Executive Compensation Director

Thousand Oaks, CA
Oct 12, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

Executive Compensation Director


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a key part of Amgen's the Compensation group and passionate about ensuring company leadership is fairly incented for the work they have been selected to perform. You will work closely with Amgen HR and functional leadership to bring your deep understanding and current knowledge of executive compensation to our team.

Amgen is seeking a Director of Executive Compensation with responsibilities for overseeing the design, implementation, and administration of executive compensation programs in support of senior executives and the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board of Directors. This role reports to the Vice President Global Total Rewards. The role will focus on executive level positions on a global scale, including: executive pay, annual incentive plan design, long-term equity compensation programs, proxy reporting, external trends analysis and regulatory disclosure and compliance.


This individual will lead the strategy for stock plan design, analysis, evaluation of standard methodologies, and monitoring the development of applicable laws and regulations to ensure compliance. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Annual incentive plan design
  • Equity plan design, including plan participation, usage, and modeling of performance unit scenarios
  • Competitive analyses across the broad spectrum of executive compensation programs and practices
  • Partner with Legal, Finance and Tax to ensure ongoing compliance with internal and external reporting
  • Partner internally to develop reporting systems and internal review processes and audits
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Closely partner with those managing the day-to-day administration of stock plans
  • Develop employee communication and education programs
  • Partner on compliance, accounting, and tax issues for all locations globally
  • Prepare materials for presentation to the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board of Directors; attend meetings
  • Provide input for preparation of the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of the annual proxy filing
  • Provide support in the preparation of executive compensation analysis and reporting


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all make unique contributions to serving patients. The Executive Compensation professional we seek is deep in subject matter and driven to stay current in this area while having the following qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree & 9 years of Executive Compensation experience,


Masters degree & 7 years of Executive Compensation experience,


Doctorate degree & 4 years of Executive Compensation experience

Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skill, ability or other characteristic:

  • Previous experience in executive compensation, including responsibility for preparing materials for the Compensation Committee of the Board
  • 10+ years professional work experience in Human Resources and/or Finance, 5 years of stock plan administration experience
  • Knowledge of stock plan administration to include compliance with applicable GAAP, FAS123R, SEC, IRC, and DOL regulations
  • Knowledge of long-term incentive programs to include design and administration
  • Knowledge of stock plan design and grant practice implications for countries around the globe
  • Detail oriented with ability to develop accurate work deliverables with a professional finish
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels in the organization
  • Ability to influence, gain acceptance of ideas, and negotiate solutions without damage to relationship
  • Discretion and sensitivity in the handling of confidential information
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Self-directed with critical thinking ability
  • Outstanding data analysis skills and demonstrated ability to draw meaningful conclusions and action plan on the basis of quantitative data, employee survey data, competitive data and anecdotal observations
  • Demonstrated ability to craft programs that are effective in motivating results and optimizing performance
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in Finance, Business or Human Resources (Masters preferred)
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, flexibility, self motivation and strong analytical skills
  • Stellar oral and written communication skills with the ability to create and deliver presentation material


An outstanding compensation package exists which includes a highly competitive base salary, significant bonus opportunity, equity participation and other robust benefits. Future career advancement is limited only by the performance of the successful candidate.


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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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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.