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Amgen Senior Executive Assistant in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Senior Executive Assistant


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Reporting to the Vice President of Biosimilars in Global Development, the Senior Executive Assistant (SEA) will be responsible for providing senior level professional administrative support. The SEA’s administrative work assignments will be complex in nature.

  • Proactively manage the executive’s calendar with a focus on efficient time utilization and time conflict management, ensuring that the VP is appropriately represented at all forums

  • Prepare the VP with pre-read and briefing documents in advance of daily meetings

  • Coordinate arrangements for and execute key tasks to effectively manage a variety of global business meetings utilizing Telepresence technologies

  • Maintain a keen awareness of and sensitivity to global time zones, as the team covers a multi-site organization and many of our staff and clients are based on the East coast and at International locations

  • Work closely with the HR team to manage and coordinate critical, seasonal HR initiatives including staff performance reviews and talent management

  • Schedule, coordinate, and track events related the HR Function as well as the client function, including site visits, all-staff meetings and special events

  • Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements amidst dynamic business requirements

  • Review, prioritize and flag high priority communications (emails and documentation) for timely and appropriate response

  • Answer questions/furnish information to keep the executive's time free of minor detail work, including screening and directing incoming calls and correspondence

  • Compose and edit correspondence on behalf of the VP

  • Timely preparation and processing of expense reports

  • Maintenance and retrieval of filed information and correspondence to ensure immediate access to information

  • Manage multiple priorities in a continually changing environment


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 meticulous assistant with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Associate’s degree & 4 years of administrative experience


High school diploma / GED & 6 years of administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality, as well as considerable tact, judgment, creativity and initiative in resolving issues

  • Strong project management experience

  • Executive assistant experience

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience with Amgen’s internal infrastructures (MyAmgen, Sharepoint, Yellowstone File Share, SAP, IS Online Service Request, Help Desk; Concur Travel & Expense Reporting; e-Finity)

  • Team Player

  • Exceptional communication skills – oral and written

  • Excellent time management and project management skills

  • Excellent Microsoft suite ability

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and manage several projects simultaneously

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Resourceful, creative, and flexible


What you can expect of us

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

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $83,950 - $102,860.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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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 cancers, 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.