Intercontinental Region Talent Acquisition Lead

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 11, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is looking for a Talent Acquisition Lead for the Intercontinental Region. The Talent Acquisition lead is accountable for translating business priorities and workforce planning initiatives into meaningful talent strategies and action plans for the Intercontinental Region, which covers Amgen's affiliates in Canada, Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina) and TMEA (Turkey, GCC, Levant, Egypt, Maghreb and South Africa) as well as the Regional HQ that is based in Thousand Oaks, California.

  • Responsible for the region-wide Talent Acquisition strategy as well as Intercontinental Region Employee Value Proposition
  • Stay abreast of Amgen's business priorities and current and future talent needs. Advise HR and the business on what we should be doing to get ahead of these needs. Translate these insights into action and drive results including horizon scanning for current and possible future positions for proactive bench strength
  • Assess external labor market conditions, develop a deep understanding of our internal talent pipeline, and as a result, develop effective, talent acquisitions strategies, recruiting channels and methods that are up to date and consistent across the region
  • Provide guidance, metrics, insights and recommendations to the HRBP teams in the countries, the function, and to senior level business clients, including improvements in Time to Fill, Background Verification process, quality of new hires as well as consistent onboarding
  • Seek out and introduce new innovative recruitment practices that will address the demands of the affiliates.
  • Work in close co-ordination with global mobility, compensation and benefits as well as talent department to ensure flawless candidate experience
  • Consult on workforce planning and other key initiatives
  • Partner closely with the Recruiting Process Outsource vendor staff as well as external vendors that support the region
  • Accountable for OFCCP compliance and ensuring all legal compliance of Amgen's Talent Acquisition processes

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Human Resources experience


Master's degree and 4 years of Human Resources experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Human Resources experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Human Resources experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Human Resources experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Global experience with full life cycle recruiting in a large, complex, global organization - in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company
  • Demonstrated comfort with ambiguity and organizational change is critical for success in this position
  • Proven experience delivering results by driving innovation and exhibiting subject matter expertise in order to influence talent decisions
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to manage diverse, cross-functional teams across time zones
  • Strong written/oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and the ability to think strategically
  • Ability to understand, balance, and articulate both tactical and strategic planning issues
  • Proactive, collaborative, and persuasive team and project leadership, including influencing and negotiation skills
  • Exercises discretion, ability to work independently and prioritize across multiple projects and handle diverse assignments simultaneously
  • Proven track record engaging key stakeholders and developing effective partnerships across different functions and locations.

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 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.

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 cancer, 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.