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Strategic Planning and Operations Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Mar 22, 2023

Job Details


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.

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What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgen is searching for a Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager to join our team in Thousand Oaks, CA. In this vital role you will partner with the Medical Strategy and Operations (MSO) Head to drive and implement strategies, goals and initiatives. Responsibilities will include:

Functional Strategy:
  • Partner with the MSO Head and Medical Strategy and Operations team to develop organizational strategy and priorities
  • Support the MSO Head in the implementation of organizational plans, engagement & communication plans, day-to-day business operations, preparation of executive dashboards, and presentations to internal and external partners.
  • Drive annual goal setting, track & report progress
  • Define innovations in process that lead to continuous improvement
  • Act as an advisor on key activities and issues
  • Partner with the MSO Head and SLT to manage resources, i.e. budget and headcount
  • Contribute to high-impact cross-functional/functional initiatives of strategic importance to the business
  • Partner with other functions such as Commercial, Development, Human Resources and Compliance to implement organizational priorities
  • Provide oversight for select business processes (as applicable)
  • Manage and implement any other emerging tasks requested by the MSO Head
  • Drive and influence effective decision-making within the Leadership Team and Function.
  • Partner with Therapeutic Areas and Regions to define, solicit feedback and support process implementation
  • Lead innovation to drive staff engagement, support staff development, establish recognition programs; identify and implement platforms for learning and best practice sharing.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Operations experience within Biopharma


Masters degree and 4 years of Operations experience within Biopharma


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Operations experience within Biopharma


Associates degree and 10 years of Operations experience within Biopharma


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Operations experience within Biopharma

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA, PhD, PharmD, or Masters Degree with 10 years work experience in life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry, preferably with 4 or more years of experience in R&D
  • Outstanding leader who has experience leading cross-functional teams and sophisticated programs related to the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage implementation
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills and a decisive yet affiliative leadership style to get results while maintaining relationships
  • Strong influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles and individuals at different levels in organization
  • Demonstrated organization management experience including developing and mentoring staff.

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.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $144,758 - $179,620.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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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 cancers, 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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