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Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Jun 8, 2024

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If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Strategic Planning & Operations Senior Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a partner to one of the therapeutic area (TA) heads within Global Development to drive alignment of functional deliverables to portfolio progression priorities, driving leadership team effectiveness, providing project management leadership, implementing change management, driving process improvement and leading the business operations for the function. This position will report to the Global Development Strategy Executive Director and partner with other SP&Os to support the TA business operations.

  • Support the function head in strategy development, goal setting, execution of organizational plans, creation of organizational communications, project management and implementation of functional projects

  • Generate and provide reports, dashboards and presentations, including Operating/Business Reviews, All-Staff presentations, & reports on business performance

  • Develop and lead functional budget and resource planning and tracking in alignment with the global budget process

  • Oversee the validation and maintenance of functional resource algorithms and review of resource forecasting assessments

  • Drive process for headcount tracking and new position approvals and work with leaders and HR on appropriate recruiting, onboarding, and talent management activities

  • Turn unstructured business issues/requests into appropriate action plans and projects that result in high quality, significant and impactful deliverables

  • Drive the preparation and orchestrate functional leadership and staff meetings to achieve strategic objectives of the organization, including agenda preparation, presentation development and facilitating external speaker engagement.

  • Represent the business strategy for the Function and partner with other functions such as Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Communications in support of the strategy and goals

  • Lead or Represent the Function on process change and improvement initiatives

  • Develop and maintain business relationships and drive standard processes with other Global Development SP&Os and across R&D functions/ departments


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The highly competent professional we seek is a go getter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of related experience in biopharma setting, OR

  • Master's degree and 4 years of related experience in biopharma setting, OR

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of related experience in biopharma setting OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of related experience in biopharma setting OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of related experience in biopharma

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA, PhD, PharmD, or Masters Degree with 10 years of work experience in lab sciences and biopharmaceutical industry with 4 or more years of that experience in R&D with good knowledge of clinical development, financial budgeting, and workforce strategies

  • Proven leader who has experience leading cross-functional teams and organizational change initiatives, including experience in case development

  • Excellent conceptual problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to vaguely defined problems, pragmatically scope problem solving approach, and handle execution

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills with the ability to influence different styles and individuals at different levels in organization

  • Demonstrated organization management experience including developing and mentoring staff


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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