Director, Global Security (Center of Excellence)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type


If you feel likeyourepart 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 reachover 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Director, Global Security: Center of Excellence


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead and drive change within our GlobalSecurityCenter of Excellencecharged with the safety and security of our company. This position will report to the Vice President, Global Security and Chief Security Officer and will work in partnership with various Amgen business partners from HR, Facilities, IS, LAW, Compliance, and others. We work in a fast-paced environment with a focus on developing programs that scale, and which are impactful. If you enjoy speed, autonomy, and driving change, this role is for you.


  • Lead team of Global Security professionals with focus on Global Security OrganizationalEffectiveness and Efficiency.

  • Work closely with internal and external intelligence, law enforcement, and national security partners.

  • Develop and manage budgets, timelines, and resourcing plans for major projects(i.e.,Digital Transformation effort,Crisis and Emergency Management, design and oversee conduct ofLocal, National andGlobal Security Training Exercises).

  • Partner effectively with key groups such as IS, Facilities, GSS, Finance, Law, and HR. Maintain regular communicationsto ensure that all concerned parties are well informed.

  • Drive both cost and operational efficiency through the program as it scales, while also continuously innovating.

  • Refine and implement an incident response program aligned with key stakeholders.

  • Lead and grow the Global Security Operations Center.

  • Liaison with local, county, state, federal and international law enforcement for incident responses and best practicesensuringtimely and accurate communications with those affected by incidents.

  • Manage security officers, provisions, and oversees any third-party vendors providing staffing in collaboration with Workplace Site Leadership.

  • Responsible for iterating on Amgens incident management protocols and business continuity planning. Primary owner as needed during a site incident or event.

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to expand security protocols and procedures.

  • Educate staff members on physical security policy, standards, and methodologies.

  • Manage cross-functional, global relationships, and projects to ensure policy, process, and systems are aligned to meet the needs of the programs.


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Corporate, Law Enforcement or Security experience


Masters degree and 8 years of Corporate, Law Enforcement or Security experience


Bachelors degree and 10 years of Corporate, Law Enforcement or Security experience


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


  • 15+ years of experience working in thecorporate securityor U.S. government security function

  • Demonstrable developed relationships with law enforcement agencies responsible for sites where Amgen operates, enabling Amgen to remain informed ofcritical developments impacting sites

  • Prior full-time experience with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency responsible for general inspection, investigation, intelligence, or compliance

The exceptionally talented Security professional we seek offers these qualifications:

  • Exceptional communication skills, including demonstrated ability to triage andadvancematters of importance to executive-level management

  • Strong computer and systems knowledge

  • Experience with contract negotiations

  • Strong leadership experience includingcoordinatingrelationships withcross-functionalteams

  • Excellent technical, interpersonal, andanalytical skills


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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In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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.