Amgen Human Resources Director, Rhode Island / Massachusetts in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Job Summary

This position will lead the Human Resources activities in Rhode Island and Woburn, Mass. in support of Manufacturing Operations. This senior level position reports to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Manufacturing in Thousand Oaks, California with a dotted line to the VP site head in Rhode Island. You will also be a member of the Site's Manufacturing Leadership Team.


  • Work with the ED Manufacturing HR to develop the HR strategy, ensuring it fully aligns with the overall business strategy for Amgen. Design and develop HR strategies and priorities which are aligned with short-term and long-term company, function and site goals. Partner with business leadership teams to define a vision that drives innovation, growth and employee engagement.

  • Identify critical capability needs and partner with stakeholders to develop appropriate strategies to strengthen the organization.

  • Lead the HR strategy and execution as part of the build of the newly announced manufacturing plant in Rhode Island.

  • Shape and lead organizational effectiveness for client group(s) including organizational design and workforce planning.

  • Shape and foster a high performing and highly engaged culture. Lead talent management processes to strengthen leadership pipeline. Ensure alignment with Amgen's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Partner with leaders to acquire, develop, engage and retain talent. Ensure talent management and succession planning activities for client groups for purpose of identifying leadership gaps and solutions.

  • Lead large scale change by partnering and collaborating with leader's cross-functionally and across sites.

  • Direct the performance management, recruitment, employee relations, training & development, and succession planning processes.

  • Collaborate and act as a leader and strong partner across the manufacturing and overall operations HR network, HR Centers of Excellence, and broader HR organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct management of HR Manager and indirect management of HR team members including staffing, staff relations and support staff.

  • Mentor and coach others to ensure project success and continued development and improvement of organization.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Human Resources experience


Master's degree and 7 years of Human Resources experience


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of Human Resources experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or MBA

10+ years of experience in Human Resources handling complex issues in a fast paced, rapidly changing, high technical or pharmaceutical biotech environment

7+ year's supervisory experience

Broad understanding of and appreciation for all human resources components

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.