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Amgen Director Clinical Data Management in Thousand Oaks, 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. Join us.

Director Clinical Data Management


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. The Amgen Global Clinical Data Management team is looking for an experienced Director to lead our data management team on the aspiration of optimizing and delivering an industry admired clinical evidence platform to deliver innovative medicines to patients with unmet medical needs. The Director is accountable for leadership and oversight of the data management organization; ensuring operational excellence and consistency in clinical trial execution. They are accountable for building and developing a high performing internal data management team, as well as ensuring engagement and alignment of Amgen’s strategy and priorities with the Functional Service Provider (FSP). The Director is also part of the Global Study Operations (GSO) leadership team, accountable for the delivery of quality clinical trials through industry-leading execution of innovative processes, strong cross-functional partnerships, and best-use of clinical systems and analytics to guide site and study operations. The role will support acceleration of clinical programs and other continuous improvement efforts, applying innovative thinking in shaping future strategy.

If you are looking for your next career step within clinical data management and want to be part of our mission – to serve patients – which drives all that we do, please apply. Take a look at our career pages to find out more about Amgen UK

Our Global Clinical Data Management Team:

The Global Clinical Data Management Team comprises approximately 50 people. The three Directors, as part of the wider GSO organization and reporting into the Executive Director, Global Study Operations, work together to meet the demands of an industry leading, fast paced, high throughput organization with a commitment to compliance, quality and standards.

Director Clinical Data Management role overview:

You will lead and manage Data Management (DM) teams within a specific DM operational business unit. The Director will set and drive forward the vision and strategy for DM as a member of the DM and GSO Leadership Team.


  • Oversight of a distinct DM operational unit (e.g. therapy area, cross-product area)

  • Recruiting, managing and developing staff

  • Global resource planning and assignments

  • Setting of functional goals and objectives

  • Creating and implementing GSO & DM strategies developing, reviewing, implementing and enforcing data standards

  • Ensuring DM processes/systems meet regulatory and business requirements

  • Be an active member of the Leadership Team to provide a foundation for GSO success

Key activities will include:

  • Team management including performance, coaching and development

  • Develop, review and implement policies, SOPs and associated documents affecting DM globally

  • Set vision, strategy and direction for DM group; develop annual goals and objectives

  • Accountable for and oversee DM FSP relationships; ensuring goals of product areas and systems groups can be met via the FSP

  • Define and maintain Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators; including oversight of quality and CAPA management

  • Governance oversight -ensure visibility into performance of FSPs to the department

  • Sponsor, Lead and participate in cross functional working groups

  • Resource and budget management for global function Ensure adequate training and capability within area and be accountable for staff compliance with all DM processes

  • Vendor management (development of strategies, contract management, relationship management, etc)

  • Respond to audit/inspection findings

  • Be accountable for and oversee all study deliverables and submission activities for products within group

  • Ensure that status information on DM activities is available and is acted on as needed


What we expect of you

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

Basic requirements:

  • Doctorate degree and 4 years of data management experience OR Master’s degree and 8 years of data management experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of data management experience

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

  • Strategic and innovative thinker with experience of driving operational excellence

  • Excellent relationship building skills with the ability to influence and make business impact

  • Ability to work collaboratively cross functionally with ability to influence and drive decisions

Preferred skills:

  • Proven experience within oversight of clinical research suppliers

  • Project management

  • Previous experience in a global, matrix organization

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to anticipate and problem solve challenging issues


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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 a 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 an accommodation.

Join Us

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.​