Director, US Media at Amgen


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Director, US Media (US Remote)

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In this vital role you will be responsible for leading the planning and implementation of all media and media partnerships, critical to the commercial success of Amgens US Business. Integral to the success of the role will be developing and evangelizing an in-depth understanding of the core targets, identifying, and implementing optimal approaches to measurement, and extensive knowledge of the media landscape, both traditional and emerging. This position will directly manage Amgens total US paid media investment for Consumer and HCP advertising.

You will partner heavily with internal and external cross-functional partners and be responsible for leading and managing our media agencies. This position will report to the Executive Director, Head of Global Media, and manage a team of Senior Manager/Manager level media experts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an innovative, powerful multi-channel consumer media plans, including strategic partnerships with critical media outlets

  • Partner closely with brand teams and direct reports to understand brand strategy and ensure execution accordingly through media briefs and plans

  • Lead team across multiple brands through all elements of media planning, buying and measurement/optimization, including managing the agency to develop a plan that meets agreed objectives, tracking weekly, monthly, and quarterly critical metrics and ensuring delivery on budget

  • Lead strategic development and realization of media partnerships, improving return on investment, value, and performance.

  • Uncover insights to drive continuous optimization of media plans based on metrics, and ensure findings are shared and applied across brands

  • Leadership of all media agencies to hold them accountable to the highest standards of performance

  • Systematically develop and track metrics for media mix and media effectiveness, while linking to the broader success metrics of the brand

  • Identification and execution of agency scope/model optimization in partnership with procurement and brand directors

  • Development of test and learns to support marketing innovation in media

  • Be an independent, self-starter who is also a team player

  • Problem solve and quickly learn how to work within a matrixed organization

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The media driven candidate we seek is a collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of media and/or marketing experience


Masters degree and 8 years of media and/or marketing experience


Bachelors degree and 10 years of media and/or marketing experience


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in paid media/marketing with a focus on planning, buying and measurement

  • Technical competencies: expert in media targeting and segmentation (consumer and HCP), multi-channel media plan development, media measurement and optimization, agency leadership

  • Experienced leader of teams, both internal and external

  • Expertise in media planning and deliveries for traditional/linear/TV as well as digital channels.

  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to uncover insights from performance/measurement tracking to drive action that increases brand impact.

  • Strong ability in both leading cross-functional teams, and in being a member of a cross-functional team

  • Strong communication effectiveness: the ability to effectively engage, connect, and influence senior leadership and marketing organizations

  • Ability to translate and communicate complex information/strategies into simple and impactful carry out of plans

  • Desire and ability to find opportunities to work smarter and more efficiently, and implement with excellence

  • Comfortable with inspiring change and navigating internal and external impact accordingly

  • Preferred experience working within creative or media agencies

  • Travel: up to 20% domestic travel to visit agencies/Amgen headquarters

What you can expect of us

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 base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $176,400 - $215,600.

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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancers, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 accommodation.

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