Senior Manager, R&D Operations

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 26, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Manager, R&D Operations


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will will have strong clinical trial, particularly in regulated GxP lab based suppliers. As a leader, the candidate will guide a team committed to exceeding productivity and operational goals on a global basis. The Senior Manager will assist in developing supplier and expense management strategies, ensure efficient execution of these strategies and find opportunities to align, improve and re-design processes and tools as well as a strong competency in GxP guidelines.
  • Developing strong collaborative relationships with internal partners to support and proactively respond to business needs.
  • Advocating for internal partners through engaging with global corporate functions to remove barriers and develop solutions to evolving business needs.
  • Developing outstanding supplier performance management and supplier governance strategies to ensure smooth execution of contracted deliverables.
  • Partnering with Supplier Governance to explore alignments in supplier oversight and find innovative solutions that elevate the strategic values of supplier relationships.
  • Collaborating with Global Strategic Sourcing to support R&D wide sourcing and productivity initiatives.
  • Establishing fit for purpose expense management strategies to support planning, tracking and reporting.
  • Partnering with Finance to ensure holistic expense management and provide insights.
  • Ensuring adherence to corporate procurement guidelines and coordinating end to end source to pay processes.
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of regulatory and legal issues pertinent to clinical trials


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a collaborator with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of biotech/pharma-related business operations/supplier management experience OR
  • Master's degree and 6 years of biotech/pharma-related business operations/supplier management experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of biotech/pharma-related business operations/supplier management experience OR
  • Associate's degree and 10 years of biotech/pharma-related business operations/supplier management experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of biotech/pharma-related business operations/supplier management experience
  • 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in biology, life sciences, health, medical or clinical sciences along with additional education in finance or business.
  • Strong background in mid- and late-stage drug development that includes familiarity with multiple therapeutic areas, regulatory operations, observational studies, biostatistics and medical operations.
  • Experienced "integrator" role across multiple organizations, teams and processes with proven ability to advance strategic imperatives.
  • Familiarity with clinical development compliance requirements such as GCP, GPVP and ICH.
  • Familiarity with procurement compliance requirements (Sunshine Act, SOX, HCC).
  • Familiarity with multiple sourcing models (Fee-for-service, dedicated resource, functional service provider).
  • Finance and budget management experience including cost analysis and reporting.
  • Proven ability as people leader who can translate strategies into actionable goals and cultivate a team sense of purpose.
  • Proven experience as a change agent and managing through organizational transformation.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, critical thinking and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative internal and external relationships and navigating matrixed organizations.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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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.