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Amgen Compensation Manager in Lisbon, Portugal


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 read over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

The Amgen Capability Center in Lisbon, Portugal (ACCP) will be home to over 300 multi-national and multi-cultural employees, representing a broad range of cross functional capabilities, including Commercial, General and Administrative, Information Systems, Research and Development and more. The ACCP will offer rich career growth and development opportunities, regional and global exposure and the opportunity to LIVE, WIN and THRIVE in one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

The ACCP will be temporarily located at the Maleo – Saldanha, Av. da República 18, 1050-191 Lisbon. We’re already gearing up to have our brand-new permanent office ready in the vibrant city center of Lisbon by the spring of 2022.

Compensation manager


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will report to the Regional Compensation & Benefits Lead and will design, implement, communicate, manage and govern Amgen’s Global Compensation & Benefits programs.

You will serve as a key member of the broader global total rewards team and interact regularly with HR and business leaders

With an eye towards advance analytics and digital innovation you will be asked to contribute new ideas and continuously evolve our compensation, benefits and recognition programs

Provide advice, consultancy and analytical support to your client groups

Design and implementation (incl. training and communication) of new compensation & benefits programs to ensure alignment with the market and corporate C&B philosophy

Support HRBPs in works council / union negotiations on C&B topics

Participate in global reward projects

Consult on retention strategies and provide recommendations (both financial and non-financial)

Coach and provide guidance on the execution of Amgen’s C&B philosophies and policies to HRBPs and Talent Acquisition

Act as a key advisor on job leveling and organizational design initiatives

Lead benchmarking initiatives to ensure compensation & benefits programs are market competitive and support the attraction, retention and recognition of top talent

Stay abreast of compensation trends and recommend strategies to support the talent needs of the organization

M&A integration support as required


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Compensation professional we seek is a team player with a customer focus and a problem solving and result oriented mind set.

Proven experience and skills needed:

A Degree or similar qualification

Experience of 5 years’ work in a Total Rewards / C&B position or C&B consulting position

Experience in compensation design, communication, technology and implementation

Strong project management experience

Fluency in English, both in written and oral communication

Excellent user of Office Programs as Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Preferred Requirements:

Studies specialized in HR, Statistics, Benefits etc.

Knowledge of consulting job evaluation and market rate methodologies (WillisTowersWatson, Mercer, Hay/KF etc.)

(International) consulting experience

Pharmaceutical Industry knowledge

Worked and lived abroad would be an asset


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being. Therefore we offer:

Vast opportunities to learn, develop, and move up and across our global organisation

Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where colleagues are empowered to bring ideas to the table, take risks, and act

Generous Amgen Total Rewards Plan including a competitive salary & bonus plan, healthcare, and career development opportunities

Flexible work arrangements


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.


Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, colour, 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.