Sr. Manager, Manufacturing Business Performance

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 11, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

The Business Performance Senior Manager will support ATO B7 drug substance plant manufacturing operations and will report to the Plant Manager. This individual will work closely with the plant leadership team and serve as a key interface with the broader site and global manufacturing network as well as support functions including Quality, Process Development, Supply Chain, Finance and Facilities and Engineering. The successful candidate will take an active role in advancing plant goals and business performance, KPIs, governance and metrics cascades and strategic initiatives to deliver for patients.

The job responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Team Leadership - Drive effective leadership team operations, including plant governance management, strategy and goal-setting sessions and business performance reviews. Manage financial plans, including headcount analysis and resource plans.
  • Portfolio and Project Management - Develop and sustain plant portfolio and ensure ongoing prioritization discussions and reviews occur to drive focus and delivery of highest value efforts. Maintain a master project plan and schedule for assigned projects. Collaborate with partners to align on prioritization and translate team plans into actionable and measurable tasks.
  • Safety and Compliance - Manage plant safety program in collaboration with EHSS partners. Utilize strong working knowledge of cGMP and drug substance biologics processes along with knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements to support plant inspection-readiness.
  • Risk Management and Business Continuity - Maintain ATO B7 plant risk strategy and business continuity plans. Facilitate team-level risk assessments and scenario planning to support issue resolution. Proactively drive development of contingency and/or risk-mitigation plans.
  • Continuous Improvement - Support industrial engineering and Operational Excellence capabilities to the critical areas in the value chain in need of productivity improvement (e.g. lean transformation, run rate increase projects).
  • Communications Leadership - Develop materials, including business cases, and communicate analysis and recommendations to senior management. Perform business and resource forecasting, financial modeling, and trend analysis to drive decisions.
  • Build Relationships - Cross silos and break barriers to influence across organizational and/or geographic boundaries to achieve highly efficient and reliable business performance

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience


2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical industry operations
  • 5+ years of cross-functional consulting or project management experience
  • Strong presence with senior executives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to storyline and prepare executive-level decision documents
  • Excellent 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
  • Hands-on experience with Lean Manufacturing and Operational Excellence
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, Spotfire, and Smartsheets
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles
  • Experience as a member of a high performing team

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.