Information Systems, Chief of Staff

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Mar 23, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is in search of a Chief of Staff, IS, working from our Thousand Oaks, CA global headquarters. The CoS will report directly to the Head of the Office of the CIO.

The Chief of Staff will lead IS Operations and provide tools and services to enable staff in IS. They will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage IS overall budget and headcount
  • Lead process & training efforts for IS
  • Manage all conferencing needs, all staff, sponsorships, outreach, Quip/Box, Training, SLT projects, Metrics, and Integration (as needed)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Attend & take minutes for ISLT weekly stand up meetings
  • Work directly with CIO on special projects, as needed
  • Independently develop the detailed L&B and OpEx budgets and lead the quarterly budget forecasts with Finance and SLT
  • Apply best practice project management to IS processes for consistency while continuously enacting processes that improve quality and efficiency
  • Manage the development and contribute to the execution of IS/Amgen goals and strategy
  • Facilitate and/or contribute to cross functional working groups to enable technology strategy
  • Develop and manage IS related training (i.e., staff development, refinement of IS processes, cross-functional overviews/processes to enhance working relationships)
  • Quarterly and Annual Budget Forecast reports
  • Business Continuity Department contract and recovery plans (annual assessment)
  • Departmental projects, workshops, training sessions (staff development), process documents as needed
  • Integration support as needed

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of information systems experience


Master's degree and 6 years of information systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of information systems experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of information systems experience


High School Diploma and 12 years of information systems experience


2 years' managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of related industry experience
  • Experience in project management, highly organized
  • Familiar with databases and highly proficient in use of MS Office tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint
  • Knowledge of the System/Software development process
  • Several years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • Strong organizational, communication, and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with a record of key accomplishments
  • Demonstrated ability to create and build relationships with internal and external parties
  • Ability to interface effectively with all-levels of staff across differing functional expertise within the organization, including Commercial, Legal, Manufacturing, and Finance
  • Professional demeanor with strong decision-making skills and ability to work calmly in a high intensity and dynamic environment
  • Ability to foresee and solve problems, and prioritize and meet deadlines

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.

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.