Strategic Resource Planning Senior Manager

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: November 09, 2016
  • Reference ID: 817212869
Career Category
Supply Chain

Job Description
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 Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Operations reports to the Director of Operations Strategic Planning and is located in Thousand Oaks, CA. This position serves as an area leader supporting a portfolio of cross-functional strategic projects. Operations Strategic Planning and Risk (OSPR) 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. The candidate will lead evaluations that impact Amgen's Manufacturing Network.

Responsibilities include:
Advancing Operations strategy for optimization of the commercial product supply network (across drug-substance, drug-product, device assembly/packaging and distribution), while supporting advancement of Amgen's innovative molecules and biosimilar product pipeline; advancing Operations strategy for management of product supply risk and business continuity planning; developing cross-functional business cases for key manufacturing process areas and risk mitigation strategies; leading analysis of site selections, network optimization and risk analyses, risk quantification, capacity evaluation, 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; serve as thought leader in a dedicated process area (drug substance, drug product, device/pack/label, distribution, business development or risk); developing recommendations, driving decisions and delivering presentations to the Operations LeadershipTeam; providing direction, training and development of supporting analysts; examples of integrated OSPR-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 & 2 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience
Master's degree and 4 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience
Bachelor's degree 6 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience
Associate's degree & 10 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience
High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Operations or Life Sciences experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in engineering, business management or life sciences

9+ years of experience in Operations/life science Operational and/or technical experience in the bio pharmaceutical industry

Experience in quantitative and qualitative skills including financial analysis, risk assessments and product life cycle 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

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.


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