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Executive Director, Training and Development ( R&D Global Learning & Performance)

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-116072
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


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.

Executive Director, Training and Development (R&D Global Learning & Performance)


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will report to the Vice President R&D Quality and be accountable for developing the Learning Strategy and creating a culture of learning for R&D globally that builds staff capabilities and drives performance in alignment with business priorities. To achieve this objective, the position partners closely with Senior Leadership across R&D (Discovery Research, Translational Sciences, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety, Global Development, Global Medical Affairs, Quality & Compliance . The position also collaborates with Global Learning & Performance leaders in Commercial, Corporate, and Operations to develop an Enterprise-wide Learning Strategy and the appropriate learning infrastructure that fits with the end-to-end collaborative vision of One Amgen QMS.
  • Develop and execute the Global Learning & Performance strategy for R&D at the local, regional, and global levels in partnership with Senior Leadership across R&D
  • Oversee prioritization, design, development, and implementation of transformational, scientific, technical, regulatory, process, compliance, and leadership programs for R&D
  • Ensure learning programs meet core business strategies and elevate performance of R&D staff globally and report performance-related metrics to business leaders across R&D
  • Develop strategies to increase sustainability of learning
  • Identify opportunities to apply innovative approaches to learning to enhance learner experience, including technical advancements
  • Establish the Global Learning & Performance-R&D organizational structure, culture, and focus
  • Develop and lead a high-performing Global Learning & Performance-R&D team of approximately 45 Learning Professionals and support staff
  • Elevate expertise of Global Learning & Performance-R&D on performance analysis, adult learning principles, and instructional design to achieve business results
  • Stay abreast of and guide team on trends, innovations, and best practices in Learning & Performance
  • Act as a leading member for the governance of Learning & Performance for Amgen and develop an Enterprise-wide Learning strategy through Enterprise Learning Council leadership


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Learning & Performance professional we seek is a Leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of R&D or Learning & Performance experience OR
  • Master's degree & 10 years of R&D or Learning & Performance experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree & 12 years of R&D or Learning & Performance experience AND
  • 6 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience leading a Learning and Performance team or other function within R&D is preferred though L&P leadership in other areas will be considered
  • Comprehensive knowledge of performance consultation, adult learning principles, and instructional design
  • Ability to lead high-performing teams within the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industry
  • Understanding of the legal and regulatory environment affecting R&D
  • Ability to create, grow, and develop high performing teams that deliver outstanding business results
  • Ability to drive organizational change
  • Experience in running large, complex organizations
  • Experience fostering an environment that drives creativity and innovation


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.

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.


Posted: 2021-04-16 Expires: 2021-05-18

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