Strategic Planning and Operations Senior Manager - Final Product Technologies

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 12, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


If you feel likeyourepart 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 reachover 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Manager,Strategic Panning and Operations- Final Product Technologies


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Final Product Technologies (FPT) has an opportunity within the Process Development (PD) organization at the Thousand Oaks location. As a member of the FPT Senior Leadership Team (SLT) this person will be primarily responsible the organizations strategic planning across a diverse set of activities and engineering disciplines. This position will serve as a business liaison within Operations, including the Process Development sub-functions and Final Product Technologies Quality and will accountable for the functional budget, resource forecasting, capacity management, and functional digital initiative management. The FPT SP&O Sr. Manager will be required to manage staff in Thousand Oaks as well as other sites and will be asked to lead and execute strategic projects as necessary.

  • Lead and manage the FPT SP&O team

  • Chief of staff to Vice President Process Development, FPT

  • Deep understanding of FPT groups and responsibilities, as well as Operations Commercialization and Design Control deliverables to lead development of resource forecasts and models to enable and analyze capacity

  • Partner with PD functional business planners, Final Product Technology Quality, and Device Regulatory to ensure accurate forecasting and representation of work

  • Accountable for data analysis and administration/sustainment of FPT resource forecasts

  • Accountable for management of FPT capital and expense budgets, including target setting, performance and forecasting

  • Establish, track progress, and communicate risks to delivering to departmental goals, objectives, and key results

  • Oversee resourcing, scoping, and execution of FPT Digital Initiatives (HLEE, PLM, EDL, etc.)

  • Project management of key FPT initiatives

  • Work with FPT Leadership Team to plan and facilitate FPT SLT and XLT meetings, off-sites, and strategy sessions, including meeting minutes and tracking of action items

  • Generation of key executive level presentations

  • Adoption and Implementation of new digital tools to increase collaboration and efficiency of team

  • Ensure timely and relevant collaboration

  • Up to 10% Domestic and international travel may be required


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Project Management, Strategy, or Operations experience


Masters degree and 6 years of Project Management, Strategy, or Operations experience


Bachelors degree and 8 years of Project Management, Strategy, or Operations experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Project Management, Strategy, or Operations experience


High School Diploma / GED and 12 years of Project Management, Strategy, or Operations experience

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The highly motivated professional we seek has the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or other Healthcare-related field, direct Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) or Design Controls experience

  • Ability to foster collaboration and work effectively with cross-functional leaders and teams

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively interface across all levels of the organization

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Deep knowledge of Project Management tools, and practices. Experience with MS Project, Excel, MS Teams, and SharePoint


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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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.