Sr. Associate, Congress & Events (Country Meeting Lead, Canada)
Amgen Inc
Mississauga, ON
5d ago

Title : Sr. Associate, Congress & Events (Country Meeting Lead)

Reports to : Finance Director

Location : Mississauga Head Office

The Country Meeting Lead’s primary responsibility is to provide Governance over the processes and ensure high quality services are being delivered to Amgen Canada.

This role also allows for Cost (Budget) Management; Data / Reporting; Continuous Improvement; Business Insights / Intelligence.

The Country Meeting Lead will be responsible to drive cost reductions at individual Meeting level, while also developing a continuous improvement roadmap with annual goals.


  • Assist with Global Meeting Management (GMM) & Agency for implementation
  • Canada Affiliate Lead for Meeting related communications
  • Work with agency & GMM to develop country-based processes
  • Assists with local training and change management with direction from GMM Regional Lead

  • Responsible for local training and change management with direction from GMM Regional Lead
  • Provide recommendation to Meeting Organizer (RAE) for approval / final decision if needed
  • Meeting Planner for large internal meetings (Semester Meetings) : Provide recommendation to RAE for approval / final decisionManages day to day operations
  • Support Compliance system implementation with Compliance / GMM
  • Quarterly Financial reporting for meetings as requested by Finance
  • ONGOING GMM Responsibilities :

  • Represent country in GMM Monthly meetings
  • Establish regular cadence with GMM to monitor, assess and improve local agency performance
  • Working with affiliate, GMM and agency to identify inefficiencies and opportunities to improve service delivery and offerings
  • Distribute Lanyon QC reports to agency
  • Oversee Meetings and General point of contact (POC) for logistics agency (escalation process)
  • Auditing of sample of events
  • Travel approximately 5%
  • Outputs :

  • Independently determines approach to managing daily operations
  • Interprets and executes policies that directly affect work activities
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Authority :

  • Ongoing engagement with Stakeholders
  • Quarterly strategic reviews for development of annual business plans
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful track record in planning large pharmaceutical meetings, supplier management, relationship-building, negotiation and problem solving
  • Project management experience
  • 5+ years pharmaceutical meeting planning experience
  • Use of Cvent / Lanyon technology
  • Project Management certification preferred (PMI, etc.)
  • Demonstrated Financial Acumen
  • Demonstrated Supplier Management skills
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) / Certified Meeting Manager (CMM) preferred
  • Key Competencies :
  • Ensure Quality
  • Ensure Quality
  • Collaborate, Communicate, and Be Accountable / Communication, Presentation skills
  • Delivers Results / Strong organizational, multi-tasking skills
  • Create Value for Patients, Staff, and Stockholders / Internal / External Relationship Building
  • Trust and Respect Each Other
  • Work in Teams / Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution
  • Amgen endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.

    Please contact to make a request and ensure you include the requisition number.

    Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview .

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