25 days old

Senior Executive Assistant

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-99039
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360

Amgen is a values-based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. Within Global Commercial Operations, we provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and verve that marked our early days as a biotechnology pioneer. We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities.

Reporting to the Vice President Sales and Marketing Hematology, 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 requiring absolute discretion and confidentiality, as well as considerable tact, judgment, creativity and initiative in resolving issues. The SEA must also be able to manage multiple priorities in a continually changing environment.

  • Proactively manage the executive's calendar with a focus on efficient time utilization and time conflict management, ensuring that 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 business meetings utilizing WebEx, Lync, and Telepresence technologies while maintaining a keen awareness of and sensitivity to global time zones as Clinical Development is a global activity and many of our collaborators are based outside the US
  • Schedule, coordinate, and track events reflected on VP's engagement plan, including All Staff meetings and special events
  • Facilitate VP's engagement with external Opinion Leaders in the field of Hematology through meetings and other non-face to face interactions. Partner with external opinion leader's executive assistant to facilitate interactions
  • Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements amidst dynamic business requirements
  • 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
  • Prepare meeting agendas and PowerPoint presentations for staff meetings

Basic Qualifications:

Associate's degree and 4 years of Administrative experience


High School diploma/GED and 6 years of Administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to project a highly professional image consistent with dealing with senior Amgen executives and internationally recognized experts in the Medical Community while projecting a positive image for Amgen
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with Senior Executive Assistants and Administrative Coordinators who support key business partners and operational activities such as leading the coordination of the Therapeutic Area Technical Review Committee for Neuroscience.
  • Associate's degree
  • Executive assistance experience in calendar management, domestic/international travel, WebEx and Telepresence technologies
  • Ability to work with non-paper-based media such as EDM Teams and portable technology such as the iPad to ensure that VP has required daily pre-read and briefing material in a convenient format
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility amidst rapidly changing meeting and travel requirements
  • Self-starter who can function autonomously
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Excellent Microsoft suite skills and knowledge of most Amgen systems including MyBuy for purchase orders and Box for document organization
  • Experience with the Self-Service Reporting Tool with the ability to retrieve department expense data, prepare reports, and track travel
  • Experience with planning and coordination of offsite meetings
  • Positive, can-do attitude and team-centric approach

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.

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: 2020-05-05 Expires: 2020-06-05

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