Amgen Corporate Real Estate (JAPAC) Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is in search of a Real Estate Manager, JAPAC, to be part of our Global Workplace Solutions team. The Manager will report directly to the Real Estate Strategy Director. The manager will work from our corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Global Workplace Solutions is responsible for the developing the strategy, master plan, design and the utilization of Amgen's worldwide real estate portfolio. This position is specifically related to leading real estate planning and execution activities in the Asia Pacific region.

The Real Estate Manager, JAPAC, is the primary lead partner role for regional and country leadership, external service partners and Real Estate Strategy Director to execute real estate strategy and projects in the JAPAC (Asia Pacific) Region. The Manager partners with GWS Master Planning and Strategic Execution to ensure design and delivery is in alignment with strategic real estate and master plans. In addition, they will collaborate closely with regional and functional senior management, clients and facilities & engineering teams to ensure the successful construction and implementation of new office and laboratory spaces.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serve as real estate ambassador, responsible for engaging and working with regional and country leaders, external service providers and local teams to identify real estate solutions, maintain owned and leased facility portfolio activities & drive value in real estate operations

  • Actively engage with Real Estate Strategy Director and business leaders to communicate market trends, opportunities or constraints which impact business drivers

  • Partner with execution team to understand and deliver innovative workplace solutions for owned and leased real estate

  • Serve as the GWS/GBS Ambassador for preliminary business case design, requirements gathering, location selection and facility needs and initial scope

  • Recognized leader of Regional real estate transactions with knowledge of domestic and international lease structure agreements

  • Strength in contributing to cross-functional teams, managing multiple projects

  • Trusted partner with strong communication skills / presentation skills and demonstrated ability to work in teams, network, multi-task, and influence others - internal and external to Amgen

  • Process and metrics-driven

  • Ability to generate presentations, lease agreements, and other documents relevant to a corporate real estate function

  • Current and relevant knowledge of design, construction, technology / collaboration integration into the holistic office environment relevant to leased spaces

  • Ability to travel to Asia Pacific region

  • Problem solving capabilities

  • Focus on analytics and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and ambiguity

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Real Estate experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Real Estate experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Project Management experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Project Management experience


Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency or conversational in any: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi

  • Embody Leadership Attributes and Amgen Values

  • Strength in leading teams, managing multiple projects, and leading by example

  • Proven detail-oriented, time and project management skills

  • Strong presentation skills in communicating key business information to senior management

  • Ability to influence peers and leadership

  • Ability to problem solve and drive process efficiencies across multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while keep costs in mind

  • Advanced project and time management skills

  • Interest and experience in using technology to improve work efficiency

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.

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.