HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.
Senior Executive Assistant (to the CFO / EVP)Live
What you will do
Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role the Senior Executive Assistant will be responsible for performing senior level administrative support activities for the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Work assignments are complex in nature requiring absolute discretion as well as considerable tact, judgment, creativity and initiative. The Senior Executive Assistant must be able to manage several priorities in a constantly evolving environment.
Specific responsibilities include coordinating workflow by reviewing email and other correspondence and determining importance prior to distributing to the executive, screening and directing incoming calls/ correspondence/ visitors and answering questions/furnishing information to keep the executive's time free of minor detail work. Work should be directed to the CFOs direct reports where appropriate; this requires knowledge of the organizational structure and responsibilities of each of the CFOs direct reports.
Key aspects of this position include: effectively managing the calendar and domestic and international travel arrangements against dynamic business requirements; preparing the CFO with pre-read and briefing documents in advance of daily meetings and appointments; reviewing, prioritizing and flagging high priority communications (e-mails and documentation) for timely and appropriate response; timely and efficient processing of expense reports and other financial documents as required; manage logistics and performing key tasks for a variety of business meetings (senior leadership team meetings/dinners, on sites, all staffs), preparing agendas, meeting materials/business documents, presenters, and tracking action items; reporting on the status of assignments; interpreting and relaying pertinent issues related to the day to day business; acting as a liaison between the CFOs peers and groups under the responsibility of the CFO; as well as building strong working relationships with Corporate Communication, Human Resources and other Amgen groups which support the CFOs office.
Additional support activities include independently preparing and processing complex or technical material/reports/forms using a wide variety of text editing software and managing features (formatting, editing, deleting, updating, etc.), creating, testing and implementing Microsoft Word macros and templates, and assisting supervisor in coordination of management issues, (i.e., annual reviews, organization/department/staff goals and objectives).
This position will also be responsible for creating a forum where Finance administrative staff discuss administrative systems, procedures, methods, and controls, and share feedback, review emerging issues, new procedures, issues, etc, and/or recommending/ establishing/ changing procedures as appropriate.
The expectation is that this position will be expected to work onsite at the Thousand Oaks campus up to 5 days per week aligned to when the CFO is onsite.Win
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The administrative professional we seek is a proactive and meticulous with these qualifications.Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree and 2 years of administrative support experience
Associate degree and 6 years of administrative support experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of administrative support experiencePreferred Qualifications:
ThriveWhat you can expect of us
10 years of administrative support experience is required with at least 5 of those years supporting an executive level leader
Demonstrate proactive thinking and anticipation of business needs and requirements.
Manage a multitude of tasks, and comprehend the subject matter of each task.
Demonstrate expert knowledge of computer software (word processing, graphics, presentations, spreadsheets etc.), excellent communication skills (verbal and written), and excellent phone etiquette.
Advanced ability to navigate Amgens systems and processes.
Effective gatekeeper in managing CFOs access and availability.
Politely interrogate meeting requests and understand meeting objectives to ensure executives time is well spent
Demonstrate interpersonal skills to effectively grow and maintain professional relationships, partner with colleagues, and achieve required business outcomes.
Demonstrate discretion and ability to manage confidential information.
Demonstrate strong abilities in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple tasks in order to meet deadlines and priorities, tracking and reporting the status of assignments and activities, resolving problems with limited oversight.
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.
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
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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.