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Amgen Executive Director, Quality Data Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Executive Director, Quality Data Sciences

The Executive Director, Quality Data Sciences is responsible for three major activities:

  • Creating and overseeing the Data and Knowledge Management Strategy for the Quality function that delivers and maintains a predict and prevent capability for Operations. The Data Strategy will involve data governance across all Amgen Quality processes, integration of the Information Systems technology road map and prioritization and delivery of Analytics Solutions that unlock and leverage data in Amgen Quality Management Systems.

  • Leading the Quality Data Science Analytics Team that consists of data scientists, Quality Engineers and Statistical Engineers that provide the subject matter expertise to innovate, integrate and execute the strategy. Additionally, the Data Science Analytics Team will drive the use of best statistical practices to ensure all pipeline milestones are met and that all licensed products reach every patient, every time.

  • Applying appropriate Operational Excellence methods to continuously improve Quality processes and drive effective root cause analyses.

As a key member of the Quality Sciences & Technology (QS&T) leadership team, this position must be a relentless champion of insights-driven strategy, objective, evidence-based decision making and continuous innovation across our pipeline and commercialized products. This position will partner closely with the Quality Leadership Team to identify key strategic questions and will lead their team to drive maximum business impact. He or she will help Quality and Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability teams to leverage the highest-caliber current and emerging data analytics to deliver and maintain a patient-focused predict and prevent capability.

This position reports to the VP of Quality Sciences & Technology. This position will:

  • Lead, develop, execute and maintain vision and strategies that leverage data to drive significant value for Amgen and patients

  • Partners with Quality and Operations Leadership Teams to understand and influence strategic imperatives related to Quality Data Strategy, act as a thought partner and encourage evidence-based decision making

  • Function as the primary point of contact for senior Quality leaders to engage with the Information Systems Technology Road map and internal Quality Analytics needs.

  • Lead teams of operations Subject Matter Experts and data analysts to deliver actionable insights for Amgen’s Quality Processes that will improve our patients’ experiences

  • Prioritize data governance and analytics needs, align team members, and allocate resources to reflect business imperatives; balance needs across licensed and pipeline products while driving productivity and efficiency

  • Serve as the Thought leader ensuring broad adoption of best practices and incorporating new methods and tools as appropriate

  • Liaise with leaders in Operations Data Strategy, Process Development and Digital Health to encourage best practice sharing for analytics across Amgen’s entire portfolio

  • Help build predict and prevent analytics as a differentiated capability, including developing team members and creating clear career paths

  • Be a trusted partner and provide guidance and recommendations on how data can be leveraged to answer questions and solve problems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 6 years of experience in Quality, consulting and/or analytics to drive business strategy OR

  • Master’s degree and 10 years of experience in Quality, consulting and/or analytics to drive business strategy OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience in Quality, consulting and/or analytics to drive business strategy AND

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in building and developing high performing teams, delivering results, and shaping the future

  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Statistics, or Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Experience managing multiple senior stakeholders, prioritizing across a multitude of responsibilities and allocating resources to drive maximum impact

  • Business acumen that lends itself to understanding the context and dynamics of applying analytical solutions to improve decision-making

  • Recruited, developed, mentored and motivated managers and subject matter experts, as well as, built teams of Data Analysts, Data Scientists and Data Designers that deliver results and achieve objectives to support business needs

  • Managed projects involving multiple functions with shared account abilities

  • Built collaborative relationships with colleagues, understands the needs of various functions, values their input and communicates effectively

  • Ability to translate complex data insights into actionable business recommendations

  • Views issues from multiple perspectives, is willing to compromise to achieve objectives, and is adept at resolving conflicts

  • Interacts with senior executives and remains professional and respectful in all situations

  • Partners with business leaders to deliver high-quality predictions that guide strategic decision-making

  • Oral, written and presentation skills to explain complex concepts and controversial findings clearly to a variety of audiences, including senior management

  • Knowledge of analytics approaches in pharmaceutical operations including descriptive and predictive analytics

  • Identify how patient experiences influence internal operational processes

  • Align teams to best practices and champion new innovative methodologies

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients — we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

MEANINGFUL IMPACT. To serve patients. We are all deeply committed to our mission: to serve patients. And we all have opportunities to contribute to that mission in meaningful ways. This creates a powerful sense of shared purpose.

INNOVATIVE. Stretch yourself at the cutting edge. You’re poised to have a high impact in the new Bio century, Amgen offers our people interesting and challenging work.

REPUTATION. Be behind world-renowned products and services. With our industry reputation and strong product pipeline, you can take pride in working at Amgen.

COLLABORATIVE. Work alongside the best. Be part of our highly talented, hard-working teams. Their spirit is what fuels our success.

REWARDING. Get a fair share in success. Everyone’s contribution is recognized – and strong performance is rewarded.

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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.

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