Manager, Functional Transformation

Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

The Manager, Functional Transformation is a key member of the U.S. Value & Access organization. The Manager will engage with subject matter experts and leadership to diagnose pain points, identify opportunities, co-create solutions and successfully execute the highest priority efforts to enable USV&A to adapt to evolving business challenges. Areas of transformation include developing and driving adoption of new critical technology and capabilities, leading process optimization efforts, developing approaches to improve throughput and implementing comprehensive change strategies to support the dynamic needs of the organization.

The Manager will gather, analyze and synthesize cross-functional information across a variety of sources to turn unstructured business issues and requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, meaningful insights and recommendations. The candidate will routinely support various ad-hoc projects in support of business priorities across USV&A, developing and applying an understanding of the US healthcare landscape. This role interacts cross functionally with Payer & Provider Contracting, Brand Marketing, Access & Value, Government Affairs, Trade & Distribution, Business Unit Leadership, Finance, Accounting, and Legal.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures transformation project success by managing risks, removing roadblocks, and appropriately and quickly escalating issues
  • Provides planning, logistical support, and project management, in addition to participating hands-on in the solution development
  • Identifies and delivers new ideas to proactively address key business issues
  • Acts as a strategic architect, helping to construct and choreograph the team's transformation portfolio
  • Acts as a thought partner to functional leads and other liaisons
  • Evangelizes the power of data driven analysis and seeks to democratize analytical tools and data sets to empower business partners
  • Constructively challenges teams by providing disconfirming information and encouraging innovative problem solving
  • Supports the team's analytics strategy and roadmap, and leads execution of initiatives to advance the team's progression along the analytics maturity curve
  • Routinely interacts with senior leadership and other high-level, cross functional committees or teams
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders; proactively seeks buy-in and provides on-going support to address business needs


Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree OR

Master's degree and 2 years of Business, Finance or Operations experience OR

Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Business, Finance or Operations experience OR

Associate's degree and 10 years of Business, Finance or Operations experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Business, Finance or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:



  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution
  • Experience solving complex business problems and managing analytics projects. Experience in pharmaceutical/biotech environment. Demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility.
  • Authoritative command of complexity and ambiguity; ability to see the big picture; ability to collect, digest and assemble information to enable relevant business analyses
  • Experience modeling, analyzing, and validating large quantities of data and drawing conclusions
  • Extensive experience with advanced modeling in Excel, visualization packages like Tableau and data transformation tools like Alteryx
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles
  • Adapts and thrives in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment
  • Experience navigating the evolving U.S. healthcare system with specific interest on the interactions between Government and Healthcare
  • Excellent project management skills and capacity to manage/lead multiple projects
  • Exceptional written/oral communication skills and executive presence across functions and across different levels of leadership


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.

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 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.

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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.