Amgen

Senior Manager, GBS Strategy

Employer
Amgen
Location
Tampa, FL, US
Posted
Feb 12, 2019
Ref
R-70595
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Manager GBS (Global Business Solutions) Strategy will be responsible for leading the development and execution of a continuous improvement operating system at the Amgen Capability Center (ACC) in Tampa. The Senior Manager GBS Strategy will report to the Executive Director GBS Strategy. This position will work closely with ACC leadership and the rest of the GBS Strategy team to (i) install a scalable culture and capability for process excellence at ACC; (ii) drive continuous improvement initiatives at the site; and (iii) develop a scalable system to measure and communicate performance through metrics that matter. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in continuous improvement and transformation, possess strong analytical skills and process-oriented discipline. Engaging with senior leadership and influencing without authority is absolutely critical for this role.

At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive culture of process excellence at ACC
  • Work with ACC leaders to develop focus on customer centricity - drive efforts to understand internal customer needs and develop opportunities to improve customer service
  • Work with ACC leaders to identify continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Independently manage pipeline of continuous improvement projects
  • Develop continuous improvement best practices and standards and hold teams and leadership accountable for measurable results
  • Embed continuous improvement capabilities at ACC, including Capability training and hands-on support and application of tools
  • Support executive-level projects, driving insights from quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Develop standards and processes for ACC functional and site-wide metrics. Develop and install capability for visual management
  • Utilize Amgen transformation toolkit to support ACC needs as they arise; work closely with Results Delivery Office where needed.


Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of GBS, Operations or Industrial Engineering, ideally including a background in process engineering or continuous improvement experience

OR

Master's degree and 4 years of GBS, Operations or Industrial Engineering, ideally including a background in process engineering or continuous improvement experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 6 years of GBS, Operations or Industrial Engineering, ideally including a background in process engineering or continuous improvement experience

OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of GBS, Operations or Industrial Engineering, ideally including a background in process engineering or continuous improvement experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in Business or Engineering; MBA preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to translate strategy into tangible work product
  • Demonstrated project management, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver impactful business solutions
  • Proven experience in managing internal and external clients and relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent presentation skills and comfort presenting to senior management
  • Demonstrated initiative (self-starting), comfort with ambiguity and ability to influence without authority
  • High proficiency in Lean, Agile; Six Sigma highly desirable
Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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