Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Operations, Sales, Field Excellence and Capabilities (Remote)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 18, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors 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.

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Operations, Sales, Field Excellence and Capabilities

We are open to candidates willing to relocate to Thousand Oaks and will consider remote working arrangements.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In this important role the Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Operations, Field Excellence (FE) functions as a driver, project manager, and facilitator of senior level meetings related to both strategic imperatives as well as analytics, goal setting and tracking deliverables, communications, and special department process improvement initiatives. He or she is a member of the cross-functional Field Excellence Leadership Team and plays a critical role in enabling effective collaboration within the cross-functional FE leadership team, as well as with external business partners and other functional teams across Amgen, including Field Leadership Council.

  • Partner with Field Excellence Leader and cross functional partners to align on strategy and implement on key priorities as well as assist in developing and supporting 3 year plan for Field Capabilities

  • Run cross functional Field Excellence meetings and facilitate cross functional alignment and problem solving on key business issues

  • Partner across cDNA, Field Excellence, IS, external partners, and the business to build and execute key strategic pilots (test and learn environment with critical metric tracking across all)

Financial performance management
  • Coordinate with Field Excellence, Finance and Brand teams to deliver all financial reviews: QBR informs, subnational analytics, LRP where applicable with pilots or GM field sales team

  • Partner with Field Excellence lead to review key financial performance metrics with SLT on a weekly basis and USBO SLT quarterly

  • Handle operating expense budget within 1-2% variance and L&B budget within HR guidance for variance in collaboration with Director SPO

Team and culture
  • Support FE Leaders in chairing SLT, QBRs, prepare and meetings and weekly SLT huddles, including follow ups

  • Partner with FE Lead to facilitate engagement initiatives to foster culture and purpose across the teams

  • Document compliance engagement plan for the SFE&C in collaboration with the cross functional leads and teams

Operational excellence
  • Lead the development of and tracking of important metrics in support of innovative pilots, operationalizing the outputs of Field Excellence initiatives, and pulling through operational achievements where applicable

  • Lead monthly meetings with strategic sales planning and operations leads to discuss General Medicine and Oncology priorities, share standard methodologies and raise key opportunities in an effort to better support FLC decisions and cross functional partnership

  • Develop and integrate business unit operating model/optimal governance for the year (key calendar milestones for both SLT and FLC)

  • Facilitate adherence and evolution of the sales ops cohesion model across the portfolio including enhancing the governance model, managing leadership rotation, and initiative identification and prioritization

  • Sub-national analytics related to brands promoted by the GM PCP team and/or pilots


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The strategic professional we seek has these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of marketing, sales management and/or project management experience


Masters degree and 4 years of marketing, sales management and/or project management experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of marketing, sales management and/or project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Thousand Oaks location preferred, but flexible to consider Remote

  • 4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

  • Strategic planning and analytical experience

  • Strong understanding and applied knowledge of sales data and market research data sources

  • Exceptional project management skills

  • Market research planning and reporting experience

  • Sales, marketing and/or payer experience in the US osteoporosis market

  • Solid understanding of the US payer environment including the ability to factor government and commercial payer insights into strategic and operational brand plans

  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively across the matrix

  • Excellent written, analytical and oral communication skills

  • Very strong PowerPoint and Excel skills, including direct experience using these skills in professional setting

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff


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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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.