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Amgen Executive Recruiter, R&D and Operations in Thousand Oaks, California

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared mission—to serve patients—has driven our status as one of the world’s preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

Live

What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for driving best-in-class executive recruiting for Amgen. You will be leading internal and external recruitment efforts for executive level positions. Reporting to the Global Executive Search Lead, the Executive Recruiter plays a key role in developing and delivering strategic executive recruitment services to ensure Amgen is positioned to attract and recruit exceptional talent.

Responsibilities

  • Operate as talent advisor and subject matter expert on the best strategy to utilize for active requisitions; if a search firm is necessary, make firm recommendations, drive excellence and accountability of results to ensure diverse candidate slates and maximum return on investment

  • Conduct internal and external interviews which include screening for technical skills, required competencies as well as Amgen values and leadership attributes

  • Manage global executive searches when applicable, being mindful of local governance and processes

  • Focus and lead Diversity initiatives throughout the entire recruitment process

  • Educate candidates on the needs and scope of the position as well as influence passive candidates to engage in the interview process with Amgen

  • Build and manage relationships with executive level staff and hiring managers, HR partners including Compensation, Mobility, DI&B to partner in a cohesive and collaborative way

  • Prepare and present executive compensation packages

  • Analyze data and market trends that will impact Amgen’s executive recruiting capability

  • Partner with executive level business leaders and HR to create and drive proactive recruiting strategies for both current positions as well as anticipated future needs

  • Ensure alignment of recruiting activities with business goals and objectives balancing speed with attention to detail and ensuring the best outcome

  • Provide a high-touch experience for executive level candidates and hiring managers so that the recruitment processes from sourcing, selection to onboarding are seamless and engaging

  • Partner with the Global Executive Search Lead and team to help create, implement and drive strategies to build and improve Amgen’s executive recruiting capability

  • Seek out and introduce new innovative approaches and cutting-edge executive recruitment practices while staying abreast of industry trends and talent dynamics

Win

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The executive recruitment professional we seek with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree & 2 years of executive recruitment experience OR

  • Master’s degree & 4 years of executive recruitment experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree & 6 years of executive recruitment experience OR

  • Associate’s degree & 10 years of executive recruitment experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED & 12 years of executive recruitment experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • This is a work from home, remote based role. Candidates can be located anywhere in the Unites States but are asked to accommodate/flex to the Pacific time zone as Amgen is based in California

  • Minimum of 10 years executive recruiting experience ideally in an inhouse role and a retained executive search firm

  • Minimum 5 years executive recruiting for a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company or executive search firm specifically in R&D and Operations/Manufacturing functions

  • Experience managing search firms and end to end executive recruitment processes

  • Experience working with executive search team members in research, sourcing or scouting

  • Experience structuring, negotiating and delivering complex executive offers

  • Emotional IQ, analytical skills and the ability to think proactively and strategically

  • Process and project management experience, organization and relationship building skills

  • Executive communication and presentation skills with the ability to express ideas in a persuasive, confident and articulate manner

  • Experience delivering results by driving innovation and exhibiting subject matter expertise to influence decision makers and others involved in the hiring process

  • Self-motivated, integrity and work ethic, resourceful and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple, competing and dynamic priorities

  • Exercises discretion, high level of confidentiality and ability to work independently/lean in, lead when necessary

Thrive

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.

  • Clear and disciplined strategic vision for the future that leverages superior-quality products, operational excellence and top-shelf-talent

  • 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

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do. We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically 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. 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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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