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Amgen is hiring a Corporate Affairs Senior Manager

Job Description:

In collaboration with Amgen’s Corporate Affairs team and site leadership, the Senior Manager will develop and execute the site’s and external communication strategy, with a particular emphasis on raising Amgen’s profile as an employer of choice. The Senior Manager will develop and implement an internal communication and engagement plan to build a culture consistent with the Amgen Values and to ensure staff are informed, aligned and engaged with company priorities. Additionally, specific responsibilities will include management of issues for the site, supporting the Site lead with developing internal communication strategy, presentations and scripts/messaging for All Hands meetings, execution of the local media strategy, and executing a community affairs and philanthropy program to drive staff engagement and strengthen key relationships in local government and industry. The Senior Manager will assist leaders of the Capability Center with developing communications to all Amgen staff about the services provided by the Center.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field
  • 8 or more years of diverse experience in Public Relations, Corporate Communications or related field
  • 5 or more years of experience in both external and internal communications
  • Media, government affairs and community relations experience
  • Knowledge of the Tampa Region, especially business, government and community organizations
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or healthcare communications experience
  • Strategic and creative problem solver with the ability to truly understand business challenges and priorities and develop practical programs that integrate soundly with business objectives
  • Experience creating and implementing strategic communication programs for a complex, matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated proficiency working directly with executive management, including the ability to advise, influence, and coach on communication strategies around potentially sensitive issues
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and staff
  • Ability to productively navigate a challenging and dynamic environment, and deal with rapidly changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; enthusiastic, teammate and self-starter; serious commitment to hard work and excellence
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, ability to distill complex issues and information into simple, compelling, and relevant messages
  • Change management experience
  • Experience establishing two-way channels to open communication lines, create dialogue and ensure messages are reaching staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated experience using social media and digital collaboration tools for professional communication
  • Crisis management experience