BCA, Executive Recruiters Finds Head of Talent Acquisition for Amgen

BCA, Executive Recruiters Head of Talent Acquisition Anis Baig Amgen

December 19, 2017 – Talent acquisition has always been an important part of the hiring strategies and recruitment practices for any organization.

But in the last few years, it’s become more critical than ever.

BCA, Executive Recruiters recently placed Anis Baig as head of talent acquisition at Amgen, the Thousand Oaks, CA-based biotechnology company. Joe Gonzalez, BCA’s CEO, led the search assignment.

Bernard Bedon, vice president of human resources for Amgen, took an active role in working with BCA on the assignment, said the search firm. “Given Mr. Bedon’s excellent partnership throughout the process, along with the exceptional brand and history of Amgen, we were able to bring an exceptional person in Mr. Anis Baig,” said Mr. Gonzalez. “Anis is a visionary, an innovative strategic leader. His polished communication style, problem solving skills and executive management success is an excellent asset for Amgen and their talent team.”

Mr. Baig is an accomplished global talent leader, having led transformations in domestic, international, corporate and business rolls for globally recognized organizations such as CSC, Abbott and AbbVie, said BCA. His experience spans North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America, setting up local and global talent practices, analyzing business needs and custom designing strategic solutions for complex issues.


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Proven Experience

Previously, Mr. Baig served as VP of global talent acquisition and mobility for Teva Pharmaceuticals, a top 10 pharmaceutical company and leader in generics worldwide. He built Teva’s talent acquisition and mobility centers of excellence in the U.S., Latin America, Middle East and APAC, while providing recruiting leadership for 60 countries across all businesses and securing over 6,000 hires.


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Before that, he was with AbbVie/Abbott where led recruiting leadership responsibilities for all businesses resulting in over 10,000 hires annually, setting up teams, processes and automation in key emerging markets in Asia, LA and EMEA.

Amgen’s focus is on finding biological answers for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies. Its efforts have reached millions of patients around the world, said the recruitment firm, and it is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Two Decades of Experience

BCA has specialized in retained HR placements nationwide since 1994. The firm partners with clients in Fortune 100 to mid-cap and in private equity for their CHRO, chief talent officers and in building their senior HR/talent leadership teams. Its clients include TechStyle, Nestle Waters North America, Amgen, Surgical Care Affiliates, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Integra Life Sciences, among others.


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Mr. Gonzalez brings over 20 years of experience to his search assignments, providing valuable insight and thought leadership to his clients and the talent community, said the firm.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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