Amgen Research Operations Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

The External Relationship Management team within the Translational Sciences Operations department has a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, data-driven and result-oriented innovative Senior Project Manager who embraces, and thrives on, leading changes to improve organizational performance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing continuous transformation initiatives in a wide range of areas across Amgen and implementing sustainable improvements.

This is an excellent opportunity to build a new capability within Translational Sciences Operations, a dynamic organization passionately committed to support Amgen's mission to serve patients.

Key responsibilities

Evaluate and make recommendations for optimization of business processes, facilities and/or resources as required per the scope of the transformation initiatives

Plan complex activities and determine the most efficient sequence of operations and workflow to implement

Prepare cost estimates for proposed projects and evaluates cost factors

Identify and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progresses towards goals

Develop, document and implement frameworks to sustain transformation

Deliver executive presentations and reports to senior leaders and cross-functional stakeholders

Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget, aligning project tactics with project strategy

Facilitate effective project meetings, cross-functional communication and decision making in a matrix environment

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of operations or scientific experience


Master's degree and 6 years of operations or scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of operations or scientific experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of operations or scientific experience


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

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree and 5+ years of relevant experience in life science industry

Demonstrated project management experience in a biotech organization, i.e. strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality

Demonstrated leadership skills to influence and direct work at multiple levels of the organization

Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences in a highly matrixed organization with geographically dispersed teams

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Strong oral and written communications skills; demonstrated ability to create and deliver executive-level presentations and reports

Advanced user of MS Excel and MS Power Point. Effectively leverage these and other business tools, including project management software such as MS Project, and flowcharting software such as Visio, to accomplish results.

Self-directed, innovative and collaborative spirit, flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, and resourceful

Proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines

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.