferences and events, occasional deskside briefings, as well as to Amgen sites in the U.S. or globally
Develop communications and media materials as appropriate
Exhibit excellent writing and interpersonal skills
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.
Doctorate degree and 4 years of communications or public relations experience
Master’s degree and 7 years of communications or public relations experience
Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of communications or public relations experience
10-15 years of experience in communications with majority of time focused on media relations
Experience speaking with media, including around issues, for high-profile companies
Deep understanding of the biotechnology industry and communications environment (US required, major markets preferred)
Experience navigating drug approvals, data milestones and regulatory decisions
Demonstrated skills in delivering communications strategies and results in a complex organization
Understanding of corporate reputation and how to incorporate data into communications decisions
Ability to prioritize resources and effectively communicate with senior leadership
Knowledge of social media and digital communications strategy; employee communications; issues management and internal communications
Appreciation of nuanced, regulated and confidential information
Strong written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills with attention to detail; polished, poised presenter
Ability to productively navigate an exciting and dynamic environment
Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and planning skills
Collaboratively work with a diverse group of people and backgrounds
Attention to detail, ability to craft messages and develop presentations when needed
Entrepreneurial spirit, passion and creativity
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 $170,089 – $208,148.
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
for a career that defies imagination
In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.
170,089.00 USD - 208,148.00 USD
Onsite child care
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.
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