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Amgen Strategic Planning and Operations Senior Manager (US Remote) in Los Angeles, California


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 our 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.

Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will partner with the VP of Small Molecule Therapeutic Discovery to drive and implement strategies, goals and initiatives. This role is expected to drive leadership team effectiveness and be a strategic thought-partner to functional leadership.

  • Provide strategic development and operational support to VP of SMTD including planning, communications, project management and implementation of functional projects

  • Drive Functional goal setting and initiatives, and supervise & report progress

  • Generate and provide reports, dashboards and presentations that clearly summarize results and implications/recommendations to key partners to inform decision making

  • Support SLT through goal setting, problem tracking and solving, organizational management, and presentation development.

  • Drive internal and external presentation development, including Operating/Business Reviews, All-Staff presentations, & reports on business performance

  • Drive effective decision-making within the Leadership Team and Function

  • Act as advisor on key activities and issues

  • Proactively identify and drive resolution of issues within the Function, cross-functionally

  • Coordination of Leadership Team to achieve strategic objectives

  • Identify, lead, or contribute to cross-departmental/functional strategic initiatives/process improvement opportunities

  • Turn unstructured business issues/requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, significant and impactful deliverables

  • Manage and track organizational resources, including headcount, budget, partnering with Finance & Human Resources

  • Represent business strategy and guide the activities of other functions such as Human Resources, Finance, and Corporate Communications in support of SMTD objectives


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years experience of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience, or

  • Master’s degree and 4 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience, or

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience, or

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, Master’s Degree, or PhD

  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office Programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and experience with communication and collaboration platforms/tools such as Smartsheet, MS Teams, Box

  • Strong conceptual problem-solving skills; can take concepts and execute independently

  • Shown success in Change Management

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment with little oversight and has an outstanding time management and self-prioritization skills

  • Good understanding of success in a matrix environment

  • Ability to engage different personalities and levels within the organization, particularly senior and executive management

  • Ability to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflict

  • Effectively lead cross-functional teams and to influence without authority

  • Good knowledge of Discovery Research and Pre-Clinical development

  • Strong project management experience in a life sciences/biopharmaceutical industry

  • Scientific technical expertise of specific function and/or business process/category

  • Understanding of the drug development process, including large or small molecule discovery


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.

  • 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 health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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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.

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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.