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Amgen Director, Service Owner Amgen Library - Research & Development Informatics - U.S. Remote 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 read over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Director information Systems - Research & Development Informatics - Amgen Library


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. The Amgen Library Director will be part of the R&D Informatics organization, which is focused on delivering digital, data, and technology solutions and products to help achieve Amgen’s R&D vision to benefit patients and societies through transformative medicines. The Amgen Library Director will lead a team of Information Sciences professionals to establish the next generation of Amgen’s corporate library. The Amgen Library enables data-driven decision-making and analytics across functions by licensing and managing external content and platforms, including scientific journals and databases, patent databases, electronic books, industry news, and externally licensed data for global Amgen staff. The Amgen Library director will also be accountable for building new capabilities to support Data Science across Amgen, and to participate and drive Knowledge Management initiatives aimed at bringing awareness of content to Amgen staff as well as making connections among Amgen staff.

The Amgen Library Director will partner extensively with organizations across Amgen, as well as within R&D Informatics, and the broader Digital, Technology, and Innovation (DTI) team. The successful candidate will be a recognized expert in Library and Information Sciences with experience working and negotiating with publishers and content vendors.

As a Director information Systems you will:

  • Build and lead the Amgen Library team

  • Partner with key business stakeholders to understand their data, information and analytics needs and support their business processes

  • Develop Library strategic plan

  • Develop a Library communications strategy

  • Develop a robust external data licensing service to support enterprise analytics

  • Partner with Amgen Finance to manage the annual Amgen Library budget

  • Assist teams with content and data licensing decisions and look for opportunities to drive efficiencies in the management of data assets

  • Oversee the key Library supplier relationships

  • Understand and evaluate available information technologies and services on behalf of Amgen

  • Advance the practice of Knowledge Management (KM) at Amgen through engagement with other KM leaders (both internal and external to Amgen) to further the development of, sharing, and adoption of KM best practices and lessons learned

  • Advance the practice of data science and analytics at Amgen by identifying, evaluating, licensing, and managing high quality content and data resources

  • Partner with Digital Technology & Innovation staff to ensure Library content and data platforms are compliant with Amgen’s run and security requirements

  • Be a role model for Amgen values and leadership behaviors

  • Provide leadership for the development of future Amgen Library leaders

  • Define job roles and recruit talent

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience


Master’s degree and 8 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Information Systems 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:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences

  • Demonstrated experience leading a Corporate Library, preferably in the Life Sciences industry

  • Experience with direct staff management

  • Experience with STM publishers and suppliers including scientific journals, patents, eBooks, databases, and news platforms such as American Chemical Society, Clarivate Analytics, Copyright Clearance Center, CAS, Elsevier, Informa, Springer, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, etc.

  • Experience with external content contracts

  • Strong leadership communication skills

  • Contract negotiation experience

  • Demonstrated ability for strategic technology planning and roadmap development; ability to translate strategies into tangible and pragmatic executable plans

  • Experience working with Life Sciences R&D leaders; ability to communicate effectively with scientists, technologists, and business leaders

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate across a matrix organization

  • Strong organizational, planning, and financial management skills

  • Experience in enhancing organizational talent through staff development

  • Good communication skills; ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management.


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.

  • Clear and disciplined strategic vision for the future that leverages superior-quality products, operational excellence, and top-shelf-talent

  • 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

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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.

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