Government Affairs Manager

Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time
The Government Affairs Manager will be part of the US Government Affairs (USGA) organization, based in Washington, DC The successful candidate will be responsible for advocacy within the US Senate, including lobbying and health care policy work, related compliance/project management, and other duties as assigned.Basic Qualifications:Doctorate degreeORMaster s degree and 2 years of government affairs experienceORBachelor s degree and 4 years of government affairs experienceORAssociate s degree and 10 years of government affairs experienceORHigh school diploma / GED and 12 years of government affairs experiencePreferred Qualifications:Bachelor s degree.Lobbying and health care policy background (Hill, federal agency, or with corporate/trade association s government affairs office).3+ 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 Heath Labor Education & Pensions Committees.Working knowledge of the current US 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 stakeholders in Washington, DC, corporate headquarters, trade associations, and other parties as required.Working knowledge of general US government affairs compliance including federal, lobby disclosure and LD203 requirements and supportive processes.Willingness to provide administrative support for wide-ranging projects including but not limited to political programs, research projects, grassroots and other items in support of US government affairs, as assigned.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 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. Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential 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.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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