Washington, DC

Based in Washington, DC, the Government Affairs Director will lead US-based government affairs work in Latin America and the Middle East.


Effectively representing Amgen’s interests before US-based international leaders from Latin America, the Middle East and possibly other markets
Monitoring and successfully influencing the US Government on trade issues.
Advocating for Amgen’s position on key issues including drug pricing, patient access and intellectual property in Latin America and Middle Eastern countries.
Directing, enabling and supporting government affairs strategy and execution in responsible markets.
Communicating personally with foreign elected officials in a professional, informed manner with respect to issues affecting Amgen and the biopharmaceutical industry.
Envisioning and delivering positive outcomes on policy goals.
Driving Amgen engagement in relevant industry trade groups (BIO, PhRMA, state biotech associations), including leadership roles in task forces and work groups.
Establishing alliances with patient associations or other third-party groups to further Amgen’s international legislative interests.
Traveling to and maintaining as-needed a presence in the identified regions.
Providing concise verbal and written updates to government affairs and regional business leadership.
Working successfully with key contacts throughout Amgen, including working across functional teams.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience
Master’s degree & 6 years of directly related experience
Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications
Comprehensive knowledge of US trade policy
Five to ten years work experience in corporate, association or government role
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Ability to drive consensus with diverse groups and individuals
Make critical business decisions independently under severe time pressure in highly dynamic environment
Strong business acumen and commercial understanding
Experience leading on trade associations and business councils
Innately able to comprehend and predict critical issues, rapidly formulate strategy, execute response plan, and provide appropriate updates to internal leadership
Mature, outgoing and energetic with demonstrated communication skills dealing with executives and government leaders
Task-oriented achiever who thrives in a fast-paced, rapid-response environment
Proved record of accomplishment in complex environment
Manage and organize multiple, on-going projects with minimal day-to-day supervision
Demonstrates appropriate cultural respect/sensitivity
Preference for candidate who speaks Spanish and Portuguese
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

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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Job Posted: March 3, 2016