Strategic Planning & Ops Mgr

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: 34270BR
Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.
The Strategic Planning and Operations Manager, reports to the Director of Operations Strategic Planning and is located in Thousand Oaks, CA. This position serves as an analyst supporting a portfolio of cross-functional strategic projects. Operations Strategic Planning (OSP) is the internal management consulting arm of Operations which delivers significant value to a diverse set of internal leaders. This individual will be an integral member of a high performing team chartered to deliver comprehensive analytics that support unbiased network recommendations to capture value for Operations. Lead evaluations that impact Amgen's Operations network.
Responsibilities include: Support advancing Operations strategy for optimization of the commercial product supply network (across drug-substance, drug-product, device assembly/packaging and distribution), while contributing to advancement of Amgen's innovative molecules and biosimilar product pipeline; developing cross-functional business cases for key manufacturing process areas and risk mitigation strategies; conducting analysis of site selections, network optimization and risk analyses, risk quantification, capacity evaluations, scenarios, and business development due-diligence; aligning with cross-functional stakeholders on operational, financial and regulatory assumptions (quality/compliance, costs, capacity, inventory, risk) that impact performance of the supply network; developing analytical and risk assessment tools and processes; developing recommendations, driving decisions, and delivering presentations to the Senior Operations Leadership; performing fully integrated analysis for broader assessments at direction of senior OSP leaders; examples of integrated OSP-led assessments include: Cross-functional business cases for investments in the manufacturing network; optimization of clinical and commercial networks to balance cost, risk, operational efficiency and flexibility; identifying and quantifying current risks to the supply network from both the product and operational perspective; development of flexible, risk-based supply chain strategies in support of globalization; evaluations of product launch readiness and pipeline activities to enable risk-based commercialization; support Business Development activities by providing due-diligence and analyses focused on understanding the impact to Operations for potential M&A opportunities; partner with peers on capacity and financial analysis
Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree OR Master's degree & 2 years of Operations experience OR Bachelor's degree & 4 years of Operations experience OR Associate's degree & 10 years of Operations experience OR
High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Operations experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in engineering, business management or life sciences
9+ years of experience in Operations or Life sciences
Operational and/or technical experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
Experience in quantitative and qualitative skills including financial analysis, risk assessments and product lifecycle management
Good business acumen, high-level strategic thinking and strong analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, analytical skills, ability to use work process, briefing and spreadsheet software and ability to use statistical analysis software
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities, priorities and tasks with minimal direction
Ability to operate in a matrixed or team environment with site, divisional, and corporate executive leadership
Knowledge of drug development, manufacturing processes, regulatory issues, end-to-end supply chain
Ability to manage a high-volume of projects simultaneously while consistently delivering quality end-product
Key Qualities: Leader with a demonstrated ability to develop and work in a high-performing environment; ability to communicate and collaborate across various parts of the organization (Finance, Tax, R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics, Process Development, and Engineering); adept in breaking down complex issues into concise analytical packages and executive messages to enable prompt decision making; excellent communication and presentation skills; demonstration of strong analytical skills, good business acumen, and a talent for high-level strategic thinking; works well in an ambiguous, ever changing environment; strong interest in learning new things, ability to take on tasks with limited information and/or guidance
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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