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Sr. Manager, Strategic Planning & Operations

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Feb 8, 2024

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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.

Sr. Manager, Strategic Planning & Operations


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. Responsibilities include negotiating supplier budgets and contracts across multiple functions within the Biosimilars Division, including Commercial and R&D among others, competitively sourcing services as applicable; overseeing Purchase Order (PO) execution in compliance with financial and budgetary procedures, including initiating requisitions, facilitating the approval process, and enabling PO execution; monitoring contracts throughout the service period and amending, including liaising and negotiating with suppliers and internal customers; manage invoice approval issues; tracking and reporting spend against budgets; and managing external supplier relationships. Coordinates among all Biosimilars cross-functional leads, Finance, Global Strategic Sourcing, Buying Center, Accounts Payable, and external suppliers.

  • Regularly updated and accurate expense trackers, providing transparency of external expenses within the Biosimilars Division;

  • Lead cross-functional team in the timely development, negotiation, and execution of CRO partner contracts to support the global development portfolio

  • Provide ongoing oversight of the Analytical Reference Product procurement process, working with the Strategic Planning & Operations team to ensure that the quarterly RFP process is executed, budget approvals and POs are issued in a timely manner, and orders are tracked appropriately to meet the needs of the Analytical team

  • 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 compliant 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. What we seek in you as an experienced professional are these qualifications and skills:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience OR

  • Masters degree and 4 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience, OR

  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience, OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience, OR

  • High school diploma or GED and 12 years of related sourcing/contracting/finance experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of budget and contract negotiation/management

  • 8+ years of work experience in life sciences or medically related field

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

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

  • Experience critically evaluating processes and establishing creative solutions

  • Project scheduling and budgeting expertise

  • Developing and building effective client and internal team relationships


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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