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Human Resources Director - Global Medical Organization

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Sep 27, 2022

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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.

Human Resources Director - Global Medical Organization


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead the Human Resources activities for the Global Medical organization and teams at Amgen, including direct support for the Chief Medical Officer and Regional VPs of Medical, stationed in JAPAC, Europe, and the US. This senior level position reports to the vice president of Human Resources in Thousand Oaks, California, and will sit on both the R&D HR Leadership Team as well as the Global Medical Senior Leadership team. As Global Medical is the key interface function between Amgen and the medical / patient communities, this role offers an exciting opportunity to have an impact on maximizing the companys reach to patients worldwide.


In this role, the Human Resources Director will help clients achieve key business objectives and increase the effectiveness of their organization.

  • Partner with R&D leadership teams to define a vision that drives innovation, growth and employee engagement.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to business leaders and employees based globally, guiding the execution of HR programs, processes, communications, and strategic initiatives. Develop strong partnerships with HR centers of expertise, oversee leadership development, talent management, engagement and retention. Partner with Amgens talent acquisition organization to identify and attract top external talent to key leadership roles.

  • Combine data and people insights to coach and guide clients on HR and business-related issues to shape and affect positive change in the organization, including: Strategy clarification, organization design, change management, talent development, team / organizational effectiveness and workforce planning.

  • Shape and foster a high performing and highly engaged culture. Lead talent management processes to strengthen leadership pipeline.

  • Co-author, ensure alignment, and drive Amgens diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  • Partner with leaders to acquire, develop, engage and retain talent. Ensure talent management and succession planning activities for client groups for purpose of identifying leadership gaps and solutions.

  • Lead large scale change by partnering and collaborating with leaders cross-functionally and across sites.

  • Support the global delivery of HR initiatives, identifying and managing opportunities in their client group to support the achievement of strategic goals

  • Stay current on leading talent trends and deliver practical and insightful thought leadership, including the development and personal growth of our people, with the objective of enabling our people to excel.

  • Actively contribute to and collaborate with the broader HR team sharing knowledge and practices that will help HR be more effective to the entire organization

  • Mentor and coach others to ensure project success and continued development and improvement of organization.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Human Resources professional we seek is an experienced and savvy leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Human Resources experience


Masters degree and 7 years of Human Resources experience


Bachelors degree and 9 years of Human Resources experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or MBA

  • 10+ years of experience in Human Resources handling complex issues in a fast paced, rapidly changing, high technical or pharmaceutical biotech environment

  • 7+ years supervisory experience

  • Broad understanding of and appreciation for all human resources components

  • 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

  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment

  • Strong internal and external customer service focus

  • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement

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

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact with and influence all levels of management, and executives

  • Ability to partner well with other HR and business functions


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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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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.
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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States
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