Amgen Senior Project Manager - Process Improvement in Thousand Oaks, California
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
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. Join us.
Senior Project Manager - Process Improvement
What you will do
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen is searching for a Sr. Project Manager in a global-role based position, reporting to the Executive Director, Innovation & Process Improvement. In this vital role you will help drive continuous improvement and innovation projects that deliver measurable benefits and optimized business processes critical to Amgen’s future, and will support Amgen's clinical trials business process management framework.
Key responsibility include:
Project management for the implementation of innovative business process improvement projects that deliver measurable gains in cycle time, quality, and cost
Delivery of corporate and functional projects and initiatives
Manage process change initiatives evaluating and manage the impact of process changes to functions, systems and other related processes both upstream and downstream
Support for embedding and sustaining of the Clinical Trials Global Networks within R&D.
Assess alignment with other project improvement or change initiatives and deliver information back to the department if conflicts are noted
Build and maintain strong relationships with Development leaders to understand business objectives and priorities
Ensure projects are on time and on budget
Lead change management and communication efforts
Schedule and facilitate team meetings (includes setting agendas, writing meeting minutes and tracking action items to ensure completion)
Develop communication plans, stakeholder analyses, implementation plans and training plans
Work with Process Owners to develop oversight criteria and action plans
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Sr. Project Manager with these qualifications.
Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience
Master’s degree & 6 years of directly related experience
Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of directly related experiences
Associate’s degree & 10 years of directly related experiences
High school diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related experience
BA/BS/BSc in the sciences or RN
Project Management Professional (PMP / PMI) certification
9+ years work experience in life science or medically related field
6+ years experience working in clinical site management (working on clinical trials at a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company)
Strong knowledge of the Functional Service Provider Operational Model
Experience with process-centric business process management
Attention to quality planning and execution
Experience in a project management role, including use of project planning tools
Experience in internal communications and change management
Proficient project management skills
Effective leadership skills
Strong change management skills and experience
Ability to manage team(s) to accomplish increasingly complex, specific projects
Ability to influence and motivate others outside of direct line of authority
Strong ability to interface effectively with all levels
Effective meeting management
Quick learner; proactive; takes initiative
Skilled in understanding highly ambiguous situations
Results oriented and goal driven
Strong oral and written communications skills
Ability to organize, interpret, communicate and present information effectively
Proficient facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
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
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.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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 a 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 an accommodation.
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.