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Amgen Business Performance Senior Manager - Global Commercial Operations Transformation in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Business Performance Senior Manager at our corporate campus located in Thousand Oaks, California. The Senior Manager will report to the Business Performance Director of GCO (Global Commercial Operations) Transformation, who supports the EVP Global Commercial Operations.

The Functional Transformation Office is focused on developing new growth capabilities and driving productivity throughout the organization. This role will have direct interface with and support of one or more senior executives.

The Senior Manager will lead, or provide liaison support, for components of functional change initiative(s), drive improvement opportunities through the use of Amgen Full Potential (AFP) process and toolkit, develop and drive adoption of new critical capabilities, develop approaches to improve productivity and implement comprehensive change strategies to transform the organization and enable it to adapt to business challenges.

Successful candidates will spend 18-30 months working on a portfolio of initiatives before transitioning into commercial leadership roles (e.g., sales and marketing, value and access, digital, innovation, etc.).

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Manager will include:

  • Leads Amgen's Full Potential (AFP) Transformation Capability, Tool Support, Coaching and Application by developing strong skills in application and facilitation of AFP methodology and tools

  • Drives innovative transformational thinking, ensuring fair process, escalating issues, and ensuring high quality deliverables

  • Provides cross-functional initiative support and works with teams to solve business problems

  • Provides valuation and validation via business case support for teams to value ideas, options and investments (validation of results realized, methodology used, and long-term sustainability of improvements)

  • Supports idea generation in functions to ensure a pipeline of ongoing projects and pending ideas to align with short- and long-term objectives

Basic Qualifications:

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


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


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


Associate’s degree and 10 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Scientific and/or Operations and/or Business experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in biopharma commercial operating roles (e.g., global marketing lead, commercial strategy, brand management) and change management

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

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

  • Experience at a top-tier management consulting Firm

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

  • 4+ years' of experience in Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical industry

  • 4+ years' of cross-functional consulting and/or project management experience

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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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.​