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Human Resources Site Lead, San Francisco CA

South San Francisco, CA
Start date
Dec 3, 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 Site Lead, San Francisco


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role Amgen is seeking talented Human Resources Professionals with a broad variety of HR experiences in client-facing and/or Center of Excellence (COE) roles with large, multi-national companies. This position is one of several opportunities that provide an excellent entry point to quickly learn Amgen, both the business and the HR function, while providing high visibility and opportunity to interact with an extensive range of HR and business leaders.

This level of visibility and opportunity comes with high performance expectations. That means a strong ability to consistently deliver results when measured against a high bar while living the Amgen values. For those with potential, ambition, and proven capability; broader experiences await you.

The HR Site Leader for Amgen San Francisco (ASF) will work directly with the VP Site Lead to manage a world-class research site. With over 650 employees and growing, Amgens new campus in South San Francisco is the companys largest research facility outside of our headquarters. Scientists at ASF are focused on Discovery Research in Oncology, Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Disease, Therapeutic Technologies, Biologics, a special unit dedicated to Genome Analysis, as well as scientists working in preclinical Pathology, Toxicology, and Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Serve as the trusted advisor and coach to R&D leaders and other site clients in areas of HR strategy, culture, leadership, talent management, rewards, and change management. A key focus of this high-impact role is developing and implementing innovative strategies to build engagement and a strong culture in the midst of dynamic growth

  • Participate as an active member of the site senior leadership team. Develop and drive initiatives and programs that meet local needs while remaining aligned with global strategies

  • Oversee execution of HR processes (onboarding, performance evaluation, compensation planning, career development, talent management) as well as provide ongoing coaching and training to people managers at the site

  • Interface with corporate HR, linking closely with the global R&D HR team to facilitate two-way communication and collaboration

  • Partner with HR Centers of Expertise to develop and implement changes, working to anticipate, coordinate, and plan programs at the site - ensuring HR initiatives add value to Amgens business goals

  • Represent Amgen at key local external activities across industry and academic affiliations, focusing on attracting top talent to the site and enhancing our reputation in the Bay Area

  • Partner with Canada HR team to support similar activities for a second small research site in Vancouver


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 has strong internal drive with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Human Resources experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Human Resources experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Human Resources experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Human Resources experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in Human Resources for a large global or multinational organization

  • Strategic HR business partner experience or other client-facing experience strongly preferred

  • Strong project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to craft innovative strategies and deliver pragmatic solutions

  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of how to use data to inform decisions

  • Ability to balance a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and competing demands

  • Self-directed, passionate about the work, and willing to take informed risks

  • Strong knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word


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.

The annual salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $125,253 $151,009.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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.
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.


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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One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
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