Strategy Director

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 31, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Strategy Director who will report to the Strategy Executive Director and will be based on our main corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA.

The Strategy Director will have three main responsibilities: i) Lead all or part of a cross-functional, strategic projects (e.g., evaluation of an M&A opportunity, new business proposals) sponsored by Amgen's leadership, as a project manager, ii) Drive activities / work streams on strategic planning/ management and annual strategy review processes, and iii) as needed, take on independent analyses of industry trends and developments.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Strategy and/or Business Development experience


Master's degree and 7 years of Strategy and/or Business Development experience


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of Strategy and/or Business Development experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree in life sciences, medical, or finance in combination with an MBA
  • 10+ years' experience in biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry and / or top tier Management Consulting and / or Investment Banking firms
  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills, including financial analysis
  • Robust knowledge of biopharma industry (i.e., science / medicine, R&D-manufacturing-commercial processes, interplay among various stakeholders in the industry, awareness of trends and recent developments) and ability to research / learn/ synthesize findings on new topics
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills and a decisive yet affiliative leadership style to drive results while maintaining relationships
  • Strong presence with Senior Executives including ability to communicate effectively on a prepared and ad-hoc basis
  • Strong influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles and individuals at different levels in organization
  • Proven experience as a member and leader of a high performing team
  • Demonstrated organization management experience including developing and mentoring staff

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.

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.