Amgen MBS Intern Operations Program (Summer 2019) in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen's 10 - 13 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that impact patient's lives. This internship provides the opportunity for executive and social networking events and to participate in community volunteer projects while providing a competitive compensation. Limited relocation housing and/or transportation allowance may be available for eligible candidates.

Operations is one of three foundational functions at Amgen with a mission to manufacture and deliver safe and effective medicine to patients around the world. The organization is spread across eight sites and divided into five functions: Global Supply Chain, Process Development, Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering.

Amgen's Operations Leadership Program is currently seeking highly motivated and talented individuals who will lead initiatives, strategic analysis and business case development on projects across the five Operations functions. Along with key business partners and functional groups, this position will focus on making effective recommendations to the organization's senior leadership.

With the support of his/her hiring manager, the intern will develop a project charter to map out objectives, identify key stakeholders, timelines, and deliverables. Leveraging his/her analytical, leadership, and communication skills, the intern will work cross-functionally to identify the problem, measure the current state, develop recommendations through qualitative and quantitative analysis, and present the findings through various forums including an intern-wide poster session and a final readout to executive management.

In conjunction with the project work, interns will have the opportunity for professional development through training sessions, an Executive Speaker Series, a week long cross-functional case study, one-on-one mentoring, and various networking events. Interns will also be able to interact with peers at Amgen-sponsored social events.

Example projects from previous internships:

Asia Supply Chain - Developed a China entry strategy by performing due diligence on Chinese vendors and analyzing various site selection criteria such as government, human capital, and tax structure

Alliance Management - Developed an international partnership launch framework for managing commercial product launch in emerging markets with Amgen partners

Operations Strategic Planning - Modeled capacity requirements for Amgen's network considering the recent acquisition of Amgen Dun Laoghaire in Ireland

Risk Management - Evaluated counterfeit landscape in emerging markets and recommended options for Amgen to enhance product protection

Manufacturing of the Future - Investigated manufacturing quality issues across the Amgen network to determine and prioritize key risks to mitigate for operational readiness at Amgen's new Singapore site

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for a grad internship or a co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria:

18 years or older

Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

Completion as a first year graduate student before internship starts and currently enrolled in a MBA program for a MBA internship OR a Master's program for a Masters internship OR a PharmD program for a PharmD internship OR PhD for a PhD internship from an accredited college or university

Enrolled in an accredited college or university following the potential internship or co-op assignment

Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications

In the process of completing the first year of a Master of Bioscience program with emphasis in Business, Management, Operations, or Engineering

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Life Science, or Business

Good business acumen, high-level strategic thinking and strong analytical skills

Excellent interpersonal and networking skills; team player; strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to conduct research; ability to manage multiple projects consecutively

Demonstrated ability to bring structure to complex problems, pragmatic scoping and problem solving approach, ability to objectively evaluate options/trade-offs and develop executive management-level recommendations

Previous industry or project management experience

Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies

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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.