Introduction

We are deeply rooted in science and innovation, and we have a powerful shared purpose around our mission: to serve patients. Our people in the UK and Ireland span research and development, commercial operations, manufacturing, and our corporate functions. We all help to bring to life a global vision that is guided by our values and we look for people with the same energy and passion to be part of our team.

Across our sites in Cambridge, Uxbridge, and Dublin, and with support from our people who are based in the field, more than 500 of us in the UK and Ireland strive to ensure our contribution that turns molecules into medicines is delivered with excellence and pride.

We are proud to be recognised as a UK Best Workplaces ‘Great Place To Work’ 2019 (#21 Large Companies), and as a Great Place To Work for Women (#13 Large Companies). These accolades demonstrate our commitment to fostering a culture that inspires, motivates, and rewards our community.

AMGEN LOCATIONS IN THE UK & IRELAND

Cambridge

We have approximately 250 people based in Cambridge, whose roles cover the full spectrum of our commercial operations, corporate functions, and some of our R&D functions. A true community located within a hub at the forefront of life sciences, our Cambridge site has been an important part of the UK biotechnology sector since 1989.

 

Uxbridge

Located close to London, our Uxbridge site is home to around 250 people in global, regional, and UK-focused roles. As a European hub for R&D with strong links to our global organisation, our community of dedicated teams are responsible for driving clinical trials, securing regulatory approvals, and enabling patient access in our UK and Ireland markets.

 

Dublin

Our Irish affiliate is a smaller organisation with a leadership team that promotes a culture which reflects an Amgen family. We employ approximately 30 people who are committed to providing access to innovative medicines, through working in partnership with our regional and global teams, as well as alongside healthcare providers, to improve access to care and enhance the patient experience whilst receiving treatment.

 

Our commitment to our people

We invest in our people, supporting them to realise their career aspirations and rewarding them for their hard work through competitive compensation and benefits packages. We are incredibly proud of our diversity and breadth of talent across all the different roles our people perform to serve patients.

Meet Our People

Chris Walker

VP Regulatory Affairs

“I joined Amgen in 2005 and have held several regulatory affairs roles at the company. The UK is Amgen Europe’s largest Hub for R&D, and as the Head of Regulatory Affairs for Europe, co-lead of R&D for Europe, and the Head of R&D for the UK Sites, I have the privilege of working alongside hundreds of talented and committed colleagues in the UK and Ireland, and many more who are based regionally and globally. We collaborate cross-functionally in the relentless pursuit of breakthroughs that reach patients, with our diverse teams in research and development, the commercial affiliate, and our corporate functions, putting everything into the work they do each day to dramatically change people’s lives. Innovation and science really drive the Amgen culture and we are inspired by a collective mission to serve patients. For me personally that involves having responsibility for developing and executing our regional regulatory affairs strategy and working closely with the medical R&D team to contribute to the advancement of Amgen’s portfolio. I also partner with the head of the UK and Ireland affiliate, and regional and global leadership, to inspire our people through employee-led engagement activities that aim to create a community feel to our company. It’s a role that I find hugely rewarding and I believe that all of us at the company have a part to play in shaping the future for Amgen and for patients.”

Thomas Cook

Corporate Affairs, UK & Ireland

“I have an incredibly varied role spanning external communications and employee engagement, delivering communications activities that support key business priorities and Amgen’s excellent corporate social responsibility programs. Before joining Amgen, I thought very carefully about what I wanted from my next role. Most importantly, I wanted to join a company whose mission I believe in. I also wanted the opportunity to grow professionally, and to be part of something that makes a meaningful contribution to society. From day one I’ve been impressed by the collaborative spirit here. There’s a real sense of teamwork, with everybody working towards a common goal to serve patients.”

Shagufta Ahmad

Executive Director, European Regulatory Affairs

“I’m an Executive Director in the Regulatory Affairs function, leading the oncology therapeutic area. This involves working with a team of talented staff to navigate our products through the complex regulatory framework in Europe, with the aim of bringing our medicines to patients. Maximising the full potential of our pipeline requires close collaboration with multiple teams who share the common goal of serving patients. In addition to ensuring the successful development of the pipeline, I’m an active member of ‘Amgen’s Full Potential’- a global programme designed to improve a wide range of areas across Amgen – through supporting our patient centricity efforts to best integrate the patient voice in all that we do. I’m also fortunate that, in addition to my ‘day-job,’ I’m, a member of the leadership team which, along with numerous volunteers across our business, works to build an inspired employee community. I enjoy being part of the culture at Amgen, learning about the advances in science, working with talented colleagues, and being able to contribute to the diversity of opportunities and challenges that arise from bringing new medicines to market.”

Odran Power

Business Unit Manager, General Medicine Ireland

“My role focuses on two main areas, the coaching and development of our existing talented sales team to fulfil their potential, and working with relevant stakeholders to ensure all appropriate patients can benefit from Amgen’s medicines in Ireland. Amgen has always encouraged and enabled me to improve through providing the framework and tools necessary to ensure success within my current role and a clear development pathway for potential future roles. This development experience has ignited a personal passion for coaching and mentoring others. I love the fast-paced environment as our Irish organisation continues to evolve which has given me scope to expand my role to now include marketing responsibilities. I enjoy networking and working in partnership with European colleagues, it is a great opportunity to learn from the best and to leverage best practice; the next great idea is always only a conversation away. But most of all, I enjoy and appreciate the ’can do’ attitude and the never-ending pursuit of operational excellence.”

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RECENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job ID Job Title Location Posted Date
R-63459 Commercial Lead Cambridge, GB Apr-09-2020 View Job
R-85892 European Regulatory Affairs Lead Uxbridge, GB Apr-09-2020 View Job
R-85893 Regulatory Affairs Manager - EU General Medicine Uxbridge, GB Apr-09-2020 View Job