Amgen Information Systems Dir in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Director of Information Systems to develop and implement strategies, services, and capabilities to support Amgen's Commercialization, Global Medical, Business Development, and Compliance functions and will be located at its corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, California .

The Director will report to the Vice President of Research & Development Informatics and be part of the RDI senior management team.. The Director will set the technical direction for client-funded projects and be responsible for the ongoing development and operations of systems, working closely with clients and leading a team of IT professionals.

The Research Informatics team leads the development, implementation and operation of technology strategies for the Research and Development functions at Amgen.

Key activities for the Director of Information Systems include:

Partner with the leadership teams in Commercialization, Global Medical, R&D Compliance, and Business Development to develop and implement effective strategies to maximize the effectiveness of these organizations

Direct the IS team in the delivery of IS services and solutions that support Amgen's Commercialization, Global Medical, Business Development, and R&D Compliance capabilities roadmap

In collaboration with business stakeholders of these functions, design, deliver and maintain multi-year portfolio capability and technology roadmaps. Effectively define, manage, deliver, and maintain a service-based portfolio in support of Commercialization, Global Medical, R&D Compliance, and Business Development

Establish or evolve services and platforms as appropriate to accelerate adoption and value realization of emerging technologies with business stakeholders and incorporate in the capability and technology roadmaps as applicable

Participate in the leadership of Research & Development Informatics (RDI) and in representing the RDI function in defining effective interaction with enterprise infrastructure and platform capabilities groups

Staff, develop, and mentor a high performance IS team and outsourced resources

Establish and maintain successful partnerships with internal IS service groups and strategic external services and development partners. Build and maintain external relationships with industry bodies, vendors, and technology analysts to learn, influence, and attract best talent

Travel: International and domestic travel of up to 15% might be essential

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Information Systems


Master's degree and 8 years of Information Systems


Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Information Systems


4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

12 years working experience, of which 8 years' experience has been in the life sciences industry, leading global teams, managing complex IT programs, and driving cross-functional large-scale technology introduction and innovation

Excellent executive-level influencing skills, with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with key business partners, IT leadership teams, and external service providers

Demonstrated ability for strategic IT planning and roadmap development

Proven track record of appropriate risk taking and an aptitude for introducing positive disruption in business processes, technologies, and delivery approaches

Experience managing in a highly regulated environment (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, beverage, healthcare, or related industry). Knowledge of global computer system validation and regulatory requirements (e.g. 21 CFR Part 11)

Familiarity/experience preferred with the following technologies and solutions:, Veeva CRM, Microsoft Dynamics, medical publications management systems, customer service operations and call center technology, data analytics, reporting and presentation tools, and multi-modal information/data dissemination and presentation (e.g. web, mobile etc.)

Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across a matrix organization

Strong organizational, planning and financial management skills

Working knowledge of LEAN/AGILE software development methodologies

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.