Senior Project Manager - Evolving Financial Management, US - Remote

Thousand Oaks, CA
May 06, 2022
Administration, Finance
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.

Senior Project Manager Evolving Financial Management, US - Remote


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role you will support the

Evolving Financial Management initiative.

The focus of this initiative is to drive an ambitious program to evolve how Amgen does financial management by driving end-to-end connectivity and increased automation from contracting and buying to the accounting close and forecasting processes. This new role will report to the Executive Director of Evolving Financial Management under the broader umbrella of Predictive Real-time Sensing.

Job Duties will include but not be limited to:
  • Defining and setting a vision for a continuous close capability along with moving from a quarterly to a monthly close cycle by Q1 23,
  • Standardizing the buying process globally in a way that enables a highly automated, continuous accounting close with a secondary focus on reducing time and effort for staff involved in buying at Amgen
  • Installing a contract lifecycle management system to better manage contract metadata and contract compliance with our suppliers while enabling downstream connectivity to the buying process
  • Evolving forecasting/planning from batch to continuous processes via redesigning large batch processes (e.g., sales forecast to COGS forecast, clinical study forecasting), leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, and utilizing continuous close insights
  • Create and manage a comprehensive project plan, along with milestones, deliverables, and deadlines, for all in-scope workstreams
  • Track and resolve risks, issues, both internal and external interdependencies
  • Track and report on project success measures, budget, and resourcing
  • Develop and maintain a communication schedule in support of broader change management efforts
  • Collect and share workstream updates as needed
  • Assist with the creation and ongoing maintenance of project artifacts, Miro boards, etc.
  • Organize and manage project meetings and meeting minutes, including tracking of action items
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, partners, and various teams on action items
  • Initiate and maintain purchase orders and vendor invoices
  • Assist with workshops, interviews, working sessions, and other forums


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The passionate professional we seek is curious by nature, organizationally and technology savvy, with a strong passion for keeping things in order and flexibility to adjust the course at any minute. Academic background or working knowledge of Finance, Accounting, or Procurement is preferred but not required. You will also possess the following qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in an applicable field, OR
  • Masters degree and 3+ years of project management experience, OR
  • Bachelors degree and 6+ years of project management experience, OR
  • Associates degree and 10+ years of project management experience, OR
  • High school diploma/GED and 12+ years of project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High-level understanding of existing digital technologies and data analytics approaches
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written) and strong executive presence
  • Ability and eagerness to wear multiple hats from hands-on execution of required analyses to setting standards to defining vision
  • Strong business partnership skills and understanding of core business activities
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; flexible, innovative, and creative mindset
  • Familiarity with agile/scrum and change management methodologies


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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.
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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.