Human Resources Strategic Initiative Lead

Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 26, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part 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 reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Human Resources Strategic Initiative Lead


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital Human Resources role you will use your business acumen, project management, change management, and advising skills to help Amgens senior executive team achieve key business objectives that span across the organization.

Amgen is seeking talented, high potential professionals to join our Human Resources organization as HR Strategic Initiative Leads, reporting to the Vice President Human Resources for Amgens commercial organization and working either in Thousand Oaks, California or remotely from the candidates current home location. The Strategic Initiatives Lead will be an experienced HR Senior Manager who spends 18-24 months working on complex, needle-moving company initiatives and providing supplemental HRBP support to Amgen functions, after which they are expected to transition into broadening HR roles across Amgens HR Business Partner and/or Center of Excellence communities around the globe. This is role that provides outstanding professional growth and career development. Examples of initiatives on which team members may work include broad, complex Mergers & Acquisitions projects; ideation and execution of Future of Work transformations; the stand up of new business organizations (e.g., shared service centers in the US or abroad); critical, strategic cross-functional capability builds such as Digital; and/or directly supporting a major Amgen business segment with HR Business Partner support on an interim basis. While initially using ones passion for supporting Amgens Southern California headquarters teams, these roles will offer opportunities for individuals to relocate to other Amgen US and international locations.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to business leaders globally by guiding the framing and delivery of broad and business-critical corporate initiatives.

  • Combine business and people insights to mentor and guide executive clients in strategic capability builds.

  • Provide insights and recommendations to Amgens HR Strategy Team and CHRO concerning specific strategic projects.

  • Stay current on leading talent trends and deliver practical and insightful thought leadership to the business, while also sharing knowledge and best practices with Amgens global HR organization


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our individual contributions to serve patients. The Human Resources professional we seek is driven to make an impact using these valued qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years Human Resources or similar experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Human Resources or similar experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Human Resources or similar experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Human Resources or similar experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Human Resources or similar experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or Master's degree with emphasis in such areas as business, management, organizational development, human resources development, or physical sciences and Biotechnology industry knowledge

  • 6+ years of progressively sophisticated/strategic HR or similar consulting experience, including organization effectiveness, staff relations, compensation, staff development and recruitment

  • Demonstrated ability to understand business needs and develop strategic and practical solutions to tangible business challenges, sound knowledge of applicable employment laws, regulations, and business practices related to the field of Human Resources

  • Motivated team player with a strong drive to build a positive work environment

  • Strong internal and external customer service focus

  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously - orientated on results

  • Passion for building innovative HR solutions and process improvement

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, consulting, and project management skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to go with proven ability to partner well with other HR and business functions

  • Finely developed knowledge of how to interact with and influence all levels of management, and executives

  • Long term global mobility


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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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.