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Manager Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Nov 14, 2023

Job Details


Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Manager, Manufacturing


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be leading a team in production operations on the manufacturing floor. This role will bring to bear continuous improvement, ground-breaking approaches and innovation to drive reliability, efficiency, agility and differentiation. The manager will champion a safe and compliant production environment through structured on floor presence.

  • Create a culture of safety, quality, inclusion, and continuous improvement

  • Oversee right-first-time execution of the production plan

  • Deliver strong business results

  • Develop and lead a successful team, build technical and leadership capabilities within the organization to meet current and future business needs

  • Ensure the right people and resources are in place and optimally allocated to achieve results

  • Create an environment that develops accountability, innovation, continuous improvement, learning and knowledge-sharing

  • Facilitate and demonstrate effective decision-making

  • Supervise manufacturing validation activities

  • Oversee new technology implementation in manufacturing

  • Attract, develop and retain diverse talent

  • Conduct short and long-range talent planning to ensure readiness of talent to implement future organizational objectives

  • Work across functions to build organization and individual capabilities

  • Develop strong relationships with staff members, provide open and clear feedback to improve individual and team performanc


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek possesses these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree OR

  • Master's Degree and 3 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience OR

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience OR

  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience OR

  • High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Manufacturing and Operations experience AND

  • Previous managerial experience directly handling people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or the allocation of resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Life Sciences or Engineering

  • Knowledge and experience within a cGMP or other highly-regulated environment, including a basic understanding of technical elements across engineering, biological, or chemical processing

  • Solid understanding of cleaning and sterilization validation

  • Strong leadership and teambuilding skills (coaching, mentoring, counseling)

  • Experience with Lean Principles and continuous improvement

  • Proficient in performance management, including conflict resolution and performance reviews

  • Analytical problem-solving skills

  • Project Management skills

  • Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements

  • Ability to be flexible and lead change

  • Excellent verbal and written communication (technical) skills


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.

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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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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Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States

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