Strategic Planning & Operations Sr. Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jul 08, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
In our mission to serve patients, speed is absolutely critical. We're rapidly expanding our hiring initiatives and are excited to unite with the most passionate and brilliant scientific minds who want to join our team - working toward our mission of advancing high potential programs for patients around the world.

The Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager (SP&O SM) based out of our global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA partners with the Global Medical TA Heads to drive TA strategy and implement therapeutic area goals and initiatives as well as collaborate cross functionally as requested by the TA Head. The SP&O SM serves as a strategic partner to the Global Medical TA Heads.

  • Act as a sounding board/advisor to the TA Head on key activities and issues
  • Facilitate preparation of internal presentations including Staff presentations and reports on TA performance
  • Manage and execute daily assigned tasks upon request of TA Head
  • Develop and/or drive execution of TA Head communication plan
  • Work with TA Head to organize staff meetings to achieve objectives for the therapeutic area
  • Facilitate TA goal setting and initiatives and track deliverables
  • Identify lead or contribute to initiatives/process improvement opportunities as designated by TA Head
  • Assist in interactions at senior level forums as needed
  • Reinforce proper decision making according to Amgen's Decision Making Framework
  • Monitor and communicate progress and adherence to timelines
  • Planning and facilitating meetings including generating presentation materials and tracking of actions
  • Work with the GMAT Sr. PMs as a primary point of contact to support annual and quarterly budget activities at the TA Level
  • Identifying and efficiently resolving issues, driving decisions, and tracking action items; appropriately and quickly escalate issues
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders; proactively seeking buy-in and providing on-going support to address business needs
  • Adapting and thriving in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment
  • Demonstrating strong written/oral communication skills and executive presence across functions and across different levels of leadership

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience
Master's degree and 6 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience

Preferred Qualifications

MBA, Master's Degree, PhD, or PharmD

Work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including research and development experience in biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry

Pharma/Biotech industry knowledge with focus on Research and Development

Knowledge to represent and evaluate strategies and to critically evaluate advice

Knowledge of GxP, FDA and international regulations and guidelines

Knowledge of biopharmaceutical compliance

Project management/project planning experience overseeing program deliverables, budgets, and timelines

Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including listening & presentation skills

Conceptual and strategic thinking skills; can take concepts and execute independently

Strong problem-solving skills• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to effectively work across the matrix

Track record of establishing trusted partnerships with colleagues at all levels

Ability to successfully prioritize a diverse workload to meet deadlines, and client expectations

Ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams and to influence without authority

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, maintaining strictest confidentiality

Ability to anticipate and resolve problems

Professional collaboration and leadership skills

Flexibility, adaptability and sense of accountability and ability to deal with ambiguity• Ability to rapidly decide and act in the absence of all the information

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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.