Amgen Senior Manager, HR Investigations in Thousand Oaks, California

JOB SUMMARY

The principle objectives of the position include:

  • Management of Human Resources (HR) investigation team with direct reports

  • Oversee and direct the conduct of timely, professional HR investigations

  • Consider investigation strategy and make continual improvements to investigator toolkit and related guidance documents

  • Carry a full investigation caseload, including the conduct of all executive-level HR investigations

  • Provide client service for HR

Responsibilities

Act as Lead HR Investigator in the U.S.

  • Manage HR investigation team, monitor caseload and investigation quality, and analyze trends.

  • Serve as primary escalation point for business leaders and HR partners on HR investigations.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to Staff Relations team and HR Business Partners on matters of HR policy compliance.

  • Develop, implement, and update HR investigation SOP and supporting documents and guidance material.

Conduct internal HR investigations (including all executive-level HR investigations), determine findings, and prepare all associated documentation.

  • Identify investigation issues, potential evidence and sources, and investigative actions.

  • Plan, schedule and conduct effective interviews of complainants, subjects and witnesses.

  • Gather and review relevant evidence and records.

  • Create professional, well-drafted investigation records, including investigation plans and investigation summaries.

  • Analyze information collected from witnesses and evidence and reach timely and unbiased conclusions and findings. Effectively assess witness credibility.

  • Develop case theories and scenarios, including an analysis of probabilities.

  • Report investigation findings to HR colleagues and business leaders in a clear, concise manner.

  • Maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to all issues.

Provide employee relations support for employees in the HR function.

  • Develop and recommend solutions to employee relations issues, including performance, misconduct, conflict, and workplace accommodations; assess risk and escalate issues when necessary.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of HR Business Partner/Generalist and / or Staff Relations experience

OR

Master's degree and 4 years of HR Business Partner/Generalist and / or Staff Relations experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 6 years of HR Business Partner/Generalist and / or Staff Relations experience

OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of HR Business Partner/Generalist and / or Staff Relations experience

OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of HR Business Partner/Generalist and / or Staff Relations experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. degree.

  • Previous management experience in an HR investigations role.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and fairly apply company policy, internal HR procedures, investigation procedures, and regulatory guidelines.

  • In-depth knowledge of federal and state laws governing employment and labor (Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, National Labor Relations, etc.).

  • Awareness of emerging HR compliance issues, internally and externally, and the implications to the company.

  • Prior experience interfacing with government enforcement agencies (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Fair Employment Agencies, Department Of Labor, etc.).

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages 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 all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.