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Amgen Associate IS Organizational Effectiveness in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking an Associate Information Systems: Organizational Effectiveness (OE) professional focused on organizational change management, communications, learning, and talent. The ideal candidate for this role will be an evangelist for learning and performance with a high emotional IQ and a thirst for executing programs that support staff talent and learning. They are a skilled problem solver who seeks to understand and then offers directions and solutions to problems.

People are at the heart of what we do, and the OE team works to enable the Information Systems (IS) function so that its people are positioned to learn, grow, and improve. The OE team drives growth and promotes continual learning across the IS organization. The OE team uses people-focused approaches to introduce new initiatives and technical solutions to staff in IS and across the company. With experienced change practitioners, communications professionals, learning specialists, and talent architects, the OE team works together to bring the right solutions to each project.

Key Responsibilities:

The OE associate will develop and execute tactics that support staff with their learning and performance needs. They may often stand on the front lines, representing Information Systems to the rest of the enterprise with a high level of professionalism and grace. They will use their people first mindset to support training assignment administration, compliance, and organizational performance for prioritized business needs. The OE Associate works with clients in the Information Systems, Finance and Global Business Solutions functions and the learning community to evaluate and manage learning and performance solutions that develop staff, continually improve key processes and enable technology adoption and usage based on the strategic direction of the company.

The selected candidate will work under the direction of OE management and be responsible for ensuring training assignments are executed on-time per plan. This individual will work closely with technical teams, business and role owners and Global Learning Services to help translate requirements to training assignments and align with the assignment governance process. This person will provide reporting and metrics to functional leadership and Global Learning and Performance management.

This individual will liaise with Global Learning & Performance peers and management to apply appropriate models, methods and learning techniques This person will work with clients to manage curricula, assignments and training material integration with Amgen’s learning management system.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree


Associate’s degree and 4 years of training and development, business analysis, project coordination or similar experience


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Learning, Change Management, Talent Development and Communications experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing actionable and targeted project plans

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; enthusiastic, team player and self-starter; serious commitment to hard work and excellence

  • Possesses a natural curiosity for delivering innovative, state-of-the-art people-focused strategies (talent, communications, change management and learning) that drive targeted and high-impact results

  • Experience working on agile teams

  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Willingness to handle ambiguous and rapidly changing priorities

  • Professionally excels at interaction with all levels of management, staff and vendors

Additional Skills and Competencies:

  • Understands how to analyze output and measure factors of success

  • Ability to create and edit modern SharePoint pages with ease

  • Excellent understanding of social media dynamics

  • Understands how to use data and analytics to develop new and revealing insights

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional matrixed environment

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics!! Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and demonstrates its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and spectacularly improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

We at Amgen are 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.

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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.​