Business Performance & Innovation - Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jun 25, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
For more than 35 years, Amgen has tapped the power of scientific discovery and innovation to advance the practice of medicine. As a Fortune 500 company serving millions of patients, Amgen continues to be an entrepreneurial, science-driven enterprise dedicated to helping people fight serious illness.

In support of Amgen's vision, the Global Regulatory Affairs & Safety (GRAAS) organization continues to create a culture of Operational Excellence:
  • Developing & maintaining a framework that ensures appropriate governance of all GRAAS processes
  • Providing a methodology to a network of cross functional experts to deliver on continuous improvement optimization of GRAAS-owned processes and implement appropriate metrics to monitor health and network performance

Amgen is now seeking a Business Performance & Innovation Senior Manager, based on our main corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA. This role will support the GRAAS Global Networks Leader and provides project management support with an emphasis on proactive communication and problem solving, development of solutions that align with long term strategies and the translation of the strategy into challenging, actionable objectives. This role will effectively drive project teams and advocates Global Networks positions throughout the project life cycle and will support GRAAS Leaders to define and implement process network goals and initiatives and represent the network needs at key R&D, Operations and Commercial interfaces.

Key activities
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to deliver results and attain network goals/targets
  • Deliver project goals on budget and on schedule
  • Develop, evaluate, and manage business case and cost/benefit analysis
  • Develop and use project plans to coordinate and report progress
  • Communicate proactively with stakeholders and sponsors regarding project progress, issues, and plans for resolution
  • Prioritize workload in accordance with business goals
  • Mentor team members in global networks and process improvement best practices methodologies
  • Proactively identify and resolve upcoming issues within the network, and at interfaces with other networks
  • Facilitate preparation of presentations including All-Staff presentations, reports on network performance
  • Work with GNL to organize network meetings to achieve objectives of the network

Knowledge and Skills
  • Fundamental project management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Ability to prioritize competing objectives and oversee multiple projects
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Presentation and negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal, organizational, and supervisory skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships, influence others, and work cross-functionally and cross-geographies
  • Ability to successfully prioritize a diverse workload to meet deadlines, and client expectations
  • Knowledge of quality management principles including continuous improvement methodologies
  • Knowledge of GXPs and Regulatory Procedures related to Commercialization and Lifecycle management

Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree and 2 years of project management experience in the biotech/pharma industry
Master's degree and 4 years of project management experience in the biotech/pharma industry
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of project management experience in the biotech/pharma industry
Associates degree and 10 years of project management experience in the biotech/pharma industry
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of project management experience in the biotech/pharma industry

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA., PhD, PharmD, Master's Degree
  • Certified or experienced in process improvement methodologies such as Lean/Six Sigma

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.