Sr. Manager Planning

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jul 14, 2019
Administration, General
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

Engineering is responsible for planning, design, construction, technical services, operations, maintenance and support of Amgen's world-wide infrastructure. The Sr. Manager of Site Planning reports to the Director, Strategic Planning and Operations and is responsible for the leading multiple cross-functional teams to develop and maintain Operations site plans globally.

Key Responsibilities
  • Site Planning
  • Build key partnerships- Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, Finance, HR, and IS
  • Lead information gathering efforts with key stakeholders and business partners to ensure all appropriate data is considered
  • Work closely with GWS and Engineering business partners to develop space scenarios and gather technical input
  • Develop and maintain Operations site master plans
  • Distribute and provide clarification to execution teams
  • Participate in ILM meetings
  • Project Initiation
  • For one-off capital requests that are not listed in the master plan, ensure involvement of Engineering Front Planning team in all scenario planning to gather feasibility, budget and schedule estimates
  • Participate in Engineering Front End Planning team
  • Update master plans as needed
  • Engineering Departmental Space Planning
  • Act as single point of contact for all Engineering space requests including contractor workforce
  • Work with GWS to ensure Engineering's space requirements and actuals are accurate
  • Other- Support productivity initiatives by proposing alternate standards - both look/feel and technical - which meet functional requirements but more cost effective

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Engineering, Supply Chain or Manufacturing experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Engineering, Supply Chain or Manufacturing experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Engineering, Supply Chain or Manufacturing experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Engineering, Supply Chain or Manufacturing experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Engineering, Supply Chain or Manufacturing experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with asset lifecycle including design and construction
  • Experience with long range planning
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • Masters in Business Administration or Advanced Degree in Engineering or Architecture
  • 7 + years experience working in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain in or outside of Amgen.
  • 2 + years experience in engineering in biotech / pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and staff
  • Ability to effectively present information to executives
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently under general direction
  • Proficient with MS-Office applications including MS-Project, Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint; proficiency with CAD a plus
  • Strong understanding of financial and budgeting processes

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.

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 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.