Executive Director, Information Security- Governance, Risk and Compliance

Amgen, Inc.

Thousand Oaks, CA

Career Category
Information Systems
Job Description

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.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will oversee Amgen’s ability to set comprehensive digital strategies and frameworks while expertly managing and mitigating risks, strengthening corporate governance, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. Reporting to the VP Information Security & CISO, this Executive Director will be responsible for maintaining and updating the overall Digital, Technology & Innovation’s (DTI) Governance structure, measuring and reporting Amgen’s overall compliance posture against the defined governance requirements (includes global regulations), and tracking and reporting key digital risks that manifest from policy deviations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sets vision and strategy for Amgen’s digital Governance, Risk and Compliance program globally

  • Provides oversight and assurance for Amgen’s Information Security program in alignment with ISO 27002:2022

  • Oversees (DTI) Document Management Services (DMS)

  • Creates and manages budgets for yearly support, enhancements and build efforts and maximize resource allocation across multiple services and tools; this includes operational costs for resources (full time employees, contract workers, and managed service providers) used to operate GRC

  • Works with Quality, Finance and Security leadership to provide oversight and effectively manage GxP, Security and SOX deviations and corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs)

  • Partners with Corporate Audit and the DTI Extended Leadership Team to manage audit responses

  • Oversees Amgen’s Global Records and Information Management operations

  • Maintains outstanding service delivery and collaborates diligently with global functional teams to achieve continuous improvement of governance, risk, and compliance services

  • Works with key stakeholders to improve compliance capabilities (e.g., GxP agile validation and process simplification)

  • Manages and oversee Amgen’s Risk services, including third party business enablement and Amgen’s digital risk register; oversees managed services to support Risk function.

  • Delivers timely transparency reports and metrics to key stakeholders and senior business leadership (e.g., Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Quality leadership, etc.)

  • Leads Artificial Intelligence (AI) Risk and Controls working team comprised of cross-functional business units to accelerate Amgen’s adoption of Trustworthy AI

  • Collaborates with global industry partners and service providers in the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC)


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of Engineering, Information Systems, or Computer Science experience OR

  • Master’s degree & 10 years in Engineering, Information Systems, or Computer Science experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree & 12 years in Engineering, Information Systems, or Computer Science 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:

  • Experience working with Agile principles and values to transform waterfall-based processes (e.g., Scaled Agile Framework [SAFe])

  • Practical experience in leading global multi-disciplined GRC teams (e.g., SOX, Quality, Security)

  • Experience with regulated systems (GxP, SOX) in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare industry

  • Practical experience working in compliance with global regulations (e.g., China Cybersecurity Law, Global Data Protection Regulation, etc.)

  • Written and verbal communication skills to diverse target audiences

  • Passionate, collaborative and results oriented

  • Understanding of records information management, retention schedule management, and oversight

Preferred Certifications:


Additional Competencies:

  • Ability to coordinate/lead multiple projects/activities with competing priorities

  • Portfolio and project management skills

  • Data-driven problem solving and analytical skills and proven experience within high performance team

  • Skilled in negotiation of critical issues

  • Understanding of and ability to manage cognitive biases

  • Attention to detail and focus on providing vetted information

  • Stays current on information security trends and topics

  • Experience in working with global virtual teams

  • Management of multiple priorities

  • Team-oriented, placing priority on the successful completion of team goals

  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivated and able to work effectively under minimal supervision


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 $244,923 to $287,190. 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

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.


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