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Amgen Director Training & Development, Oncology in Thousand Oaks, California


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.

Director Training & Development, Oncology


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world! In this vital the GCO Learning and Performance Oncology Director position will focus on creating, developing, and executing Oncology Sales Training, Product Launch Support, and Strategies for the Global Commercial Operations organization. The Director will partner closely with Amgen’s Learning and Performance team and Oncology Business Units at Amgen. In addition, the ability to work with and across senior leadership teams in a complex matrixed environment will be critical.

Key Focus Areas:

Business and Stakeholder Engagement (internal and external):

Partner with business leaders to develop and implement Oncology Training initiatives and programs, aligned with enterprise and functional strategies

Plan and lead large scale initiatives by partnering and collaborating with US and Global leadership.

Contribute to organizational thought leadership and strategic decisions

Establish and grow relationships with external leadership entities and customer groups (e.g. business units, training, sales)

Recruitment (internal and external)

Partner with cross-functional leadership and other stakeholders to develop and execute strategies for attracting diverse talent into the organization (e.g. Talent acquisition, university relations, commercial development and leadership programs)

Work with internal and external associations to establish / strengthen relationships on a national and regional level

Establish goals for connecting and building relationships with HBCUs

Staff Retention & Development

Partner closely with Amgen HR, Oncology and other Business Units to find opportunities to integrate and / or create new programs as needed to support GCO specific needs including:

Establishing and shaping training and education programs

Coordinating and expanding mentorship programs

Leading internal panel discussions and teams


What we expect of you

We are seeking top performers who will be eager to demonstrate this experience for broader development roles in the future. Visibility and opportunity come with high performance expectations. That means a strong ability to consistently achieve results while living the Amgen values. The professional we seek brings the following qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of business experience


Master’s degree and 8 years of business experience


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of business experience


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to engage and network with internal and external partners in relevant communities

Ability to lead and influence a broad spectrum of stakeholders towards achieving business goals

Ability to develop complex and innovative solutions to business problems without precedent

Experience of working with cross-functional global teams and building relationships at all levels of the organization. A change agent who is passionate about building an inclusive culture

Ability to understand, balance, and articulate both tactical and long-term planning issues

Strong project management and organizational skills

Strong verbal and written communication combined with cross-cultural sensitivity

Broad range of GCO experiences

Experience building or executing people programs, organizational development strategies or learning opportunities

Ability to drive initiatives and programs across a global organization and within smaller working teams


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

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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.​