Business Performance Senior Manager - Thousand Oaks, CA | Biospace
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Business Performance Senior Manager

Amgen

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Location:
Thousand Oaks, CA
Posted Date:
5/22/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-38004
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Job Summary

The Operations Functional Transformation Office (Ops FTO) is focused on execution of the Amgen Full Potential (AFP) program. This program is on transforming how Amgen Operations conducts business in order to further advance our mission.

Part of the Ops FTO is the Operational Excellence (OE) Office.  This office is responsible for developing and driving continuous improvement tools and methodologies across Operations which will accelerate our service to patients by launching new, innovative molecules to provide more options for those facing serious diseases.

Reporting to the OE Office Head, the Business Performance Senior Manager role will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of Lean practitioner training
  • Provide expert mentoring and assistance to value stream and process owners, improvement teams, and individual Green and Black Belts in Lean and Kaizen
  • Organize and deliver training and best practice sharing sessions
  • Lead high-level cross-functional projects
  • Organize and facilitate project phase reviews (as appropriate) with Black Belts and Green Belts
  • Ensure rigor in project execution, phase requirements and timing and provides phase sign-off
  • Support Six Sigma and other Amgen OE methodologies

Requirements

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Science, Engineering, Project Management or Information Systems experience

OR

Master's degree and 4 years of Science, Engineering, Project Management or Information Systems experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Science, Engineering, Project Management or Information Systems experience

OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of Science, Engineering, Project Management or Information Systems experience

OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Science, Engineering, Project Management or Information Systems experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree (MBA)
  • Certified Black Belt in Lean
  • 5 + years relevant business experience.  2 years + experience in a Lean Six Sigma or continuous improvement role
  • Demonstrated history of top performance
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • High degree of customer sensitivity/acumen.  Establishes and maintains credibility with internal and external customers
  • Strong adult learning training development experience
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.  Effectively sell ideas and reasons for implementing change
  • Demonstrated cross-functional project leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop, manage and implement aggressive project plans
  • Demonstrates potential to take on greater responsibility in the organization or possesses exceptional knowledge in operational excellence, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, or project management
  • Advanced user of MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Minitab.  Effectively leverages these and other standard business tools to accomplish results.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world's largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.