Senior Program Manager, Global Medical Affairs

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
We are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules - and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients .

The Medical organization is looking to add a Senior Program Manager to support the Aimovig and Tezepelumab teams. This is a key role whose overarching objective is to drive the development of the Global Medical Strategic Plan (GMSP) in collaboration with the GMAL (Global Medical Affairs Lead). The Sr Program Manager (PM) will be ensuring that deliverables such as medical education plans and insights plan are brought to completion. The Sr PM is a cross functional, collaborative role across many teams and partners identifying metrics, progress and concerns and then facilitating resolution as needed. This role will likely work on 2-3 products simultaneously.

  • Be the key point of communication to ensure execution of GMSP including goals development & regular tracking
  • Drive the establishment and approval process for the GMSP and ensuring alignment between local-region-global medical leads
  • Understand CMZ framework and ensure integration with WPTs through close partnership with the EGT & IBPT SPMs
  • Drive decision making within the Global Medical Affairs Team (GMAT)
  • Identifying key deliverables for each function and their inter-dependencies.
  • 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
  • Monitoring and communicating progress and adherence to timelines
  • Facilitating resource planning, financial and capacity assessments
  • Conducting risk management, contingency and scenario planning using a variety of project management tools


Doctorate degree and 2 years of Project Management experience


Master's degree and 4 years of Project Management experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 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

  • 5+ years' experience in pharmaceutical or biotech project or program management
  • 8+ years industry experience in Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or Healthcare field
  • Experience in a role requiring broad communication across multiple groups, levels and interest groups with the responsibility of impacting change and results
  • Experience in tracking risks to project completion including prioritizing, managing resolution and escalation
  • Experience tracking projects in excel, one note or other electronic dashboard type of tool

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 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.