Global Operations Director

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 25, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Global Operations Leader (GOL) represents Operations as a key member of Amgen's Product Strategy Team (PT). Working closely with all PT members and under the guidance of Operations Therapeutic Area Leaders, the GOL ensures that all aspects of Operations are carefully considered cross functionally as part of the product commercialization strategy, including ongoing product supply, strategic product sourcing, Quality, compliance, manufacturing technology assessment, manufacturing process economics, competitive intelligence, etc.

Domestic and International travel up to 10%

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Manufacturing and/or Operations experience


Master's degree and 8 years of Manufacturing and/or Operations experience


Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Manufacturing and/or Operations experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Science or Engineering
  • 12+ years of experience in the biotechnology/ pharmaceutical industry including leadership roles (e.g., team leadership or functional leadership roles) in key Operations functions (e.g., Process Development, Manufacturing, Quality)
  • Additional diverse assignments in Operations support (Planning, Compliance, Engineering, etc.) and ex- Ops functions (Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Finance, etc.)
  • Proficient with pharmaceutical product commercialization and life cycle management; ability to recognize strategic implications of complex product development activities and manage them cross-functionally.
  • Authoritative command of dealing with complexity and ambiguity; ability to collect, digest and communicate information through relevant business analyses to influence decision-making
  • Ability to communicate vertically and horizontally through multiple channels, leverage contact network to motivate diverse teams, and enable cross-functional collaboration
  • Intermediate to advanced project management skills, including the ability to identify and execute

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.

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.