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Amgen Senior Project Manager - Integrated Portfolio Advancement 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.

Senior Project Manager


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will help transform the Process Development (PD) portfolio prioritization capability as part of the Integrated Portfolio Advancement (IPA) organization. Working closely with Operations Therapeutic Area Heads, CMC Integration (CMCi), and PD senior leaders across the functions, the Sr Project Manager will help develop and implement a new, more agile framework for strategic portfolio prioritization, including insights and proposals on advancing business processes and systems as well as serving as the Business Process Owner (BPO) of the prioritization framework. The Sr Project Manager will partner with the Knowledge Advancement and Insights team and CMCi Portfolio Managers to align and integrate with our Capacity Management Teams, PD Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) project, and the on-going technology capability advancements. The Sr Project Manager will also directly support cross-portfolio capacity management assessments and communications in partnership with the head of IPA and the CMCi Portfolio Managers.

The Integrated Portfolio Advancement group within Process Development is responsible for enabling advancement of Amgen’s portfolio of commercial and pipeline assets through integrated planning and execution. We partner with the Product Delivery Teams across all stages of commercialization to optimize the pipeline portfolio through Data Collection and Analysis, Project Management, Capability and Capacity Management, and Prioritization Alignment.

  • Develop proposal and implementation roadmap for an improved PD portfolio prioritization strategy and framework; drive solutions to complex business problems by leading in-depth analysis, coordination and negotiation with key decision makers

  • Conduct project scoping and chartering, define implementation strategy, and guide project completion

  • Partner with the Portfolio Performance Analytics team, R&D and Commercial to understand corporate and functional prioritization approaches and data sources to support PD prioritization

  • Support advancement of the PD PPM technology transition project

  • Organizational and business change management

  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically while managing various stakeholder perspectives

  • Strong analytical and Project Management ability with an eye for data quality

  • Ability to develop and effectively present to executive level leadership

  • Embody and advance a culture of continuous improvement and diversity, inclusion, and belonging

  • Leverage network to identify business requirements and potential opportunities


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications :

  • Doctorate degree and 4 years of Strategy, Business Development or Operations experience Or

  • Master’s degree and 8 years of Strategy, Business Development or Operations experience Or

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Strategy, Business Development or Operations experience

And 4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The highly motivated professional we seek has the following qualifications:

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills including financial analysis, cost accounting, and product lifecycle management

  • Business acumen, high-level strategic thinking and strong analytical skills

  • Strong understanding of drug development, commercialization, and operations planning

  • Manufacturing, supply chain fundamentals, and risk management understanding

  • Ability to structure, pragmatically scope, and solve abstract and complex problems

  • Strong executive writing / presentation skills, cross-functional collaboration

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with an established ability to drive decisions

  • Experience as a mentor and leader of a high performing team with organizational and project management experience

  • Working knowledge of Planisware (highly preferred), MS Project (highly preferred), Excel, PowerPoint, SmartSheets, and MS Teams

  • Preference for candidates who have been engaged in Planisware implementations and portfolio value optimization


What you can expect of us

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.

  • 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

Join Us

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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.