Government Affairs Director

24 May, 2021


Government Affairs Director

Washington, DC

Career Category

Government Affairs

Job Description


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. Join us.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role the Government Affairs Director will be part of the U.S. Government Affairs (USGA) organization, based in Washington, D.C. The successful candidate will be responsible for advocacy within the U.S. Senate, including lobbying and health care policy work, related compliance/project management, and other duties as assigned.

Expected travel: 9 days per month (including over weekends).


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will have with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of government affairs experience


Master’s degree and 7 years government affairs experience


Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of government affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications:

8 or more years of Senate experience.

Lobbying and health care policy background (Hill, federal agency, or with corporate/trade association’s government affairs office).

8 or more years of experience in biopharma corporate or trade association’s government affairs office, Congress, or federal agency position.

Strong relationships with staff from the key lawmaking committees in the Senate, including the Finance and/or Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committees.

Working knowledge of the current U.S. healthcare landscape including how the Medicare/Medicaid programs operate.

Basic understanding of biopharmaceutical industry trends, especially in the areas of healthcare reform, value, and access.

Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with internal partners in Washington, D.C., corporate headquarters, trade associations, and other parties as required.

Working knowledge of general U.S. government affairs compliance including federal, lobby disclosure and LD203 requirements and supportive processes.

Skilled writer and communicator that can vary altitude of messaging based on audience.

Strong commitment to ethics and compliance.

Ability to drive processes forward in a timely, compliant manner.

Willingness to take on new projects as assigned.

Proficient use of Microsoft Office and forward-leaning office technology.

Results-oriented, self-starter with demonstrated ability to distill complex issues into concise talking points, position papers, and slides; attention to detail; ability to multi-task; team player, with an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

Apply now

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.

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Job posted: 2021-05-24