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Amgen Business Performance Manager – Research and Development in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Business Performance Manager – Research and Development


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be a liaison (internal consultant) for transformation initiatives. They will gather, analyze, and synthesize cross-functional information across a variety of sources to turn unstructured business issues and requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, meaningful and practical deliverables. They will also provide reports and presentations that clearly summarize status, issues, implications and recommendations to key partners to inform and communicate decision making. Successful candidates will spend 18-30 months working on a variety of initiatives before transitioning into a leadership role within R&D or other areas of the business, such as, but not limited to, Portfolio Management, Alliance Management or Corporate Strategy.

R&D Transformation partners with R&D leadership and subject matter experts to diagnose struggles, co-create solutions and successfully execute the highest priority efforts to enable growth and improve productivity across R&D. Areas of transformation include strategy, capability building, technology and process improvements, acquisitions and collaborations, and change management.

A Business Performance Manager liaison is responsible to

  • Provide cross-functional initiative support and work with R&D experts and project teams to solve business programs across a portfolio of R&D projects, and occasionally cross into Amgen-wide efforts or support other organizations

  • Provide support using Amgen Transformation methodologies appropriate for the objective, including Agile, Change Management, Solution Development, Implementation and Sustainment, Workshop Facilitation, and Continuous Improvement

  • Support project team leaders, other liaisons, and R&D leadership to identify solutions, build business cases, generate plans and deliver results

  • Work with R&D leaders in developing & implementing strategies for effective data analytics and reporting across R&D

  • Partner with R&D functional leads and other organizations to support talent and culture related efforts, staffing/organizational initiatives as deemed vital, and organizational or workforce strategy related efforts

  • Support project success, by managing risks, removing roadblocks, escalating issues and delivering high quality results

  • Serve as an integrator across multiple R&D and Amgen-wide functions and transformation efforts

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partners; proactively communicating, seeking advice, and facilitating critical business decisions

  • Adapt to a rapidly changing, fast-moving and often ambiguous environment


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 2 years of Scientific and/or R&D and/or Business experience


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of Scientific and/or R&D and/or Business experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Scientific and/or R&D and/or Business experience


High School diploma/GED and 12 years of Scientific and/or R&D and/or Business experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or strong demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional training experience in leading cross-functional teams

  • 5+ years' of experience in Research and Development

  • 6+ years' of experience in a cross-functional business operations or project management role

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to storyline and prepare executive-level discussion documents

  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage execution

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills

  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles

  • Strong written/oral communication skills and executive presence across functions and across different levels of leadership

  • Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of activities within Research, Preclinical and Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory

  • Independent, motivated, team member with experience in a matrix environment


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A 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—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.