Senior Executive Assistant (SEA)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 17, 2021
Administration, Clerical
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

Reporting to the Vice President Quality supporting R&D, the Senior Executive Assistant (SEA) will be responsible for providing senior level administrative support.

  • Proactively manage the VPs calendar with a focus on efficient time utilization and time conflict management, ensuring that executive is appropriately prepared for and represented at all forums

  • Proactively identify errors or possible suggestions for meeting attendees or meeting agendas

  • Ensure pre-read documents are in place in advance of key meetings, as appropriate

  • Plan and organize work to ensure accurate and logical organization of files/documents/records, ensure effective control of forms, and control confidentiality of files

  • Coordinate arrangements for and execute key tasks to effectively manage a variety of global business meetings utilizing Webex and other technologies

  • Maintain a keen awareness of and sensitivity to global time zones, as many of our staff and business partners are based globally; therefore must be flexible with working hours

  • Schedule, coordinate, and track events reflected on VPs calendar, including all-staff meetings and special events

  • Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements amidst dynamic business requirements

  • Plan agendas for VP Direct Report meetings and track action items

  • Review, prioritize, and flag high priority communications (emails and documentation) as requested

  • Answer questions/furnish information to keep the executives time free of minor detail work, including screening and directing incoming calls and correspondence

  • Compose and edit correspondence on behalf of the VP

  • Prepare and process expense reports

  • Ensure VPs pending approvals are tended to in a timely manner

  • Assist VP by keeping all electronic devices up-to-date and ability to troubleshoot issues

  • Provide back-up administrative support to other functions within Quality as needed

  • Manage multiple priorities in a continually changing environment


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Associates degree and 4 years of Executive Assistant experience


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Executive Assistant experience


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.