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Strategic Planning and Operations Director, Global Marketing, Obesity

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Apr 13, 2024

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.

Strategic Planning and Operations Director, Global Marketing, ObesityLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world! In this vital role the Strategic Planning & Operations (SP&O) Director for Amgens Global Marketing, Obesity is responsible for direct support of the Vice President (VP) of Global Marketing Obesity, operational support of Global Marketing Obesity and facilitation and communication across therapeutic areas and cross-functional partners. Additionally, the SP&O Director will lead select initiatives in support of Global Marketing including the Amgen operating model, prioritization and resource optimization, therapeutic area (TA) strategies and liaising with the regions.Responsibilities include:

Strategic and Operational Support for the VP:

  • Communication and facilitation of requests with cross-functional team members within the Global Marketing Obesity organization and across regions/markets and external functions

  • Development of key presentations and preparation for governance body participation

  • Assists with special projects including select cross-functional and cross-regional Global Marketing critical initiatives (e.g., Amgen operating model, prioritization and resource optimization, TA strategies, goal setting, launch planning, budgeting and portfolio management)

  • Helps build the culture and community within the Obesity Global Marketing team

  • Provide operational guidance to the broader ObesitGlobal Marketing leadership team on Commercialization, Global with Local, and other Global Marketing operating requirements

Strategic and Operational Support for the Leadership Team:
  • Working with the VP, handle the activities of the Obesity Global Marketing Leadership Team, planning calendar, and key events

  • Support the VP and Leadership Team in the development of internal communications strategy to the Global Marketing Obesity organization, the markets, and to the broader Amgen community

  • Support the leadership team establish and maintain a communication model, operating rhythm, and governance framework for broader organization

Team Representation:
  • Represent Global Marketing Obesity on cross-functional task forces and raise key issues to VP and/or members of the Leadership team

  • Represent Global Marketing Obesity on compliance committees and the implementation of SOPs and training

Planning & Operations:
  • Track and manage Obesity Global Marketing resources, including headcount, and budget, partnering with Finance & Human Resources

  • Support Obesity Global Marketing in development of Quarterly Business Reviews

  • Support organizational adherence to compliance requirements

The location preference for this position is Thousand Oaks, CA, however remote candidates will also be considered.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of commercial, strategy and/or consulting experience


Masters degree and 7 years of commercial, strategy and/or consulting experience


Bachelors degree and 9 years of commercial, strategy and/or consulting experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Global marketing experience at Amgen, specifically within Amgens Commercialization and Global to Local models

  • Sales and/or marketing and/or consulting experience in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Strong advocacy and communication skills

  • Critical thinking, analytical and project management skills

  • Goal oriented and results driven

  • Ability to lead and handle projects from concept to completion

  • Quick learner, proactive, takes initiative

  • Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, active listening, and relationship management skills

  • Interface effectively with all levels, including senior management

  • Ability to influence others while fostering a value-based environment of dedication and fairness

  • Ability to understand, plan, and navigate in a matrix and, at times, ambiguous environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly and effectively present information

  • Demonstrates creativity and foresight in anticipating and solving complex project issues

  • Awareness and ability to navigate and conform to Commercialization and Corporate Governance processes


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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