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Amgen Director, Portfolio Management in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Director, Portfolio Management to join our team and work from Amgen’s beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA campus. To learn more about this position:

The Director CMCi (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls Integration) Project Management group is responsible for the project management group supporting Process Development activities. The project managers in this group are responsible for integrating, developing and maintaining project schedules for Amgen pipeline and commercial portfolios.

The Director of CMCi will partner with Process Development (PD) functional leaders to develop and identify key activities, interdependencies and deliverables for molecules advancing through development portals and will ensure cross functional alignment and accountability. Additionally, the Director will partner with Global Operations Planning (GOP) to ensure alignment of timelines and expectations with Contract Book deliverables for Product Development Teams (PDTs). This team will provide communication regarding team formation and membership, as well as communication to PD senior leadership regarding conflicts and prioritization challenges.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist PD in driving decision making using DAI principles.

  • Participate in the logistics of Drug Substance Technical Review (DSTR) and Drug Product Technical Review (DPTR) meetings as well as in functional and cross functional management reviews.

  • Ensure timely and relevant collaboration.

  • Partner with Business Analysis and Performance to ensure accurate forecasting and representation of work in PD.

  • Facilitate and incorporate lessons learned, best practices, etc.

  • Support Business Process improvements, including alignment with CMC Commercialization Future State, IS4PD efforts including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

  • Develop and ensure project reporting including appropriate risk analysis.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Project Management experience


Master’s degree and 8 years of Project Management experience


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Project Management experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or other Healthcare-related field, direct Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) experience

  • Ability to foster collaboration and work effectively with cross-functional leaders and teams

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively interface across all levels of the organization

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Deep knowledge of Project Management tools, and practices. Experience with MS Project, Excel and SharePoint

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 provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

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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.​