Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Operations, Global Development

Thousand Oaks, CA
May 15, 2022
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.

Strategic Planning & Operations Sr Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role, you will provide strategic and operational support for the VP/ Therapeutic Area Head of Inflammation including planning, communications, project management and implementation of functional projects.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support for therapeutic area leadership through problem tracking and solving, organizational management, and presentation development.

  • Identify and drive resolution of issues within the therapeutic area and at interfaces to other R&D functions, other geographic regions and the Commercial organization.

  • Enable resources to provide meeting logistical support and facilitation of the Therapeutic Area Technical Review Committee (TA-TRC) governance committee meetings.

  • Lead and facilitate key departmental meetings (All Staff, Senior Leadership Teams, Program Development Strategy Teams).

  • Facilitate therapeutic area goal setting and run against progress.

  • Act as a sounding board/advisor to the Therapeutic Area Head on key activities and issues.

  • Represent business strategy and guide the activities of other functions such as Human Resources, Finance, and Corporate Communications in support of therapeutic area objectives.

  • Development and performance of therapeutic area communications.

  • Handle therapeutic area headcount through structured meetings to review openings, provide departmental consistency, and support HR activity.

  • Develop and lead functional budget and resource planning and tracking in alignment with the global budget process.

  • Support cross-functional business initiatives as assigned.

  • Ensure staff compliance with Amgen corporate and departmental training and SOP review.

  • Contribute and supportthe development of relevant policies, SOPs and associated documents.

  • Identify training, mentoring plans, and onboarding development needs for staff and assist in developing the talent pool.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of related experience Or

  • Masters degree and 4 years of related experience Or

  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of related experience Or

  • Associates degree and 10 years of related experience Or

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in Business Administration

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and experience in facilitating workshops and group meetings.

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office applications, MSTeams, Miro Boards, , Box, and tools for data synthesis, eg Excel.

  • High self-confidence, self-motivation, strong critical and analytical thinking skills.

  • Shown success in Change Management

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment with little oversight and has outstanding time management and self-prioritization skills

  • Financial budgeting and variance reporting experience

  • Good understanding of success in a matrix environment

  • Ability to engage different personalities and levels within the organization, particularly senior and executive management

  • Ability to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflict

  • Good knowledge of clinical development and drug development


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.