Business Performance Director, R&D Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Program Lead

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Business Performance Director, R&D Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Program Lead

What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will report to the Vice President of R&D Transformation and will dotted line into the Executive Lead of R&D DI&B. This individual will build, develop, and execute DI&B strategies for the Research and Development organization. The Program Lead will manage the R&D DI&B network, ensuring that the program meet the needs and expectations of the R&D organization and achieves corporate objectives. This leader will partner closely with stakeholders across R&D, Amgen's Diversity Inclusion & Belonging team and Employee Resource Groups, as needed, to ensure transparency, alignment and progress.

In addition, this person will serve as a liaison to the Representation in Clinical Research (RISE) team, assisting that team to work cross-functionally and to develop and execute appropriate plans that translate to high quality, meaningful and actionable results for the RISE program.

As it relates to both R&D DI&B and RISE, this position will be responsible to, but not limited to:
  • Organize and Lead DI&B related cross-functional initiatives
  • Work with Representation in Clinical Research (RISE) team to solve business problems and execute priorities
  • Translate strategy into action, diagnose pain points, co-create solutions and successfully execute the highest priority activities
  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize information across a number of sources to turn unstructured business issues and requests into appropriate action plans
  • Champion change, and serve as a mentor to team members
  • Manage external collaborations and academic partnerships
  • Plan and oversee delivery of KPIs, metrics and other analytics
  • Provide expertise in methodologies appropriate for the objective, including Agile, Change Management, Solution Development, Implementation and Sustainment, Workshop Facilitation, and Continuous Improvement
  • Ensure program success, by managing risks, removing roadblocks, driving innovative thinking, maintaining fair process, and delivering high quality results
  • Serve as an integrator across multiple R&D and Amgen-wide functions and initiatives


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a top performer who will be eager to leverage their experience for broader development roles in the future. Visibility and opportunity come with high performance expectations. That means a strong ability to consistently achieve results while living the Amgen values.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of relevant experience


Master's degree and 8 years of relevant experience


Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience building or executing people programs, organizational development strategies or learning opportunities
  • Ability to lead and influence others directly and indirectly, think proactively, and function independently
  • Ability to build visuals and decks that will positively represent initiatives
  • Ability to drive initiatives and programs across a global organization and within smaller working teams
  • Experience working with cross-functional global teams and ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization. A change agent who is passionate about building an inclusive culture
  • Ability to understand, balance, and articulate both tactical and long-term planning issues
  • Creative and critical problem solving
  • Demonstrated passion for DI&B
  • Ability to engage and network with internal and external stakeholders in relevant communities
  • Strong project management, change management and organizational skills
  • Strategic agility: proven ability to translate strategy to execution
  • Broad knowledge of Research and Development
  • Strong quantitative, analytical (technical and business), and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize across multiple projects/tasks and handle diverse assignments simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication combined with cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Flexibility amidst rapidly changing environment; high tolerance of ambiguity
  • This role is intended to be ~2 year assignment.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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 a 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 an accommodation.

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.