Amgen

Sr Project Mgr

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Aug 19, 2019
Ref
R-81629
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Sr. Project Manager to join our team and work from Amgen's beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA campus. To learn more about this position:

The Sr. Project Manager drives the establishment, implementation, monitoring and improvement of cross-functional, fit-for-purpose processes within the Commercialization framework. Commercialization is an organization of cross-functional, strategic leaders that enable maximization of value of Amgen's portfolio by managing a fit-for-purpose drug development framework and driving cross-functional, globally-integrated processes for strategic planning, results delivery, product & portfolio decision making, and governance. A Senior Program Manager (SPM) in Commercialization leads the sustainment and improvement of these processes and associated capabilities across Amgen's portfolio. A Sr. Project Manager will partner closely with Amgen's cross-functional portfolio and product leaders to drive effectiveness of the Commercialization framework. The Sr. Project Manager is specifically responsible for:
  • Understanding and positioning each business process in the context of Amgen's Commercialization framework strategy and objectives
  • Managing core Commercialization business process and leading cross-functional, high-impact projects to solve for new challenges or improve upon existing guidance related to your respective business process
  • Developing and implementing project strategies to deliver high-quality, high-impact solutions
  • Creating and implementing stakeholder engagement plans
  • Owning the business process map with supporting tools, capabilities, and process guidance
  • Communicating, driving, and facilitating execution of the business process across Commercialization teams
  • Conducting root cause analyses to ensure deep understanding of challenges and opportunities
  • Partnering with cross-functional leaders to identify process interdependencies and solutions
  • Leading and facilitating knowledge sharing workshops with cross-functional product leaders
  • Establishing success metrics and leading indicators to monitor process effectiveness
  • Implementing best practices and ensuring cross-functional alignment and accountability
  • Identifying project issues or resource gaps and facilitating resolution
  • Reinforcing proper decision making according to Amgen's Decision-Making Framework


Competencies:
  • Communicating effectively
  • Demonstrating project leadership in addition to strong project management skills
  • Balancing framework agility with process discipline
  • Adapting and thriving in a changing environment
  • Championing and driving change
  • Building high-preforming cross-functional teams
  • Understanding stakeholder needs
  • Influencing amongst peers and senior leaders
  • Managing complex, cross-functional projects
  • Integrating multiple points of view into a shared solution
  • Comfortable with ambiguous work assignments and experience managing change in a complex, matrix organization
  • Able to foster trusted relationships with key partners including global & regional program management, product teams, and franchise strategy committees


Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Project Management experience
  • OR Master's degree and 4 years of Project Management experience
  • OR Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Project Management experience
  • OR Associate's degree and 10 years of Project Management experience
  • OR High School diploma / GED and 12 years of Project Management experience


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training experience in leading cross-functional teams.
  • Industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare-related field.
  • 4+ years' experience in a project management role.
  • Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: Research, Preclinical, Clinical, Manufacturing, Commercial and Regulatory
  • Proven record of implementing Project Management tools, methodologies, practices and infrastructure, as related to the Biopharmaceutical Industry.
  • Informed with current biopharmaceutical industry knowledge, news and trends and ability to apply to programs.
  • Independent, motivated, team member with experience in a matrix environment.


Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical needs 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.

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 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

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.