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Amgen Manager Manufacturing (shifts) in Breda, Netherlands

If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us as:

Manager Manufacturing

At Amgen Breda medicines are labelled, assembled, packed & stored and eventually shipped to various countries worldwide. Every day more than 1000 people with 38 different nationalities are working on supply chain processes, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales of our medicines and clinical research into new medicines.


What you will do

The manufacturing department is in the center of our operations processes in Breda. The team of 150 motivated colleagues, divided over 11 production lines, plays a vital role in Amgen’s mission: to serve patients. As Manager Manufacturing you will lead, coach, enable, mentor and develop a team of approximately 30 direct reports; process operators and line-leads, working in 3 – shifts on (semi) automated assembly and packaging lines. With over 20 different medicines and combination products, which are shipped to 100+ countries worldwide, there is a lot of complexity in our manufacturing processes. We use innovative solutions to streamline the manual handling and cutting-edge technology to automate production steps to run the operations process as efficiently as possible. With a growing number of products, the production capacity for the Breda site will increase in the years to come.

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will manage the performance of our teams and readiness to face future challenges in manufacturing. You will:

  • Mentor, coach and develop team members and ensure the use of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in our operational processes;

  • Be an inspiring leader and motivator in the hall and take appropriate actions to ensure flawless execution of our labeling and packaging processes in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);

  • Drive productivity and support continuous improvement projects to increase efficiency and encourage team members to identify, present and lead process improvement projects using the Agile, Six Sigma and LEAN methodology;

  • Represent manufacturing in cross-functional improvement projects, such as: implementing new equipment and systems, developing and commissioning new production lines and contributing to reach our environmental sustainability goals.

  • Ensure the quality of our medicines by maturing quality- and safety awareness culture;

  • Encourage First Time Right mentality and lead by example in a well-regulated (GMP & GDP) environment.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The manufacturing professional we seek is an analytical problem solver and a people-manager with these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • 3+ years’ experience in leadership role in a highly regulated environment (for example food, technology, pharmaceutical);

  • Strong people management skills and natural leader;

  • Willing to work in 3 shifts (7.00-15.00, 15.00-23.00, 23.00-7.00);

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing principles and improvement concepts;

  • Understanding of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice);

  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both written and verbal.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization.

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act.

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising competitive salary, bonus structure, fixed 13th month, holiday allowance and a collective health insurance.

  • Great compensation for working in 3-shifts with a shift allowance of 31,1%;

  • Focus on vitality with an on-site gym, sports fields and a restaurant with healthy food.

Please note:

  • Due to our relocation policy, for this vacancy, we can only consider candidates who reside in the Netherlands or candidates who live on a commuting distance from Amgen Breda.


Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.