Site Lead, Strategic Planning & Operations Manager

Cambridge, MA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
At Amgen, we focus on areas of high unmet medical need and leverage our talent and expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. Amgen Massachusetts (AMA) plays a critical role in discovering and developing innovative human therapeutics. In the last 5 years, the AMA innovation hub in Kendall Square has grown by over 300%. As our site continues to evolve, we are seeking a Site Lead, Strategic Planning & Operations Manager to join our leadership team to enable us to continue our mission to serve patients.

This role presents an opportunity to provide business operations support to the AMA site, covering a range of responsibilities including but not limited to active site leadership, internal communications and external outreach, staff engagement, and site budget management. You will have a share of strategic planning and focus, tactical actions and execution, and direct access and visibility to leadership to enable us to achieve the overall site mission and goals. This role will report directly to the AMA Site Head and VP of Research.

Business Operations & Communications:

Plan and facilitate site-wide leadership team meetings, committees, and workshops, serving to provide site/staff perspective on issues relating to facilities, operations, safety, engagement, as well as to provide information to team on site activities

Work closely with internal departments such as Corporate Affairs, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities, and HR

Develop and execute internal communications strategy, in collaboration with Corporate Affairs, to represent the Site's vision, goals and business imperatives that drive staff engagement, awareness and talent retention

Plan and prepare site-wide all-staff meetings, communications, and connectivity events in collaboration with Corporate Affairs

Develop and manage timely, strategic communications utilizing internal communications vehicles (company intranet, newsletter(s), announcements, staff services, calendar and site comms channels such as digital monitors, posters)

Manage tour opportunities with academia, elected officials, opinion leaders and Amgen leadership, ensuring appropriate messaging, content and approach

Plan and facilitate site business performance reviews for executive leadership visits

Identify and drive process improvements at the site and general issue resolution

Internal / Staff Engagement:

Partner with HR to help continuously develop site culture and foster employee engagement

Provide oversight for the planning/execution of both internal and external events (staff engagement events, annual scientific off-site, staff appreciation opportunities)

Ensure ongoing integration and collaboration across the site and within Amgen

Serve as point-of-contact for the management of day-to-day site operations at AMA

External Engagement / Outreach:

Actively lead Amgen Massachusetts' External Outreach Committee, driving initiatives that increase Amgen's visibility in the local community to enhance Amgen's scientific reputation, capture external innovation, and attract/retain talent

Site Budget Management:

Forecast and manage the Site Budget, working closely with the HR Site Lead, Finance, and the AMA Site Head to ensure site needs are being met

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of project management experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of project management experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of project management experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher

Biology and/or biotechnology experience

Project management experience with significant interaction with internal and external stakeholders

Strong communication skills (both written and presentation) and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate at all levels of the organization including executive leadership

Demonstrated ability to be creative and think outside the box; a strong strategic thinker

Experience working with and/or leading cross functional teams that required strong influencing skills

Ability to build relationships and influence, and drive organizational engagement

Strong ability to ensure connectivity across multiple functions within a site and with the enterprise

Ability to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment that challenges the status quo of healthcare

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 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.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.