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HR Director - Global Medical Organization

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-115768
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Human Resources Director: Global Medical Organization


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's 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 VP's 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 company's reach to patients worldwide.


In this role, the Human Resources Director will help clients achieve key strategic 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 implementation of HR programs, processes, communications, and critical initiatives. Develop strong partnerships with HR centers of expertise, oversee leadership development, talent management, engagement and retention. Partner with Amgen's 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 Amgen's 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 leader's 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 dynamic professional we seek is a HR Leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Human Resources experience


Master's degree and 7 years of Human Resources experience


Bachelor's 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+ year's 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, 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.



Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-08

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