Strategic Planning & Operations Manager - Global Regulatory and R&D Policy

Washington, DC, US
Oct 06, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen's Global Regulatory and R&D Policy group is seeking a Strategic Planning & Operations Manager (SPO) for their Washington, DC office.

Global Regulatory and R&D Policy engages regulators, industry members, professional associations, and subject matter experts across Amgen to advance meaningful policy issues aligned with Amgen's goals and priorities.

The SPO will facilitate development and implementation of strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the Global Regulatory and R&D Policy organization. Support Organizational Head, Policy Leads, Policy team members, and internal cross-functional teams as they develop and implement strategic approaches to advance Amgen's global regulatory and R&D policy priorities.

Some responsibilities of the position include:
  • Facilitate development and implementation of policy plans and day-to-day operations
  • Facilitate Team goal setting and initiatives, and track deliverables
  • Act as a sounding board/advisor to the Organizational Leader on key activities and issues
  • Actively identify and resolve upcoming issues within the Organization and collaborate with other organizations
  • Facilitate development and drive execution of Organizational communication plan in collaboration with Corporate Affairs
  • Facilitate preparation of internal presentations including All-Staff presentations, and reports on business performance
  • Collaborate with Organizational Leader to plan and schedule meetings to achieve objectives of the organization
  • Identify or contribute to initiatives and process improvement opportunities as designated by Organizational Head
  • Conduct online research upon request, or as needed to fulfill responsibilities
  • Develop and handle on-line portal and information management system
  • Assist with management of significant Global Regulatory and R&D Policy business activities such as Headcount, Budget and Space Planning Management
  • Plan and execute large, multi-site meetings; manage vendors and communications with event participants; develop follow up materials
  • Provide administrative back-up as needed to facilitate team operations, including for multi-site meetings and remote work
  • Manage and execute daily assigned tasks upon request of Organizational Leadership

Strong written and verbal presentation skills
Highly organized and detail oriented
Ability to work well in teams and interact effectively with various levels of management; willingness to be flexible to meet team needs
Demonstrated self-starter with strong work ethic and excellent judgment
Takes initiative; works independently with minimal oversight
Effective at building relationships with and across organizations and networking as needed to get the work completed
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to remain poised, organized, and positive in face of tight timelines and heavy workloads
Works well across multiple time zones and can manage and appropriately prioritize numerous demands

Basic qualifications:
Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 3 years of project management experience
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of project management experience
Associates degree and 10 years of project management experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of project management experience

Preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in business, engineering, life or physical sciences
  • Project management/project planning experience overseeing program deliverables, budgets, and timelines
  • Certification in project management
  • Highly skilled in Excel, Power Point, and MS Word, and project management software

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.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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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.