Sr. Associate Human Resources

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

A career at Amgen is a chance for you to make the most of your experience and education at the world's preeminent biotechnology company. Amgen has pioneered important new human therapeutics that have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses. Here, you will work side by side with some of the best minds in the industry and participate in groundbreaking projects to unlock the healing potential of biology.

Amgen is seeking talented Human Resources Professionals with a broad variety of HR experience in client-facing and/or Center of Excellence (COE) roles with large, multi-national companies. This position provides an excellent entry point to quickly learn Amgen, both the business and the HR function, while providing high visibility and opportunity to interact with an extensive range of HR and business leaders.

This level of visibility and opportunity comes with high performance expectations. That means a strong ability to consistently deliver results when measured against a high bar while living the Amgen values. For those with potential, ambition, and proven capability, additional roles within HR await you. To take full advantage of that future opportunity, willingness to relocate is strongly desired.

The HR Senior Associate and Organizational Effectiveness Lead - Corporate Functions will work directly with the Vice President of HR responsible for Corporate Functions which includes Finance, Information Systems, Law, Business Development, Compliance, Corporate Affairs and the Results Delivery Office. In addition, this role will work closely with the other Corporate Functions HR Business Partners to drive business and HR process maximization.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Support the Corporate Functions leaders and HR Business Partners on core processes including Performance Measurement, Talent Management, and Workforce Strategy
  • Partner with Global HRBPs supporting acquisitions, restructurings, operational excellence activities
  • Translate Corporate Functions global HR needs into input for HR COE's (Compensation & Benefits, Talent, Development, Diversity, etc.)
  • Partner with COE's in deploying new HR programs globally
  • Partner with Corporate Functions clients and HR to interpret data, apply judgment and suggest necessary course of action for resolution
  • Lead intra- and cross-functional HR initiatives focused on staff development and retention

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Human Resources experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Human Resources experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Human Resources experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree or MBA

Demonstrated comfort with ambiguity and organizational change

Ability to interact, influence and build relationships with all levels of staff, management, and executives

Ability to analyze situations and exercise sound judgment in determining appropriate courses of action

Ability to understand the clients' needs and develop both strategic and tactical solutions to tangible business challenges

Strong quantitative, analytical (technical and business) and problem-solving skills

Persistent, tactful, and persuasive team and project leadership, including conflict resolution and negotiation skills

Ability to prioritize across multiple projects and handle diverse assignments simultaneously

Strong knowledge of breadth of HR roles, both COE and HRBP

Strong verbal and written communication combined with organizational skills and cross-cultural sensitivity

Experience working with cross functional global teams in a matrixed organization

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.