Amgen Director of Global Program Management - Oncology in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Director of Global Program Management - Oncology based on the Strategy, Commercialization & Innovation (SCI) which has internal, external and regional interactions and reports to the Executive Director of Program Management of SCI. The Director also has a dotted reporting line to the Global Product General Manager (GPGM) and is known internally as a Director of Global Project Management.

The Director will drive the development and execution of high-quality, realistic, cross-functional, global strategic plans for programs within Amgen's commercialization process in partnership with the GPGM. Additionally, the Director will lead project management best practices across product teams and within Commercialization (CMZ) activities. Leading the Global Program Management Team (PMLT) for the product, the Director will ensure effective and consistent execution of projects and resolution of issues.

The Director is specifically responsible for:

  • Active contributes to the development and execution of global program strategy

  • Leads development and management of integrated project plans and timelines, risk management plans, communication plans and contract books

  • Drives alignment between program strategies and plans

  • Leads cross-functional resource, financial and capacity assessments

  • Drives adherence to the Amgen commercialization and governance processes

  • Leads Product Team (PT) effectiveness initiatives in partnership with GPGM

  • Ensures effective partnerships/ alliances through driving delivery of Amgen's obligations per the agreement

  • Applies best practice strategic project management to Amgen's global commercialization process

  • Ensures adequate transparency to program risks

  • Drives team adherence to the DAI (Decision-maker, Advice-giver, Informed-stakeholder) framework by being the independent voice on the PT

  • Mentors and coaches program management staff to ensure effective work package teams

The Director manages Product Team (PT) effectiveness by:

  • Contributes to and drives the development and execution of high-quality, realistic, cross-functional, Global Product Strategies (GPS)

  • Leads development and management of the Integrated Project Plan as the single source of project and program information

  • Manages and drive the development of all cross-functional PT commercialization deliverables

  • Actively contributes to the development of content for governance meetings

  • Escalates program and PT issues and risks to GPGM

  • Proactively identifies barriers to team effectiveness and partner with the GPGM to drive the development and implementation of appropriate solutions

  • Models good DAI behaviors and drive team adherence to the DAI framework

  • Manages operational aspects of PT meetings and onboards and off-boards PT members and GPMT staff

The Director drives risk management and cross-functional communication, alignment, and resource planning by:

  • Conducts regular program level scenario planning and risk analysis according to DAI

  • Leads development and management of risk registers and drives the development of contingency and risk mitigation plans

  • Develops, manages, and communicates the program plan and ensure alignment with integrated project plans

  • Drive cross-functional alignment between project and program strategies and plans

  • Drive the development and execution of PT communication plans (internal/external)

  • Serves as the single point of contact for program information within the PT

  • Drives cross-functional resource, financial and capacity assessments

  • Conducts regular program level scenario planning and risk analysis according to DAI

  • Leads development and management of risk registers and drive the development of contingency and risk mitigation plans

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Project Management experience

OR

Master's degree and 8 years of Project Management experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Project Management experience

AND

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 10+ years industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare-related field

  • 6+ years experience in a drug development Project Management role

  • Drug Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: Research, Preclinical, Clinical, Manufacturing, Commercial and Regulatory

  • Proven record of implementing Project Management tools, methodologies, practices and infrastructure, as related to the Biopharmaceutical Industry

  • Informed with current biopharmaceutical industry knowledge, news and trends and ability to apply to programs

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

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.