Senior Project Manager - Process Improvement

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 14, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is searching for a Sr. Project Manager in a global-role based position, reporting to the Director within the Center for Process Improvement in the Innovation, Planning & Platform Services organization. This Project Manager can work out of our corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA or our Uxbridge campus in the United Kingdom.

The Sr. Project Manager will help drive continuous improvement and innovation projects that deliver measurable efficiencies and optimized business processes critical to Amgen's future, and will work to establish and sustain the Clinical Trials Global Networks framework.

Key responsibility include:
  • Project management for the implementation of innovative business process improvement projects that deliver measurable gains in cost, quality and cycle time
  • Delivery of AFP projects and commitments
  • Manage process change initiatives evaluating and manage the impact of process changes to functions, systems and other related processes both upstream and downstream
  • Support for embedding and sustaining of the Clinical Trials Global Networks within R&D.
  • Assess alignment with other project improvement or change initiatives and deliver information back to the department if conflicts are noted
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Development leaders to understand business objectives and priorities
  • Ensure projects are on time and on budget
  • Lead change management and communication efforts
  • Schedule and facilitate team meetings (includes setting agendas, writing meeting minutes and tracking action items to ensure completion)
  • Develop communication plans, stakeholder analyses, implementation plans and training plans
  • Work with Process Owners to develop oversight criteria and action plans

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience


Master's degree & 6 years of directly related experience


Bachelor's degree & 8 years of directly related experiences


Associate's degree & 10 years of directly related experiences


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS/BSc in the sciences or RN
  • Project Management Professional (PMP / PMI) certification
  • 9+ years work experience in life science or medically related field
  • 6+ years experience working in clinical site management (working on clinical trials at a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company)
  • Strong knowledge of the Functional Service Provider Operational Model
  • Experience with process-centric business process management
  • Attention to quality planning and execution
  • Experience in a project management role, including use of project planning tools
  • Experience in internal communications and change management
  • Proficient project management skills
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Strong change management skills and experience
  • Ability to manage team(s) to accomplish increasingly complex, specific projects
  • Ability to influence and motivate others outside of direct line of authority
  • Strong ability to interface effectively with all levels
  • Effective meeting management
  • Quick learner; proactive; takes initiative
  • Skilled in understanding highly ambiguous situations
  • Results oriented and goal driven
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to organize, interpret, communicate and present information effectively
  • Proficient facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong problem solving skills

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 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 one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
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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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.