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.
IMPLEMENTATION PHASE :
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
MEETING PLANNING :
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%
Independently determines approach to managing daily operations
Interprets and executes policies that directly affect work activities
Supplier Relationship Management
Ongoing engagement with Stakeholders
Quarterly strategic reviews for development of annual business plans
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
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.
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Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview .