Senior Manager, R&D Operations

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 04, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Manager, R&D Operations


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will have strong business operations capabilities, particularly with R&D drug development knowledge. 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 advancing our business operations, supplier, contracting and expense management capabilities to support our R&D staff.

  • Developing strong collaborative relationships with internal partners to support and proactively respond to business needs.
  • Advocating for internal partners by engaging with global corporate functions to remove barriers and develop solutions to evolving business needs.
  • Developing and advancing end to end process and solutions (with a global to local lens) to ensure smooth execution of contracted deliverables with our suppliers.
  • Developing and maintaining predictive systems to enable effective decision making and insights
  • Developing operational strategies to achieve functional goals, and maintaining oversight of day-to-day execution
  • Collaborate with corporate partners (Finance, Global Strategic Sourcing, External Workforce, etc.) and applicable internal networks (Supplier, Budget, etc.) to achieve our R&D objectives.
  • Ensuring adherence to corporate procurement guidelines and operationalize with an appropriate support model for the end-to-end source to pay and contracting processes.
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of regulatory and legal issues pertinent to drug development


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
  • Masters degree and 6 years of biotech/pharma-related business operations/supplier management experience OR
  • Bachelors degree and 8 years of biotech/pharma-related business operations/supplier management experience OR
  • Associates 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 law, 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.
  • Knowledgeable of key regulations, guidance, privacy, and laws relevant to areas in which Amgen operates in as it relates to drug development.
  • Familiarity with procurement compliance requirements (Sunshine Act, SOX, HCC)
  • Familiarity with multiple sourcing models (e.g., Fee-for-service, dedicated resource, functional service provider).
  • Contracting, Finance and budget management experience including budget development, negotiations, cost analysis and reporting.
  • People manager (direct or indirect) with proven ability to 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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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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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.