Senior Manager Strategic Planning and Operations - Cambridge Site

Cambridge, MA
Jul 18, 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 Strategic Planning and Operations - Cambridge Site


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide strategic and business operations support to the Amgen Massachusetts (AMA) site, covering a range of responsibilities including but not limited to active site leadership, internal and external communications and external outreach, staff engagement, and site budget management. You will have a share of strategic planning and focus, tactical actions and execution, and direct access and visibility to leadership to enable us to achieve the overall site mission and goals. This role will report directly to the AMA Site Head and VP of Drug Substance Technologies in process Development.

Role Responsibilities:

Business Operations & Communications:

  • Plan and facilitate site-wide leadership team meetings, committees, and workshops, serving to provide site/staff perspective on issues relating to facilities, operations, safety, engagement

  • Provide leadership and information to team on site activities focused on external engagement

  • Work closely with internal and external departments such as Corporate Affairs, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities, and HR

  • Develop and execute communications strategy, in collaboration with Corporate Affairs, to represent the Sites vision, goals and business imperatives that drive staff engagement, awareness and talent retention

  • Plan and prepare site-wide all-staff meetings, communications, and connectivity events in collaboration with Corporate Affairs

  • Develop and manage timely, critical communications utilizing internal communications vehicles (company intranet, newsletter(s), announcements, staff services, calendar and site comms channels such as digital monitors, posters)

  • Manage tour opportunities with academia, elected officials, opinion leaders and Amgen leadership, ensuring appropriate messaging, content and approach

  • Plan and facilitate site business performance reviews for executive leadership visits

  • Identify and drive process improvements at the site and general issue resolution

  • Foster and maintain relationships with key site and network partners

Internal / Staff Engagement:

  • Partner with HR to help continuously develop site culture and foster employee engagement

  • Provide oversight for the planning/deliverables of all events (staff engagement events, annual scientific off-site, staff appreciation opportunities)

  • Ensure ongoing integration and collaboration across the site and within Amgen

  • Serve as point-of-contact for the management of day-to-day site operations at AMA

External Engagement / Outreach:

  • Actively lead Amgen Massachusetts External Outreach Committee, driving initiatives that increase Amgens visibility in the local community to enhance Amgens scientific reputation, capture external innovation, and attract/retain talent.

Site Budget Management:

  • Forecast and manage the Site Budget, working closely with the HR Site Lead, Finance, and the AMA Site Head to ensure site needs are being met


What we expect of you

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

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

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in business, engineering or life sciences, 6+ years directly relevant experience

  • Biology and/or biotechnology experience

  • Project management experience with internal and external partners interaction

  • Executive level communication skills (both written and presentation) and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate at all levels of the organization including executive leadership

  • Ability to be think creatively; a strong strategic problem solver

  • Experience influencing and/or leading cross functional teams

  • Ability to build relationships and influence, and drive organizational engagement

  • Strong ability to ensure connectivity across multiple functions within a site and with the enterprise

  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing and fast-moving environment that challenges the status quo of healthcare

  • Strong leadership experience and ability to effectively lead and partner in a complex, matrix environment

  • Ability to tactfully negotiate and positively influence peers and executive leadership


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.