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Amgen Finance Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

Job Summary

This role will be part of the Thousand Oaks-based Manufacturing Finance team. This individual will support a team that is responsible for planning and analyzing financial results for the manufacturing activities led by Thousand Oaks-based Operations leaders. The scope of responsibility shall include support of Amgen External Supply including Amgen Contract Development Manufacturing, Ops Raw Materials, Ops Devices and Secondary Packaging teams. As part of planning financial results for these organizations, this role also supports the annual standard cost creation process for the goods manufactured by the Operations areas that he/she supports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the financial expense planning processes for Amgen External Supply, including Amgen Contract Development Manufacturing, Ops Raw Materials and Devices/Secondary packaging. This includes monthly close, quarterly forecasting and annual planning activities, which includes headcount, operating expense, capital and COGM planning.

  • Support the preparation of the monthly financial close packages, including variance analysis for internal clients.

  • Complete the annual budget process, execute quarterly forecasts, and analyze actual financial results relative to planned results on a monthly basis.

  • Document key work streams and other supporting material to ensure standardization and consistency in reporting and planning.

  • Research and document internal accounting and finance work streams for purposes of educating internal clients.

  • Support SAP based annual standard cost development process for the areas of Operations.

  • Provide support to Operations senior management to consolidate data across all Amgen manufacturing sites in order to prepare reports for the Operations Leadership Team.

  • Provide client support, as needed

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Finance experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Finance experience


Associate degree and 10 years of Finance experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of finance experience

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business and/or MBA degree

  • Certified public accountant or past experience working in accounting (with preference for experience in cost accounting and/or manufacturing finance)

  • Proficiency with SAP, Hyperion and/or other large ERP and consolidation tools

  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint proficiency

  • Experience supporting senior leaders of an organization as an FP&A business partner or in some other advisory capacity

  • Experience in preparing executive communication to include written and oral presentations

  • Problem solving and analytical skills with demonstrated ability to identify and solve vaguely defined problems

  • Possess a continuous improvement mindset

  • Ability to influence at all levels with a customer service mindset

  • Ability to take initiative and work within an autonomous environment

Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people’s lives.

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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.​