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Senior Global Program Manager

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Mar 1, 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.

Senior Global Program Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a strategic partner to leaders of the Product Teams in the success of the strategic vision of the program.

Implementation of our strategy occurs via three cross-functional sub-teams called Work Package Teams (WPTs). The WPTs include 1) Evidence Generation Teams (EGTs) focusing on clinical development activities 2) Product Delivery Teams (PDTs) that concentrate on operations/manufacturing and supply chain activities 3) Insights & Brand Teams (IBTs) that are committed to global marketing, pricing, access, and reimbursement activities.

The Senior Global Program Manager (SGPM) will drive the development, creation and implementation of high quality, global, coordinated cross-functional project plans for products in accordance with the program strategy. In addition, the SGPM may be asked to lead and/or participate in special department, cross-functional, or team projects.

The SGPM supports the cross-functional drug development and commercialization activities of pipeline or inline products at Amgen and will report into the Director of Global Program Management. We are open to discussions about location flexibility or remote work arrangements; however, co-location with the headquarter in Thousand Oaks is preferred.

Responsibilities include:
  • Partners with functional leads to develop high quality, integrated, cross-functional plans for cross-functional sub-teams that are aligned with the overall program strategy
  • Ensures cross-functional alignment and accountability
  • Drives the development and timely completion of annual WPT goals and input to the Global Product Strategy
  • Facilitates resource planning, financial and capacity assessments as needed
  • Documents issues, decisions and action items of functional work package teams and ad hoc project team meetings
  • Conducts the risk management and scenario planning and develops contingency and/or risk mitigation plans
  • Coordinates activities with external business partners and alliances, where applicable; contributes to a successful partnership outcome

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Senior Program Manager professional we seek is experienced, professional, dynamic, goal oriented and results driven.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Relevant experience


Masters degree and 4 years of Relevant experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Relevant experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Relevant experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Drug development experience including deep experience in one or more core drug development and commercialization functions and experience leading teams through governance process.
  • Program and project management skills with experience in a healthcare-related environment, operationalizing strategic initiatives, including cross-functional strategic planning, development of integrated plans, monitoring and driving execution to plan.
  • Emotional intelligence skills including influencing without authority and navigating within a matrix environment.
  • Experience using Project Management tools, methodologies, practices and infrastructure, as related to the Biopharmaceutical Industry

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
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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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