Strategic Resource Planning Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 27, 2019
Administration, General
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are a values-based company, deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, we were one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we remain committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.

Operations Strategic Planning and Risk (OSPR) is the internal management consulting arm of Operations which delivers significant value to a diverse set of internal leaders. We are seeking a highly motivated individual for the Strategic Resource Planning Manager role reporting to Director, Strategic Resource Planning and located in Thousand Oaks, CA. You will be an integral member of a high performing team chartered to deliver comprehensive analytics that support unbiased network recommendations to build value for Operations. You will lead cross functional evaluations that impact Amgen's Manufacturing Network and assist in developing our long-term strategy.

Job Responsibilities
  • Advancing Operations strategy for optimization of the commercial product supply network (across drug-substance, drug-product, finished drug-product and distribution), while supporting advancement of Amgen's innovative molecules and biosimilars product pipeline. Examples of integrated OSPR-led assessments include:
    • Cross-functional business cases for investments in the manufacturing network
    • Optimizing clinical and commercial networks to balance cost, risk, operational efficiency and flexibility
    • Identifying and quantifying current risks to the supply network from both the product and operational perspective
    • Developing flexible, risk-based supply chain strategies in support of globalization
    • Evaluating product launch readiness and pipeline activities to enable risk-based commercialization
  • Developing cross-functional business cases for key manufacturing process areas and risk mitigation strategies
  • Conduct analysis of site selections, network optimization and risk analyses, risk quantification, capacity evaluation, scenarios and business development due diligence
  • Aligning with cross-functional partners on operational, financial and regulatory assumptions (quality/compliance, costs, capacity, inventory, risk) that impact performance of the supply network
  • Serve as thought partner in a dedicated process area (drug substance, drug product, finished drug product, distribution, business development and risk); developing recommendations, driving decisions and delivering presentations to the Operations Leadership Team
  • Develop analytical and risk assessment tools and processes.
  • Develop recommendations, drive decisions, and deliver presentations to the Senior Operations Leadership.
  • Perform fully integrated analysis for broader assessments at direction of senior OSP leaders.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree & 2 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience


Bachelor's degree & 4 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience


Associate degree & 10 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, business management or life sciences
  • 4+ years of biotech or pharmaceutical operations/manufacturing/process development/supply chain experience
  • Knowledge of drug development, manufacturing processes, regulatory issues, end-to-end supply chain
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative skills including financial analysis, risk assessments and product life cycle management
  • Good business insight, high-level critical thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to use statistical analysis software
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities, priorities and tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to operate in a matrixed or team environment with site, divisional and corporate executive leadership

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.