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Associate, Budget Planning & Contracting Operations Specialist, Biotechnology

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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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.

Associate, Budget Planning & Contracting Operations Specialist, Biotechnology


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role, you will facilitate timely, transparent, and accurate management of the business units external expense budget.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Negotiating supplier budgets and scopes of work (SOW) across the Biosimilars Division, competitively sourcing services as applicable

  • Overseeing Purchase Order (PO) process in compliance with financial and budgetary procedures, including raising requisitions

  • Facilitating the approval process and enabling Purchase Order (PO).

  • Monitoring scopes of work throughout the service period and amending as appropriate, including liaising and negotiating with suppliers and internal customers.

  • Facilitating the closure of services and associated POs; handling PO and/or invoice approval issues; tracking and reporting spend against budgets

  • Setting up advisory board contracts and contracts with individual advisors; and managing external supplier relationships.

  • Develop and build effective client and internal team relationships among biosimilar functional leads, finance, global strategic sourcing, buying centers, accounts payable, and external vendors.

  • Regularly and accurately update expense trackers, providing transparency of external expenses within the Biosimilars Division.

  • Purchase Orders (PO) open quickly and compliantly, including troubleshooting PO or invoice issues with the Buying Center and/or Accounts Payable.

  • Various ad-hoc budget-related analyses: quarter-end accrual analysis, variance analysis, management reporting, etc.

  • Budget training and accounting guidance to the Biosimilars team, ensuring that all contractual and expense transactions are aligned with Amgen guidelines, SOPs, and accounting principles.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree OR

  • Associate degree and 4 years of related business experience, OR

  • High school diploma or GED and 6 years of related business experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Sound experience in budget and contract negotiation and management in life sciences or medically-related fields

  • Knowledge of clinical trial requirements and processes is ideally obtained through working on industry-sponsored global clinical trials.

  • Working knowledge of accounting and relevant finance-related regulations and corporate compliance standards.

  • Functional knowledge of SAP (including self-service reporting) and Ariba applications

  • Advanced Excel skills are required.

  • Experience critically evaluating processes and establishing creative solutions.

  • Project scheduling and budgeting expertise.

  • Excellent project management and coordination/collaboration skills

  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team.

  • Autonomy to work independently with few instructions, as well as to know when to obtain direction.

ThriveWhat 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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