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Amgen Manager - Cell Bank Manufacturing in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Manager-Cell Bank Manufacturing


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role you will be leading a team of manufacturing associates responsible for Cell Culture operations required to manufacture and test Cell Banks. The manager will champion a safe and compliant production environment through structured on floor presence. The manager will be an active participant and role model in Lean culture and continuous improvement programs with responsibility to translate onto the manufacturing floor. Responsibilities include:

  • Staff oversight, training, performance evaluations, development and fostering an environment of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

  • Ensures schedule adherence for tasks including but not limited to manufacturing, qualification, and maintenance activities.

  • Ensures standard operating procedures are accurate for executing unit operations, batch record review is completed accurately meeting disposition timelines, and non-conformances are initiated and closed with right the first time documentation.

  • Uses appropriate systems for job duties (SAP/MES, QMTS, and LIMS etc.).

  • Interacts with business partners and internal/external audit teams including regulatory agencies as advised.

  • Identifies and implements process and safety improvements.

  • Assists in the introduction of new products and technologies into the facility.

  • Interacts with business partners to assist with scheduling of maintenance tasks, engineering evaluations, quality control sample submission, and quality investigations.

  • Ability to communicate production floor and project work at different levels of management.

  • Ability to professionally elevate critical and impactful events to Sr. management.

  • Technically competent to make real time processing decisions.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and perform initial assessment of events that have the potential to impact area safety and product quality.

  • Flexibility to perform shift work (day, swing, and grave shift) as well as work weekends or holidays as decided by business needs.

  • Flexibility to be on call for off-hours alarm response.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Manufacturing Management professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree OR Master’s degree & 3 years of manufacturing or operations experience OR Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of manufacturing or operations experience OR Associate’s degree & 10 years of manufacturing or operations experience OR High school diploma / GED & 12 years of manufacturing or operations experience

  • Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of related manufacturing experience.

  • 3+ years of experience in a production Area Lead, Specialist or Manager role

  • Mechanical ability/expertise coupled with a solid understanding of Cell Culture processes and equipment

  • Demonstrated technical writing ability

  • Demonstrated project management skills including ownership of change control, CAPA or deviation records.

  • Experience presenting to your organization or cross functional teams

  • Demonstrated experience with continuous improvement methodologies

  • Ability to understand analytical methods in the manufacturing areas


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A 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—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.