Business Performance Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jan 16, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Business Performance Manager to support critical change initiatives for the Research and Development (R&D) organization. The Manager will report to a Business Performance Director in R&D Transformation.

R&D Transformation partners with R&D leadership and subject matter experts to diagnose pain points, co-create solutions and successfully execute the highest priority efforts to enable growth and improve productivity across R&D. Areas of transformation include strategy, capability building, technology and process improvements, acquisitions and collaborations, and change management.

The Manager will be a liaison (internal consultant) for transformation initiatives. He/she 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 and actionable deliverables. They will also provide reports and presentations that clearly summarize status, issues, implications and recommendations to key stakeholders to inform and communicate decision making. Successful candidates will spend ~18-30 months working on a variety of initiatives before transitioning into a leadership role within R&D or other areas of the business, such as Portfolio Management, Alliance Management or Corporate Strategy.

A Business Performance Manager liaison is responsible to
  • Provide cross-functional initiative support and work with R&D experts and project teams to solve business programs across a portfolio of R&D projects, and occasionally cross into Amgen-wide efforts or support other organizations.
  • Provide support using Amgen Transformation methodologies appropriate for the objective, including Agile, Change Management, Solution Development, Implementation and Sustainment, Workshop Facilitation, and Continuous Improvement.
  • Support project team leaders, other liaisons, and R&D leadership to identify solutions, build business cases, generate plans and deliver results.
  • Support project success, by managing risks, removing roadblocks, escalating issues and delivering high quality results.
  • Serve as an integrator across multiple R&D and Amgen-wide functions and transformation efforts.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders; proactively communicating, seeking advice, and facilitating critical business decisions.
  • Adapt to a rapidly changing, fast-moving and often ambiguous environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 2 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biopharma commercial operating roles (e.g., global marketing lead, commercial strategy, brand management) and change management
  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to storyline and prepare executive-level discussion documents
  • Experience at a top-tier management consulting Firm
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles
  • 4+ years' of experience in Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical industry
  • 4+ years' of cross-functional consulting and/or project management experience

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.