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Amgen Director, Strategic Planning & Operations 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.

Director, Strategic Planning & Operations


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will lead the company's strategic planning initiatives and oversees its operational performance, working with leaders across the organization to implement the strategic vision.

Job Description – Responsibilities

Amgen’s Global Development Organization shapes the strategy and pipeline through insights into disease, data and drug development science. The organization includes capabilities and expertise across Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Biostatistics, Observational Research and Clinical Pharmacology led by VPs that make up the Global Development Senior Leadership team (SLT). The common organizational pursuit of excellence and innovation in study design, analytic methods and operational efficiency enable us to improve the health and lives of patients with greater speed and predictability. The Strategic Planning & Operations (SP&O) Director will report to the Global Development Strategy Executive Director. This role will partner with the Global Development SVP and Strategy Executive Director to lead goal setting, implementation of organizational plans, engagement and communication plans, day-to-day business operations, preparation of executive dashboards, and presentations to internal and external stakeholders. The Global Development SP&O Director is key in driving alignment across R&D strategies, portfolio priorities, organizational objectives, budget and resourcing. Key responsibilities of this position will include the following:

  • In partnership with the Global Development SVP, lead and effectively organize high functioning meetings and orchestrate town halls, events and presentations to drive engagement and sense of purpose that align with the organization’s goals

  • Collaborate with Human Resources, Finance and Commercialization and other business partners to implement organizational priorities or define options and actions to support prioritization decisions

  • Serve as a key liaison between Global Development SVP, Global Development SLT and other key stakeholders to drive alignment on priorities, communicate decisions and progress actions

  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize cross-functional information across a variety of sources to maintain knowledge of Global Development model, initiatives and portfolio assets to identify hot spots for SLT discussion and prepare executive status updates

  • Own the end-to-end management of resources and budget tracking and approval processes across Global Development and that enable effective summarization of drivers, trends and metrics

  • Manage, own and drive effectiveness of technical governance committee meeting processes that drive cross functional alignment and support portfolio progression

  • Mentor, manage and develop a successful team that deliver on Global Development Therapeutic Areas business operations and oversee administrative support strategies for Global Development

  • Represent Global Development and provide subject matter expertise to cross-functional initiatives and provide insights to inform initiative objectives and decisions

  • Contribute to high-impact cross-functional/functional initiatives of strategic importance to the business and implement any other emerging tasks requested by the Global Development SVP


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 4 years experience in biopharma setting OR

  • Master's degree and 7 years experience in biopharma setting OR

  • Bachelor's degree and 9 years experience in biopharma setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, PhD, PharmD, or Master’s Degree with 10 years work experience in life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry, preferably with 4 years experience in R&D

  • Demonstrated leader who has experience leading cross-functional teams and complex programs related to the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Demonstrated expertise in redefining complex information into clear and concise messages for diverse audiences throughout the organization

  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and manage implement

  • Proficiency in data analysis to identify trends, present actionable insights and define key performance indicators relevant to business objectives

  • Excellent cross-functional presentation skills and a decisive yet affiliative leadership style to get results while maintaining relationships

  • Strong influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to influence different styles and individuals at multiple levels in organization

  • Demonstrated organization management experience including developing and mentoring staff


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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 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 accommodation.