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Amgen Supplier Performance Management Lab Operations Manager 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.

Supplier Performance Management Lab Operations Manager


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will help us deliver on priority initiatives as well as provide strategic support to our study teams and key stakeholders to optimize clinical trial execution with our suppliers.

  • Provide support and guidance during study startup and conduct with suppliers including activities such as sourcing, budget review, supplier selection, and scope of work development

  • Develop strong global relationships with key partners and suppliers

  • Drive and facilitate the governance of laboratory suppliers

  • Lead evaluation and qualification process of suppliers and advise partners on their selection

  • Support the development and implementation of standards and processes for evaluation, qualification, selection, management, and monitoring of labs

  • Provide oversight of technical and operational performance of laboratory suppliers across studies and manage escalated issues to resolution

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of SPM, Supplier Governance and the wider GDO organization

  • Support the integration activities for Amgen acquisitions, as appropriate


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree Or

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of clinical or scientific experience Or

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of clinical or scientific experience Or

  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of clinical or scientific experience Or

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of clinical or scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 4+years of biopharmaceutical CRE (clinical research experience obtained working on clinical trials at a biotech, pharmaceutical, CRO or technical services supplier)

  • Technologist or work experience in laboratory area with application to clinical trials

  • Technical knowledge of labs, including techniques and technologies

  • Familiarity with oncology including current lab methodologies

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH, FDA regulations and guidelines, including 21 CFR Part 11

  • Strong communication and Project management skills

  • Knowledge of QA processes

  • Ability to develop collaborative internal and external relationships


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.​