Amgen Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

Global Regulatory Affairs is currently seeking a Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager. This position will report to the Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs and is located in Thousand Oaks, CA.

The Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager will Partner with Department VP to drive and implement department goals and initiatives, and represent Department needs and collaborate cross-functionally at key R&D interfaces.

Additional responsibilities include:

Identifying and managing operational objectives for the department.

Developing and maintaining business.

Representing the Department on process improvement initiatives.

Facilitate Department goal setting and initiatives and track deliverables.

Act as a sounding board/advisor to the VP on key activities and issues.

Identify and resolve upcoming issues within the Department, and interfaces with other departments.

Develop and/or drive execution of VP communication plan.

Facilitate preparation of internal presentations including All-Staff presentations and reports on business performance.

Represent the goals for the Department and partner with other functions such as Human Resources and Finance in support of Departmental objectives.

Work with VP to organize staff meetings to achieve objectives of the organization.

Identify lead or contribute to initiatives/process improvement opportunities as designated by VP.

Assist in interactions at senior level forums.

As Decision Making Super user, drive effective decision making in the Department.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience


Master's degree and 6 years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters in Life Sciences, MPH, or MBA

10 years work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 7 years of research and development experience in biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry

Knowledge to represent and evaluate strategies for Function and to critically evaluate advice

Extensive project management/project planning experience overseeing program deliverables, budgets, and timelines

Experience writing and presenting clearly to Senior Management audience

Experience leading teams in a matrix environment

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including listening & presentation skills

Customer service skills and problem-solving capability

Ability to establish trusted partnerships with colleagues at all levels

Ability to successfully prioritize a diverse workload to meet deadlines, and client expectations

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, maintaining confidentiality

Flexibility, adaptability and sense of accountability

Demonstrate drive for results and action oriented

Integrity and Trust

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.