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Amgen Director Manufacturing - Purification in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

We are looking for a Director Manufacturing to lead the Purification operations in our existing plant and to help identify and address unrealized opportunities for reliability, efficiency, agility and differentiation.

This highly visible and influential position reports directly into the Executive Director and Plant Manager, is a key member of the manufacturing leadership team and will interact closely with leaders from other functions and sites.

Responsible to apply sound judgment and decision making to direct approximately 120 staff to ensure goals are met and will represent the manufacturing organization on projects, task forces, site and network teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures safe and compliant cGMP operations

  • Establishes sound plans the enable Amgen’s operational and strategic imperatives

  • Manages and coordinates resources and personnel to ensure product quality standards and supply plans are met within planned budget

  • Contributes to the business results through quality of decisions, results and advice

  • Sets challenging performance expectations and provides timely feedback

  • Develops and implements metrics to track and manage successful, timely accomplishment of assigned goals, objectives and projects

  • Delivers strong results consistent with compliance requirements and Amgen values

  • Responsible for conducting all production related investigations, ensuring consistency and compliance with external regulatory requirements

  • Prepares and maintains department budget and workforce model

  • Champions innovation and continuous improvement

  • Executes with a sense of urgency and purpose and drives course correction where appropriate

  • Anticipates and adapts to environmental factors

  • Analyzes and forecasts business trends

  • Creates compelling strategies the help delivering the company’s aspiration

  • Plans and executes the implementation of major change efforts

  • Recruits, retains and develops high-performing and diverse teams

  • Builds empowered teams that put patients and Amgen first

  • Serves as a role model and coaches and develops direct reports towards their fullest potential.

  • May represent department to regulatory authorities

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and 4 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

  • OR

  • Master’s degree and 8 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience

  • OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Manufacturing & 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated managerial experience in a GMP manufacturing plant, preferably a drug substance plant and mammalian cell culture purification.

  • Demonstrated experience in applying Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing

  • Cross-functional work experience in either Process Development, Quality or Engineering

  • Excellent communication skills, drive, sense of urgency, energy level and problem-solving abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to forge and maintain strong relationships with other functional areas

  • Experience in matrixed, cross-site or global network environments

  • Ability to effectively develop and coach staff and positively advance the culture of an organization

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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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.​

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