Senior Associate Project Management - IP Law

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Senior Associate Project Management - IP Law to work at its headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California to join the Intellectual Property Law organization.

This newly-created position supports the development of IP strategy in the IP Law organization. The Senior Associate will select, build, manage, and own a project management tool to track and manage key timepoints for IP assessment. The Senior Associate will work closely with internal stakeholders and business partners including Product Teams, Research, Operations, and Commercial functions. In addition, the Senior Associate is responsible for creating, organizing, managing, and updating IP department resources and data housed on Sharepoint. Finally, the Senior Associate is responsible to stay informed of best practices related to the job responsibilities and provide innovative, impactful ideas to optimize processes to support the organization's growth strategies.

Responsibilities include:

Develop and own processes to track and collaborate with stakeholders to successfully fulfill critical IP deliverables in Amgen's commercialization process

Set-up and coordinate meetings to drive deliverables to conclusion

Select, build and update internal databases for sharing information with permission controls

Deploy 'best in class' project management skills and Sharepoint knowledge management practices and serve as a resource for others in the department

Provide regular reports and presentations that clearly summarize department information to key stakeholders to inform decision making

Opportunity to further develop and define newly-created role

Turn unstructured business issues/requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, meaningful and actionable deliverables

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of project management experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of project management experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry

3+ years of project management experience

3+ years of work experience with a life sciences company

Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process

Excellent organizational skills and a superior attention to detail

Advanced knowledge of Sharepoint, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word

Advanced knowledge of various project management and data management tools

Proficient facilitation, negotiation, problem-solving and change management skills

Superior ability to work in a self-directed manner while balancing a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and competing demands

Project a positive, 'can do' attitude and eagerly contribute to all initiatives as needed and requested

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential 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.