Executive Director, Manufacturing Strategies and Technologies

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 30, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Executive Director, Manufacturing Strategies and Technologies

The Executive Director of Manufacturing Strategies and Technologies is responsible for establishing and leading the Global Manufacturing Strategy, advancing opportunities for building and expanding manufacturing capabilities, and driving critical programs such as the company cross-functional cost of sales initiative and global expansion. Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Manufacturing, this role is a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team (MLT) and works closely with cross-functional leaders from across Operations and Amgen to advance Manufacturing strategy and competitiveness. This role acts as a critical thought partner with the SVP of Manufacturing, creating, translating and executing the global Manufacturing strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Global Manufacturing Strategy, including embedding future-state Manufacturing capabilities
  • Lead the cross functional analysis, business case, planning and execution for establishing Manufacturing capabilities beyond current locations and capabilities
  • Lead cross-functional cost of sales (COS) initiative, inclusive of company-wide and Operations on-going productivity efforts
  • Leverage data and analytics to inform business strategies and decisions
  • Partner cross functionally to drive digital integration and predictive technologies across the Amgen manufacturing network
  • Responsible for the organizational processes and rhythm to ensure that Manufacturing delivers on commitments and continually is focused on driving strategic direction reviews
  • Partner with VP Site Heads and manufacturing sites to align deliverables, metrics capture, and alignment on value creation related to the Manufacturing Strategy
  • Participate in the global Plant Manager Network
  • Serve as key Manufacturing Executive partner with Global Supply Chain, Process Development, Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing Sites
  • Drive clarity and alignment in terms of identifying the Manufacturing network's needs, and ensure we are driving the right solutions
  • Accountable for developing effective strategies for technology deployment and alignment across Manufacturing
  • Create and drive a global governance structure as we decide what solutions and technologies are needed, and ensure effective deployment across sites
  • Partner with Manufacturing Finance lead to educate on and translate functional priorities and business details related to financials. Partner on data and visualization appropriate for audience and oversight of organizational shape and budget

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of Manufacturing Strategy experience OR
  • Master's degree & 10 years of Manufacturing Strategy experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree & 12 years of Manufacturing Strategy experience AND
  • 6 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience leading significant strategy development & implementation
  • Demonstrated skills in partnering with and influencing executive leadership as well as different functions and levels of the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and executive presence, including ability to story line and prepare executive-level presentations and pre-reads
  • Adapting and thriving in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment
  • Independent, motivated and proactive executive team member with experience in a matrix-ed, highly fluid environment
  • Established analytical capabilities and the ability to integrate complex data
  • Ability to foster collaboration, work effectively on cross-functional teams and consistently deliver on-time while serving as a role model for Amgen values and leadership attributes
  • Ability to gather disparate information and develop into executive ready materials
  • Ability to operate at different altitudes, driving global strategy and when needed solving immediate issues.
  • Direct experience in a cross-functional business operations or strategic project management role
  • In depth understanding of Manufacturing and Operations within Life Sciences industry
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and supporting functions (e.g. Human Resources, Finance)
  • Financial acumen and ability to interpret and communicate financial information
  • Models good decision-making behaviors and reinforces proper decision making and meeting management according to the company decision making framework
  • Able to excel in a matrix-ed organization, and possess strategic thinking and sound project management skills

Amgen's Commitment to Our Staff

At Amgen, our mission is serving patients. Our staff are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of science to transform medicine and turn the tide on serious illnesses. Central to achieving this mission is our "people-first" philosophy. We recruit the best talent, build an environment that facilitates career growth, and provide staff with the opportunity to make significant contributions for patients and our business.

Consistent with our core leadership value of "Develops the Best Team," we are seeking leaders that prioritize the development of talent. As a manager, your priority and primary role is to accelerate the performance and development of your team. We expect managers to exemplify strong leadership and champion self-awareness and career development Ways that you will display your leadership acumen in this role include:
  • Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff to build highly-skilled, diverse, and inclusive teams
  • Fostering a positive and respectful work environment that encourages staff retention and motivates individuals to work toward common goals and priorities
  • Ensuring that staff understand how their efforts and contributions make a meaningful impact to the business
  • Growing core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results, and continuous improvement
  • Making accurate evaluations of your team's skills and competencies and providing timely and respectful feedback, including direct delivery of difficult messages
  • Developing an understanding of your team's career objectives and serve as a thought-partner in their career development plans
  • Assisting staff with preparing for roles of growing responsibility and identifying new opportunities that expand their skills and align with their overall career objectives
  • Resolving critical gaps in the organization's internal capabilities and skill sets, including strategic external recruiting
  • Identifying diverse, qualified successors for key positions
  • Ensuring that direct reports who also lead people consistently demonstrate these same behaviors with their staff

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.

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.

MEANINGFUL IMPACT. To serve patients. We are all deeply committed to our mission: to serve patients. And we all have opportunities to contribute to that mission in meaningful ways. This creates a powerful sense of shared purpose.

INNOVATIVE: Stretch yourself at the cutting edge. You're poised to have a high impact in the new Bio century, Amgen offers our people interesting and challenging work.

REPUTATION. Be behind world-renowned products and services. With our industry reputation and strong product pipeline, you can take pride in working at Amgen.

COLLABORATIVE. Work alongside the best. Be part of our highly talented, hard-working teams. Their spirit is what fuels our success.

REWARDING. Get a fair share in success. Everyone's contribution is recognized - and strong performance is rewarded.

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.

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.