Senior Manager Quality Assurance, B31

Thousand Oaks, CA
Aug 01, 2021
Required Education
Associate Degree
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.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will [top-line statement connecting primary position responsibility to employer brand].

Job Summary

Reporting to the QA Director, the Senior Manager QA for B31 effectively manages the

daily work of direct reports responsible for the quality oversight of Incoming Raw Materials and components, Drug Product Assembly & Packaging and Distribution activities out of the B31 facility at Amgen, Thousand Oaks. The Senior Manager QA will also be responsible for advancing quality

systems, batch record review, investigations and managing change within the B31


Key responsibilities:
  • Provide Quality oversight to ensure that operations for clinical and licensed pharmaceutical products are manufactured, tested, stored, and distributed according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and other applicable regulations.
  • Ensure that facilities, equipment, materials, organization, processes, procedures and products align with cGMP practices and other applicable regulations.
  • Keep up to date with emerging trends and regulatory advances in the areas of Incoming Raw Materials and components, Drug Product Assembly and Packaging and distribution activities and ensure appropriate staff development and training in areas of responsibility.
  • Perform review, approval and tracking of cGMP processes, procedures, assays, documents and records, including but not limited to Non-conformances, CAPAs, and validation activities.
  • Champion Continuous Improvement initiatives, programs and projects.
  • Ensure that changes that could potentially impact product quality are assessed according to procedures.
  • Ensure that deviations from established procedures are investigated and documented per procedures.
  • Ensure that production records and testing results are complete, accurate, and documented according to written procedures and cGMP requirements.
  • Ensure that GMP functions are periodically audited to assess compliance to cGMP regulations and to identify potential risks.
  • Collaborate cross functionally and across the Amgen Enterprise/Network to ensure the Quality Management System processes are implemented, maintained and executed in accordance with established procedures and applicable regulations. Partner with other clinical packaging sites in the network to ensure consistency and continuous improvement.
  • Alert senior management of significant quality, compliance, supply and safety risks, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units. Exercise judgment independently.
  • Represent the quality unit during audits and inspections as needed.
  • Support internal/external audits and inspections as part of the audit/inspection management team as needed. Lead inspection readiness activities for the plant.
  • Complete required assigned training and manage team training to permit execution of required tasks.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have h these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Quality experience


Masters degree and 6 years of Quality experience


Bachelors degree and 8 years of Quality experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Quality 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:
  • 5+ years of Quality experience
  • 2+ years of Management at a senior quality level
  • Experience in finished drug product manufacturing activities
  • Experience interacting with multiple sites
  • Working/detailed knowledge of GMPs and global QA requirements as related to aseptic processing in US and multiple jurisdictions
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills
  • Skilled in technical writing and critical thinking
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Project, Access, and Visio; Adobe
  • Acrobat; database related platforms; knowledge of Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).
  • Good organizational, communication and presentation skills, effective project and time management skills, and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Motivated, self-directed, able to work autonomously and have a proven ability to work in a team environment


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
Apply now for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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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.

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