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Amgen Manager, Strategic Planning & Operations - Inflammation - Thousand Oaks, CA (US Remote) in Thousand Oaks, California

The Manager of Strategic Planning and Operations is a key member of the U.S. Inflammation Business Unit responsible for managing a variety of initiatives.


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.

Manager Strategic Planning & Operations

The Manager of Strategic Planning and Operations is a key member of the U.S. Inflammation Business Unit responsible for driving the strategy and leading a variety of projects, including but not limited to core operations and governance, culture and talent initiatives, developing internal communications, and supporting key strategic projects.

This role is an excellent entry point into the U.S. Inflammation Business Unit, as it naturally provides great access to the senior leadership team and strong engagement across the organization. To succeed in this role, candidates should have a demonstrated history of solid project management skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and great critical thinking. The ability to prioritize with a ‘can do’ demeanor and the ability to work collaboratively are important characteristics to this profile.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will collaborate, strategize, analyze data and transform.

  • Project management of core business operations

  • Drive the strategy and management of the U.S. Inflammation Business Unit talent and culture program including prioritizing, planning, project management, communication, implement, collaborate, and feedback gathering.

  • Drive the overall communications strategy, plan and develop targeted communications for various audiences including All Staff, senior leadership and other groups; rollout through various platforms; gather team engagement metrics and work to optimize them

  • Support the Director of Strategic Planning and Operations with key ongoing central initiatives including project management, workshop development and facilitation, deliverables development and other key activities.

  • Complete ad-hoc tasks and analysis as needed


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The core colleague we seek is a collaborator with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Business Strategy, Consulting, or Project Management experience OR

  • Master’s degree and 6 years of Business Strategy, Consulting, or Project Management experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of Business Strategy, Consulting, or Project Management experience OR

  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Business Strategy, Consulting, or Project Management experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Business Strategy, Consulting, or Project Management experience AND

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A passion for talent development and creating a strong team culture

  • Excellent project management skills and capacity to handle/lead multiple projects

  • Outstanding written/oral communication skills; strong proficiency in Microsoft Tools including PowerPoint, Word, Teams, SharePoint, Excel, Yammer, Sharepoint

  • Survey development experience; strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills

  • Strong social skills, active listening, and relationship management skills

  • Critical thinking. Ability to collect, digest and assemble information to enable relevant business analyses

  • Adapts and thrives in a constantly evolving and fast paced environment


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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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.

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