Senior Project Manager - Process Improvement

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 29, 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 Project Manager - Process Improvement


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgen is searching for a Sr. Project Manager in a global-role based position, reporting to the Executive Director, Innovation & Process Improvement. In this vital role you will help drive continuous improvement and innovation projects that deliver measurable benefits and optimized business processes critical to Amgens future, and will support Amgen's clinical trials business process management framework.

Key responsibility include:
  • Project management for the implementation of innovative business process improvement projects that deliver measurable gains in cycle time, quality, and cost
  • Delivery of corporate and functional projects and initiatives
  • Manage process change initiatives evaluating and manage the impact of process changes to functions, systems and other related processes both upstream and downstream
  • Support for embedding and sustaining of the Clinical Trials Global Networks within R&D.
  • Assess alignment with other project improvement or change initiatives and deliver information back to the department if conflicts are noted
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Development leaders to understand business objectives and priorities
  • Ensure projects are on time and on budget
  • Lead change management and communication efforts
  • Schedule and facilitate team meetings (includes setting agendas, writing meeting minutes and tracking action items to ensure completion)
  • Develop communication plans, stakeholder analyses, implementation plans and training plans
  • Work with Process Owners to develop oversight criteria and action plans

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience


Masters degree & 6 years of directly related experience


Bachelors degree & 8 years of directly related experiences


Associates degree & 10 years of directly related experiences


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS/BSc in the sciences or RN
  • Project Management Professional (PMP / PMI) certification
  • 9+ years work experience in life science or medically related field
  • 6+ years experience working in clinical site management (working on clinical trials at a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company)
  • Strong knowledge of the Functional Service Provider Operational Model
  • Experience with process-centric business process management
  • Attention to quality planning and execution
  • Experience in a project management role, including use of project planning tools
  • Experience in internal communications and change management
  • Proficient project management skills
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Strong change management skills and experience
  • Ability to manage team(s) to accomplish increasingly complex, specific projects
  • Ability to influence and motivate others outside of direct line of authority
  • Strong ability to interface effectively with all levels
  • Effective meeting management
  • Quick learner; proactive; takes initiative
  • Skilled in understanding highly ambiguous situations
  • Results oriented and goal driven
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to organize, interpret, communicate and present information effectively
  • Proficient facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

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.