Executive Scout, Global Commercial Operations

Los Angeles, CA
Jul 28, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared missionto serve patientshas driven our status as one of the worlds preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role as an Executive Scout, you will build and maintain pipelines of future talents to join our Global Commercial Organization (GCO). The Executive Scout will report to the Executive Search Lead with a dotted line to the Talent Acquisition Lead for GCO and play a principal role in delivering Executive talent for the Sales, Marketing and Value & Access organization.In partnership with Executive leadership for GCO and Human Resources Business Partners, the Talent Scout will gain business insights to implement an executive scouting program which will support proactive succession plans and business critical talent needs as well as deliver executive talent advantages via relationship building, competitive intelligence gathering and industry knowledge.


  • Develop relationships by identifying and proactively engaging executive talent and assessing their suitability within the GCO organization based on succession planning, pipelining and business critical needs

  • Facilitate introductory and or exploratory conversations to understand career aspirations, potential timing of move, appetite/readiness for change and company culture fit

  • Focus on bringing underrepresented talent to Amgen to increase Diversity hires for GCO at the executive levels

  • Contact, build and manage relationships with executive referrals

  • Share market intelligence to help inform and shape GCO executive hiring strategies

  • Report on latest market trends, executive talent moves and industry knowledge

  • Engage in a variety of methods to attract executive talent such as social media platforms, professional associations, industry conferences and develop communication plan to maintain appropriate cadence and content for continued outreach

  • Experience with the latest technologies to support sourcing/scouting, such as CRM (SmashFly), HRIS (Workday), niche search engines, talent insight tools (e.g., Seekout & LinkedIn) and MS Office Suite


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Executive Scout we seek is a professional with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree OR

  • Masters degree and 2 years of scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience OR

  • Bachelors degree and 4 years of scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience OR

  • Associate degree and 10 years of scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of scouting, recruiting, sourcing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree

  • 10+ years experience in an executive scouting, recruiting or sourcing role

  • Executive search firm experience

  • Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry experience

  • Expertise in sourcing and strategic talent mapping skills using various tools

  • Able to demonstrate industry knowledge and or quickly learn about executive level positions across the Sales, Marketing and Value & Access areas of the organization

  • Executive presence, communication and presentation skills

  • Can gain trust and credibility quickly, maintain confidentiality and integrity

  • Experience with designing, implementing, and promoting a new process, position or capability

  • Creativity with both strategic solutions and tactical ideas

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and accommodate shifting priorities

  • Relationship builder with emotional intelligence and networking skills

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, self-motivated, persistent and drives for excellence

  • Attention to detail, organized and accountable

  • Ability to travel as business needs arise

  • Remote role, can be based anywhere in the US, must be willing to prioritize work hours during Pacific time zone as company is headquartered in California


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.

  • Clear and disciplined strategic vision for the future that leverages superior-quality products, operational excellence and top-shelf-talent

  • 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

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do. We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

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 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 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.