Director of Business Performance - Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 21, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Director of Business Performance - Manufacturing will act as the Chief of Staff, reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Manufacturing, and serving as a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team (MLT). The Director is responsible for management and on-time execution of SVP related deliverables and management of the Manufacturing leadership as a team.

As a member of the leadership team, this individual will consistently work with executive management across Manufacturing and requires the utmost confidentiality. This highly visible position will be involved in leadership discussions regarding current and future Manufacturing and business challenges, decisions, and pressing topics across the Manufacturing network and Amgen.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee Manufacturing business performance with responsibility to design and facilitate processes intended to advance strategy and objectives within Manufacturing
  • Leverage data and analytics to inform business decisions and summarizes information into key findings for senior leadership
  • Provide leadership to key initiatives and strategic projects across Manufacturing, including proactively identifying and removing roadblocks, driving program management, content creation, and presentation
  • Drive the evolution of the Manufacturing strategic plan, and timely execution of milestones
  • Create and lead efficient approach to continuously track Manufacturing Year-Over-Year Productivity projects and communicate their target achievement aligned across manufacturing sites
  • Responsible for presentation creation from ideation to finalization for quarterly Manufacturing business day meetings and annual functional strategic reviews
  • Continuously track and communicate progress and adherence to strategic initiative and goal timelines
  • Partner with VP Site Heads and manufacturing sites to align deliverables, metrics capture, and alignment on value creation
  • Ensure on time delivery of any SVP action items and commitments (e.g. benchmarking from external organization) and monthly communications/reports such as content for CEO report and SVP stoplight dashboards
  • Responsible for bi-weekly MLT meetings. This includes coordinating agenda topics, consolidating presentation and pre-read content, distributing pre-reads, facilitating each meeting, and creating/distributing minutes and follow up on action items
  • Responsible for Manufacturing All-Staff meetings
  • Partner with Manufacturing HR Business Partner to support talent management meetings, staffing/organizational initiatives as deemed necessary, and organizational or workforce strategy related efforts
  • Partner with Manufacturing Finance lead to educate on and translate functional priorities and business details related to financials. Partner on data and visualization appropriate for audience and oversight of organizational shape and budget
  • May serve as a single point of contact for Quality impacting initiatives and projects

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of manufacturing and/or similar experience
Master's degree and 8 years of manufacturing and/or similar experience
Bachelor's degree and 10 years of manufacturing and/or similar experience
4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience partnering with and influencing executive leadership
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and executive presence, including ability to storyline and prepare executive-level presentations and pre-reads
  • Adapting and thriving in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different functions and levels of the organization
  • Independent, motivated and proactive team member with experience in a matrixed, highly fluid environment
  • Ability to foster collaboration, work effectively on cross-functional teams and consistently deliver on-time while serving as a role model for Amgen values and leadership attributes
  • Ability to gather disparate information and develop into executive ready materials
  • Direct experience in a cross-functional business operations or strategic project management role
  • Deep understanding of all Manufacturing functions
  • Broad and deep understanding of Operations
  • Highly organized
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and supporting functions (e.g. Human Resources, Finance)
  • Amgen financial acumen and ability to interpret and communicate financial information
  • Models good DAI behaviors and reinforces proper decision making and meeting management according to DAI framework
  • Able to excel in a matrixed organization, and possess strategic thinking and sound project management 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.