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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Detroit, MI

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Company name

Amgen, Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA Detroit, MI

Date Last Verified

Apr 30,2018

Posted on

Mar 10,2018

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State Government Affairs Senior Manager The candidate will execute the work of company’s State Government Affairs (SGA) unit in the field (i.e., state capitals) and will serve as the company’s registered lobbyist in both state legislatures and executive branch agencies. Responsible for effectively representing company’s interests before state governments in the assigned states. Establishing annual legislative and policy objectives in coordination with U.S. Government Affairs leadership to ensure alignment with overall departmental goals and with appropriate corporate functions (Policy, Commercial Operation, Tax, Legal, Development, etc.). Monitoring and influencing state government legislation, regulation, and policy affecting company’s business interests in order to provide a favorable business and reimbursement environment (e.g., Medicaid budgeting and reimbursement, other relevant health care issues, as well as issues affecting company’s tax, facility and research interests). Developing detailed written plans, including strategies to successfully implement goals, and regularly track progress against goals. Traveling to and maintaining a regular, frequent presence in state capitals in assigned states in order to establish and cultivate professional relationships with state officials, including legislators, administrators, and regulators. Communicating personally with state policymakers in a professional, informed manner with respect to issues affecting the company. Expanding company’s presence in state government and industry communities, along with policy maker knowledge of company and the biotechnology industry. Creating and executing detailed action plans for lobbying activities in assigned states. Developing and maintaining a thorough working knowledge of state government policy issues affecting the company, including biosimilars, Medicaid, product reimbursement; price controls; sales and marketing restrictions; clinical trials disclosure mandates; drug wholesaler regulation; state taxation; and public health. Providing concise, comprehensive written and verbal updates to SGA management and affected company business units. Providing direction and working in coordination with company’s Corporate Account Managers to effect favorable coverage and reimbursement of company’s products in Medicaid, and other state pharmaceutical purchasing arrangements. Working successfully with key contacts throughout the company, including working across functional teams. Representing the company at the state level in industry trade groups (BIO, PhRMA, state biotech associations), including active participation in association task forces and work groups. Managing company’s contract lobbyists in key states as required. Establishing alliances with patient associations or other groups as appropriate to further company’s state legislative and regulatory interests. Managing corporate and company’s Political Action Committee resources in assigned states.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Doctorate degree and 2 years of government affairs experience OR Master’s degree and 4 years of government affairs experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of government affairs experience OR Associate’s degree and 10 years of government affairs experience OR High school diploma / GED and 12 years government affairs experience. A Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical/healthcare industry, including major companies, payors, markets, competitive environment, and industry and health care trends. Superior verbal and written communications skills, including ability to facilitate trust and develop strong relationships with diverse individuals/groups. Ability to make critical business decisions independently, under severe time pressure in a highly dynamic environment. Comprehensive knowledge of state legislative issues affecting the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, including price controls, Medicaid restrictions, state drug purchases, restrictions on marketing, and clinical trials disclosures. Ability to organize strategy independently and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under limited daily oversight. Thorough understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes, including state budget developments, as well as political environments, within assigned states.

Additional info

Job ID: R-52556

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Amgen, Inc.
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-1799