Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
ACM is seeking a Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA to join the Business Operations and Strategy (BOS) team. This individual will report to the Director of the BOS team.

ACM is seeking a highly motivated individual to help create and deliver an effective business analysis expertise. Along with key business partners (Finance, Operations Strategic Planning and Risk, External Supply Quality, Process Development and Manufacturing) this person will lead initiatives that focus on identifying and delivering recommendations to drive strategic initiatives, business performance and operational improvements

The Senior Manager is responsible to stay informed of best practices and provide innovative, impactful ideas to optimize processes to support the organization's growth strategies.

The successful candidate will lead and manage cross-functional initiatives that advance ACM strategies and objectives. Specific responsibilities are to:
  • Provide Business Analysis tools and skill sets to ACM and partner with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, Finance, and Operations Strategic Planning and Risk
  • Lead complex, cross-functional assessments which will have implications for ACM including CMOs and cross functional partners
  • Demonstrate and apply a strong understanding of Operations including: Large and Small Molecule Drug Substance, Drug Product and Packaging manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and associated financials
  • Develop holistic business cases with financial and strategic consideration
  • Conduct workforce analysis and planning to make recommendations to the business for operational improvements
  • Use modeling and analytical tools to identify improvement opportunities and focus areas to drive strategy and business performance
  • Present recommendations to Senior Management and drive decisions
  • Balance and manage multiple priorities while consistently delivering high quality results
  • Own and drive sophisticated data analysis initiatives that will generate impactful and actionable insights
  • Provide regular reports, dashboards and presentations that clearly summarize results and implications/recommendations to key stakeholders to inform decision making
  • Turn unstructured business issues/requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, meaningful and actionable deliverables
  • Own, build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders; proactively seek buy-in and provide on-going collaboration and consultation to inform how best to address business needs
  • Deploy 'best in class' project management on all initiatives including special projects as needed

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Planning, Operations, or Manufacturing experience
Master's degree and 4 years of Planning, Operations, or Manufacturing experience
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Planning, Operations, or Manufacturing experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Planning, Operations, or Manufacturing experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Planning, Operations, or Manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in engineering, business management or science
  • Masters degree in engineering, business management or science and 5 years of related experience
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills including: financial analysis, operating cost accounting, inventory management and product lifecycle management
  • Demonstrated understanding of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and operations planning
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across various parts of the organization (Finance, Manufacturing, Quality, Process Development, and Supply Chain)
  • Good business acumen, high-level strategic thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to bring structure to complex problems, pragmatic scoping & problem solving approach, ability to objectively evaluate options/trade-offs and develop Executive management-level recommendations
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to drive decisions
  • GMP environment work experience and thorough understanding of biological/chemistry technology transfer processes and timelines
  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • 1+ year of experience in Lean Manufacturing or Operational Excellence
  • Ability to travel +/- 20% of time (domestic and international)

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques
  • Understanding international pharmaceutical industry landscape and business principles
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools within MS Excel, Smartsheet, ThinkCell, and other software programs
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Deep knowledge of cost accounting and budget management strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically to support key business decisions
  • Excellent analytical skills-ability to translate disparate and ambiguous data sets into actionable insights and recommendations
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills with ability to explain complex concepts clearly to a variety of audiences
  • Proficient facilitation, negotiation, problem-solving and change management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of SmartSheet, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word; working knowledge of business intelligence and predictive modeling tools, such as Spotfire
  • Superior ability to work in a self-directed manner while balancing a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and competing demands

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.